The Director of Finance and Administration directly oversees the Accounting, Human Resources and IT for the organization and contributes to strategy development in partnership with the executive team and Board of Directors.
Great River Greening is a leading environmental restoration nonprofit with a mission to inspire, engage, and lead local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Our services extend throughout Minnesota in partnership with local communities, governmental agencies, conservation and agricultural organizations, individuals and businesses.
Great River Greening has grown significantly in geographic scope over the past five years, expanding from the Twin Cities into areas of outstate Minnesota (e.g., MN River Valley, Nicollet County, Rum River). As our footprint expands, so does the complexity and depth of our restoration services. Our talented and committed team of 17 staff members works collaboratively to restore 2,000 acres of habitat while engaging 2,000+ volunteers annually. See www.greatrivergreening.org for more information.
This position will report to the Executive Director, will supervise the Finance & Administration Manager and Grants Administrator, and joins a leadership team that includes Director of Development and Director of Operations. The Director of Finance and Administration directly oversees the Accounting, Human Resources and IT for the organization and contributes to strategy development in partnership with the executive team and Board of Directors.
The Director of Finance and Administration is an exempt, full-time position. Pay range is $75K +/ -depending on qualifications, with benefits including health, dental, vision, 401k, LTD, FSA, life insurance, wellness program and a generous PTO plan.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees and/or performs all day-to-day accounting functions, including:
- Accounts payable and receivable, cash flow management
- Contract and grant planning, management, compliance, and reporting
- Ensure that all financial records and reports of GRG are maintained in accordance with sound financial controls and generally accepted accounting principles
- Monthly and annual financial reporting to the board, working with Treasurer and Finance Committee
- Works with external auditor to perform annual financial audit
- Works with Executive Director and other staff to develop budgets and to support project analysis, rate determination, bidding and project and budget tracking
- Works with Executive Director to develop annual budget and to implement strategic plan
- Supervises Finance & Administration Manager and works closely with project managers to ensure projects stay on budget
- Responsible for overseeing human resources functions, including benefits administration, new employee orientation, payroll administration.
- Final decision-making on any human resources issues in consultation with ED & Board as appropriate.
- Develops and implements human resources strategies in line with organization goals
General office and information technology
- Responsible for overseeing office and IT functions, including vendor management, lease negotiation and equipment repair and maintenance.
- Responsible for maintaining technology plan and budget, and working with external IT vendor
- Maintain adequate levels of insurance
- Attend all Board and Finance Committee meetings
- Communicate monthly financials, budgets & strategic financials to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors
- Partner with the Finance Committee and Executive Director to ensure strong financial controls and effective risk management practices are in place
The candidate will be a smart, energetic leader with an eye for detail but also the ability to think and communicate strategically. This is a small nonprofit, and the candidate will be able to multi-task with ease, juggling several projects and prioritizing them effectively. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, MBA or CPA a plus. The candidate should have 5+ years of nonprofit accounting experience, including several years in a leadership role. Previous experience in working with Boards a plus.
Other necessary skills include:
- Knowledge of GAAP accounting, specifically in nonprofits
- Good understanding of financial/IT controls and risk management practices
- Experience with grant management and grant reimbursement
- Complete working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Access, and especially Excel
- Knowledge of accounting software (Sage 50 preferred)
- Experience with project and budget management
- Experience with administering and reviewing contracts
- Experience with IT and human resources management
- Ability to think strategically and to effectively use and analyze data to support strategic decisions
- High level of personal integrity
- Ability to communicate both strategically and tactically in a manner consistent with the audience
- A collaborative team player who can relate to all levels of the organization, Board and external constituents
- Creative, able to think out of the box
- Sense of humor
- Ability to maintain a calm and sensible demeanor while juggling HR, accounting, and strategic work
- A dedication to the mission of Great River Greening
- Respect for the governance role of the Board of Directors
Send cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Charlene Briner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: August 16, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.