Finance Director


AP Professionals
Published
December 13, 2023
Job Type
Salary Lower Range
80
Salary Upper Range
110
Salary Option
Yearly
City
Rochester

Description

The Finance Director is in charge of overseeing the agency's financial activities, orchestrating the planning and enhancement of the organization's fundamental accounting systems and financial controls, and offering guidance to the Executive Director on cash management. Must showcase substantial experience and a strong career commitment to administration, encompassing exceptional abilities in coordination, facilitation, supervision, and decision-making. Proficient communication skills are essential, both internally within the agency and externally with the broader community. Moreover, adept interpersonal skills are crucial for motivating staff, maintaining high morale, and objectively assessing the performance of supervised personnel. In addition to these qualities, this role entails hands-on daily accounting responsibilities, including month-end tasks, and requires providing strategic support to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Trains, oversees, and assesses the performance of finance staff.
  • Conducts regular one-on-one supervision sessions with staff.
  • Directly manages payroll, accounts payable, and staff accountant(s).
  • Provides support for monthly financial statements and the annual audit.
  • Develops and suggests modifications to agency policies related to supervised functional activities.
  • Plans and constructs the fundamental systems of accounting and financial control for the agency.
  • Takes necessary measures to ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting of all fiscal transactions, presenting the agency's financial position accurately.
  • Establishes the agency's comprehensive budgetary control system and interprets financial results against planned performance.
  • Coordinates cash operations, including safeguarding the agency's funds.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the agency's risk management.
  • Manages the development and administration of human resources and employee benefits programs.
  • Ensures the establishment and maintenance of effective internal audit programs.
  • Reviews and evaluates the agency's programs related to the acquisition, accounting for, maintenance, and disposition of all owned or leased property.
  • Prepares and submits required funder reports.
  • Attends mandatory agency staff, finance committee, and board meetings.
  • Participates in agency-wide committees as appointed.
  • Holds regular one-on-one meetings with the supervisor.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Utilizes community resources to support agency initiatives.
  • Attends community meetings as mandated by the agency.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Bachelor of Science in Accounting and four years finance experience with two years supervisor experience and two years operations experience plus knowledge of computer systems design. 

Experience

  • Familiarity with reporting procedures for Federal and local government grants and contracts is required, and proficiency in Financial Edge accounting software is advantageous.
  • Preferred qualifications include experience in finance, supervision, computer systems, and non-profit organizational operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Proficiency in utilizing EXCEL and WORD
  • Knowledge of IRS Form 990 filing requisites
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