Job Title: Director of Finance Division: Operations Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Supervises: Finance Department Classification: Exempt Department: Finance New or Revision Date: 03/2015 After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Our hands-on, project-based arts, science, sports, technology and communications programs are delivered at Chicago public high schools, community locations across the city and downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director of Finance is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to staff responsible for all general accounting, payroll, budgeting and financial reporting functions of the Finance Department. This position is a key member of the After School Matters’ leadership team and will work closely with management staff from other departments to ensure financial processes and procedures meet the needs of the organization as a whole. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee daily operations of the finance department, including payroll for full time and part time staff. Train, supervise, and evaluate department staff. Manage month-end close process, which includes review of all journal entries and preparation of account reconciliations. Ensure preparation of timely, accurate and meaningful monthly financial reports for other department heads, Executive staff and Board of Directors while complying with funder requirements and requests Direct and coordinate the organization’s budget preparation and management functions. Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget. Oversee and monitor financial reporting process for government and private funding. Coordinate annual audit and preparation of annual financial statements, including footnote disclosures as well as 990 tax return. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles. Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of divisions and departments. Establish, implement and monitor accountability to short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial reporting requirements. Work closely with partner organizations to identify resources. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein as may be assigned or delegated. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and extensive experience with general ledger software Significant leadership skills and proven ability to manage effectively in a high growth, demanding environment. Strong interpersonal and communications skills Highly organized and extremely detail-oriented Energetic team player who works well in collaborative situations Excellent problem solving abilities. Ability to motivate staff to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications Supervisory Responsibilities Finance Department Physical Demands The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Needs to be able to sit at the desk for long periods of time Needs to able to work at the computer for long periods of time Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is not exposed to weather conditions the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Qualifications: 10-12 years of experience in a senior-level accounting/finance position preferably with a non-profit organization. BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred CPA certification, public accounting experience, or MBA preferred. 5-7 years Supervisory experience Chicago residency required After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.
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