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VP of Finance & Administration

Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

CNE's Charlottesville office will remain closed to the public until further notice. All of our staff are working remotely to support and maintain full communication with our members. See our COVID-19 page to sign up for Virtual Office Hours and find curated resources and relevant information. VP of Finance & Administration, Non-Profit We are seeking a VP of Finance & Administration (VPFA) for our client, Activation Capital, a self-sustaining, mission-driven organization created to grow the number of life sciences and advanced technology businesses by and for the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1992. The organization provides a portfolio of resources to entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support organizations translating science and technology into world-changing companies. The VPFA is a key strategic role with hands-on responsibility for the development of Activation Capital's financial management strategy, contributing to the development of the organization's strategic goals, and providing insight into opportunities for long-term financial growth. The individual contributor has a span of control encompassing business & financial planning, annual budgeting, forecasting, accounting, financial analysis, management & performance reporting, and HR/Benefits administration. The annual budget is $1.5M+ with assets of $20M. This role is part of a small entrepreneurial team located in downtown Richmond, VA reporting to the President. Activation Capital is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals targeting Gender Equality, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, and Reduced Inequalities. The organization values agility, an entrepreneurial mindset, collaboration, impact and inclusion. Learn more at ! Summary of Job Responsibilities and Requirements Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Advise the CEO and Board of Directors on capital strategies, financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
  • Serve as the management liaison to the Board and Finance & Audit Committee.
  • Contribute to the development of Activation Capital's strategic goals and objectives.
  • Oversee financial forecast, including analysis and insights into the key drivers, assumptions, and changes.
  • Build and maintain forecast reporting formats and processes.
  • Contribute to the development of revenue growth planning involving multiple revenue channels.
  • Participate in building business cases for new initiatives, capital investments, and partnerships. Annual Operating Planning
    • Lead the annual operating plan and budgeting process, ensuring alignment with strategic focus and priorities.
    • Provide recommendations regarding opportunities, risk management, and resource allocation. Accounting, Administration & Controls
      • Maintain an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures under the General Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
      • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, retirement plan, grants payment processing, payroll/HR, accounts payable, and purchasing.
      • Oversee management of administrative areas (including HR, IT, & contracts), responsible for creating systems and processes that are effective and efficient.
      • Manage accounting/reporting to ensure compliance with GASB audit standards and statutory requirements.
      • Provide operational support for affiliate organizations and coordinate financial reporting.
      • Manage relationships with third-party finance vendors, payroll management, auditors, tax vendors, etc. Financial Analysis & Business Performance Reporting
        • Report on business performance, including financial results and key metrics, providing analysis and insights.
        • Help design and maintain reporting on business & financial results, including scorecards and dashboards.
        • Promote consistent business modeling, milestones, and dashboards by affiliate organizations.
        • Advise the organization on tools and solutions to increase efficiency in forecasting, analysis, and reporting.
        • Other special projects and tasks as assigned Key Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
          • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance; MBA is desired. CPA or CMA is a plus.
          • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting, with significant FP&A exposure.
          • Highly skilled in QuickBooks Desktop and Excel; exposure to State pension systems and Asana project management a plus.
          • Experience with government/nonprofit organization finance and accounting regulations.
          • Experience in Human Resources and benefits administration; Dominion iSolved experience a plus.
          • Experience with a venture-backed entrepreneurship organization a plus, not required.
          • External audit and in-house financial management experience.
          • Mastery of business modeling, management reporting and analytic tools.
          • Collaborative with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
          • Represents the organization in a professional manner to the community, vendors, and internal personnel
          • Typical full-time work schedule is Monday through Friday.
          • Offer of employment is contingent upon successfully completing pre-employment background screening and professional references. Competitive Salary & Rich Benefits Package including health, dental, vision, life & AD&D, LTD, STD, LTC, FMLA, paid holidays, paid time off, retirement and deferred compensation plan with matching contributions! Professional development reimbursement, work life balance / flex schedule opportunity and wellness initiatives. Apply by sending your resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled. EOE M/F/D/V On behalf of its client, Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party. Office Hours Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
            Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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