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CAHEC Asset Manager
An Asset Manager is a member of the Asset Management & Compliance Department, a group of highly trained individuals dedicated to the long-term success of the properties within each equity fund CAHEC organizes and manages.
Asset management entails the continuous oversight of the financial and physical status of individual investments and strict adherence to the terms and conditions of all applicable contracts and Partnership Agreements. An Asset Manager should possess a clear understanding of Section 42 of the IRS Code pertaining to the LIHTC program as well as other housing-related programs. A successful candidate should possess excellent analytical and communication skills and experience in financial analysis and/or accounting. The candidate should also be able to perform a diverse array of responsibilities and work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Track, review, and input pertinent information into a custom database including all applicable financial and operating data for each project so as to analyze trends, identify discrepancies, and prevent potential problems.
- Maintain frequent communication with developers, property management agents, state agency representatives, and others associated with the construction and management of the properties.
- Participate in investment review sessions and provide technical assistance and support to the Acquisitions, Fund Management, and Risk Management departments.
Education: Bachelor's degree required; additional training in real estate, accounting, LIHTC, or other federal housing programs is preferred.
Experience: Prior work history in accounting, financial analysis, or property management/real estate field is a plus. Direct experience with LIHTC/Section 42 is preferred.
Computer Skills: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. PowerPoint a plus.
Salary: Commensurate with education, experience, and job performance.
Benefits: Competitive benefits package including company-matched 401(k) plan.
All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and CAHEC application to:
Human Resources: Email: HumanResources@cahec.com or Fax (919) 532-1817
7700 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Controller - DHIC, Inc.
DHIC, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and families in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. We develop high-quality and attractive rental apartments and homeownership opportunities for families, seniors and other individuals with modest or very limited incomes. Our Homeownership Center offers comprehensive homebuyer education, counseling and access to down payment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers and those who want to better manage their resources and stay in the home they have.
Nature of Work
The Controller is a mid-level manager position reporting directly to the CFO. This position oversees all work related to the DHIC parent (corporate) accounting, the development accounting for the 2-5 projects in the development/construction phase at any given time, and the financials of the 35+ subsidiaries and affiliates of DHIC (2000 residential units) as prepared by the various third-party property management companies. The Controller will oversee the work of the corporate and development accountants including month and quarter-end reconciliations; will oversee the banking options and ensure funds are invested appropriately with FDIC insurance; will prepare year-end audit schedules, communicate with the external auditors and review audit drafts of the 35+ properties.
The Controller is also responsible for the broad review of income statement, balance sheet and cash flow reports for the properties and reporting quarterly to our federal funder, NeighborWorks America. In addition, they are responsible for overseeing the insurance program for the corporate GL//Property/Umbrella, D&O, Worker’s Comp and Fidelity Bond policies as well as the GL, Property and Umbrella policies of all the subsidiaries including obtaining estimates of builders risk, renewal of policies, plus periodic bidding with insurance brokers. The Controller will work closely with the Asset Manager, Project Managers, and Property Management/Finance staff to ensure appropriate accounting for the projects.
Controller Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain the general ledger and related accounting functions under the guidelines of GAAP
- Understand and maintain the income statement and balance sheet of DHIC; perform reconciliations, research and prepare appropriate journal entries to correct any issues
- Support the CFO with managing cash balances, future cash flow and investments
- Design and input information into DHIC reports
- Convert reports to cash basis for management and board review as needed
- Maintain DHIC Liability/Property/Umbrella, D&O, Workers Comp and Fidelity Bond policies
- Maintain appropriate General Liability, Property and Umbrella Insurance for the properties
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with audit and tax accountants, management companies, lenders and investors
- Organize year-end audit plans and prepare audit work papers for the consolidated audit
- Oversee the finance functions performed by the Corporate and Development Accountants and Accounting Consultants
- Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions and ensure the department is following the policies & procedures of the DHIC Personnel and Operations Manuals
- Coordinate and ensure the timeliness of all Finance department projects, tasks and deadlines
- Review all accounts payable and approve payment of invoices
- Ensure timeliness in accounts payable and the booking of accounts receivable
- Handle approvals of the supplies and miscellaneous purchases
- Negotiate non-profit rates with vendors and installment plans when appropriate
- Maintain banking relationships and approve the opening of various bank accounts
- Review all bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy of cash accounts
- Oversee the set-up of all new entities and/or chart of accounts changes in Business Works
- Assist with budgeting and quarterly reforecasts for DHIC
- Oversee commercial subleases and become the liaison with these tenants
- Assist with schedules for the City of Raleigh Grant Request or other Grant Requests as the need arises
- Assist with underwriting schedules
- Respond to investor and lender inquiries
- Offer clarification of issues to owners, developers, property managers and other partners
- Maintain reporting compliance for investors, lenders and all partners
- Maintain the reporting system in place for NeighborWorks America and attend the webinars for finance-related topics
