| May 23, 2024

Corporate Controller in Affordable Housing Finance – Impact Investing Jobs in St. Louis, MO

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Website Gardner Capital

Gardner Capital, a leading affordable housing and renewable energy developer, investor, and tax credit syndicator, is experiencing significant growth. With primary regional offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Dallas, Texas, we are expanding our leadership team. We are seeking a high-energy, professional Corporate Controller to creatively oversee and direct our accounting team and help build our corporate infrastructure. This role is perfect for self-starters who excel in an entrepreneurial small business environment and are looking to make a significant impact every day.


Essential Functions:

– Support senior management with financial decisions through detailed data analysis and informed business reports, financial forecasts, and statements.

– Provide strategic oversight and direction to the finance and accounting team, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting and compliance with legal requirements.

– Actively lead the finance and accounting team to foster a culture of continuous improvement and open communication to enhance performance and achieve strategic objectives.

– Supervise financial reporting and budget preparation by the team, working across departments to ensure proper handling of accounting transactions.

– Prepare financial documents such as business reports, financial forecasts, and statements to understand the financial state of the business.

– Manage the books of our corporate entities.

– Maintain the general ledger, oversee quarterly reporting, and manage investment analysis and budgets.

– Ability to lead and collaborate with teams, adapt to changing demands, and present problem areas with recommended solutions.



– Executive/owner/investor level modeling

– General ledger maintenance

– Quarterly reporting

– Investment analysis and budgets

– Working with lenders and investors on diligence requirements

– Designing ad-hoc portfolio reporting and analysis

– Monitor a company’s financial reports and determine ways to reduce costs.

– Offer strategic planning insights



– Excellent communication and analytical skills

– Exceptional organizational, time management, and prioritization skills




– Proficiency in a variety of accounting and financial analysis functions

– High ethical standards including maintaining the highest level of discretion and confidentiality

– High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

– Self-Starter, able to identify problem areas and present recommended solutions

– Effective collaboration skills – can lead a team when asked

– Ability to easily and quickly adapt to changing project demands and needs; high energy



– Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with at least seven plus years’ related experience

– Advanced Excel skills required

– Experience with Great Plains 2015 a plus

– MBA, CPA, or other professional designation preferred

– Proficiency in accounting software and financial analysis functions

– Knowledge of SQL a plus

– Property portfolio experience highly desired



$115,000 – $140,000 Pay is commensurate with experience.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This full-time position requires consistent and regular attendance onsite, with minimal travel primarily between our offices in St. Louis and Dallas. Relocation is required before starting work.

Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. These hours are subject to change based upon company needs.


Work Environment:

Join our team in a fun yet professional office environment where you can thrive while balancing a diverse range of projects and strategic planning tasks.

Summary of Benefits:

Paid employee health insurance

Paid employee life and long-term disability

Dental and vision insurance

Company 401(k) plan

Paid sick, vacation and bereavement leave

Paid maternity and paternity leave




To apply for this job please visit wrise.careerwebsite.com.