Responsible for directing the fiscal function of the council in accordance with generally accepted accounting and finance principles and regulations. Participates in ensuring that resource allocation and utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of council goals established by the Board of Directors. Develops the council budget; administers and monitors operating plans and budgets; maintains control of the council’s finances; accounts and all financial records; prepares and issues financial statements and reports. Manages the staff and activities of the finance team. Provides oversight to the Council’s investments, endowments and oversees the audit process.
Participate in the process of setting the organization’s strategic direction, as well as short and long-term plans, and in translating the vision and corporate goals set by the council’s Board of Directors into effective operational strategies and actions.
Provide professional expertise and direction to the council and the board of directors on all aspects of finance policy to ensure that financial strategies, decisions and functions effectively facilitate achievement of council goals.
Prepare the general operating budget for presentation to the council’s Board of Directors and Governance & Stewardship committee; and monitors performance of the approved budget. Maintains similar responsibility with respect to temporarily and permanently restricted assets.
Ensure that all council financial and other asset management operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines and laws.
Provide counsel to the CEO in the formulation of overall fiscal policies and plans regarding both short and long-term financial matters related to the council.
Oversee all financial reporting activities, providing the CEO and the council’s Board of Directors with accurate and up-to-date information on the financial activities of the council.
Oversee the day-to-day administration and control of the accounting, treasury and payroll functions to safeguard the council’s assets and to ensure financial transactions are processed accurately, timely and are recorded in keeping with accepted accounting standards and principles.
Makes recommendations for staff concerning hiring, salary changes, promotions, transfers and terminations.
Provide support to the staff and activities of the finance department and ensures that the day-to day operations of the council proceed efficiently and effectively.
Ensure compliance with IRS and government regulations through administration of procedures and guidelines surrounding unrelated business income tax, property and sales taxes
Contribute to the overall council effectiveness by providing critical staff support to task groups and committees established by the council’s Board of Directors.
Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO and senior management in decision-making and goal execution.
Oversee financial and operational audits, identifies opportunities for improved efficiencies, and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal controls and/or operating procedures.
Serve as a key member of the council’s senior management and crisis teams.
Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in finance required, MBA preferred.
Five years work experience in finance and asset management.
Experience with financial accounting systems.
Five years management and supervisory experience.
Experience in the development of budgets and ability to manage financial resources effectively.
Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations.
Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve problems.
Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and/or weekends, and willingness to travel throughout the council.
Car and valid driver’s license necessary to carry out assignments.
Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Ability to work cooperatively in furtherance of stated goals.
Must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.
Ability to lift 35 lbs.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
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