VHFA is hiring!

By: Steve Gronlund

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is recruiting for a Staff Accountant and a Legal Coordinator. Named one of the “Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Vermont” several times over the last few years, VHFA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the Agency's accounts payable and daily cash receipts functions and participates in quarterly closing activities. Formal coursework or a degree in business or accounting and one year of experience with an accounts payable and general ledger software systems is highly preferred. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, and Word) and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Organization, attention to detail, and high level of accuracy are required, as is the ability to work well independently and as a team member, and manage multiple priorities.

The Legal Coordinator will assist the General Counsel in providing legal advice and performing legal functions for the Agency, including oversight of corporate records management, program and procedure compilation, and the closing of multifamily mortgage loans and Agency bond issuances. This position coordinates meetings of the VHFA Board and maintains records of its actions. Candidates must have a minimum of an associate degree and three years’ experience with commercial real estate and/or financing closings or equivalent experience. Comprehensive knowledge of loan documentation and the closing process for affordable multifamily housing transactions is desirable, as is experience with Hot Docs software.  Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational and analytical skills, high attention to detail, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must possess the ability to work with a wide range of individuals internal and external to the Agency in a coordinated capacity and manage multiple and changing priorities while meeting deadlines.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

For a detailed job description and benefits overview for both positions, please see https://www.vhfa.org/careers. To apply, send cover letter (required), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org.

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