The Vice President of Finance is a member of the executive staff team and will provide leadership in traditional finance and accounting functions, including budgeting and forecasting, complex financial modeling of strategic business opportunities, and ROI analysis. This position supports the strategic goals of the organization through the development of a broad-based financial resource portfolio to support organizational growth and excellence. A primary function of this and every position at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor receive the highest caliber of service.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities
• Manage and oversee all financial and business planning activities
• Monitor contracts, including goal and objectives, fiscal compliance, reports, development and negotiations
• Anticipate diverse funding streams and revenue opportunities/challenges
• Support financial reporting for grants, state and federal funders
• Review and analyze financial reports
• Lead the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
• Functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration
• Manage all aspects of the organization’s finance and accounting including, but not limited to, the production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and variance analyses - balance sheet, income statements, cash flow and forecasts, year-end audit management and financial statements, daily processing of accounts payable and accounts receivables.
• Ensure systems and procedures are in place to support effective program implementation and conduct successful audits
• Responsible for the annual audit process which includes working with outside auditors in preparing all reports and documents required for audit. Coordinate and prepare work papers for audit and file 990 tax return
• Operate as the designated staff member assisting board and committee leadership with the development and operations of the Finance and Investment Committees. Engage the Finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery
• Work closely with program leaders and their staff in the education of general finance and accounting procedures and exploration of how the finance function can best support program operations
• Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
• Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
• Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants
• Compile presentations of a thoroughness and quality suitable for senior level audiences.
• Positively promote the National Ability Center within the NAC community of donors, partners, stakeholders and staff
• Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
• Participate with the CEO and Board of Directors in fundraising activities
• Participate fully as a member of the National Ability Center staff team
• Comply with National Ability Center safety and health policies and procedures
• Other duties as identified
· Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business or related field; CPA and/or MBA/Master’s in Finance / Accountancy preferred; Experience in not-for-profit accounting recommended
· Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel (including ability to work with lookups and pivot tables). Experience with Sales Force a plus
· Minimum of four years in the professional field of accounting preferred
· Self-directed individual; highly adept at working with peers from a variety of disciplines within and outside the organization
· Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
· Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively within a team
· Flexible with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple responsibilities and shifting priorities
· Ability to work well with others and motivate people
· Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity
· Ability to positively receive and provide job coaching for personal development
· Ability to work occasional weekend days and evenings
· Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance
· Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment
· The National Ability Center is invested in both hard and soft benefits for our team. We provide medical insurance, employer contribution to HSA, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off and holidays, 403b, long-term disability and other benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook.