Community & Economic Development

Braintree, MA


Smith & Wilkinson is working with an award-winning housing nonprofit in Greater Boston to find it’s next finance leader. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Controller will have responsibility for managing a team of finance professionals while working hands-on in all areas of finance. We’re seeking a mission-driven leader with experience developing processes and procedures as well as building and training teams.



  • Acquire and maintain any and all financing essential for operations
  • Oversee collection of accounts receivable and payments of accounts payable
  • Primary contact person with the banks including but not limited to line of credit and bank account maintenance
  • Present financials for interim Board meetings and, in coordination with COO, prepare and present the annual budget to Audit and Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Work with our CPA firm to prepare for and complete annual audits and tax returns
  • Ensure that all annual tax returns, financial statements, and investor reporting are issued in a timely manner
  • Manage/Supervise the accounting staff of 4-5 employees
  • Responsible for annual renewal of the insurance programs for property liability, fidelity, earthquake, errors and omissions, builder’s risk, workers comp. Responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of insurance payment schedules and compliance with lender-dictated insurance requirements
  • Monitor the cash position as well as accounts receivable to ensure that short term liquidity needs are met
  • Develop, monitor, and manage the long-term and short-term cash functions for the company including cash flow projections
  • Prepare monthly internal financial statements and budget to actual analysis to report for the Executive Director
  • Maintain all corporate and non-profit documentation in conjunction with legal counsel to ensure all minutes, annual reports and other filings are made in a timely manner
  • Monitor all office equipment leases
  • Update and maintain Company Assets List
  • Responsible for the recording and payment of notes, loans, leases, and their amortization schedules
  • Develop and monitor all cash controls at property level for site managers and employees to follow
  • Responsible for the internal controls established for purchasing and collections
  • Preparations of annual cash flow calculations as required by partnership agreements and loan documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Experience: CPA preferable and degree in accounting and/or finance with 5-10 years of management experience in accounting

  • Ability to manage, communicate and direct a team of 4-5 employees
  • Preferable knowledge and experience in affordable housing
  • Thorough knowledge of not-for-profit accounting policies and procedures
  • Proficient personal computer skills including YARDI Voyager, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports and legal documents
  • Ability to respond to inquiries and complaints from vendors, regulatory agencies and lenders
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate assignments


Interested candidates should contact Jen Campanaro at or 207-289-3136.

Smith & Wilkinson