Join our Finance team and be a part of the state-wide infrastructure that supports our agency mission of creating hope, opportunity and bright futures for at-risk children, youth and families. The Director of Finance/Controller is responsible for the oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. As the Director of Finance/Controller, you will develop and implement an effective system of internal control of financial activities and oversee the preparation and distribution of internal and external financial statements. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Director of Finance/Controller responsibilities include:
Establish, monitor and implement agency-wide financial policies and procedures.
Coordinate and oversee daily operations supporting all major accounting cycles, including the management of all accounts, ledgers and reporting.
Oversee, analyze, communicate and distribute routine and ad hoc financial statements. Prepare reports and financial presentations for board/committee review, as needed.
Partner with agency leadership and staff to plan, project, and assess financial efficacy of agency programs and to enhance and integrate finance with agency functions.
Oversee grant accounting to ensure appropriate revenue and expense management.
Assist the CFO with daily cash management, investment portfolio, and bank relationship activities.
Manage financial audits and reviews to ensure successful audit outcomes.
Develop and implement systems, processes and records management protocols to ensure accuracy and appropriate confidentiality of financial information.
Effectively manage finance team to meet financial standards and goals of the organization and promote the success of the department. Direct departmental personnel activities, including selection/hiring, training, evaluation, coaching, recognition and disciplinary action, as necessary.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge of current accounting regulations, concepts, systems and principles and apply these to agency practices.
Support the annual budgeting and financial planning process.
Provide accounting and finance support to regional staff, as needed.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home + Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required. CPA/MBA preferred.
Minimum of five years accounting experience required. Prior supervisory experience and integrated accounting software strongly preferred.
Knowledge of non-profit accounting is a plus.
Knowledge of and proficiency in finance/accounting principles.
Driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation required.
Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels over 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives. For over 130 years, Children’s Home + Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Children’s Home + Aid is recognized for establ...ishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families. Children’s Home + Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan.