“La Casa Norte is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for homeless and abandoned people, where they will benefit from a comprehensive program of education, guidance and counseling in a community setting.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.
Expected Goals & Objectives:
As a member of the leadership team, provides fiscal oversight to organization. In conjunction with the Executive Director & other members of the leadership team, assists in the day-to-day management of organization, including problem-solving, planning actions/initiatives and envisioning further activities. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance is responsible for the development of the financial management strategy and contributes toward the development of the organization’s strategic goals.
Strategy and Vision
Advises the Executive Director and other key members of the senior management team on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and operational policy matters.
Serves as the management liaison to the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee.
Contributes to the development of the strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization, maintaining continuous lines of communication and keeping the Executive Director informed of all critical issues.
Represents the organization externally, particularly in relationships with core vendors, legal counsel, public accountants, auditors, and other operational partners.
Team Development and Leadership
Oversees, directs, and organizes the work of the finance team.
Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
Ensures staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals by assigning accountability, setting objectives, and conducting annual performance appraisals; mentors staff using a supportive and collaborative approach.
Oversees and directs accounting, budgeting, audit, and long-range forecasting activities.
Appraises the organization's financial position, providing timely and accurate financial and operating reports to the Executive Director, the senior management team, and the Board of Directors.
Plans, coordinates, and executes annual budget development and forecasting process.
Provides analytical support to the senior management team, including the development of necessary reporting capabilities and formats.
Works to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of operational accounting services such as accounts receivable, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
Formulates and recommends sound fiscal policies, systems, procedures, and forms. Oversees the development of and adherence to internal control policies.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory tax filings and audit requirements.
A finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting, ideally with a MBA, CPA, or related professional degree.
A minimum of 7 years of comparable work experience, preferably in a nonprofit or philanthropic setting.
Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, including experience in budgeting, financial reporting, audit, and federal grants management.
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including skills in negotiation and conflict resolution; must possess strong mentoring and coaching skills with experience in leading a team with diverse levels of expertise.
Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and operational initiatives.
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills as well as the ability to effectively interface with senior management and the Board of Directors.
Shared commitment to the organization’s mission.
La Casa Norte is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy or related conditions, or disability. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, walk up and down stairs, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to the following: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 773-342-4253