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Director of Finance

New York   •  Temporary

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  • Director of Finance
  • Well established educational institution in midtown Manhattan

About Our Client

Our Client is an educational institution, founded in 1978.

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage all aspects of the finance and accounting function within the organization.
  • Ensure implementation and maintenance of internal control systems, including fiscal policies and procedures, to comply with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure provision of timely and accurate analysis and reporting of financial data including monthly reports for use in expense control, forecasting, reporting, and preparing quarterly projections.
  • Manage the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors and internal teams.
  • Monitor and track the organization's investment and retirement portfolios.
  • Ensure appropriate management of all revenue received, liaising closely with the Development Department.
  • Manage cash position, ensuring appropriate management of funds, preparing cash flow projections, and monitoring cash flow needs.
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate financial records, including all financial/accounting systems.
  • Develop effective relationships with Executive Staff and respective departments to ensure timely management of all business and program activities.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor Finance team: Associate Director of Finance, Finance Assistant, and part-time Intern.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance with an in-depth understanding of GAAP. Related advanced degree or CPA a plus.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in managing the finance and accounting function at a nonprofit is required.
  • Direct "hands-on" experience in financial management and accounting including reporting, budgeting, and basic auditing.
  • Knowledge of financial management in non-profit organizations including requirements for Form 990, NYS Form CHAR 550, CT-13, and 5500.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills together with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build effective internal and external relationships and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented and the ability to juggle multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • A proactive approach, a strong sense of urgency, and results oriented. Proactive takes initiative and plans ahead to complete projects with little supervision.
  • Excellent MS Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint). Strong working knowledge of Blackbaud's Financial Edge Accounting software required.
  • Strong work ethic with high level of integrity and dependability, serving as a responsible and trusted team player.

What's on Offer

Temp-perm opportunity.

Competitive hourly rate/ salary commensurates with experience. Full benefits package plus 3 weeks' vacation to start.

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