Debt Manager, Bond Issuance and Administration

Debt Manager, Bond Issuance and Administration
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Finance Department
 Denver, Colorado
Job Description

Nature of position

This position will help oversee and manage the issuance and administration of CHFA bonds. The scope of activities encompasses debt issuance, debt administration, regulatory and tax compliance, and financial and strategic planning and analysis. The Financial Manager will also manage, direct and plan the work of analyst team members by providing technical expertise and oversight. This is position reports to the Director of Finance
essential functions.

Bond Issuance and Debt Administration:

  • Manages and oversees bond issuance and debt administration process and functions to ensure debt issuance and administration activities are in compliance with CHFA policies, procedures, and applicable regulatory and tax requirements
  • Maintains an involved awareness of economic and market conditions affecting CHFA’s debt portfolio and overall financial health and communicates implications to CHFA’s management
  • Coordinates, writes and presents Board, rating agency and other reports and presentations as required
  • Acts as point of contact for outside banking firms, financial advisors, attorneys and rating agencies
  • Maintains a solid understanding of laws and regulations to ensure proper compliance and oversight on business processes
  • Oversees compliance with IRS and MSRB requirements
  • Manages multiple priorities and understands the cycle of a bond transaction


  • Facilitates collaboration throughout CHFA to achieve business strategies and financial goals
  • Fosters a high performing team that supports CHFA’s objectives and goals
  • Models and encourages open and effective communication
  • Ensures strong customer focus and communication with all CHFA internal and external customers; and
  • Works closely with Finance Director, staff and the leadership team to achieve divisional and organizational goals

Operational leadership and oversight:

  • Assists the Finance Director in developing the department’s annual budget, goals, and key priorities and all accompanying reports
  • Responds to all internal, external Audit or Compliance Department findings in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Provides analytical support and guidance in lending programs

knowledge, skills and ability


  • Effective leadership skills demonstrating one’s ability to inspire and motivate high performance
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in an effective and diplomatic manner with management, Board, co-workers, investment/commercial bankers, trustees, and financial advisors
  • Strong and ethical decision-making skills
  • Strong proven analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and ability to learn computer systems related to debt management
  • Abilities that reflect our values:
  • Ability to continuously improve and develop knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes
  • Ability to work towards inclusion in all activities and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives
  • Ability to exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions
  • Ability to embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary
  • Ability to operate with a sense of integrity
  • Ability to have fun with a demonstrated sense of humor
  • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics or a related field or demonstrated equivalent experience required
  • Master’s degree or other post graduate technical certification in Finance is desirable but not required
  • Successful candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience in public finance, public debt issuance, or industry related experience with a proven track record of results and leadership

Equipment used

  • Telephone; personal computer; calculator; photocopier, fax machine, and Smartphone.

Physical environment

The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the position primarily in an hybrid office environment, which requires sitting at a desk for the majority of the day. In addition, there will be occasional travel where the incumbent must have the ability to drive a vehicle for statewide travel or fly out of state; with the ability to walk short distances to access buildings on site visits (adaptive equipment may also be substituted). Ability to read, hear and speak. Ability to type and work on computers, with or without assisting devices. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Benefit information

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, with very low rates
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including paid volunteer time, holidays, and other leave programs
  • 401k match, educational assistance, and professional development opportunities

Please visit our benefits page for additional information

How to apply

  • External candidates: Please submit your resume online at - Job Opportunities Tab


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Everyone in Colorado will have the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity.

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority assesses qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected status. Requests for reasonable accommodation, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the nondiscrimination coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, CHFA 1981 Blake street, Denver co 80202, available weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.