Director of finance

Employment Type

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The Director of Finance works under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and accountable to the Executive Team (CEO, Chief of Strategy and Implementation (CSI) and Chief of Strategy and Impact (CSI)). The position provides the Executive Team with timely, accurate, and useful reports reflecting the organization’s financial position and activities, maintains proper and accurate corporate records, ensures compliance with all federal, state, philanthropic and other regulatory and reporting requirements. The Director of Finance supports the overall organization in providing coordination with operations, programs, consultants and vendors.Essential Functions At the request of the CEO, and/or CSI’s, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting Prepares and maintains operating plans and forecasts; establish variance reporting and recommend corrective actions as required; forecasts financial performance and re-budgets as needed to ensure full and efficient utilization of all fundsManage financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements Effectively supervise accounting/finance personnel, creating teamwork and providing professional growth opportunities Under the direction of the Executive Team, manage organizational cash flow and forecasting Manage the preparation of detailed financial statements, annual audit and work with auditors/accountants as requiredProvide financial information for the CEO, CSI’s and Management to use in decision makingMaintain records of all business transactions and contracts, which give rise to obligations for the organization, including rental and lease agreements for office space, communications equipment, computer/web hardware, and software; presenter and production agreements, etc.Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the CEO, President & CSI’s. Provide training and technical assistance to close-in consultants and internal staffReview and approve budgets for all consultants and re-granting grant recipientsAssist the Executive Team with creating the organization budget and budgets for proposed funding Review and approve purchase authorization formsWrite Finance-related policies and create/update procurement documentsProvide orientations for new employees and funded partnersParticipate in cross-functional team meetingsRepresent the Finance Department on Leadership and Senior Management (Director) TeamsManage the W. Haywood Burns Institute’s credit card program and review monthly credit card activityManage Facilities & Operations staff Other Functions Support the Executive Team to update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manualAs needed, support the Executive Team in development and fundraising activities and proposal writing, and assist with compliance activities and deliverablesPerform other duties as assigned by the Executive TeamEducation & Experience RequirementsCommitment to working with a diverse team on implementing culturally inclusive practices and participating in dialogue on equity in the communities served.Expertise and practical experience in help desk administration and customer service.Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting or related field required; CPA strongly preferredAt least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experienceKnowledge of nonprofit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122Significant general ledger and report writing experienceExperience and/or knowledge of Nexonia and Intacct financial systemsAbility to translate financial concepts to effectively collaborate with initiative and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgroundsA successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision makingExcellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholdersA multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environmentIntegrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for the BI’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with the staff at all levelsPhysical and Mental RequirementsThe physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.Mental Demands While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with elected and appointed officials, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work.Salary is commensurate with experience. Please note: Applicants must list salary requirements on their cover letter to be considered.The W. Haywood Burns Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious and or political beliefs. We recruit, employ, retain, compensate, train, promote, discipline, terminate and treat all employees and job applicants based solely on qualification, performance, and competence.SDL2017

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