Job Description
Job Title Director of Finance
Job ID 671130
Location OKLAHOMA CITY,  OK 73118-7435
Other Location
Description

Imagine joining a group of individuals—each with their own unique skills and passions, but united by a common purpose.

Imagine yourself at Girl Scouts!  

Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma is committed to providing quality service to our members and helping all girls improve their decision-making ability, increase their self-esteem, appreciate diversity and individuality and contribute to their community. Our unique all-girl environment affords the perfect setting to help girls achieve all of their goals in life — through specialized programs, activities, community service and mentorship.

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience and self esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting, and its special girl-only environment, girls discover the fun, friendship and the power of girls together.  

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. Working with the Girl Scouts—an organization with a solid history and a growing future—means working to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment.

 

Director of Finance

 

We are seeking a detail-oriented professional, whose integrity and ability to get the job done are crucial to our growth, to partner with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in assisting with the direction and coordination of day-to-day aspects of the council’s financial systems. You will also assist in financial analysis and budgeting, while overseeing financial accounting systems and procedures. We will rely on you to supervise the finance and accounting staff and manage relationships with leading institutions in the financial community. You contribute to the overall financial policies and procedural development of the council.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the CFO for all financial administration and management; ensure that proper procedures are followed for all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cash receipts, disbursements, and banking
  • Direct the monthly closing of the accounting records; insures that all relevant data has been processed and all Journal Entries are entered into the Accounting System
  • Provide timely, accurate, and easily understood analyses of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends, to best assist the CFO in decision-making and goal execution; maintain similar responsibility with respect to reporting of special funds arising from gifts, grants, investments, and other allocations
  • Coordinate with the CFO and external auditors in the planning and execution of the annual financial audit and preparation of the Form 990. Assist CFO with ensuring that all confirmations, schedules and requested data are provided to the external auditors in a timely manner
  • Ensure the accuracy of the general ledger with the timely recording of transactions with appropriate supporting data. This includes, maintaining the integrity of the chart of accounts, producing month end adjusting entries, reconciling accounts to various databases, recording daily receipts
  • Participate in the budgeting process and provide support to management staff in budget development and implementation
  • Coordinate with Fund Development on all grant submittals.  Provide necessary budget information as requested for grants 
  • Ensure grants are being recorded in the accounting system accurately
  • Manage the finance and/or accounting staff and all their related activities, ensuring that daily operations of the council proceed efficiently and effectively
  • Manage the effective recruitment, development, and retention of high-performing staff, and ensure they are properly organized and deployed to best achieve successful operating results
  • Safeguard the council’s assets, ensuring financial transactions are processed accurately and timely, and are recorded in keeping with generally accepted accounting standards and principles
  • Identify opportunities of improved efficiencies, and supervise the implementation of improvements
  • Direct staff in providing and implementing procedures and computer systems necessary to maintain proper records, as well as to afford superior accounting controls, services, and reporting as a member
  • Ensure that all council financial operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal, and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws
  • Manage the council’s relationship with the local financial community, including local financial institutions
  • May evaluate and recommend business partnering opportunities, as directed by the CFO
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

This motivated team player will possess the following experience, abilities and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant course of study, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of directly relevant work experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Knowledge of nonprofit and fund accounting standards
  • 2+ year’s supervisory experience.  Proven ability to develop diverse staff and volunteer/staff work teams
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, budget development, and performance management
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaborative, management, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with volunteers, vendors, peers, supervisors, subordinates, and board/committee members
  • Ability to use specialized accounting software with proficiency; (knowledge of MIP – Sage a plus)
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines
  • Past experience of partnering with HR, IT, property, and other departments, as functionally necessary, as well as supervising finance staff
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making, and to work independently
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of general and fund accounting practices and principles
  • The ability to demonstrate and articulate a genuine passion for the Girl Scout mission and vision
  • Proven capability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Computer literate with word processing and Excel skills (i.e. Microsoft Office systems); ability to navigate and use MIP, Personify, Donor Perfect, RMS or similar software

 

Benefits:

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer:

  • Competitive salary: $49,500-52K DOE
  • Continuous training
  • Medical coverage including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • High energy, professional work environment

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

 
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