Details for Job Order Number 70494:

Job Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Locations: New york, New York
Job Type: Direct
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Assistant Director of Finance – to $85,000

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance in the hands-on management of the accounting, budget, payroll, and accounts payable functions, as well as planning and forecasting. This is a highly rated, mid-size organization. It is financially stable and well-managed and 100% privately funded. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-performing manager, who is ready to take the next step.


The Assistant Director of Finance reports to the Director of Finance.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Assist the Director of Finance in all aspects of the finance and accounting function within the organization including:

  •  Preparing and analyzing of financial statements, budgets and internal audit projects for senior management, Board members and external auditors
  •  Executing financial transactions and ensuring that they are properly summarized, approved, coded and recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  •  Managing accounts payable, maintenance of general ledger, tracking of cash receipts and receivables, preparation of payroll
  •      Implementing and maintenance of internal control systems, including fiscal policies and procedures, to comply with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  •  Accurate analysis and reporting of financial data including monthly reports for use in expense control, forecasting, reporting, and preparing quarterly projections.
  •  Managing the annual audit process, liaising with external auditors and internal teams.
  •  Monitoring and tracking the organization’s investment and retirement portfolios.
  •  Ensuring appropriate management of all revenue received, liaising closely with the Development Department.
  •  Ensure maintenance of accurate financial records, including all financial/accounting systems.
  •  Developing effective relationships with Executive Staff and respective departments to ensure timely management of all business and program activities.
  •  Mentoring Finance Assistant


Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance with in-depth understanding of GAAP. Related advanced degree or CPA a plus.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in supporting the finance and accounting function at a nonprofit is required.
  • Direct “hands-on” experience in financial management and accounting including reporting, budgeting, and basic auditing.
  • Knowledge of financial management in non-profit organizations including requirements for Form 990, NYS Form CHAR 550, CT-13, and 5500.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills together with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to build effective internal and external relationships and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented and the agility to juggle multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • A proactive approach, strong sense of urgency, and results oriented. Proactive, takes initiative, and plans ahead to complete projects with little supervision.
  • Strong work ethic with high level of integrity and dependability, serving as a responsible and trusted team player.
  • Excellent MS Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint). Strong working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Financial Edge Accounting software is a plus.