Job Details

Director of Finance and Administration

Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/23/2018


Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) is a mission-driven lender working to solve Oregon’s housing affordability crisis. NOAH provides an array of multi-family loan products including permanent loans, pre-development loans, and interim bridge loans, as well as providing technical assistance to borrowers to increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing in Oregon. Since its beginning, NOAH has funded over $316 million in loans for over 260 properties and more than 9,800 units, leveraging more than $1.28 billion in total project capital. NOAH’s current loan portfolio currently exceeds $120 million.

NOAH was formed in 1990 as a statewide nonprofit corporation to increase the supply of affordable housing. NOAH is a federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a long history of delivering financial and programmatic solutions that support development of affordable housing to enhance Oregon’s livability. NOAH has a staff of 11 employees and a 13-member Board of Directors.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance & Administration will be responsible for the oversight of the organization’s finance, accounting, information technology, and human resources. S/he will be responsible for enhancing and developing NOAH’s financial systems to address current and future needs of the organization, monitoring business plan results, and assuring financial and reporting compliance to public, philanthropic and private partners.

The Director of Finance & Administration reports to the Executive Director and will supervise a staff of two. S/he will work closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Lending to execute NOAH’s strategic plan and general operations. The Director of Finance and Administration will be the primary liaison to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and will present financial information to the Board of Directors at its meetings.

The ideal candidate:
 has a demonstrated history of success in similar positions and/or organizations;
 enjoys working with a team of mission-driven professionals and is more concerned with the outcome than personal accolades;
 thrives on finding solutions to difficult problems and breaking new ground in a dynamic business sector.


 Lead and strategically manage all aspects of NOAH’s financial activities.
 Oversee all accounting functions and systems to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
 Prepare, interpret, and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
 Prepare management, committee, board, and external reports to investors, lenders and philanthropic partners. Ensure they are timely and accurate.
 Manage financial policies and procedures to maximize efficiency while maintaining strong internal controls.
 Prepare and manage annual operating budgets for NOAH, including affiliate and program specific budget requirements.
 Manage NOAH’s varied and increasingly complex loan capital resources to assure lending liquidity and NOAH funder repayment capacity. Communicate loan capital status weekly or more frequently if necessary to the Executive Director and Director of Lending.
 Monitor operational results against strategic plan goals.
 Support or lead applications for funding from public, private and philanthropic sources, including both lending and program resources.
 Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial and business functions.
 Provide timely responses to information requests from funders, regulators and management.
 Direct, manage, and support the preparation and issuance of NOAH’s audit, tax returns and 990 reports.
 Working with the Executive Director, negotiate and close debt instruments to maximize opportunities; lead funding renewals.
 Manage all NOAH corporate insurance coverage to mitigate organizational risk and comply with funder requirements.
 Manage professional services contracts and vendor relationships.
 Oversee NOAH’s loan servicing platform and servicing functions, ensuring timely and accurate loan processing, data input, and report generation. Integrity of the system is critical to NOAH’s operations.
 Work closely with NOAH’s Agent Bank to assure systems between the two organizations remain aligned and accurate.
 With the Executive Director and Director of Lending, create and maintain dashboard metrics to easily communicate financial, loan capital, and loan portfolio status and production.
 Administer payroll and all employee benefits, including working with NOAH’s 401k Third Party Plan Administrator (TPA) to ensure the retirement plan and contributions are in compliance.
 Ensure NOAH’s Employee Handbook and policies comply with current best practices and employment law.
 Oversee IT systems and relationship with IT consultants/providers.

 Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance, or comparable work experience. Advanced degree or CPA designation preferred.
 Ten years of senior level accounting or financial management, including general ledger experience.
 Proven ability to strategically manage the finances of a company with increasingly complex capital resources.
 Experience working with non-profits, nonprofit accounting, and Single Audits preferred.
 Experience working with banks and other financial institutions a strong plus.
 Supervisory experience; ability to successfully lead, manage and support staff to achieve goals.
 Successful track record in grants management and reporting.
 Ability to communicate complex finance and accounting concepts to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
 Experience managing audit coordination for an organization, a division or significant program area.
 Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
 Demonstrated strong analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills to support sound decision making.
 Knowledge of Quickbooks and Enterprise accounting software and excellent Excel skills.
 Excellent written and spoken communication and relationship building skills.
 Comfortable multi-tasking and juggling competing priorities.
 Personal qualities of integrity, honesty and dedication to mission.
 Knowledge of affordable housing finance highly desirable.

Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Bill Van Vliet, Executive Director

NOAH is committed to developing a diverse staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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