- Oversee the construction/development accounting books and review the monthly general ledgers and job cost reports for accounting accuracy
- Provide development general ledger information to the property management companies to be combined onto the operating/rental books
- Analyze property financials for collectability of developer and asset management (partner) fees
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners, property managers, and accountants of the property management companies
- Prepare annual and quarterly reports on property performance
- Do other financial analysis and special projects as assigned
- Support and participate in the attainment of DHIC
organizational goals and mission
Knowledge and Abilities
The Controller must have a strong understanding of:
- Accounting/GAAP principles
- Budgeting, profitability, forecasting
- Bank services
- Capital and Capital replacement
- Construction/Development financing
- Balance sheet and income statement management
- Audit & tax concepts
- How to manage cash flow
- Subsidiary Consolidation
It would be beneficial if the the Controller has familiarity with:
- Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Laws
- The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program
- HIPPA regulations
- Document Retention Policies
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field required
- CPA license required
- Minimum of 8 years professional experience with 4-7 years of demonstrated increased responsibility in Accounting Manager/Controller/Supervisory roles
- Audit Experience beneficial
- Experience with real estate finance or property accounting recommend
- Advanced Excel Skills and strong Microsoft Office and general computer skills are necessary; general knowledge of hardware and software related issues beneficial but not required
- Must have excellent communication and writing skills; must be able to orally communicate and present in both small and large group settings
- The Controller must be a self-motivated, highly flexible, organized individual who can manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Excellent attention to detail, documentation skills and the ability to focus are all key for this role
Expected to maintain regular hours at the DHIC administrative office in Downtown Raleigh. Periodic site visits will be expected as well as various off-site meetings. Working from home may be needed occasionally, depending on weather, health situations and critical deadlines.
All resumes and cover letters should be sent to HR@DHIC.ORG and should reference "NC Housing". Salary will be commensurate with experience, bonus potential and benefits as well.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC) ReStore Associate
Primary location: Raleigh ReStore
Secondary locations: Cary ReStore, DeConstruction site
Under the general supervision of the Raleigh Store Manager, the role of the ReStore Associate will serve as a floater in both Raleigh and Cary stores as well as occasionally working with the DeConstruction team. Responsibilities include sales floor and receiving activities with the ReStores and material salvage and volunteer management on the deconstruction site. In addition, the ReStore Associate will be responsible for store projects that will be assigned to him/her as needed within the stores.
Responsibilities within the ReStores:
· Coordinate the flow of incoming materials to the store sales floor
· Evaluate condition/price of existing merchandise
· Maintain a knowledge of current Pricing Guide and provide feedback to keep it current
· Maintain proper product placement throughout the store
· Assist customers with purchasing merchandise
· Assist customers with loading out purchases
· Maintain a clean, neat, organized retail area
· Keep store free from safety hazards
· Work closely with the Store Manager to determine individual projects that may be necessary for store improvements (these can include activities such as building new display equipment)
· Manage and supervise volunteers to complete daily tasks
· Provide coverage and support to the Cary ReStore and DeConstruction teams as necessary
Responsibilities within the DeConstruction program:
· Remove materials from houses
· Manage volunteers and temporary labor in the deconstruction process
· Teach volunteers about deconstruction tools and techniques
· Supervise de-nailing, bundling, and loading of materials
· Evaluate quality of salvaged materials
· Effectively price and process materials salvaged into sellable units
· Transport and off-load materials
· Fill out donation-received inventory sheets
· Track sold items
· Maintain equipment necessary to the transportation of materials
· Maintain good relations and communication with in-store employees, management, and volunteers
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
· Knowledge and skill using machines, heavy equipment and specialized tools while performing work (see below)
· Clean driving record
· Demonstrated ability to fulfill several roles within the course of a day (floor sales, product coordination, Deconstruction)
· Experience working in a retail environment (sales, receiving, or management)
· Ability and experience working with volunteers
· Ability to teach new skills to untrained individuals
· Ability to perform all aspects of deconstruction
· Ability to drive large truck and trailer
· General knowledge of trades (plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
· Skill with specialized hand and power tools
· General knowledge of the ReUse industry
· Licensed and trained in driving a forklift
· Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both internally and externally
· Excellent customer service etiquette and attitude
· Ability to have grace and humor under pressure
· Energized in an atmosphere that fosters sharing new ideas and initiatives
· Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, community service and other HFHWC staff.
Machines, equipment and specialized tools appropriate to position include:
· Power tools, hand tools, ladders
· Price guns
· Pallet jacks and other material handling equipment
· Box truck
· F650 with or without a large trailer
· Pickup truck with or without a small trailer
The ReStore Associate will report directly to the Raleigh Store manager. However, he/she will also be available to support operations at the Cary Store, and Deconstruction as necessary.
Responsibilities involve a variety of tasks that may or may not be related therefore, strong organizational skills will teams within the ReStore organization to fulfill varying roles.
Ability to lift over 50 lbs.
Environment will vary depending on activity. Raleigh ReStore (primary location) is a warehouse however, this person will also be on DeConstruction worksites and working in the Cary ReStore.
