Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a new Chief Financial Officer. Named one of the “Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Vermont” the last few years, VHFA is looking for an individual with financial management skills who will help us to maintain our great reputation, demonstrates a strong work ethic, is creative, and puts our customers first.
Responsible for the direction, management, and oversight of the financial, accounting, audit, Information Technology (IT) and investment areas of VHFA. Specifically, the position is responsible for the development and implementation of financing structures that support the Agency’s loan programs, including the sale and management of VHFA tax-exempt and taxable bonds. Our next CFO will be tasked with working with a team to identify new sources of capital to support our lending programs. This position has oversight of financial and accounting systems and is responsible for relevant procedures and protocols within the Agency. The CFO provides insight and assists with the implementation of strategic initiatives for the Agency as a member of the Executive Management team.
A Master’s Degree or CPA certification or equivalent experience is required, as is five to ten years of financial management experience. Experience with public finance techniques (tax-exempt, taxable and conduit) is strongly desired. Knowledge of mortgage loan accounting or Governmental Accounting principles is preferred, as is experience with maintaining a professional network in the local and national financial community.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate a problem-solving approach with strong ability to analyze, interpret and present financial concepts and conclusions, and the ability to manage a team of financial professionals with diverse responsibilities and skill sets. Must be highly organized, able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and meet the strategic and programmatic goals of the Agency.
VHFA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of our website.
Send cover letter (required), resume, salary requirements and references to the Human Resources Department.
VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.
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