Director of Finance

Website Open Cities Health Center

The Director of Finance will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, contract and grants management, business planning and budgeting, fleet management, operations and facilities management, and Information Technology.

This position has the opportunity to work remotely 2-3 days per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or related field. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in a non-profit financial and administrative management role that includes five (5) years of supervisory or managerial experience with demonstrated skill in financial management, budgeting, facilities management, contract and vendor management.
  • High functional knowledge and experience managing and executing Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards, audit standards, Federal, State, and local accounting practices and standards as related to non-profit organizations.
  • Experience in the development and management of fiscal policy and procedure to ensure funds are expended in a fiscally responsible manner and adheres to all agency standards.
  • Experience overseeing facilities and fleet management.
  • Proven experience developing and holding staff accountable to processes and standards, optimizing the performance of agency processes, and leveraging technology.
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving, planning, evaluation, and coordination of integrated services across an organization with an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated success developing and monitoring metrics and tools to support decision making.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Superior verbal and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with people of various ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Advance PC skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong working knowledge of NetSuite and Excel preferred as well as proficiency with mobile devices.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Grant accounting experience.
  • Must be comfortable taking initiative with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Grant accounting experience.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Superior relationship building, management and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in managing process improvement.
  • Strong negotiation, problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Ability to communicate in verbal and written forms with clarity and accuracy.
  • Ability to be proactive and adhere to firm schedules, set deadlines, and remain within strict budgets.
  • Ability to work in an environment of change, seeking continuous improvement of strategies and work process in response to agency, customer, and community needs.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and community board finance committee to ensure the timely and successful completion of annual audits, IRS filings and other mandated reporting to maintain the 501c3 nonprofit status.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep Chief Executive Officer and Leadership Team updated on Open Cities’ financial status.
  • Lead annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • In partnership with the Chief Operations Officer to communicated with the community board’s finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; prepare financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program managers; continuously collaborate with program managers and Leadership Team to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
  • Direct the development, distribution and implementation of Finance policies and procedures. Ensure department policies and procedures are up to date, consistent with overall agency policies and procedures. Direct the development of new policies as needed. Coordinate policy review with Human Resources, as needed.
  • Manage the business operations of the organization including insurance, contracts, leases and physical space, equipment and supplies, and storage of required documents to meet compliance standards.

Staff Development and Management

  • Hire, supervise and train staff in accordance with established best practices and organizational protocols.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff performance, providing coaching and mentoring.
  • Leverage strengths of finance staff, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

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