Director of Finance


Job Title
Director of Finance
Job Type
Attack Poverty | Disaster Recovery
Reporting Structure
Reports to President & CEO
Essential Duties
Essential Duties
  • 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
Technical Responsibilities:
  • 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)

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