Why Work For Simpson?Our Mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We believe that everybody has the right to safe and affordable housing; we strive to strive to create a collaborative community with the individuals we serve, within Simpson, and with the greater community; and we advocate against the injustices of society that cause homelessness and poverty. On a daily basis, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and dignity of every person and encourage people to draw upon their strengths and promote the power of self-advocacy.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & RACIAL JUSTICESimpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity continues to be our primary focus in staffing and hiring, as it is important to us that our staff demographics be representative of the population demographics whom we serve. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
How Can You Contribute?
The Director of Finance is a key strategic leadership role that is responsible for all financial functions of the organization including financial reporting, budgets, support of annual audits and the finance committee of our Board of Directors. The individual in this role is a key liaison with external stakeholders and the Board of Directors.
The Director of Finance assures agency compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices. This position will provide essential support to the Programs and Administration and will serve as a key interface with the public. Work direction and guidance is received from the Executive Director.
Financial Analysis and Management:
- Develop agency and program budgets in coordination with Executive Director (ED) and Agency Leadership Team.
- Manage financial record keeping including: data entry, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger adjustments, bank account reconciliation, executing government grant/funding requests, and other financial related tasks.
- Manage relationship and coordinate engagement with outside accountant(s) and/or audit firm.
- Ensure internal and external controls are adequate and functional.
- Produce, analyze and distribute accurate and timely monthly financial reports including preparation of financial reports for the Board of Directors.
- Assist in gathering/reporting statistical data for programs to comply with external reporting functions and fulfill requests for internal data.
- Review, analyze, and report all financial, audit, and budgetary activity for Passage Community Housing.
- Proactively provide budget reporting and monitoring for leadership team, make recommendations for budget adjustments.
- Support Finance Committee and Board Treasurer.
Supervision of Staff:
- Provide daily supervision and leadership for all direct reports.
- Execute yearly performance reviews and provide feedback to employees to drive high performance of team.
- Role model desired organizational behaviors including teamwork, cooperation, and dedication to mission.
- Determine individual and team priorities and manage employee development activities.
Support for SHS Programs:
- Support the development of business plans tied to the organization’s strategic plan and annual budget.
- Oversee management of all contract payments (i.e. drawdowns) on a monthly basis for program income.
- Maintain Agency contract files.
- Other duties as assigned.
Provide positive representation of SHS through public relations and networking:
- Interpret the program to constituents regarding SHS and its programs.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
- Assist with fund development as directed.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- Participate in professional meetings and workshops.
Demonstrate essential knowledge, abilities and skills:
- Ability to work very well independently, with excellent skills in teamwork and collaboration.
- Ability to be flexible and manage time.
- Ability to communicate effectively, positively and professionally with supervisor, participants, staff, volunteers and others.
- Have organizational skills and be able to multi-task in order to accomplish the day-to-day activities.
- Possess superior computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Ability to learn additional computer skills/program as necessary.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to represent agency decisions constructively.
- Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people.
Scope of Position
- Financial and business acumen.
- Strategic thinking.
- Effective supervisory skills.
- Drives results and champions change.
- Strong Communicator for impact - written and verbal.
- Ability to build strong relationships and manage multiple stakeholders.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance/accounting.
- Experience in leadership role
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business or related field of study.
- Experience in nonprofit financial management
- Experience in grant writing and/or government contracts.
Essential Mental Functions
To interpret policies and guidelines, the employee must draw on analytical abilities. Employee must also have excellent organizational skills.
Essential Physical Functions
Employee must be able to hear and speak, in order to communicate with staff and participants in person, on the telephone and in writing. Employee must be able to move about the community and public places. Employee must be able to lift items up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.
Percentage time spent away from main office/location:
Time inside: 95%, Time outside: 5%, Agency travel time required: 5%
Travel includes travel within the community including but not limited to community meetings.
Percentage time spent in direct care: 0%
Type of guidance and supervision received: Will participate in management meetings as requested.
Number of Direct Reports: 1+
Number of In-direct Reports: May provide volunteer/intern supervision
Budget Responsibility: Overall Agency Budget, exceeding 10 million dollars annually.