Organization: Jewish Community Centers of DenverTitle: Director of Finance
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Subcategory: Finance, Programs/Services
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
Celebrating its 92nd year in the Denver community, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values.
The Director of Finance is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) by building and managing a team of professionals and consultants accountable for accounting and finance. The Director of Finance is accountable for long-term financial planning, operational efficiency, implementation and administration of sound internal controls and effective financial management of the agency. The Director of Finance also provides strategic leadership for the agency by establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Plan, develop, organize, manage and evaluate the organization’s fiscal functions and performance to ensure the agency sets and meets annual budgeted goals within the context of achieving long-term sustainable growth. Manage team responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, banking, treasury functions and accounting for grants and donations.
- Direct the preparation of financial reports, including statements of operations, balance sheets, reports to funding agencies, tax returns and reports for departmental committees, the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors.
- Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. Evaluates and advises on the impact of long range planning and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
- Provide timely and accurate performance measurement and analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO and the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
- Develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the agency.
- Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board and effective in implementation of solutions to business and economic challenges.
- Continually improve budgeting and forecasting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
- Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization; e.g., membership packages and pricing, employee benefits, capital investments, etc.
- Optimize cash management: the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiates appropriate strategies to enhance cash position. Oversees a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
- Advise professional staff on financial implications of contracts into which the Agency may enter.
- Coordinate annual examination performed by external auditors and oversee tax compliance function. Ensure successful annual audit by timely preparation of all pbc documents and supporting audit schedules, and timely issuance of financial statements to meet organizational deadlines.
- Coordinate meetings and activities of the following lay committees: Finance, Investment, and Audit. Works with chairpersons and committee members to accomplish stated purposes of each committee, as delegated by the Board of Directors.
- Evaluate finance team structure and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
An experienced leader and financial executive with 10+ years experience. A forward-thinking, creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. A well-organized and self-directed individual who is “politically savvy” and a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who possesses excellent communication skills required for effective interaction with all levels of staff and lay leadership. A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor. A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” perspective and is well versed in systems.
C.P.A. required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board and its various committees.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
- Physical demands: The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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