The Finance Director will be responsible for the daily accounting operations, and oversight of government contracts reporting. This position will supervise the daily work activities of the outsourced accounting team including functional oversight over accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting and budgeting. The Finance Director will maintain appropriate internal control system to ensure compliance with Commons’ Financial Policies and Procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
(These include but are not limited to the following. The company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.)
· Supervises outsourced accounting team to ensure the assigned work is completed accurately and on time. Monitors performance metrics and bench marks provided and addresses any issues.
· Monitors line-item grant expenditures to ensure compliance and full revenue recognition; Prepare and submit grant expenditure reports on a timely basis; Coordinate with program and development staff to prepare grant budgets; identify available expenses for grant proposal submissions.
· Support Payroll Manager with payroll submission and reporting.
· Monitors staff PAR reports to ensure compliance with government contract requirements.
· Monitors government subcontractors’ compliance with fiscal reporting requirements.
· Manages monthly accounting close process ensuring timeliness, accuracy and thoroughness. Assists with preparation of agency’s monthly financials and departmental budget variance reports.
· Assists in the annual budget development process, both operating and capital, working closely with program managers.
· Tracks departmental and organizational budget expenditures, prepare cash forecasts, analyze and report on variances.
· Maintains a strong internal control environment; recommends financial policies and procedures.
· Coordinates the completion of the annual financial audit and other ad hoc audits as requested.
· Ensures all deadlines and expectations are met.
· Present financial results of Child Development at the Parent Policy Committee.
· Supports the CFO & Controller with ad hoc projects as needed.
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. )
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Minimum 3 years of experience working in a mid-level financial capacity of a non-profit organization; experience with Financial Edge fund accounting system desired
Desire to work in a dynamic and results-driven environment.
Outstanding collaboration and teamwork.
Strong interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet competing demands.
Strong sense of accountability and responsibility for results.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office with advanced Excel skills.
Strong reporting skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to client's mission; a proactive, hands-on, strategic thinker
Internal Number: 7738264066
About Chicago Commons Association
Chicago Commons is a premier social service organization that has made a difference in the Chicago land area for over 120 years. Chicago Commons’ mission has been to partner with individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty, discrimination, and isolation. We are a neighborhood-focused nonprofit dedicated to improving the well-being of thousands of children, adults, seniors, and families. Our programs are designed to provide the necessary tools to help strengthen skills and develop self-sufficiency. Since 1894, we have operated in neighborhoods where children, seniors and families are most at risk for poverty, violence and educational disadvantage including West Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Back of the Yards, and Grand Boulevard.