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Champlain Housing Trust
Burlington, VT

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The Property Accounting Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all accounting functions and creation of financial records and reports related to Champlain Housing Trust’s (CHT) owned properties, partnerships, and fee managed properties in CHT’s property and asset management portfolio in accordance with GAAP, regulatory requirements, and CHT policies and procedures. This individual will build and maintain a positive, efficient, collaborative team culture through the supervision and oversight of the Property Staff Accountants, and will cultivate and support strong inter-departmental relationships. The Property Accounting Manager will also provide support to the Director of Finance and Associate Director of Finance as needed to ensure that CHT’s corporate financial activity is managed accurately and effectively.

Essential Job Duties:

Team Supervision:

  • Build a strong and effective Property Accounting team through positive and regular supervision, direction, oversight, and coaching of Property Staff Accountants
  • Perform all administrative tasks related to the supervision of the Property Staff Accountants including but not limited to timesheet review and approval, scheduling, and annual performance reviews

Property and Corporate Accounting Functions:

  • Collaborate with the Director and Associate Director of Finance to create, monitor, and/or enforce financial services policies, procedures and controls to safeguard CHT’s financial assets and those of its properties
  • Ensure the timely entry of all financial information in CHT’s portfolio in accordance with state and federal requirements and GAAP
  • Support the Associate Director of Finance in seamless transition of development activity into CHT’s portfolio
  • Support the Director, Associate Director, and Property and Asset Management team in the preparation of property budgets
  • Prepare monthly financial reports and participates in regular review of same with Associate Director of Finance
  • Support the Director and Associate Director of Finance with analysis as needed for the Finance Committee as well as CHT’s board of directors
  • Support Property and Asset Management staff in reporting financial results to partners, investors and regulators
  • With the Associate Director of Finance, act as primary liaison for auditors in overseeing the completion of all annual audits of property financial statements
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business management or mathematics and three to five years of management-level experience in accounting and financial management in the private or nonprofit sector required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Advanced level computer and technology skills required, experience using financial software applications required, knowledge of Real Page Property and Accounting and MIP are preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP, ability to prepare and review notes to financial statements, research accounting pronouncements and implement required changes.
  • Experience with budgets, compiling and reviewing internal financial statements.
  • Experience auditing, and preparing partnership, corporate and not-for-profit tax returns preferred.
  • Highly efficient, thorough, and organized.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Knowledge of financial procedures relative to affordable housing programs and federal grant programs preferred.
  • Strong communication, supervisory, and leadership skills with ability to motivate and cultivate an effective team in a hybrid work environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.

Commitment to social and economic justice and the limited equity model of property ownership