Finance Director

Recruiter
Capital Partners for Education
Location
Washington
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Nov 2020
Closes
09 Dec 2020
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Who You AreCPE is rebuilding our operations department and we are seeking an experienced and analytical Finance Director to help lead the way. Do you get excited about healthy financial management for non–profit programs? Are you able to think strategically about the relationship between organizational finances and our ability to execute on a strategic plan? Do you believe that all staff should understand how non–profit finances operate? Are you motivated by collaborating with the people around you? If so, then this is the role for you!About the RoleThe Finance Director is charged with overseeing all aspects of financial operations for CPE and guiding efforts towards financial stability and growth. This person will assist the organization in developing and implementing effective financial strategies, improving revenue, maintaining a healthy financial position, and enhancing donor confidence. They will lead CPEs financial management systems, including maintaining internal controls, preparing budgets and reports for internal and external purposes, asset management, the independent audit process and the annual budget process.The Finance Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Directors of other teams to ensure that all initiatives are informed by CPEs financial status. This role is an independent contributor and does not supervise a team.ResponsibilitiesFinancial ManagementOversee internal controls, set financial targets, develop financial strategies, monitor expenditure and cash flow, evaluate investments, and manage tax and loan compliance.Lead all financial management processes, including the monthly reconciliation process and the annual audit process, in collaboration with the accountants and the audit committee.Lead CPE teams through the annual budgeting process: work with staff to understand the fundraising pipeline, match expenses to revenues, analyze expenses and programming needs, and create budget options to discuss with senior leadership.Work with CPEs accounting firm and the Development team on financial reporting to donors, the Board of Directors, and the public.Coordinate with the Development Director and Grants Manager to support grants management: complete financial reports; contribute accurate financial data to grant proposals, and participate in the narrative process as needed.Create and implement processes to ensure that CPE financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and in accordance with organizational policies.Vendor ManagementManage vendor relationships: manage all contracts, settle monthly invoices, periodically assess vendor offerings to ensure that they remain the best fit for the organization, and establish new vendor relationships when current vendors no longer serve CPEs needs.Manage contract and relationship with leased space property owner/s.Coordinate and oversee development, review, and approval of consultant, vendor, and other contracts.Operational SupportWork in partnership with Directors across all teams in support of cross–collaborative operational initiatives and goals.Collaborate with the Human Resources Director to manage human resources, including expense tracking and implementation for staff (e.g. leave, payroll, and reimbursements), cost–of–living raises, budgeting for future hires, and the like.Ensure the CPE team has the necessary equipment, supplies, and access to what they need to successfully perform their roles.QualificationsBachelors degree, preferably in accounting or financeAt least 4 years of progressively escalating nonprofit finance management experienceDeep knowledge of nonprofit budgeting, financial and grant reporting, and cost allocationExperience working with, and reporting from, modern accounting and database management systems (e.g. QuickBooks, Salesforce)Demonstrated experience helping organizations grow by establishing key practices and policies, preferably in a nonprofit environment;Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detailDisplay a collaborative attitude, and demonstrate respect and empathy for people and community.Must embrace the mission of Capital Partners for Education.Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPointAbility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship