Brothers@ seeks a Financial Management Specialist to support the Executive Director (ED) in developing and implementing seamless fiscal, and operational systems, procedures, and processes. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge in non-profit and fund accounting, nonprofit management and governance, and operations.
Brothers@ is a dual-beneficiary high-school retention and college persistence organization with the mission of improving the academic and social-emotional outcomes of YMOC in both secondary and post-secondary education. Since 2014, Brothers@ has grown from a student-led pilot program (Brothers@Bard) and institutional initiative, to a state-wide scalable model focused on expanding to college campuses and local communities across NY State and all 5-boroughs of NYC. The organization serves as a platform for hope, self-empowerment, and engagement—pressing needs among low-income and underrepresented students in secondary and higher education. Today, Brothers@ works with nearly 200 young men of color annually—recruiting, training and hiring collegiate men of color to become mentors, Ambassadors, and positive male role-models to YMOC in high school and college. Through cross sector collaborations and partnerships with public and private institutions, corporations and nonprofits, Brothers@ is a blueprint for addressing the ever-growing opportunity gaps YMOC face, and challenging historically exclusive and predominately white institutions to become inclusive spaces for young people
The Financial Management Specialist will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Brothers@ continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a fast-growing, high-impact organization.
Financial Management and Operations
Assist ED with expending, tracking, monitoring, and reporting on all funds
Support Brothers @ budgeting and planning process of federal, state, local, and private funds in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
Prepare monthly and ad hoc financial reports for the Executive Director and other leadership;
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting.
Support the preparation of, and monitor all vendor and consultant contracts
Ensure timely and accurate bookkeeping, receivables, and payables;
Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and Finance leadership
Minimum of AA, military service and/or equivalent training/certifications in finance, budgeting, business or related fields. Preference for BA in a related field.
The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of financial reporting, data maintenance and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resource function
Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable and understand terms for non-financial programmatic and fundraising colleagues.
A track record in grants management
Technologically competent with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Brothers@
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
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Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.