Associate Director, Finance & Operations

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

Job Summary

Our growing client is seeking a Vice President of Finance who is a forward-looking, strategic leader with executive-level experience in financial management, operations, and oversight. This individual will play a key leadership role on the organization’s management team and will be responsible for evolving and/or developing the organization’s financial policies, reporting processes, systems, and controls, as well as supporting the development and execution of the organization’s long-term strategic vision of scale, and profitability.

This organization offers a full and robust benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Serve as the point person for the organization’s administrative, financial, and operational processes to improve those processes.
  • Execute the nonprofit organization’s financial strategy, including developing plans to increase the organization’s financial strength, while also identifying opportunities for cash management.
  • Build and design organization’s finance team right finance organization by recruiting, hiring, supervising, and developing all finance personnel (employees and contractors)
  • Lead the organization’s financial planning cycles including budgets, ongoing forecasts, and medium-term outlooks, ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations; and prepare reliable and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports on actual performance and forecasts, including income, operating expenses, and cash flow.
  • Manage all monthly accounting and tax activities.
  • Oversee the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flows, shareholder reports, tax returns, governmental agency reports, grants management and reporting, and other ad-hoc financial reporting requirements, including reporting and discussions with the Board of Directors on financial matters.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate accounting and financial controls, including processes around review and execution of payments, delegations of authority, commercial contract reviews, and financial & operating policies and procedures.
  • Lead the annual audit process, including selecting and maintaining our relationship with the audit firm, and actively resolve audit issues.
  • Manage vendor and partner relationships, reviewing contracts and ensuring compliant vendor set-up and payments.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the Senior Executive team and to the Board of Directors.
  • Continually evaluate best industry practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities

Required Experience & Skills

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance highly preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting.
  • Experience with audit, legal compliance, and budget development
  • Technologically savvy, with experience overseeing information technology teams and/or vendors.
  • Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Board of Directors or other outside partners/influencers/client.
  • The highest caliber decision-making, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate, and inspire team members with authenticity, vulnerability, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people skills, demonstrated by a keen ability to get buy-in from stakeholders and drive change.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods and proficient in financial reporting and accounting computer application systems
  • An analytical mind and deep comfort with numbers
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment, along with the ability to lead by example.
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and react as necessary, incorporating them into the organizational plan.

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