Director of Finance *


Full-time (40-hours/week) position under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer .Responsible for: Developing and implementing effective financial management reporting processes, analysis, and presentations. Managing the financial viability and budgeting of service delivery models for DMH and other contracts/grants. Developing and implementing special projects involving financial administration, cash flow analysis, financial planning and projections, as well as certain specific contracts/grants responsibilities. Partnering with senior leadership and management teams to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization. Attending assigned Board of Director's and/or Board Committee meetings relative to finance and accounting. In the absence of the Chief Finance Officer, will assume responsibility as the interim Chief Financial Officer.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement financial reporting and management information systems; provide improvements to develop necessary financial analysis/reporting systems and processes.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations and business plans; develop and implement financing strategies, business plans, forecasts and related activities to address issues.
  • Oversee and/or perform cash flow planning.
  • Advise the Chief Financial Officer, and as needed the executive team, leading the Agency-wide long- and short-term planning process and participate in the strategic leadership of the organization.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Represent, along with the Director of Finance & Controller, the Agency to financial partners, including financial institutions, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up-to-date on best practices in nonprofit finance, business systems and internal control measures and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations and the Board; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Identify staff training needs and ensures staff participate in appropriate training; monitors results of training to ensure these are meeting department goals. 
  • Perform managerial duties including interviewing applicants for employment; sets, assigns and reviews progress of goals; conducts performance appraisals and recommends/ approves salary increases; and develops higher levels of expertise in staff by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the organization.

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • An advanced degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and/or a CPA licensure in the State of California.
  • Several years of increasingly responsible financial and analytic experience in an organization with over a $30 million budget. 
  • Experience in a financial-management role, partnering with all levels of staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated government contracts, fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, OMB Circular A133 audits and other regulatory requirements in the financial field.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, present/relate principles and procedures of accounting to Agency management.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills sufficient to manage a small staff.
  • Strong and effective communication skills both oral and written; including ability to build positive relationships throughout the Agency and to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages and backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  • Crisis management skills and ability to develop appropriate contingency plans; demonstrated ability to maintain broad business focus while addressing details
  • Must have a valid California Driver License, proof of automobile insurance and meet the Agency's safe driver guidelines.

Location: Pasadena, CA