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Assistant Controller - Real Estate 

About the Organization A pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing developer and community programs initiator in New York City, Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. has worked since 1969 to create more than 9,000 apartments through 73 affordable rental and homeownership development projects.

Settlement Housing Fund is the parent organization of The Crenulated Company, LTD dba New Settlement which was created in 1989 with the acquisition of 14 abandoned buildings from the City of New York. New Settlement has evolved into a robust social service organization offering a range of community-based services in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development, community organizing, wellness and other key services that provide important resources to the neighborhood's youth and families. New Settlement's success has been achieved through close collaboration with a wide range of educational institutions, housing and community development organizations, businesses, youth development and social service agencies - in the neighborhood, Bronx-wide, across New York and nationally. The programs at New Settlement are supported by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as foundations, corporations, organizations  

POSITION: Assistant Controller – Real Estate

FLSA: Exempt


JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Controller – Real Estate will work with the Controller to manage fiscal operations of the various Settlement Housing Fund properties.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • Review monthly SHF property financial statements prepared by third party managing agents.
  • Review annual budgets for SHF properties in conjunction with Asset Management team.
  • Work with third party managing agents to prepare year-end audit packages and post any necessary adjusting entries to ensure year-end property financial statements provided to external auditors are compliant with US GAAP.
  • Gather documentation and respond to inquiries for annual external audits; serve as the contact between management companies and external auditors.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly budget to actual reports, ad-hoc reports as needed by investors and lenders.
  • Correspond with investors and lenders regarding audit and tax return requirements.
  • Work with real estate development team and project managers to review monthly loan requisitions during construction.
  • Maintain fiscal documents and historical records.
  • Assist in maintaining the general ledger and accounting software and creating financial reporting protocol.
  • Support in SHF parent organization month-end and year-end close processes and preparation of financial statements in compliance with US GAAP as needed.
  • Participate in annual SHF parent organization budgeting process.
  • Assist Controller with the training and supervision of other members of the Fiscal team.


Benefits Package Includes (but not limited to):

  • Hybrid work model  - SHF will provide the equipment you need to be successful at home!
  • 35-hour work week
  • Up to 6 weeks of paid time off annually for new employees 
  • Medical, dental and vision - some are 100% employer paid!
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% Employer Paid Life insurance 
  • 403b Retirement Plan, with employer contribution from day 1 of employment
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Education and Development Reimbursement
  • Supplemental insurance (i.e. AD&D, disability, hospital, specified illness, and more)
  • 100% employer-paid access to Calm for mental health well being
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field required.
  • Minimum 3 years progressive accounting experience; some real estate accounting experience is preferred.
  • Public accounting experience and/or CPA license a plus.
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP; demonstrated experience in all aspects of accounting mentioned in above job description.
  • Familiarity with accounting software (experience with Financial Edge NXT a plus).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a growing organization.
  • Strict attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work closely with members of the Fiscal team, other SHF staff, and outside parties (i.e., property management companies, auditors, investors, lenders).
  • Perform other duties as reasonably requested.



The physical demands/working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity. Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Salary $105,000 - $115,000  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Assistant Controller - Real Estate  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Richard Johns  
Location Settlement Housing Fund Inc.  

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