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Finance Director

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Austin, TX
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The Finance Director is responsible for the financial management of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Finance Director reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the finance department, including budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting, fiscal reporting, audit compliance, and financial and programmatic reporting for government contracts and private grants.
The Finance Director is an active leader of the Finance Team and as such, supervises departmental staff, establishes goals/outcomes in collaboration with the CFO, monitors and communicates progress, and ensures financial alignment and support of organizational objectives.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates 24/7. All work is conducted in alignment with the values of The Hotline. These include

Integrity: We conduct every aspect of our work to the highest ethical standards and hold ourselves accountable to them. We value transparency and staunchly safeguard the confidentiality of those we serve.

Thought Leadership: We are committed to learning constantly, developing innovative practices, and evolving strategies as necessary to achieve our vision and mission.

Excellence: We value performance and results. We aspire to be the best and to embrace the challenge to exceed expectations.

Collaboration: We work as a team within the organization and with a wide range of partners outside of it, in the belief that only through these partnerships will we achieve the broadest impact.

Social justice: We value diverse perspectives and strive to incorporate an anti-oppression lens in all aspects of our work.

Caring: We conduct our work with compassion and in the spirit of inclusion, and we meet all individuals with respect and without judgment.

Survivor-centered: Our work begins and ends with the interests of survivors of relationship abuse in mind.

Compensation:

$90,000 – $100,000

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

  • Provide management oversight of all accounting and financial statement reporting activities, including budget tracking, analysis, and reporting on agency program operations
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate US GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain internal control compliance and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program/department budgets, and actual expenditures
  • Coordinate and provide financial related materials for all audit activity
  • Consistently analyze accounting data and present financial preliminary reports in an accurate and timely manner to the CFO
  • Clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; monitor the accounting team’s progress and operational changes, and keep CFO abreast of the Hotline’s accounting activity and potential issues
  • Review and analyze preliminary financial statements, comparing actual results to the budget with a focus to identify and explain variances, and providing recommendations for appropriate responsive actions to variances
  • Support the CFO when needed in engaging the Board Finance Committee around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants
  • Manage program cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program senior leadership and CFO; continuously collaborate with program management to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations
  • Collaborate across the agency to educate all staff levels related to finance and accounting procedures and to explore how the finance function can more effectively support program operations and general administration
  • Provide consulting support to staff for accounting, cost management, and budgetary matters relating to program operations
  • Assist with budget and monthly actual expenditure data input uploads into SharePoint or designated area
  • Collaborate with program managers to ensure expenditure tracking tools accurately capture expended funds in compliance with program requirements and accurately report grant expenditures
  • Ensure that actual program expenditures from financial and accounting systems correlate with budget worksheets on a monthly basis
  • In collaboration with the Fiscal Compliance Manager conduct accounting audits, partner with other departments on complex contracts, and provide financial and audit support to members of the Finance team and all Management to ensure proper procurement of all expenditures.
  • Provide oversight for maintaining internal controls in accordance with US GAAP and assist in the proper design of controls and remediation of deficiencies.
  • Review complex transactions and research accounting audit issues as they apply to contracts, grants, and any other resources awarded to the agency.
  • Work closely with the CFO in the development, revision, and maintenance of the agency’s financial policies and procedures
  • Directly manage the payroll, accounts payable/receivables, and financial analytics functions
  • Participate in the selection, onboarding, and development of new finance and payroll staff
  • Clarify expectations and scope of responsibility with all direct reports, including goals and objectives
  • Collaborate with staff to establish goals and monitor/evaluate progress
  • Provide regular feedback and support, as well as technical assistance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement constructive feedback from supervisors and peer learning communities to enhance department and staff work performance.
  • Monitor the development and timely distribution of program reporting
  • Establish, evaluate, and monitor revenue/expense budget on a monthly basis to ensure budget targets are achieved
  • We embrace diversity in backgrounds, talents, experiences, interests, and ideas. Attributes that resonate in our most successful employees include a passion for our mission, drive for results, high level of organization and detail orientation, resilience, and authenticity.

Job Requirements

  • To be eligible for this position, you must live in the Austin area. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; advanced Accounting degree preferred; candidates without an accounting degree may be considered if they possess a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics or similar background with a minimum of 30 credit hours in accounting to include non-profit accounting, managerial accounting, and financial accounting or an advanced degree in Business with a minimum of 30 credit hours in accounting to include non-profit accounting, managerial accounting, and financial accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience; non-profit preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising a full cycle accounting function, including grant accounting (preferred)
  • Must have a strong history of financial statement accounting, with a clear understanding of preparing and recording journal entries to include monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expense, fixed asset depreciation, and adjusting or reclassification entries.
  • Ability to independently interpret and apply accounting guidance
  • Strong experience in independently reconciling General Ledger accounts
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and email/communications/scheduling software (Outlook). including
  • Some Data Analytics experience preferred
  • Non-Profit accounting software experience (MIP) preferred, but not required
  • Focus on areas of potential automation and develop clear and precise processes
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects to ensure adherence to time-sensitive deadlines
  • Must have a strong leadership acumen and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be an independent, critical thinker who looks for solutions to complex situations
  • Requires a high level of confidentiality, an above-average level of flexibility, dependability, and sound independent judgment
  • Demonstrated change agent who is able to design/develop, mentor, and facilitate new processes
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and/or weekends as Finance, Program, or agency events necessitate

This description only includes essential functions of the job. These statements are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for this position. Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties required by the job objectives, supervisor, and mission and values of The Hotline. This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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