Director of Finance

Company: COMPASS Youth Collaborative Inc
Job type: Full-time

COMPASS Youth Collaborative connects with high risk youth wherever they are. We
engage them in relationships to provide supports and opportunities that help
them become ready, willing, and able to succeed in education, employment, and
The Director of Finance will work in collaboration with the CEO to provide
financial oversight includes business planning and budgeting, financial
management and forecasting. Daily accounting tasks and daily monitoring of
financial operations. The newly created position reports to the CEO; and does
not supervise any staff; is an active member of the senior leadership team; and
supports the board s finance committee.
Key tasks and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Lead the
organization s annual planning and budgeting process in support of the
strategic plan, involving staff, board members and other relevant parties
throughout the process; coordinate ongoing efforts to monitor, report on and
project progress throughout year; Provide oversight to all financial
recordkeeping and reporting functions, ensuring an adequate internal control
environment, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and other
relevant standards for nonprofit organizations, and compliance with all funder
and other requirements; Daily accounting tasks and daily monitoring of
financial operations including accounts payable and receivable, preparing
monthly income statements and updating the computerized accounting system; In
collaboration with program staff (and/or consultants), lead the development of
creative, responsive proposals and accurate, engaging reports for current and
potential government, corporate, foundation and other funding sources; Ensure
that all spending is tracked by grant; Ensure the availability and integrity of
financial, programmatic and donor data; Analyze financial results and support
the analysis of programmatic and donor data; prepare and/or support the
preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports and schedules for
management, Board of Directors, auditors, funders, donors, and other
constituents; Provide direction, as appropriate, and manage relationships with
bookkeepers, auditor and bankers; Support the board s finance committee;
ensure the board has access to the financial information necessary to carry out
its fiduciary responsibilities with confidence; Training staff on financial
policies and procedures; Identify and address financial risks for the agency.
Minimum Qualifications Include;Minimum of Bachelor s degree in business,
accounting or related field, or equivalent experience; 5-7 years of broad-based
planning, budgeting, financial management and data analysis experience,
including 2-3 years in a leadership capacity; 2-3 years of experience working
in Non-Profit Organizations; Experience working with program staff and
supporting their operational needs; Experience with grants management.
Required Competencies Include:
-Ethics:Ability toprovide a high level of discretion and confidentiality in
handling sensitive agency and staff information. Able to follow all agency
laws, policies and procedures in accordance with accounting practices, agency
policy and State and Federal law. Lead by example in conducting agency business
in a professional manner.
-Organization:Analytical, organized, and able to understand and articulate both
the big picture and operational details. Demonstrated ability to plan, set
priorities, wear multiple hats, motivate colleagues and get things done in an
environment of limited resources.
-Communication:Excellent communicator with ability to present financial and
other data analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats in
layman s terms to management, board members, program and development staff,
external constituencies, etc. Excellent listening, communication and
relationship building skills
-Teamwork:Experience establishing and managing effective, ongoing relationships
with consultants and other business function experts in order to achieve
organizational goals and objectives. Demonstrated experience working
collaboratively across department lines in a values-driven, resource-
constrained environment.
-Technology Competency: Strong computer aptitude, familiarity with creatively
meeting technology needs in a small business environment, proficiency in Excel,
and ability to learn program data collection and analysis software.
COMPASS Youth Collaborative is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and
actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
Compensation is competitive with similar nonprofit positions and within the
framework of the organization s annual operating budget.
Qualified applicants should submit a single document, including cover letter
describing how qualifications and experiences match COMPASS s needs, resume
salary requirements, and how they learned about the position to Bruce Beggs at

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