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Director of Finance

Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Finance is responsible for developing and directing the quality, timeliness, cohesion, and efficacy of the Fiscal Department. They will supervise 5 direct reports and manage all aspects of the agency’s financial transactions and records, from A/P authorization to Single Audit completion. They will serve as a thought partner to the COO and as a critical member of the management team responsible for strategic decision making. Further, the Director of Finance must establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide array of internal and external colleagues.


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Specific Activities
  • Establish and maintain the overall direction and strategic initiatives for the Fiscal Department.
  • Compile budget data and analyze budget vs. actual, monthly by cost center, department, and the organization as a whole. Provide analytical reports to program managers and executive staff.
  • Strategize and assist the COO with short and long-term financial goals for the organization, including risk management and cost allocations.
  • Prepare financial projections by coordinating budgets, expenses, and forecasting variables.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, Finance Committee reports and dashboards that reflect key performance indicators.
  • Facilitate internal, programmatic, and organizational audits. Take steps to resolve any findings and promote better preparedness.
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures, reporting systems and methods to support operational requirements.
  • Establish and maintain internal control safeguards and guidelines for accounting transactions and budget preparation.
  • Oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and payroll transmittal.
  • Implement intentional cross- training amongst staff.
  • Monitor GAAP/FASB/OMB and grant/contract compliance and ensure relevant practices are followed at all times by all staff.
  • Supervise 5 direct reports and host recurring Fiscal Team Meetings.
  • Facilitate recurring fiscal meetings with department heads to review their cost centers’ status.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and training of fiscal staff.
  • Monitors staff productivity and provides constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Prepares and conducts staff performance reviews annually or as needed and ensures adherence to agency policies and procedures including disciplinary protocols if the need arises.
  • Participate in Directors’ and Management team meetings.
  • Monitor organizational cash flow reports and prepare forecasting.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field (MA/CPA preferred).
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in non-profit accounting operations, to include: solid experience with fund accounting and shared cost allocations
    experience managing a high volume of diversified funding sources (government & private) experience with robust corporate accounting software (proficiency in Sage Intacct a plus) thorough knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and OMB Super Circular
    • 5 years supervisory experience with multiple direct reports
    • Ability to type 50 wpm, with accurate spelling and grammar; 10-key by touch
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Complete work in a neat and timely fashion, with exceptional attention to detail
    • Must be flexible, a team player, and able to multi-task to address shifting priorities

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment. Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.

    Other Requirements

    Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Compensation and Benefits
Your well-being matters at Lifeline Community Services!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (14 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy
Exempt position: $91,458 - $100,604 annually. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. EEO.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
Exempt, Full-time, 40 hours a week- Monday – Friday- Flexible hours (may include evenings and weekends).
Oceanside and Vista offices.