Director of Finance & Operations

This position reports to the Executive Director and provides leadership and direction to EFA’s financial management, information technology and facilities management systems. This role also provides staff leadership to the Board Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of the Leadership Team. Scope of responsibilities include: development of budgets and financial statements, accounting for government and private funds and financial and cash management for all aspects of EFA; provide oversight of information technology systems to assure high quality hardware and software support for all EFA programs, services and employee functions; and provide oversight for facilities to assure high quality program, service and employee environments.

Skill-Based Competencies and Performance Outcomes

  • Uses rigorous methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers
  • Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; creates focus and eliminates roadblocks; steadfastly pushes self and others for results
  • Can marshal resources to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner
  • Uses planning and organizing skills to set goals and objectives; measures performance against goals and evaluates results; anticipates and adjusts for complications
  • Decisive, responsible, dependable, accurate, detail-oriented, motivated and results-driven; able to maintain high level of confidentiality; bottom-line oriented

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Seeks to reduce variances in organization processes; committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data
  • Supervisory skills, including recruitment and hiring, performance evaluations, goal setting, team leadership and staff development skills; clearly assigns responsibility, objectives and measures

Position Requirements/Preferences

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an MBA or CPA preferred, or minimum five years of experience in financial management; knowledge of finances, accounting, budget preparation and reporting requirements specific to nonprofits; familiar with corporate accounting and pertinent GAAP, SEC rules and regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Excellent technology skills with QuickBooks, Paychex, Microsoft Office Suite, and Donor Perfect

Supervision:  This position supervises the Operations Manager and Administrative Support Manager


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