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We’re expanding!

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is seeking qualified individuals to join our growing operations. CNHA carries a kuleana to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.


Headquartered in Kapolei, Oʻahu, CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Treasury department and a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. We provide access to capital, financial education, and individualized financial counseling services with a focus on low and moderate-income families. CNHA serves as a National Intermediary, providing grants and loans targeting underserved communities, and community-based organizations in Hawaiʻi.


Permanent CNHA position come with an array of benefits, including:

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Up to 3 weeks of annual paid leave

  • Full medical, dental, and vision

  • 401k retirement options

Current Openings

We are looking for candidates in the following areas:


  • The Accountant’s responsibilities include helping prepare financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, assisting with audit preparations, and performing other accounting and office duties as assigned.

  • To be successful as an Accountant, you should have a solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and strong financial analysis skills. An Accountant should also possess strong Excel skills, be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work with little to no supervision and meet numerous deadlines.


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Accounting Manager 

  • Responsibilities include helping to plan, direct, and execute accounting activities of the department, and manage accounting staff responsible for financial reporting, billing, and collections.

  • Assist with administrative and accounting duties, such as staff recruitment & training, policies & procedures, producing financial reports, tax planning/annual filing, auditing, and other related accounting duties as assigned.

  • Works closely with management on short- and long-term financial objectives; provides financial analysis with an emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.

  • Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration and five (5) years or more of related experience.  CPA designation preferred, but not required. 

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Housing Counselor

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Housing Counselor will be our US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certified Housing Counselor. This role will be responsible for conducting homebuyer education and financial education workshops, housing counseling, and credit counseling services, including administrative responsibilities such as in-take, data input and tracking, monthly reporting, community outreach, and fund development.


  • College degree (Associates or bachelor’s degree) or two (2) years of work experience with any
    aspect of the homeownership process.

  • HUD Housing Counseling and Certification preferred upon hiring. If not certified, will have the
    intent to obtain this certification within 6-months of hire.

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