Position Title: Senior Director of Finance/Controller
Reports to: CEO
Location: Seattle/Renton WA
Crisis Connections: Crisis Connections has been responding to calls for help and serving as a community safety net since 1964. We offer an array of support services that are free and easily accessible addressing “all things crisis”. Our core programs include: the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, Teen Link, WA Warm Line, WA Recovery Help Line, and support after suicide services. With over 350 trained volunteers and 160 staff, CC provides support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Sr. Director of Finance/Controller is responsible for the oversight and operations of all finance, accounting and reporting activities including budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial components of contracts and grants.
In addition to the day-to- day management of finance operations, this position works closely with the CEO on financial strategic development for the organization. This position will ensure that Crisis Connections has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct successful audits. They will analyze and interpret financial data in relationship to actual operations for the objective of developing and preparing financial plans, budgets and forecasts strategically and tactically.
Position oversees budgeting and financial projects, dash boarding of critical metrics and work with the Crisis Connections leadership team to ensure reports are accurate and timely. Position supervises a staff accountant and contractor(s).
A. Financial Management
- Manage the preparation and development of Crisis Connections’ annual operating budgets, forecasts, revised targets, and ongoing reports and analysis. Ensure timely and relevant production of documents, reports, and budgets. Support and assist Sr. Directors and department heads through budget making and evaluation. Review budgets and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
- Provide recommendations to CEO and executive leadership team regarding best business practices, financial ratios/analysis and other changes based on financial evaluations and industry standards.
- Present the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval in collaboration with the CEO.
- Provide financial analysis and related research of monthly grant reports, looking for trends and areas of concern, to enable accurate program and operations management.
- Lead Crisis Connections’ strategic plan initiatives relating to Finance and Compliance in collaboration with the CEO.
- Oversee and review monthly close process including reconciliations, journal entries, grant reports, taxes, and check runs.
- Oversee payroll and support benefits administration in partnership with HR.
- Perform detailed review and analysis of financial statements and prepare variance explanations for CEO.
- Prepare monthly board financial packet including key indicators and narrative.
- Serve as lead staff person for the finance committee: produce agenda, record minutes, and prepare the financial review package.
- Monitor integrity of donor intent and full-costing allocations, in collaboration and coordination with Development and Operations leadership.
- Support the CEO and Board Finance Committee Chair in engaging the board’s audit and finance committee around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
- Ensure finance software is fully functional and meets the needs of the organization.
- Other duties as assigned.
B. Compliance and Risk Management
- Oversee compliance with federal, state, county, city and international bilateral and multilateral institutional grants, keeping current on regulatory requirements and monitoring compliance.
- Manage and oversee financial aspects of grant and foundation proposals, reporting & compliance functions including review of sub-recipients to ensure compliance with terms of sub-agreements and applicable grantor rules and regulations.
- Develop and manage systems and processes related to grants to ensure compliance and requirements for the government and NGOs. Ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period.
- Develop new systems and processes as needed, providing support to operations in implementation.
- Develop, update, and recommend to CEO and executive leadership, policies, processes and procedures, and follow up as necessary to ensure implementation.
- Advise CEO and executive leadership regarding changes, trends or developments that might influence decision-making or pose additional risk to the organization.
- Review, establish, implement, and administer and/or coordinate policies and procedures necessary for the effective Finance and Compliance functions across organization.
- Provide managerial audits, conduct research and special projects as assigned.
- Assure timely filing of legal documents and licenses.
C. Leadership & Supervisor Responsibility
- Supervise, develop, and manage Crisis Connection finance staff. Reviews work and ensure the accuracy of all transactions and reconciliations done by accounting staff, compliance with GAAP, funder requirements, and all applicable Federal and State regulations.
- Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels.
- Professionally represent organization to outside agencies, contractors, and the public.
- Create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
- In all aspects of work, be a role model to others and behave in a way that aligns with Crisis Connections’ organizational values and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace.
Crisis connections offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. As an adaptive organization, responsibilities can and will change in alignment with greater efficiencies and mission metrics.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION:
Crisis Connections (CC) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. CC does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion, or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state or federal law.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions.
Crisis Connections is an equal opportunity employer. We value having employees whose skills, experience and background reflect the diverse populations we serve.