Finance Director

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Posted: Friday, December 28th, 2018


Job Description

To provide management and direction for the daily business or financial operations of the organization, ensuring its ability to meet its financial obligations in carrying out its primary mission. Duties include preparation, analysis, and oversight of budgeting and auditing; general ledger and financial reporting in accordance with Nonprofit Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Must possess knowledge of all accounting functions, including but not limited to, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budgeting and analysis, cash management, general ledger maintenance, depreciation, asset management, and IT functions as they relate to accounting application systems. Oversees development of financial systems, and multiyear financial plans, assets; Interprets accounting reports to management team and Board of Directors. Is main fiscal point of contact for outside auditors, government finance departments. Reports to the CEO.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties and responsibilities represent the essential functions of the position. An employee in this classification is responsible for carrying out the following functions:

  • Manage and supervise an assigned staff, which includes oversight of their training needs and daily performance.
  • Prepare and submit special budgetary or financial analyses, forms or reports, as required by fund-raising sources and government entities, including tax authorities.
  • Ensure government and private contracts financial reporting needs are met.
  • Analyze and research large budget variances.
  • Ascertain the proper interfacing of data between the general accounting system, and the payroll, fixed assets and client management systems. Maintain fixed assets ledger.
  • Prepare regular monthly and annual financial statements for the overall organization and each department or cost center. Provide explanatory or instructional guidance to department managers thereon and to the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor the IT function as it relates to accounting application systems, to include hardware and software upgrades or additions.
  • Preparation of the annual budget. Act as primary liaison with other departments, and provide guidance on their input of budgetary metrics.
  • Lead annual audit by the Board’s appointed independent auditor.
  • Run reports, compile information, analyze government funding and grant allocations, administrative and staff allocations.
  • Implement improvements in internal financial controls and financial reporting.
  • Adhere to nonprofit Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibility:  Accounting Department

Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, as promulgated by the American Institute of CPAs.
  • Working knowledge of fund accounting and governmental accounting principles.
  • Experience in working with independent and government auditors.
  • Knowledge of managerial principles and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise staff effectively.
  • Effective in communicating ideas to others, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills, to include setting priorities and managing time.
  • Knowledge of current technology systems and trends.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance plus 5 years of experience in nonprofit accounting management, or bachelor’s degree with 10 years nonprofit fiscal experience or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience.


POSITION: Finance Director

LOCATION: Salinas, Ca.

SALARY: $87,235 – $102,440 annually

HOURS: Full time + Benefits

APPLY BY: Will accept applications until filled

APPLY AT: Anna Foglia at

FAX: (831) 753-6005 Attn: Anna Foglia


Environmental Conditions:
Office environment, equipment and tasks.  Significant amount of time spent sitting at desk and looking at desktop or laptop computer. Long periods of intense concentration. Time spent in meetings, travel to various work site locations throughout the county, as needed.  Some exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

NOTE: Employees will be required to be fingerprinted and will be subject to clearance by the Department of Justice.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Racial/ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, Vietnam veterans, and people in Recovery are encouraged to apply for all positions