Director of Accounting & Finance
Detroit, MI Finance
Job Type

The Director of Finance & Accounting is responsible for overseeing the company general ledger, producing financial reports for all internal and external financial statement users and supervising the day-to-day operations of the financial reporting and accounting functions for the organization. S/he will manage budget oversight and actual expenses for the operating fund and grant programs. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the accounting and finance team. 



Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Manage accounting staff on accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and rules for non-profits.
  • Direct annual audit and 990 processes, serving as the principal liaison to the external auditor.
  • Oversight of the accounting, financial analytics, and procurement teams
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding financial issues and controls to the CEO and Chief Financial Officer 
  • Oversees organization general ledger and budget management functions, including preparation of the annual budget.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for review, (including explanations for variance analysis) and prepares cash flow analysis schedules.      
  • Provides  financial reports and analysis to the CEO, Senior Management, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Maintains compliance with accounting standards, government regulations, and tax laws.
  • Develops procedures and systems for use in ensuring financial control and availability of data for analysis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer


  • Ability to promote excellent performance in self and others.
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
  • Demonstrates attention to details.
  • Ability to conduct research, study and synthesize data, and establish priorities, strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Highly organized with proven ability to manage multiple high priority projects.
  • Demonstrates outstanding accounting and financial management skills.

Core Competencies

  • Analytical  Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Continuous Learning
  • Developing Others
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Using Financial Information
  • Using Information Technology


  • Accounting degree required. 
  • Nonprofit or governmental experience required
  • MIP experience a plus
  • Minimum of five years of progressive financial management and supervisory experience

The Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within our organization. DESC actively seeks applications from women, persons of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.