Job TitleDirector of Finance
DepartmentAttack Poverty | Disaster Recovery
Reporting StructureReports to President & CEO
- Champion the mission and vision to tell the story of Attack Poverty initiatives
- Agrees to uphold the organization’s Statement of Faith
- Direct the day-to-day accounting operations including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, and maintenance of the general ledger
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for various locations and programs, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
- Lead accounting needs for wide variety of circumstances: nonprofit, and well as entrepreneurial within social enterprise including related taxation
- Oversee the spending of restricted grants, especially as related to overhead and administrative costs; assist with producing budgets for grant applications
- Coordinate and lead the annual audit or review process, liaise with external auditors and the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with individual budget custodians; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting, and other financial health indicators.
- Produce financial reports for foundation and other funder grants
- Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
- Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors and the senior leadership team; use non-traditional financial reporting formats where helpful such as supporting visuals.
- Capacity support of financial accountability in a flexible environment
- Able to support an organizational growth plan that at times is aggressive and requires creative thinking and high-level problem solving skills.
- Supports vision and works with all departments to fulfill mission while maintaining high levels of stewardship and accountability standards.
- Remain up-to-date on best practices in nonprofit finance, business systems and internal control measures, and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations
- Lead Risk Management activities for Attack Poverty such as commercial insurance renewal and contract requirements for risk exposure, identifying areas of risk others may overlook
- Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in programs or applications.
- Develops and prepares data reports utilizing the organization’s branding standards
- Knowledge of computers and proficient in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, Pages, PowerPoint and Outlook; Proficient with QuickBooks accounting system, and able to easily learn new platforms including integrated systemsDirection Received: Receives direction from the CEO and Board of Directors Communication Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective organizational skills and attention to detail. Routinely interacts with internal and external stakeholders: employees, organization leaders, donors, community residents, volunteer groups and community stakeholders.
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree and / or CPA designation preferred but not required
Preferred Experience: 5+ years relevant work experience as a senior accountant or equivalent; experience in
nonprofit accounting required (e.g. revenue recognition, public support testing, 990 reporting)