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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Founded in 1854, Jewish Family Services of NENY (JFS) is one of the oldest organizations to continuously provide critical social services to those in need in the greater Capital Region. JFS is seeking a full-time or three-quarter time Director of Financial Operations to provide both financial management and services, including: budgeting, payroll management, grant reporting/vouchering, bookkeeping, human resources and monthly reporting to all aspects of the organization. This position will report to the President and CEO and have direct contact with the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate has at least 5 years experience in a finance office of a nonprofit organization and/or New York State government agency with at least 2 years in a leadership role.

Primary functions include:

  • Manage all aspects of bi-weekly payroll internally and externally (less than 20 employees)
  • Monitor cash flow through regular reporting and account maintenance
  • Direct all organization accounting and general ledgers
  • Reconciliation of all accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank and investment accounts
  • Manage all vendor relations
  • Prepare, submit and manage grant financials, including quarterly state vouchers
  • Provide financial information as directed by CEO for other grant reporting and application requirements.
  • Work with the CEO to prepare the annual budgets and forecast
  • Liaise with outside CPA firm to schedule field work and provide all requested accounting documents and files for annual audit
  • Provide and/or prepare additional financial and related documentation as needed
  • Play integral role in human resources and new hire onboarding

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an CPA, MBA or related degree and / or credentials
  • Five to ten years of nonprofit finance office experience, with at least 2 years in a leadership role
  • Good working knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to work with all members of team to impart sound financial planning and to effectively collaborate with programmatic and fundraising colleagues
  • Significant experience in grants management, direct experience with Grants Gateway a plus
  • Fluency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Suite required
  • Commitment to continuing education to provide financial advice to organization
  • A successful track record in setting priorities and thoughtful decision-making
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter. Text MUST be submitted within the body of an email or by postal mail – SORRY, NO ATTACHMENTS will be opened. Please be prepared to offer 3 professional references.

The mailing address is: Jewish Family Services, Attn: CEO, 877 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Documents may also be faxed to 518-489-5839. Questions may be directed to jginsburg@jfsneny.org.

Jewish Family Services is a non-sectarian human service organization founded in 1854 with a goal to strengthen individual, family, and community life by helping people through life transitions and personal challenges. Our services are guided by the Jewish values of treating people with dignity and compassion.