AP Manager (122 views)

600 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 US
August 30, 2022 2022-10-29
Job Description

About BRIDGE Housing

BRIDGE Housing strengthens communities by developing, owning, and managing high‐quality, affordable homes for working families and seniors. BRIDGE’s portfolio of housing currently consists of 106 properties and 11,700 units throughout California, Washington & Oregon. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, we are looking for an experienced AP Manager to join our team.

Few housing development organizations have achieved the success and stature of BRIDGE Housing Corporation (“BRIDGE”). Founded in 1983 utilizing an anonymous donation, BRIDGE today has become a leading affordable housing development partner.

BRIDGE has shown what can be done with clear vision, the right leadership and a strong base of support. BRIDGE has long been a national model for both production and innovation, bringing smart, sophisticated, comprehensive approaches to building communities.

BRIDGE has a unique track record of successful development of transit oriented, mixed‐income apartments and mixed‐use developments bringing together partnerships to build not only housing but new shopping centers, parks, daycare centers, police and fire facilities, libraries, community spaces and job training centers that fit comfortably into their surroundings and also act as the catalyst for revitalizing and strengthening neighborhoods.

One of BRIDGE’s greatest assets is their team of professionals, who are highly skilled, energetic, motivated, and absolutely committed to the success of every development and the organization as a whole. The BRIDGE team, from the Board of Directors to each staff person, share a passion for quality and possesses the business acumen to get the job done.

BRIDGE is working today not only to expand housing opportunities for thousands of residents in California and the Pacific Northwest but also to produce innovative, multi‐dimensional developments that serve and establish communities and neighborhoods in diverse ways. The organization’s core commitment to affordable housing remains steadfast, but its development expertise, creative funding strategies and bold ideas regarding education and training enable the organization to flourish.

BRIDGE Housing recently closed on $100 million in Taxable Bonds, Series 2020 (Sustainability Bonds). BRIDGE will use bond proceeds for predevelopment, development and acquisition of multifamily housing that fit within its Sustainability Bond Framework of affordable housing, transit‐oriented development, green building and energy efficiency.

BRIDGE Finance & Accounting Team

The Finance & Accounting Team at BRIDGE has 40 staff members split across three teams: Corporate, Property Management Accounting, and Development Accounting.

The AP Manager position will support all business lines and report directly to the Property Management Controller and be responsible for journal entry review, cash transfers, oversight of accounts payable staff, managing relationships with A/P processing partners, developing and implementing departmental policies, and supervision of A/P functions on a daily basis.

This position will develop strategies for improving team and organizational efficiencies.

This position requires a highly detail‐oriented individual with good written and oral presentation capacities, and abilities to build and manage a team. This person thrives in an active office environment and maintains a positive approach to work challenges. This person strives to increase efficiencies and accuracy of data entry and reporting from the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Lead a team of accounts payable staff, including hiring, training and supervising staff

 Lead the departmental reorganization and centralize all A/P functions and personnel

 Manage personnel issues effectively, with discretion and sensitivity

 Foster a culture of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion‐focused operational excellence

 Responsible for the day‐to‐day accounts payable processes

 Responsible for effectively managing relationships and improving processes with BRIDGE vendors

 Responsible for cash transfers between BRIDGE entities

 Monitor timeliness of debt service, property tax, and other vendor payments

 Provide analytical and data‐driven reporting to internal customers

 Work with property management, asset management, and development business lines to refine processes and implement efficiencies


 Multiple years of experience in AP, demonstrating ability to achieve work goals and maintain positive team morale

 Excellent communication (verbal and written), presentation, analytical, problem solving, organizational, and consultative skills

 Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures across the team and organization

 Demonstrated ability to manage a 7‐10 person team under time sensitive deadlines while exhibiting strong coaching and conflict resolution skills

 Significant experience managing and motivating a large team

 Working knowledge of GAAP and internal controls

 Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite and accounting software

 Highly detail‐oriented individual with excellent organizational skills

Preferred qualifications

 Knowledge of YARDI accounting software

Working conditions

 Hybrid schedule ‐ A combination of remote work and in‐person work at our San Francisco HQ office.

 Usually works a standard work week; during audit season in December and January, weekends and additional hours may be required.

Physical requirements

Ability to remain in a stationary (standing and/or seated) position more than half the time

 Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists more than half the time

 Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors

 Ability to move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance

Direct reports

 Assistant AP Manager

 Senior AP Specialist

 AP Specialist (2)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

BRIDGE Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer