Client Opportunity-Director of Finance and Administration

Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, a Bellingham, Washington based nonprofit organization serving local youth, is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration. For over 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County have been opening doors of opportunity and preparing young people for a great future. If you are a business-oriented professional eager to work on a variety of critical finance, accounting and administrative responsibilities, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. This position reports directly to the CEO. Primary Role – Finance • Plans, organizes and directs financial operations for the organization • Assists with the development of the annual budget • Establishes internal controls and ensures all financial activities adhere to government regulations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County policy and generally accepted accounting principles • Manages all financial functions including: accounting, financial operations, insurance coverage, legal requirements and grant records/reports Secondary Role – Human Resources • Supports efforts to recruit/retain/develop human capital for the organization • Ensures timely compensation of employees and manages benefits • Oversees proper filing systems, creating and implementation of policies, employee handbook and all compliance requirements • Works with Committee members, Executive Director and other Supervisors as needed to foster an environment where core values of the organization are instilled, practiced and reinforced   Essential Job Responsibilities: Leadership • Establish and ensure compliance with policies and procedures for all financial management functions, ensuring appropriate controls and compliance with generally accepted accounting practices • Maintain, analyze and monitor the general ledger for all funds • Ensure departmental and program specific budgets are established and properly monitored at all levels • Develop efficient supply purchasing practices and competitive bidding protocols for vendors • Manage the preparation and analysis of financial reports including proscribed ‘standard of work’ expectations from Finance Committee members • Train staff in proper procedures for handling cash receipts, purchase orders, mileage/reimbursement requests and other financial components • Work with external auditors as needed on securing information, access to staff and analysis of any findings • Familiarity with or willingness to learn basic Human Resources duties as described above Resource Development • Support the pursuit of financial funding and resources • Ensure the timely and accurate tracking and billing for expense reimbursement/grant payments • Monitor all Club assets including real property and endowment/investments Additional Responsibilities • Attend meetings of Board of Directors, Finance Committee and/or other committees as requested • Develop cash flow projections based on budget and revenue/expense components • Handle other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary or important as assigned Relationships: Internal – Maintain contact with Leadership Team to provide technical assistance in matters of financial operations; interact regularly with CEO and the Board to develop fiscal policies and budgets, and to present regular reports in an advisory capacity. External – Maintain contact with external auditors, vendors, insurance carriers and other groups. Required Skills/Knowledge • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration, or equivalent experience • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience managing the accounting functions in a nonprofit agency, or equivalent experience • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices, processes and procedures of nonprofit organizations • Preferred experience using outsourced online payroll system • Good communication skills, both verbal and written • Strong organization and analytical skills • Ability to interact professionally with Club staff, Board members, volunteers and other stakeholders Physical Requirements/Work Environment Office environment; must be able to sit for long periods of time and may be exposed to extended stretches of time viewing a monitor. Physical abilities required include bending at waist and reaching above the shoulder to maintain files, speaking clearly and listening actively, dexterity of hands/fingers to operate computer keyboard and enter data. Will require some weekend and evening responsibilities for fund-raising events and/or special project work. This is a full-time position. Benefits include: • Competitive Salary DOE • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • Available Disability Coverage • Life Insurance Coverage • 401(k) Retirement Account • PTO/Holidays All inquiries should be directed to Larson Gross, who is recruiting for this position. Email your resume and cover letter