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Job #994: Director of Finance and Administration - New York, NY (1-8-19)

  • Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: $125,000, flexible DOE

Position Description:

The Director of Finance & Administration will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years. S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including audit, financial, accounting, legal, information technology, human resources, and physical infrastructure. The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the President & CEO.


As a member of the management team, the director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for the Society’s expansion of nationwide services. They will have direct management of the accounting and operations staff, the Society’s PEO relationship and related contractors. This position is based in the Society’s NYC office and reports to the President & CEO.


Position Details:

Financial Management

  • Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and Organization’s board of trustees; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Provide staff support for board level Audit & Finance Committee, working with the Treasurer to coordinate monthly teleconferences and prepare necessary materials.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  • Direct weekly cash management; Approve weekly payables; Execute check signing.
  • Oversee AR management and provide support to collections activities.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management, as well as banking relationships.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Work closely with Development staff to manage pledges, grants and volunteer-based revenue and expense management.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures, as well as legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Serve as a business partner to the CEO on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for Organization employees.
  • Review all formal finance-, HR-, and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
  • Partner with MarComm Staff to oversee the activities of the IT function, ensuring security, support and service to all staff.
  • Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.)

Team Management

  • Mentor and develop a direct team of four, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic. Hire and retain support staff as needed in the future.
  • Engage other members of the management team in program services, research, communications and field development to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support Society’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.

Strategy

  • Partner with the CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the management team.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with Society’s strategic plan.
  • Engage national and field development leadership to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
  • Engage the board audit and finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader with at least seven years of broad finance experience, including coordinating an audit, gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting), HR, and IT for a national nonprofit. Specifically, they will meet the following qualifications:

  • Passion for Society’s mission and demonstrated commitment to the non-profit sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Finance or Accounting.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Society’s mission.
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to developing team members.
  • Energetic team player who will fit seamlessly into a small organization that is driven to accomplish its mission.  Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.

 

Interested candidates should send resume to Louise Vetter at: lvetter@hdsa.org. Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #994 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at friendsoffirm@eisneramper.com on your email.