Finance and Administration Manager
The Finance Manager will report to and work closely with the Executive Director. She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace. Responsibilities include:
- Assist with cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
- Assist with cash, investment, and asset management.
- Assist with financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations
- Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
- Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
- Participate in policy development.
- Engage the finance committee of the board of directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
- Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
- Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Accounting and Administration
- Oversee the proper implementation and maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
- Assist with payroll and benefits.
- Working with Admissions, assist students with financing options.
- Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
- Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, scholarship/endowment investors, and NOCHI’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
- Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
- Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
- Serve as the liaison between NOCHI and technological service provider(s).
The Finance Manager will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least five years of broad finance experience, ideally in a non-profit or educational setting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and a structure with diverse program areas.
The Finance Manager will have the following experience and attributes:
- A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
- At least five years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization.
- Experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
- Experience working with information technology staff/team to manage finance and accounting software packages.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.