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Now hiring: Controller

Job Title: Controller

Department: Accounting
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Status: Full-time/Exempt
Compensation: D.O.E., medical, dental, vision and retirement plan

About Our Organization

Mission Housing Development Corporation develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable homes and communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs. Mission Housing offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations.


The Controller will oversee corporate financial operations at Mission Housing, working closely with the Senior Accountant, Executive Director, Director of Asset Management as well as other departments, the Construction Manager and outside contractors and consultants. The position will oversee all financial accounting and operations for the organization, ensuring accurate reporting, developing financial goals and objectives, making financial decisions, forecasting and compliance with all funding requirements, reporting the financial status of, and managing the funds of the corporation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee Financial Reporting, Forecasting and Budgeting Processes

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Develop, maintain, and oversee implementation of financial policies and procedures and ensure that financial procedures are carried out by staff and outside consultants and that internal control systems are maintained
  • Ensure that financial statements are prepared in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Responsible for the preparation and management of the Chart of Accounts, Reporting Formats, Accounts Payable Processing, Accounts Receivables, Cash Receipts, Payroll processing, Journal Entries for General Ledger, Form 1099 reporting, Form 5500 reporting, grants reporting, tax filings, and Form 990 reporting as well as Bank Reconciliations.
  • Manage the corporation’s internal cash flow, including ensuring prompt billing and monitoring of receivables, and active oversight of investments, management of the Endowment and other fund investments, and approving revenue and expenditure objectives in accordance with the Board approved long-term plans
  • Oversee reconciliation of general ledgers monthly
  • Monitor accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll functions
  • Produce monthly financial statements, Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to the Executive Director to deliver to Mission Housing’s Board of Directors at monthly board meetings
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Operations to prepare annual operating and capital budgets
  • Work with the Senior Accountant, Operations Director, Dir. of Asset Management and Executive Director to analyze trends affecting Mission Housing’s financial performance
  • Ensure that annual audits are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Work with the audit firm and Executive Director to ensure informative presentation of audit results to Mission Housing’s Board of Directors
  • Manage Senior Accountant and Accounting Clerk and any other positions as deemed necessary
  • Maintain adequate system of accounting records
  • Additional projects as assigned

Support Real Estate Project Administration

  • Design, implement and manage systems to track financial progress of real estate development projects together with Mission Housing staff and outside contractors when necessary
  • Support Project Management staff to prepare funding requisitions
  • Support Asset Management staff to monitor and report on property financials
  • Maintain regular communication with project staff, lenders and consultants regarding project costs and financing requirements
  • Assist project managers as needed to develop budgets for real estate development projects
  • Oversee set up of new accounting entities as required for new development projects
  • Oversee monthly cash management through careful tracking of individual real estate projects as well as inter-company activity
  • Manage audit and compliance requirements for all affiliated real estate organizations, working in coordination with Asset Management department
  • Ensure preparation of cost certifications as required by funders
  • Manage annual reporting for lenders per loan agreements
  • Work with the Director of Asset Management and Executive Director to assess existing portfolio; identify issues; consider disposing of non-performing assets if feasible
  • Work with the Director of Asset Management and Executive Director to maximize and leverage each asset to the fullest including refinancing existing loans and adding mortgages to un-mortgaged properties
  • Assist the Director of Asset Management, Project Management and Executive Director to achieve breakeven operations. “Right size” and allocate expenses depending on project financing structure and offer solutions

Support Grant Management

  • Work with Senior Project Developer, Project Manager, Construction Manager, and resident service department to develop programs, contract budgets and monitor contract costs
  • Oversee monthly billings and financial reports for program contracts and grants
  • Work closely with program staff and fundraising team on projections and other grant related procedures


  • Nonprofit leadership experience in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment
  • A flexible team player who brings strong financial management skills and a basic understanding of nonprofit real estate/affordable housing related accounting
  • Ability to grasp and stay up-to-date with complex program requirements
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization, respect for the work of our nonprofit partners, and commitment to providing exemplary service to our Board, co-workers, clients and affiliates

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of financial management experience
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards and fund accounting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain essential written records and reports
  • Ability to work as a self-starter and team member
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated strong judgment and integrity
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Word and Excel
  • Experience with MIP Accounting Software


  • Experience in S.F. nonprofit community development, affordable housing and real estate development
  • Knowledge of OMB regulations for nonprofits
  • Experience with YARDI accounting and property management software

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; construction sites may be noisy and appropriate measures should be taken to protect hearing and health on job sites

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disabilities Please let us know if you need any special accommodations

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug-free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.”

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to hr@missionhousing.org.

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