Director of Finance
Company: The Bridgespan Group
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021
We train young leaders to power a green and inclusive economy,
through service. Our model corps in New York City enlists and
trains young people from low income housing communities for a new
and more equitable economy. We equip them with the tools to change
the trajectory of their lives and access good jobs. Corps Members
develop a passion for sustainability and service through driving
large-scale environmental and health initiatives in public housing
and other frontline communities. We design service as a path to
greater well being and means to enlist young people to become
contributors and leaders in the movement to build a greener, fairer
and more just world. Graduates go on to jobs or college, directly
or through alumni initiatives that build towards sectoral jobs and
apprenticeships, via social enterprise contracts or advanced
training developed with employers. Our network of alumni, partners
and supporters constitutes a growing ecosystem anchored in our
corps. Job Description: Overview: Green City Force (GCF) seeks an
experienced professional with strong financial and accounting
skills, and a track record of excellence. Reporting to the Chief
Financial Officer, the Director of Finance will be a proactive,
hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the
CFO, responsibility for the organization's finance and accounting
functions, including budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow,
coordination of audit activities, as well as managing accounts
payables and receivables. The ideal candidate will be an effective
problem solver who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
GCF has garnered awards and recognition at every level, including
the Mayor's "Most Innovative Nonprofit in NYC". This is an
opportunity to join an organization with a proven track record,
strong growth potential, and a positive organizational culture for
personal growth and collective impact as a critical part of a
high-energy team. Primary responsibilities: Lead development,
adoption and monitoring of annual budgets, working with CFO and GCF
department heads. Monitor budget plans and actual results to
identify, explain,--and correct variances as appropriate. Develop,
monitor, analyze, present, and interpret informative and useful
financial reports to aid decision-making.--Assess information needs
of senior leaders and develop reports and analyses responsive to
those needs. Support the CFO in engaging the Board's Finance and
Audit committees.-- Coordinate all audit activity and ensure
regulatory compliance. Develop, implement and maintain effective
financial/accounting policies, processes, and internal controls.
Drive continual improvement of accounting practices and procedures
to increase efficiency both within the Finance team and across the
organization. Perform grant-related post-award functions, including
expense allocations, budget and expense analysis, periodic
invoicing, financial reporting, reconciliations, re-budgeting
/budget modification, and grant closeout functions, as required.
Support the Development team by developing budgets for grant
proposals, and providing regular financial updates and analysis for
grant reporting. Support the Social Enterprise team in developing
project budgets and pricing, in contract invoicing and reporting,
and in providing regular financial updates and analysis. Oversee
semi-monthly payroll processing and allocation of personnel costs
to grants. Manage banking relationships and the company credit
card, setting credit card limits in line with spending needs, and
ensuring cards are used consistent with GCF policies. Spearhead the
implementation, operation, and continued improvement of software
packages to support finance activities, including staff time
reporting and payroll processing.-- Supervise internal finance
staff and accounting contractors. Leverage the strengths of finance
team members and clarify roles and responsibilities. Support
training to enhance staff skills and maximize staff potential.
Provide leadership in strengthening internal communication with
staff across the organization and promote a positive and supportive
work environment.-- Qualifications: Passion for GCF's mission, and
personal qualities of integrity, collaboration, and collegiality.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Finance,
Accounting, or related field, with 7+ years of relevant experience.
Experience in and knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including fund
and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting preferred.
Extremely knowledgeable in financial forecasting and financial data
analysis. Proficiency with excel and spreadsheet design. Excellent
written and oral communication skills with an ability to interpret
and explain financial concepts and information to non-experts at
all levels of the organization.--Keen analytic, organizational, and
problem-solving skills to provide strategic data interpretation.
Medical, dental, and vision coverage. Generous vacation package.
$90k - 100k Posting Expiration Date: 3/6/2021 How to Apply: Please
submit your application via TriNet by submitting a resume and cover
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