Charity Small

VP of Finance and Operations

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Direct: (605) 339-9000

Charity possesses nearly 20 years of professional work experience in accounting and administration.

With a remarkable career spanning nearly two decades, Charity stands as an accomplished professional. Currently serving as the vice president of finance and operations for both Bender Midwest Properties and Bender Commercial Real Estate, she orchestrates a symphony of financial and operational excellence.

At the heart of her role, Charity is the conductor, guiding the development of a dynamic accounting team while intricately managing the web of financial reporting for a diverse portfolio comprising both residential and commercial properties. Her mastery extends beyond numbers; she diligently oversees development and management in multiple divisions including finance, operations, human resources, and IT. Charity holds expertise in GAAP, financial analysis and reporting, budget preparation, acquisitions, taxation, cash management, employee relations, and administering operating systems.

Before joining the Bender family, Charity served at a large prominent private software company where she held the reins of a multitude of departments and functions, including but not limited to accounting, human resources, IT, administration, and facilities. This is a testament to her capacity for holistic management and underscores her ability to harmonize disparate elements into efficiency.

Fun Facts

  • My favorite pastime in the winter is watching football and crafting on Sundays.

  • I love to bake (for everyone else).

  • My family believes strongly in service through the military, SF Fire Resecue, and in our community and I am super proud of them.

  • I love competing in Strongman competitions and lifting heavy weight. Previously won Sioux Falls Strongest Women master’s division.

  • I have three wonderful grown children, an amazing husband of 23+ years, and two dogs who are my whole world.