The Finance Director is a full-time member of the Executive Leadership Team and manages and implements all financial functions including: accounting, budget development and tracking, financial operations, finance personnel management, insurance coverage, management of legal requirements and develops projections on individual project budgets, grant budgets, and capital improvement budget.
● Oversee all accounts, ledgers, financial software and reporting systems ensuring policies and procedures are in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
● Maintenance of general ledger, payroll processing, maintaining documentation for accounts payable and accounts receivable, reconciliation of bank accounts, and interfacing with charitable database software
● Oversee an inclusive process to establish an annual operating budget for the Organization Provide staff training in the areas of budget development, budget management, fiscal accountability, finance procedures and more
● Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of nourish.NJ’s financial status
● Develop plans to address areas of opportunity within the Organization’s financial health and financial processes
● Provide strategic vision, planning and oversight of nourish.NJ’s financial outlook
● Work closely with leadership to: a) maintain, analyze, and interpret general ledger for all funds; b) manage the preparation and analysis of financial reports on a monthly and as needed basis
● Manage organizational cash flow forecasting; collaborate to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations
● Work with external auditors to prepare and review audit schedules and annual report of audit findings.
● Oversee the process for identifying and evaluating opportunities for improved financial operations, recordkeeping and reporting
● Monitor investment and cash management accounts and work to maximize return on our investments and resources while operating within government regulations
● Assist resource development leadership in preparing budgets for grant proposals which fit into the organizational strategy
● Lead organizational planning and development of operating and fund account budgets, and control expenditures against budget
● Ensure the maintenance of financial records and recordkeeping systems, including grant/fund accounting, to ensure compliance with all regulations, generally accepted accounting practices and contractual requirements
● Ensure a productive work environment within the finance and accounting function
● Manage and staff financially-related organization committees such as Finance and Audit Committee
● Attend additional committee and board meetings in an advisory capacity
● Represent the organization as a member of leadership team
● Internal: Maintain contact with the Executive Leadership Team and department heads to provide technical assistance in matters of financial operations; interact regularly with Chief Executive Officer and the Board to develop fiscal policies and budgets, and to present regular reports in an advisory capacity. Direct, consult and counsel all organization employees, and board membersin all financial aspects of nourish.NJ.
● External: Maintain contact with external auditors, vendors,and other groups.
● CPA preferred
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration, or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred
● A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience managing the accounting functions in a non-profit agency, or equivalent experience
● Previous experience with accounting software such as Quickbooks
● Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices, processes, and procedures of non-profit organizations
● Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
● Strong organization and analytical skills
● Consistent attention to detail
● Advanced knowledge and utilization of Excel
● Strong computer literacy to include use of MS Word, Power point, Outlook, Google Suite and more
● Ability to interact professionally with staff, Board members, volunteers, and other related agencies
nourish.NJ provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, disability, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.