TITLE: Director of Finance
COMPENSATION: $76,00 - $95,00 annually DOE
CLOSING DATE: 1/31/2018
Wahl and Associates, LLC, has been retained to assist one of Portland’s largest and fastest growing non-profits find its first Director of Finance. This position is the result of the rapid growth of the organization and success of its programs and staff. A strategic assessment of the organization was conducted, which identified the need to create a strong financial leadership position for the organization, to work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Deputy Director to lead the organization.
The mission of our client is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of youth, families and communities. Their work springs from the core belief in community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. They build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. Additionally, they actively partner with a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to provide training and support, deliver a wide range of services, and influence policy.
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success in leading the finance and accounting functions of a dynamic, growing non-profit. In addition to expertise in finance, s/he will bring broad knowledge of other key functions as they intersect with finance, including human resources, program operations, development, and administration. The ideal candidate will have strong managerial and leadership skills and thrive in a working environment that is bi-cultural, collaborative, fast-paced, and mission-driven.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Finance will be responsible for leading the financial operations of the organization, including establishing policies, and systems to achieve program and strategic objectives for a fast-paced organization with an annual budget of $8 million. As a member of the senior management team, the director will be involved in managing the day-to-day accounting, strategic planning of the organization and will lead the development of the annual budget. S/he will develop staff and organizational capacity in the key areas of finance and financial reporting, accounting, forecasting and long-range planning.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Finance and Accounting
• Provides clear, timely financial information and analysis to the Executive Director, board, and program directors
• Serves as the primary liaison to the Board Finance Committee
• Develops & manages monthly financial systems & statements
• Performs month-end close process and overseas day-to-day accounting and payroll activities
• Continuously improves internal financial controls and efficiencies
• Plans, coordinates, and executes the annual budget process, provides budget support/training for Program Directors
• Manages cash flow, investments and banking relationships • Overseas administration of employee payroll and benefit plans
• Provides financial information for new grant submissions
• Support the Deputy Director in the execution of internal operational goals to ensure annual objectives are achieved; works with Executive Director and Deputy Director to develop and implement financial programs to meet strategic plan goals
• Works with Executive Director and Development Director on strategic marketing and communications to build on the organization’s reputation and donor base
• Monitors and manages fiscal and budgetary compliance with program delivery contracts and grants; oversees audit
• Fosters a strong sense of problem solving, partnership and integration among all departments
• Through actions and demeanor, creates a positive, productive office environment that promotes organizational culture and values daily
• Supervises Staff Accountant and A/P Coordinator
• Entrepreneurial and visionary team player with the ability to impact operations at both strategic and tactical levels; committed to the mission and values of the organization
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related area (advanced degree or CPA preferred)
• Five plus years of experience managing the financial operations for a non-profit, foundation, or business, including experience with budgeting, accounting, payroll/benefits, and financial reporting; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits; strong MS Office skills, including advanced Excel skills
• Five plus years of progressive, hands-on experience managing the daily finance of a non-profit, foundation, or business. Experience should include managing personnel, interfacing with Board of Directors
• Excellent management skills; able to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers; demonstrates leadership in a collaborative, inclusive team environment
• Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including the ability to interface with staff, board of directors, and community partners
• Technologically savvy; experience working with financial databases and systems
• Self-reliant, resourceful, energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; demonstrates integrity, credibility, and commitment to organization’s mission
• Sound judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed
• Evening and weekend availability may be required
• Reliable transportation required. Automobile, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance preferred; must be eligible to be an insured driver under organization’s Commercial Auto Liability Insurance (or become eligible within three months of date of hire)
• Undergoing and passing criminal background check is required
A fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations located throughout Multnomah County. Organization strives to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, our client actively seeks opportunities for professional development of its staff and promotes a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, and life insurance
Submit a detailed cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our client is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to this diversity.