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Affordable Housing, Education and Development (AHEAD) Inc. is a community-based non-profit housing development organization dedicated to strengthening families by helping them build and preserve assets for the future. We understand that stable families, and particularly homeowners, are the backbone of a vital community and that safe, warm affordable homes, family resources, and financial assets are essential tools for strengthening families and communities. Since 1991, AHEAD has lived its mission by providing safe, affordable rental housing, family support and financial education to thousands of rural northern New Hampshire families residing in Coös and northern Grafton Counties.

The Controller/CFO will be responsible for providing accurate, timely and useful financial information to the Board Treasurer, Executive Director and Finance Committee and Board Members. Works with the Executive Director, Senior Staff and independent grant administrators as required to budget and track rental property acquisition, development, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance costs, both for the short and long term. Works with the Executive Director and Director of Property Management on all finance related issues related to the operation, improvement and maintenance of existing and potential AHEAD properties. Work with Executive Director and senior staff to prepare departmental and grant-associated budgets. Work with Property Management division staff, funders and regulators to maximize the financial performance of each AHEAD-controlled property. Oversee the work and performance of the accounting staff. Responsible for selection, coordination, reporting and administration of Human Resource/Benefits.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management (or equivalent work experience) and the willingness and ability to learn a variety of financial management skills in several related fields. Excellent financial analysis skills and knowledge of computer spreadsheets and accounting programs is required. Familiarity with financial audit compliance, non-profit real estate finance and fund accounting software such as Sage 100 and Quick Books is preferred.

All AHEAD employees must be committed to grassroots social change and to the economic empowerment of resource-limited people. Employees must also be able to work in a cooperative, flexible, non-hierarchical, multicultural environment that encourages innovation and individual growth.


Develops, enhances, maintains and monitors sound financial controls and financial reporting systems within acceptable accounting standards.

Oversight of all aspects of the bookkeeping functions including accounts receivable and collections, accounts payable and check writing, payroll, general journal & ledger transactions, maintaining required escrows, reconciling bank statements and administrative cost allocations for the following:

  • Organization
  • In-house Property Portfolio
  • Managed Properties Portfolio
  • Development Projects

Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising accounting staff

Oversight of the filing maintenance system for all financial, insurance, legal and property development records of the organization.

Assist the Executive Director and program directors in preparing, analyzing and revising organizational and program budgets.

Manage the organization’s cash flow with oversight from the Executive Director and Finance committee.

Responsible for preparing monthly/quarterly reports for the Executive Director, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors regarding the financial condition of the organization and its multifamily rental property portfolio.

Assist the Auditor in all aspects of the annual organizational audit, the multifamily rental property portfolio and cost certifications of each property development project. Respond appropriately to audit recommendations.

Responsible to meet all financial reporting requirements to all funding sources and local, state, and federal regulatory agencies along with the Director of Property Management (managed property portfolio).

Administer and monitor organization’s corporate insurance and risk management. Negotiate with brokers and/or carriers on behalf of the organization and its multifamily rental property portfolio with the Executive Director and Director of Property Management.

Manage the maintenance and upgrades of all financial and property management software essential to the operation of the organization.

Work with the Director of Property Management in the oversight of the financial performance of the multifamily rental property portfolio which includes but limited to the following:

  • Cash Management and Reserve Account(s)
  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation, analysis and revision of Annual Budgets
  • Assist with Capital Planning
  • Liaison with Investors & Regulators
  • Oversight Regulations & Compliance; Risk Management

Human Resource/Benefits Administration

  • Select group benefit programs.
  • Coordinate day to day processing of programs, enrollment of new employees, changes, terminations, insurance and disability claims, 403(b) loans and distributions.
  • Coordinate preparation of IRS Form 5500 annually
  • Update employee records-payroll and on-line benefit administration
  • Answer employee questions about benefit programs.
  • Distribution of employee reports as needed for compliance with changing health care law and 403(b) plan.
  • Coordinate yearly open enrollment for benefits
  • Work with vendors to project future costs and changes in benefit programs.
  • Ensure benefit programs are compliant with changing laws and regulations.
  • Notify outsourced COBRA administrator when benefits are activated.
  • Current benefits are 403(b), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and disability insurance, health and dependent flex-spending, PTO.
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