director of finance

DEPARTMENT

Administration

REPORTS TO

CEO

TYPE OF POSITION

Full-time; Exempt

SALARY

$85,000 – $90,000 Commensurate with Experience

EDUCATION REQUIRED

BA/BS in Financial Management, Accounting or related field. Advanced degree, MBA, CPA or equivalent preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises Financial Services Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Director of Finance leads the planning, development, and implementation of People Serving People’s financial activities, and ensures the proper financial controls and reporting structures are in place. This position also holds oversight of all financial matters and provides leadership to help People Serving People develop new business lines, grow its financial strength, and improve its operating efficiency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

Financial Leadership

  • Develop strategy, provide leadership and management for the financial areas of the organization.
  • Participate in long range and strategic planning. Evaluate the financial impact of trends in public and private funding, the organization’s long-range planning and the introduction of new programs/strategies to assist the CEO and the Board in meeting their responsibilities.
  • As needed, develop and implement new practices and processes to improve the financial health of the organization.
  • Responsible for the development of the finance team. This includes staffing, performance management, and training. A team-focused approach is necessary.

Budgeting and Process

  • Coordinate the development and administration of the three-year annual budgets.
  • Continuously improve the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.

Budget Accountability and Reporting

  • Lead the accounting processes for the organization. Coordinate with external auditors, ensure proper government filings, reports out to the Finance Committee.
  • Ensure timely and accurate analysis and reporting of organizational financial performance.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism, ensuring adequate cash flow to meet organization’s needs.
  • Facilitate reports required for annual independent audit and work closely with the auditing firm in the completion of the audit and 990.

Organizational Collaboration and Leadership

  • Assist other Directors with the financial aspects of program service development consistent with community needs and the mission of the organization.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Operations and Planning with the financial aspects of building asset maintenance and replacement planning.
  • Assist the Director of Administration with the financial aspects of evaluating and securing corporate insurance and partner on human resources planning.
  • Assist Development Department in providing timely and accurate information and reports to funders.
  • Ensures that necessary records are kept on all restricted donations.
  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team, assists the CEO with short and long-term planning as it relates to the organization. Provides sound counsel that aligns with organizational values.
  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings, reporting on financial matters of the organization.
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Boards’ Finance and Investment Committees.

Other

  • Interface and manage relationships with financial institutions, corporate entities, donors, service vendors, county and other governmental unit departments regarding financial matters.
  • Review and provide input on organizational contracts and leases.
  • Report and submit billing for government contracts.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the CEO.
  • Provide leadership and participate in organization wide trauma informed care initiatives.
  • Help to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals in regards to diversity which may include geography, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, sex, age, ability and religion.

COMPETENCIES

Trauma Informed Care – Commits to serving our guests in a manner that acknowledges their prevalence of traumatic experiences and responses; Strives to avoid inadvertently re-traumatizing others; Seeks to address and ultimately lessen the secondary trauma and stress experienced by staff serving highly traumatized parents and children by developing self-care plans for coping with vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.

General Management/Leadership – ability to develop annual budgets, to set long-term and short-term department goals.

Management/Supervisory Skills – ability to direct the work of others by setting challenging but achievable goals.  Must be able to train and motivate staff.

Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Has the ability to establish rapport and interact effectively with a wide variety of people including staff, clients and service providers.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction;

Communication – Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.

Adaptability – Is able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands.  Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Stress Management – Possesses the capacity to maintain personal control and a balanced approach to stressful conditions.

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Project Management – Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Competent with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with financial management and accounting software, Abila MIP preferred
  • Experience with development software, Salesforce preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM desired

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in financial operations and financial business office management
  • Experience in financial operations management of a nonprofit human services organization desired.
  • Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Future oriented, flexible and entrepreneurial leader with adaptive, interpersonal (written and verbal) communication skills.
  • Experience planning and managing organizational change in a growing organization.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; with detail orientation and agility.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Passion for and understanding of the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow projects through to completion and drive that in others and groups.
  • Strong racial equity lens and cultural humility.
  • Knowledge on power, privilege, oppression, and how they function within a nonprofit organizational context.
  • Experience working with boards of directors, collaboratively across an organization, and with human resource teams
  • Supportive management and supervisory experience across difference
  • Willingness, availability and ability to travel statewide and nationally, including occasional overnight and multi-day travel. Must have a valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

People Serving People is an EEO employer fully committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting the most qualified individual without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining an inclusive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter and resume to:
Beth Weir at bweir@skywatersearch.com