Director of Finance

FTE: 1.0 FTE
Salary: $69,300-$84,470

Sponsors Purpose: Sponsors seeks to improve outcomes and opportunities for individuals with conviction histories and to assist individuals releasing from incarceration with their successful reintegration to our community.  Sponsors is a nationally recognized model in reentry services.

Sponsors Values:
Empowerment: We value and support the independence of each and every person.  We recognize that everyone is on a unique journey, and we support their right to make their own choices to lead their very best lives.
Dignity: We believe in the goodness and value of each and every person. We treat ourselves and one another with dignity and respect.
Community: We work together to feel a sense of belonging.  We believe our community is strengthened when each and every person is afforded the opportunity to fully participate and contribute.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position supervises the following positions: Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper Assistant, Two Administrative Specialists.

Reports to: Sponsors Executive Director

Position Overview:

The Director of Finance is a critical member of the management team, with oversight over the financial health and integrity of the organization. This position works closely with the senior leadership team, the Board of Directors Finance Committee and community partners involved with fiscal matters, in addition to the community of Sponsors’ staff members and program participants.

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Develop and monitor the annual operating budget and all other budgets in coordination with the Executive Director.
• Ensure that proper fiscal controls and systems are followed to produce reliable, timely and accurate financial statements.
• Ensure efficient functioning of accounting processes, including disbursements, cash receipts, and financial file management.
• Collaborate with directors and other staff members to ensure accurate tracking of client services accounts.
• Manage all payroll processes in an accurate and timely manner.
• Serve as primary contact for questions related to payroll matters.
• Maintain grant reporting schedule and assist in preparation of grant reports, including financial reports.
• Ensure that grants and contracts are administered accurately, on time and in compliance with appropriate policies and restrictions.
• Prepare and submit accounts receivable invoices to funders and government entities.
• Ensure timely processing of financial documents and input into the accounting system.
• Serve as staff liaison, as needed, with our auditor, finance committee and the board of directors.
• Assist, as needed, with preparation of annual financial filings (e.g. form 990) and financial audits.
• Provide orientation and continuing training in financial interpretation and analysis, budgeting, accounting policies and procedures to staff and board members as needed.
• Provide input, as needed, on the development, review and implementation of strategic and annual plans.
• Demonstrate skillful, inclusive, leadership in the supervision of the administrative team.

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years professional payroll, bookkeeping, accounting or other finance-related experience.
• Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Experience with budget preparation and financial statement analyses.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with people from different racial, cultural and class backgrounds, across generations, and with those who have conviction histories.
• Strong computer skills and experience with finance-related software, including Excel and QuickBooks.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Interest in and support for the work of Sponsors.
• Ability to function well in a high-paced and intense environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a finance-related field
• Experience supervising staff who perform a high volume of detail-oriented work on a timeline
• Knowledge and understanding through work or lived experience, of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with reentry after incarceration
• Ability to work at a computer for prolonged periods of time

Work Environment: This position most often works in an office environment. May encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. 

Physical Demands: Sitting (or standing) at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office environment.

At times participating in physical work that may involve walking, lifting, climbing stairs, or carrying heavy objects.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how meet the qualifications for this position to [email protected]

Sponsors is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural work environment. We are stronger and more effective because of the diverse life experiences of our staff. People encouraged to apply include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color; people who are LGBTQ, gender non-binary; people with disabilities, and people with conviction histories.