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Director of Finance

Position Title: Director of Finance

Reports to:  President

Status:  Full-Time, Exempt

Salary: $80,000

Position Summary:        

The Director of Finance will be a strategic thought-partner helping to realize the vision of the organization’s strategic framework. The Director of Finance will formulate and direct the overall financial strategy and policy as well as play a critical role in partnering with the Director team in strategic decision making as Neighborhood House continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity, helping to maximize program and community impact of the resources available. The Director of Finance will lead planning and budgeting, reporting and analysis, cash management, audits, and financial systems of Neighborhood House. Regular interactions include members of the Board of Directors and others serving on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct the finance function to ensure adequacy of working capital and cash reserves, including financial and cash-flow projections and management of investment returns
  • Lead budget preparation and budget management to ensure that resources are deployed to meet strategic goals, programmatic plans and contractual obligations
  • Partner with the Board of Director Treasurer to lead the Finance and Audit Committee
  • Provide quarterly financial reporting and investment information to President, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Ensure that fiscal management of organization is compliant with Board-approved plans
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate procedures for internal controls
  • Ensure efficient and cost-effective use of agency resources
  • Prepare analysis and budgets for special projects and proposals
  • Direct preparation of schedule of capitalized items and depreciation
  • Supervise preparation of monthly financial statements and other analytic reports
  • Monitor program contracts and other funding to ensure that revenues are spent for intended purposes and are compliant with financial and legal requirements
  • Oversee all agency audit related activity
  • Oversee payroll process, including review of employee allocations and payroll-related reporting
  • Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable activity
  • Ensure safe-keeping, storage and inventory of financial and accounting records and monies
  • Oversee bank accounts and activity, including monthly account reconciliation
  • Ensure the preparation of billings, in accordance with rental or other service agreements, to associated individuals or organizations
  • Ensure timely preparation and filing of all required government reports (e.g., taxes, surveys, audit worksheets)
  • Supervise the work of the finance department, with direct supervision of staff
  • Attend and participate in departmental/agency meetings and trainings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting or 5 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of nonprofit operating principles, practices and procedures
  • Experience leading a finance function involving multiple revenue and expense sources
  • Excellent skills in budget preparation and fiscal management and experience managing annual cash flows of several million dollars
  • Experience managing a portfolio of agency investments and capital assets
  • Ability to develop financial plans, manage resources and supervise/train assigned staff
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, plus knowledge of Peachtree, Sage or similar financial software
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable means of transportation
  • Capital campaign experience preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Hmong, Karen or Somali preferred

Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities.

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