Job Summary: The Senior Director of Accounting reports to the CFO and is responsible for collaboratively directing with the CFO the accounting functions of the organization in accordance and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board; and, other state and federal regulatory agencies’ oversight requirements. The Senior Director of Accounting will support the Chief Financial Officer and President/Chief Executive Officer in preparing accurate reporting of the financial position of the organization to the Board of Directors through the Finance and Audit Committees.
Primary responsibilities include:
Setting strategic direction for the Accounting Department with CFO.
Developing, implementing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures.
Planning, budgeting and supervising monthly budgets.
Preparing financial statements, including cash flow statements.
Ensuring timely and accurate month-end close.
Planning organizing and coordinating monthly and year-round processes with internal staff and external financial auditors and program auditors.
Ensuring accurate and timely revenue maximization and control, accurate and timely billing, budgeting, expense management, and risk management.
Pro-active, quick learner with a positive attitude.
Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, complex environment
Excellent people skills and the ability to work with others to achieve team results
Primary support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to assist in overseeing all activities of the accounting department for accurate and timely dissemination of financial reporting including internal and external financial statements, cash flow projections, budgeting, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, aged reporting, payroll, quarterly and year-end employee payroll tax reporting compliance, credit card reconciliation, banking relationship, bank account and bank systems management, cash control, audits, federal and private grant funding, investments, collections, and technology systems management.
Responsible for federal and state Pro-Forma 990 reporting and the accurate and timely completion of all necessary reporting documentation in line with National Affiliate responsibilities.
Establish and maintain processes and systems which maintain financial controls while ensuring accuracy, and the efficient and effective use of current technology applications reducing and eliminating activities that require manual accounting.
Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective solutions-oriented partner to accounting challenges. Ability to pro-actively and creatively solve accounting challenges.
A key partner to the CFO in training the department managers on budget process, implementation and adherence to the annual budget requirements.
Ensure financial and regulatory compliance with Federal and State contract and funding source requirements.
In collaboration with executive leadership ensure insurance coverage is maintained and at appropriate levels of coverage.
Qualifications and Skills: Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of experience and proven, continuously progressive, leadership and expertise.
Current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or
Certified Management Accountant (preferred).
Expertise in accounting (including fund accounting), financial planning and control, purchasing, contracting, budgeting, general administration and management.
Expertise in Federal and State contracting, accounting standards and adherence.
Extremely adept at accounting software use and management.