Careers at VCH

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org.

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs.  VCH owns 208 units of affordable and supportive housing and 28 units of interim housing.   There are currently 223 units of affordable and supportive housing in VCH’s pipeline, totaling 4 projects, and plans to continue to expand the new development pipeline.  In addition, VCH operates a comprehensive construction job training and transitional employment program for young adults and other community-serving programs.

We currently have one open position. For more information, read below:

 

Director of Finance

Venice Community Housing (VCH) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCH owns 208 units of affordable and supportive housing and 28 units of interim housing. There are currently 223 units of affordable and supportive housing in VCH’s pipeline, totaling 4 projects, and plans to continue to expand the new development pipeline. In addition, VCH operates a comprehensive construction job training and transitional employment program for young adults and other community-serving programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Director of Finance will be responsible for managing all of the organization’s accounting and financial management activities, including the oversight of the company assets. The Director of Finance develops, implements and maintains accounting systems of internal control, policies and procedures; compiles reports and analyzes accounting data for internal management, Board of Directors, outside funding sources, government agencies and VCHC’s auditor; supervises the accounting team’s staff; ensures timely billing of government grants; and ensures financial management best practices for new housing sites under development or construction. This position is a full time, exempt position. The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
* Develop, manage, and maintain financial procedures and internal controls.
* Manage cash including preparation of cash flow projections.
* Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements and budget variances reports for managers and for the Board of Directors.
* Monitor expenditures, prepare budget and finance reports for outside funding and government agencies.
*Ensure accurate and timely completion of routine accounting functions including bank reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bi-weekly payroll and monthly grant billing.
* Oversee the integrity of general ledger including monthly account reconciliation and general ledger analysis.
* Set up audit schedules in a timely manner and act as the primary contact for VCHC’s outside auditors.
* Prepare annual budgets in conjunction with the Executive Director and other Program Directors
* Ensure accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, and expense reports are processed timely   and in accordance with processes and procedures.
*Prepare journal entries and reconcile ledger accounts to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and contracts.
*Prepare schedules, reports and financial statements, and manage a workflow calendar.
* Research and resolve all accounting related issues with Accounting team and Executive Director. * * *Interact with all levels of staff and Board.
* Perform in-depth financial analysis of real estate portfolio to include tracking performance benchmarks and trends.
*Coordinate with project development to ensure that each property has its required governing documents, with abstracts of each to include partnership and financial responsibilities, loan summaries and regulatory requirements.
*Attend appropriate Board and Board Committee meetings. Interact and correspond with members and assist in the preparation of related materials.
*Process payroll twice per month; Monitor payroll including payroll taxes; and ensure that payroll cost allocations are accurate. Verify that the costs of benefits are billed correctly and accurately reflected in the payroll system.
*Hire, train, retain, supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff in the accounting department. Guide the professional development of accounting team members.
*Perform other accounting and asset management duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelors in Accounting/Business Administration Required. CPA/MBA a plus.
• Minimum of 10 years in business finance and accounting.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Director of Finance or Accounting Manager or equivalent managing Finance/Accounting with staff under direct supervision with an established Housing organization of a similar size.
• Strong knowledge of, and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles and practices, and project accounting required.
• Experience with financial management systems required. Proficiency with Real Page and ADP Workforce Now highly preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and advanced Excel.
• Must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and have experience working collaborative with Principals and Project Managers as well as other managers and staff.
• Should be self-motivated and well organized
• Exceptional analytical and management skills, detail-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Must pass criminal, credit, and driving background checks. Valid California license and current vehicle insurance required.

SALARY
Depends on experience and qualifications; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is a full-time, exempt position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Stationary position 50% of the time. Operates a computer and other office machinery such as fax, copy machine, phone. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, move inside and outside the office, apartments, buildings, etc. Frequently moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading and writing, conduct building and unit inspections etc.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: jobs@vchcorp.org. You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 200 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at jobs@vchcorp.org