Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is looking for a great addition to our Finance Team to own the accounting processes including month-end close, accounts receivable/payable, financial reporting and cash management. Reporting directly to GMHF’s Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant has an opportunity to make a positive impact within the company and community as well as gain a breadth and depth of experience that can only be obtained from working in a small, fast growing company.
The ideal candidate should have 4+ years of full-time accounting experience and be intellectually curious and excited to find efficiencies in day-to-day tasks.
- Accounting & Financial Reporting
- Preform month-end close procedures for multiple subsidiaries.
- Reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly. Maintain various spreadsheets from daily journals and subsidiary ledgers.
- Post data in a timely fashion to various ledgers, registers, journals, and logs following established procedures and guidelines.
- Assist with the preparation of monthly financial statements and ongoing compliance reporting.
- Assist with year-end audit preparation, form 990, and other reporting requirements.
- Assist with preparation, compilation, and reconciliation of annual budgets, quarterly reforecasting, and weekly cash flow.
- Ongoing maintenance and advancement of accounting policies and procedures as needed.
- Accounts Receivable & Cash Receipts
- Oversee accounts receivable function within organizational established policies. Responsibilities include billing, posting, processing, oversight of customer balances, and applicable month-end journal entries.
- Review receivable contracts for billing and payment accuracy.
- Process deposits regularly and record cash detail into the general ledger.
- Initiate necessary wire transfer in timely manner.
- Accounts Payable & Vendor Management
- Responsible for weekly accounts payable processing including vendor management.
- File 1099 forms annually.
- Payroll processing
- Process bi-weekly payroll including all personnel related payroll changes.
- Preparation of payroll related journal entries.
- Year-end verification of W-2’s.
- Other payroll related duties as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Advanced knowledge of accrual accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
- Advanced knowledge of general ledger software; experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge preferred.
- Intermediate level of computer functions, including Excel spreadsheets and Word processing.
- Intermediate billing principles and practices.
- Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting.
- Ability to solve problems in financial statement reconciliations, accounts receivable, account payable and cash receipts.
- Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
- Strong communication skills and ability to deal effectively with a variety of employees and patrons.
- General ledger ownership and ability to analyze and evaluate financial information.
- Public accounting experience preferred.
- Understanding of not-for-profit, consolidation, and loan accounting a plus.
Health and Housing Initiatives Director
The Minnesota Health and Housing Initiative Director will engage Minnesota’s health and housing leaders and foster cross sector partnerships, knowledge sharing, and coordination of investments in health and housing facilities to create stable homes and support improved health outcomes for Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents.
The director will undertake and in some cases manage and coordinate the activities of consultants engaged in the work of the Minnesota Health & Housing Initiative including:
1. Establishment of a Health and Housing Community of Practice (COP): Engagement of leaders in the health and housing fields around shared goals, emerging health and housing initiatives, knowledge sharing on best practices and identification of opportunities for cross sector collaboration on health-oriented housing developments, joint projects and systems change. This activity will involve convening of stakeholders, research into case studies and best practices, publication of findings, and possibly supporting local planning efforts with seed money grants. The cross-sector Community of Practice (COP) is intended to be a knowledge sharing group that will convene periodically, in multiple locations throughout the state. The purpose of COP between health and housing practitioners is to support the creation of health and housing partnerships that will lead to identification of housing development projects, including supportive housing models, and enabling the health and housing sectors to better serve needs for supportive housing and mixed-use facilities.
2. Identify, Foster and Support the Creation of a Pipeline of Health and Housing Developments throughout Minnesota: Through relationship development, collaboration and research into the needs identified by hospital systems, health plans, clinics, and human service organizations, the Director will identify opportunities for health and housing developments that provide supportive housing with access to health services for vulnerable and at-risk populations. The Director will work with the GMHF staff to engage needed predevelopment services, including grant funding and housing developer partner engagement to help advance model development opportunities. The director and GMHF staff will collaborate on a health and housing funding program to proactively support engagement of needed partnerships on project development activities. Special consultant resources will be provided for in-depth field research into opportunity identification. The Health and Housing Director will reach out to clinics, hospitals, and health organizations to identify health and housing project needs and opportunities that would be feasible for development in partnership with qualified housing developers. The Pipeline development work will result in an identified network of health organizations in all regions concerned with addressing housing stability needs of their clients, motivated to collaborate on housing solutions; and a pipeline of potential health and housing developments in partnership with health providers and/or plans.
3. Establish Impact Outcome Measurement Approach to Document Health and Economic Impacts and Facilitate Health Sector Investments: The Director will work to establish an outcome and impact measurement framework. The outcome measurement tool will be useful to many supportive housing partners. The Director will work with experts in the field of outcome measurement and prospective health sector investors and key partners to:
- Identify practical outcome measurement methods currently utilized in the fields of housing and health by peer organizations nationally, such as Stewards for Affordable Housing (SAHF), and in Minnesota, such as Cornerstone Mental Health, or other service providers and agencies such as Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Department of Human Services (DHS).
- Identify accessible and reliable secondary sources of health outcome data. Identify issues that prevent data from being readily accessible.
- Design practical techniques for health outcome measurement and reporting that can be effectively adopted and implemented.
4.Collaboration on the Creation of a Health & Housing Investment Fund: In close working relationship with GMHF leadership, work with the health and housing sectors to explore development of a health and housing investment fund to support health-oriented housing models that will provide measurable improvements in health outcomes. Fund investors may include hospital systems, health plans, philanthropist organizations and Minnesota corporations.
5. Collaboration on Public Policy Advances: The Director will track policy and system changes that will enable affordable housing and health services to be better aligned to improve health outcomes and reduce system costs. GMHF may provide legislative support for policy and system change action items.
- Ten years of experience in community development, project management, public affairs and public policy.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and facilitate the work of a professional team.
- Ability to think and act strategically to identify and pursue opportunities that will advance the initiative and programs.
- History of managing growth and aligning operations to support strategic business priorities.
- Proven track record of problem-solving, resourcefulness and exceeding set goals.
- Effective project management skills to drive business management and operations.
- Ability to think strategically, anticipate future trends, consequences and build capacity to address evolving circumstances.
- Driven by mission to think creatively and collaborate with others with complementary goals.
- Excellent communication, public speaking, meeting facilitation, and negotiation skills.
- Strong community, board, and committee relations.
- Ability to produce work products directly, including project plans, reports, proposals, written narratives, and project budgets.
- Expert in office software with the ability to learn additional core programs.