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Vice President of Compliance

Atlanta, GA

Career Description

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Compliance is responsible for the development and monitoring of company policies and procedures. The person in this position is responsible for coordinating all compliance activities related to affordable housing programs included but not limited to Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, TCAP, NSP, 1602 Exchange and Public Housing Authority programs ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines. He/she must demonstrate a proactive systematic approach to preventing non-compliance and complete all special projects as assigned.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and work with property managers and portfolio managers requiring special information or guidance
  • Supervise and assist with mapping and lease-up of new properties
  • Oversight of the review and approval of initial certifications and re-certifications in the portfolio
  • Provide direct input in setting the priorities for the Department
  • Oversight of the scheduling of compliance site review schedules
  • Assist in preparing compliance activity summaries on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for the preparation and updating of manuals, forms and other compliance materials
  • Oversight of internal, agency and syndicator reports and requests
  • Oversight of development and presentation of an on-going in-house compliance training for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME, TCAP, NSP, 1602 Exchange and Public Housing Authority programs
  • Assist with design, implementation and maintenance of a uniform electronic filing system for all properties including application development documents, amendments/changes, restrictive covenants, cost certifications, 8609’s, mapping, lease-up, audit reviews and other documents related to the property during the affordability period
  • Assist with the implementation of a record retention system for the collection, storing and purging of original documents according to regulatory requirements
  • Oversight of Annual Owner Certifications
  • Oversight of Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan assignments of updates
  • Assist in verifying that accuracy of compliance data in Onesite and state data systems
  • Complete special projects as assigned
  • Perform other tasks as directed
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures and all applicable local state and federal laws
  • Work closely with Development on ongoing and future assignments
  • Establish strong working relationships with regulatory agencies

Skills/Specialized Knowledge:

  • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate effectively with team
  • Ability to use a personal computer and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Knowledge of (property) site functionality
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set goals and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform intermediate mathematical and accounting calculations
  • Knowledge of federal fair housing laws and any applicable local housing provisions
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to make quick and effective decisions
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to cope with and defuse situations involving angry or difficult people
  • Ability to successfully delegate
  • Ability to train
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and creativity in a variety of situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to drive an automobile

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum of ten years previous experience in the affordable housing industry

Required licenses or Certifications, if any:

  • Current driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Must have extensive experience in the oversight of compliance relating to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME, TCAP, NSP, 1602 Exchange and Public Housing Programs
  • Must currently hold HCCP certification

Other Requirements:

  • Must be reachable at all times via phone except during approved time off
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Some travel may be required

Physical Demands:

  • Standing, walking, and/or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Frequent handling, use of hands, fingers, talking, and hearing

Mental Functions:

  • Ability to compare, copy, compute, compile, analyze, coordinate, synthesize, negotiate, communicate, and instruct
  • Ability to tolerate stressful situations
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

Flexible Benefits Options

Because we know that compensation is not your only consideration when making a career decision, Columbia Residential offers a rich and competitive benefits package to our team members.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Performance-based Bonus Program
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off (including your birthday!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Employee Referral Program

Our Company Culture is Represented By These Core Values

Columbia Residential is the leading property management and Development Company in this region, specializing in the low affordable market. Our Mission Statement is:

  1. To provide quality, safe, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families.
  2. To provide an environment for its team members to excel and to be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.
  3. To provide the principals and partners a fair return on their efforts and investments.

As a growing company with more than 50 communities in the Atlanta, GA area, we are always looking to add professional and superior Community Service Technicians to our service team to align with our Mission Statement and Core Value for the communities we serve.

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Responsiveness
  • Respect
  • Character

If these Core Values are part of your attributes, we welcome you to join Columbia Residential!

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