Minimum education and experience requirements:
Candidate must have a college degree or equivalent four years of experience working in retail, reuse and/or construction.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (HFHWC) Construction Superintendent
Location: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Administrative Office
Supervisor: Director of Construction
The Construction Superintendent (CS) reports directly to the Director of Construction and is responsible for managing the construction and/or rehabilitation of safe, decent, affordable housing in accordance with applicable building codes and to the technical and quality requirements of HFHWC.
The CS is responsible for engaging and managing on-site skilled and unskilled volunteers (groups range from 5-150) and subcontractors to construct or rehabilitate dwellings in a safe work environment, on schedule and within established budgets. This position is responsible for leading the construction process from foundation through warranty and is typically responsible for the construction or rehabilitation of at least six homes per year. Habitat for Humanity's mission to is bring communities together to build houses for qualified candidates. This is accomplished through a variety of ways, none more important than inviting volunteers onto the worksite multiple days each week to form part of the workforce that enables Habitat to frame houses, install siding, install interior doors and other mill work, paint, and a variety of other
interior and exterior finishes.
Regular work week is from Tuesday through Saturday.
WORK PERFORMED or KEY RESPONSABILITIES :
· Supervise and coordinate all aspects of construction on assigned homes including preparing build schedules, ordering materials, scheduling inspections, daily on-site work, advance preparation for work day activities, maintaining a safe and clean work site environment, and overall quality control.
· Meet or exceed all schedule deadlines.
· Meet or exceed all house budget expectations.
· Manage the worksites such that they meet all organizational safety and housekeeping requirements, and all applicable OSHA requirements.
· Supervise and coordinate all work of paid subcontractors, including: scheduling, adherence to building codes and inspections, and overall quality control.
· Train and supervise all on-site volunteers and AmeriCorps members in construction practices, safety, and adherence to Habitat’s guidelines and policies.
· Serve as the main staff representative of HFHWC and its mission to volunteers and the local community.
Responsible for ensuring a positive volunteer experience and increasing the retention rate of volunteers.
· Order materials and supplies for each house under construction, including coordination of deliveries and verification of correct purchasing and invoicing.
· Communicate and coordinate as needed with other HFHWC departments such as resource development, finance, volunteer services, and family services.
· Attend related functions as requested such as house dedications, internal planning meetings, regional and national trainings, etc.
· The qualified candidate for this position will possess strong communication skills, ability to teach and lead both small and large groups of volunteers, and have a strong grasp of residential construction industry best practices.
· Successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and will thrive keeping their job site and material in good order.
· Residential construction knowledge and skill involving all aspects (carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting, landscaping, etc.) of residential construction both rehabilitation and new construction.
· Knowledge and understanding of North Carolina Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ codes, with ability to interpret and explain to unskilled volunteers.
· Knowledge and understanding of green building concepts, practices and requirements. Familiarity with Advanced Energy/System Vision program and NAHB Green Building Standards.
· Leadership in supervisory role and willingness to take initiative.
· Strong decision making abilities to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently.
· General business and financial skills to manage projects efficiently within established budgets.
· Excellent oral, written, and illustrative communications skills.
· Awareness of social/community issues (e.g. poverty, affordable housing, etc.)
· Diversity training/experience. Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, etc.
· Safety/First Aid training for emergencies on-site.
· Basic technology skills with computers and smartphones.
· Current NC driver’s license.
· Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for projects and meetings.
· Desire and ability to work with volunteers unskilled in construction to create a rewarding volunteer experience
that translates into repeated volunteer activity and increased involvement with Habitat.
· Desire and ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills,
knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership.
· Desire and ability to interpret and support Habitat’s Christian mission to the public.
·High school graduate or GED; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two or more years of experience in the residential construction industry particularly in project management and coordination of multiple sites/projects,. Experience
in leading and supervising unskilled volunteers is a must.
· Please send a cover letter and resume to Adam.Czechowicz@habitatwake.org.
Fair Housing Tester
Help Fight Housing Discrimination
Do you have a flexible schedule, a commitment to civil rights, and interested in playing a vital role in assuring equal housing opportunities are provided to all? If so, you may be interested in becoming a tester for The Fair Housing Project of The Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC).
What is fair housing testing?
Testing is the process for and method of ascertaining and measuring the difference in quality, content, and quantity of information and service given to home seekers by housing providers.
How do you test housing discrimination?
Fair housing testers typically pretend to be looking for an apartment or buying a house. They may call and/or go in person to see about a vacancy. Then they fill out a detailed report on exactly how they were treated. For many years now, fair housing programs around the country have used testers to investigate cases of discrimination.
The Fair Housing Project needs your help!
A successful testing program requires diversity. We need people comprising the full spectrum of humanity including: race, color, national origin, ability, age and gender.
Why You Should Be a Tester?
You will get to help fight housing discrimination. You will be helping people to live wherever they so choose, free from discrimination and hatred. We are also able to pay a stipend and mileage roundtrip.
How to get Involved:
Testers only need to attend one training class and registration is required. If you are interested in becoming a tester or would like more information, please call Carol Comrie, Testing Coordinator, at 919.861.1885 or e-mail email@example.com.