Thank you for your interest in working with us!

We are currently looking for a Financial Controller to join our team!

Downstreet is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Financial Controller to help Downstreet with all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budgets and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal financial control policies and procedures. The Controller is responsible for supervising and overseeing the accounting team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees the operations of the accounting department, achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversees the accounting for federal and local grant programs as well as construction accounting for affordable housing projects.
  • Generates financial reports in compliance with GAAP standards, local, state, and federal government requirements and tax filings as well as internal reporting for management.
  • Generates and manages the annual Budget. Conducts budget variance analysis, quarterly reporting for all Fund accounts, and financial analyses as needed.
  • Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and cross-trains into payroll processing.
  • Coordinates all audit activities.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures, including controls over accounting transactions and management of the Chart of Accounts.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, and organizational requirements.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with five+ years of accounting and supervisory experience.
  • Non-profit and grant management accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience with affordable housing and/or construction accounting preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn relevant financial management software.
  • Highly organized, with strong written and verbal communication skills, active listening skills, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and social and economic justice.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don’t apply unless they meet 100% of the job criteria. While we have worked to consolidate the minimum qualifications for each role, we aren’t looking for someone who checks each box on a page; we’re looking for active learners and people who care about supporting and promoting affordable housing opportunities for all in Vermont. If this sounds like you, please apply!

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer.


The annual salary range for this position is $70,000 - $85,000, dependent on experience.

Downstreet also provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • 403(b) with company match up to 4.5%
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Generous paid leave allowances (vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • Short-term disability
  • Professional development opportunities

Application Instructions

Downstreet is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status are encouraged to apply.

To apply online, please complete the form below. Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Downstreet is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.