Finance Director

Finance Director

Are you a mission-driven finance or accounting professional with an appetite for both day-to-day organization support and broader visionary leadership? Does the idea of being a critical part of an organization’s development and growth excite you? Vail Place is looking for a new Finance Director!

What is a Finance Director?

The Finance Director is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including nonprofit (fund) accounting, financial reporting, development of internal control policies and procedures, and budget and forecast preparation. This position is responsible for monitoring operating cash-flow, payroll administration, managing relationships with external auditor, tax advisor, bank/lender, and insurance brokers, overseeing day-to-day accounts payable and grants receivable activities, and leading departmental staff. The Finance Director works directly with the Executive Director and Department Directors to accomplish the agency’s financial goals. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning and core values, focus and 10 year goal initiative, as well as planning for Vail Place’s growth.

Vail Place’s work culture places a high priority on transparency, collaboration, innovation and appreciation. We’re proud to have been recognized by our employees as a Star Tribune Top Workplace four years in a row – and we aim to do it again in 2024!  If you’re passionate about strategic financial planning, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and are interested in joining a company that’s making a difference in our community every day, we would love to meet you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

  • Leads the overall production, interpretation, and presentation of quarterly, annual, project, and ad hoc financial reporting. Develops and maintains a reporting system that ensures proper disclosure and accountability for all financial activities.
  • Develops internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as contributions and cash receipts, billing services, cash disbursements, banking, payroll, credit, and accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Coordinates and directs financial planning, budgeting, procurements, and investment activities for the agency.
  • Oversees cash flow management through use of cash receipts and cash disbursements and maintains an adequate cash balance to meet financial obligations.
  • Payroll administration and payroll tax reporting, and administration of retirement plan and unemployment insurance.
  • Coordinates and directs the annual financial audit preparation, tax preparation and filings. Monitor banking and treasury strategies to attain financial goals. Oversee business insurance to mitigate risk through precautions, planning and coverage.
  • Tracks restricted and unrestricted funds to ensure their appropriate use.
  • Serves as the staff liaison to and communicates the agency’s financial position to the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
  • Minimum five years’ relative work experience as a Director of Finance, CFO, Controller, Accounting Manager, or equivalent work.
  • Experience within a non-profit environment is required.
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Ability to approach workload with positive energy and enthusiasm.
  • Must be organized and able to process large amounts of information.
  • Passion for working with mission oriented non-profit organizations. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Vail Place is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We strive to have an anti-oppressive and anti-racist work environment.  We embrace diversity, foster inclusion, and do our work through an equitable lens. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, other minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vail Place will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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