Director of Finance

Supportive Housing Communities
July 26, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Contact Name (not public)
Diane Beecham



The mission of Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) is to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering. To carry out this mission, SHC prioritizes the needs of the chronically homeless—those who have been homeless for at least a year and are living with one or more disabling conditions. The organization uses a permanent supportive housing approach, which links permanent, affordable rental housing with access to flexible, voluntary supportive services (case management, mental health/substance use treatment, and employment services) to help this most vulnerable population maintain stable housing and live independently in the community.

SHC began when two Tryon Street churches, St. Peter Catholic and St. Peter’s Episcopal, joined forces to care for the growing homeless population living on their street. Their strategy was to rent dilapidated homes, rehab them using volunteer help and then lease them to the homeless at affordable rents. To formalize the collaboration, the two churches co-founded St. Peter’s Homes in 1993 which was subsequently renamed Supportive Housing Communities in 2012.

Today, the organization owns two multi-family housing complexes and also utilizes privately-owned rental units scattered throughout Mecklenburg County to provide affordable housing options. SHC also operates several other programs that mitigates homelessness, including Rapid Re-Housing and Tenant Based Rental Assistance Programs. Through a collaboration with Mecklenburg County, the agency provides relocation assistance and supportive services to applicable residents under the Lake Arbor Resettlement Project, and through a partnership with the County’s Division of Youth and Family Services is participating in a three-year initiative known as Keeping Families Together.

SHC has 37 employees and a $4.9 million annual budget.

The Director of Finance, a new position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, will be responsible for all financial and accounting systems. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives. The Director of Finance will act as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee and will work closely with the CEO, Finance Committee and Executive Committee to strengthen SHC’s financial position.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Finance include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Managing daily financial operations, maintaining and reconciling bank accounts, promptly paying bills and record receipts, process deposits, and maintaining accurate financial and accounting records;
• Oversee and actively prepare, as necessary, all accounting ledgers and records;
• Creating organizational budget templates and budgets for properties and functional areas, monitor and compare to actual results, identify and explain variances as appropriate;
• Preparing cash flow analyses and monitoring and forecasting revenues and expenses;
• Preparing monthly and financial statements (balance sheet, budget-to-actuals, cash flow, projections) and presenting financial information to the CEO, Finance Committee and Board for review and discussion;
• Coordinating with the external Auditor on all audit activities, preparation of Form 990 and compliance with financial transparency and reporting requirements;
• Coordinating with the Development Division to ensure all grants and donations received are accurately recorded and expenditures are aligned with gift restrictions;
• Reviewing allocation of funds and reconcile the Development records with the Accounting records to ensure all parties have accurate information;
• Implementing and monitoring financial/accounting policies and processes and internal controls;
• Designing a comprehensive policies and procedures manual as it relates to the financial protocols of the organization.

• A minimum of seven (7) years of non-profit and/or government accounting/financial experience, with at least three (3) years of management/supervisory experience;
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related degree required, advanced business/finance degree and/or CPA preferred;
• Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting;
• Experience with audit, legal compliance and budget development;
• Ability to translate financial information and effectively collaborate with non-finance colleagues;
• Understanding of internal controls and risk management; ability to develop and implement policies and procedures;
• Proficient in Microsoft office, including PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills; proficient in use of accounting software;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy;
• Experience with budget preparation and financial reporting for multi-family housing a plus;
• Experience operating in a fast-paced environment that has limited resources a plus;
•Experience working in racially diverse organizations and demonstrated cultural competency skills a plus.

Must be bondable.

The expected hiring range is $84,000-$96,500 with a full benefits package.


How To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the first review of applications to start on August 17, 2020. Applicants must complete a SHC employment application, cover letter and resume with a salary history and send to Diane Beecham, Executive Assistant at

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