Financial Analyst, Development
Indianapolis, IN Asset Management
Job Type

CREA, LLC is a full-service low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator forming long-term relationships with investors and developers that cultivate success and improve lives. With over 20 years in affordable housing, CREA has raised $9.88 billion, resulting in the formation of over 77,000 homes within 849 communities across the country. Thanks to the contribution of over 160 employees, CREA continues to look for talented and passionate individuals who are excited about opportunities to grow with the company. We are currently looking to add a talented Financial Analyst to the Asset Management department in CREA’s Indianapolis, Indiana office. 

Physical Presence: In-Office | Tue – Thu; Flexible | Mon & Fri 

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, office is preferred. Open to all CREA office locations.

Reports to: Vice President, Development - Asset Management 

Position Summary: 

This entry-level position will play a vital role in supporting the AVP Asset Managers and managing a limited portfolio of assets in the Development phase within CREA, LLC’s portfolio of Section 42 low-income housing tax credit projects. Specific tasks will include: 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Support of AVP Asset Managers 

  • Assist in processing monthly construction draws and preparing periodic Equity Installment packages 
  • Special projects and reporting as requested. 
  • Review initial setup data within the centralized database system 
  • Assist in collecting, reviewing, and providing follow-up on reporting requirements, including monthly rent rolls, initial tenant files, quarterly financials, annual budgets, and annual tax returns/audits/audit waivers. 

Portfolio Management 

  • Maintain a detailed working knowledge of each project within the assigned portfolio 
  • Oversee and monitor achievement of benchmarks such as construction completion, qualified occupancy, stabilization, and permanent loan conversion of LIHTC projects from close through receipt of executed 8609s or final release of equity. 

Reporting & Technology 

  • Collect, review, and provide reporting on monthly, quarterly, and annual financial information for the lower-tier partnerships 
  • Work with a centralized database system to track project data 
  • Analyze partnership benchmarks and financial statements and perform risk rating analysis 
  • Collect tax returns and audits from the lower tier partnerships and coordinate review and approval through CREA Fund Management Group 

Verification that real estate property taxes are paid current Compliance and Tax Credit Delivery 

  • Track, monitor, and calculate credit delivery for partnerships 
  • Monitor projects for compliance with partnership agreements 
  • Maintain a detailed working knowledge of Section 42 LIHTC program compliance requirements 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, finance, real estate, property management, or business 
  • Up to one year of professional-level work experience preferred 
  • Up to one year of experience working in asset management, public accounting, multi-family property management, or development preferred 
  • The ability to identify and verbalize issues with the partners 


  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to comfortably interact with senior management internally and a large external client base. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required for limited travel of up to 5%, with the potential for some overnight. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills 
  • Ability to identify, simplify, process, and resolve complex issues 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to efficiently receive, monitor, and follow through on requests, projects, and problems to completion 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to effectively manage and administer sensitive and confidential information 
  • Must have strong initiative and can work with minimal guidance & supervision 
  • Commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and accuracy, providing high-quality work product 

Our Values: 

  • We work as a family, investing in each other, worthy causes, and the communities we serve.
  • We have integrity in all that we do; we embrace differences and treat others with kindness and respect.
  • We believe that, with teamwork, we can accomplish anything and pursue inventive solutions for our clients.