Executive Officer of Finance and Operations Grand Rapids,  MI
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Executive Officer of Finance and Operations

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Executive Officer of Finance and Operations
Grand Rapids,  MI
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Executive Officer of Finance and Operations

Family Promise of Grand Rapids strives to give parents the hope and encouragement they need to create a better future for their kids and end the cycle of homelessness.  Through our emergency shelter, housing services, home ownership opportunities and aftercare services, we’ve helped over 1,500 families build a stronger future.

We are seeking an Executive Officer of Finance and Operations to serve as a strategic business partner to the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the Executive Director.  This dynamic leader will have passion for the mission of Family Promise of Grand Rapids and be able to share this story in a way that will bring needed capacity to the organization.  This position’s primary responsibility is to provide a strategic vision for successful financial management of the organization and implement efficient and innovative procedures and practices that support the organization’s strategic objectives.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Act as lead financial officer and strategic business advisor as part of the Senior Leadership Team with an eye on continuously developing and improving systems
  • Provide analysis, oversight and execution of both short-term and long-term strategic financial goals of the organization
  • Communicate, engage and interact with the Board of Directors, Leadership Team and Executive Director
  • Develop and maintain strategic community relationships with donors, partners, vendors, and organizations as they relate to the entire operation of the organization and its mission.
  • Participate in and assist with planning processes, evaluation, and professional development initiatives of the organization
  • Oversee preparation of financials, internal systems and controls
  • Management of agency budget and cash flow in coordination with outside accounting firm and facilitate preparation of Annual Audit
  • Implement systems, including software systems, to provide critical financial, operational, and program information in a timely manner to directors and managers
  • Improve processes and policies for information flow, reporting, business processes and organizational planning
  • Oversee all client information data collection, tracking and analysis for organizational reporting and strategic goals
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance)
  • Manage HR processes, maintain policies and procedures, and orient staff to all internal procedures and policies.  Including oversite of payroll processing and employee benefits
  • Maintain compliance with all outside entities for licensing and non-profit status compliance
  • Provide direction on matters related to asset management, risk management, tax, benefits and insurance, and business structure and growth

What we’re looking for in a candidate:

  • Strong commitment and connection to the mission of Family Promise of Grand Rapids
  • Five plus years of demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, including budget development and oversight experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters’ preferred) in Business Finance, or related management fields, CPA designation desirable
  • Knowledgeable of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status
  • Excels at operating in a fast paced and high community engagement environment
  • Dynamic leader with track record of successful organizational growth and vision
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives
  • Outstanding organizational, analytical, prioritization, judgment and problem -solving skills
  • Commitment to professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written


Family Promise of Grand Rapids is an equal opportunity employer

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