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Associate Director of Finance Administration (exempt position)

locationLincoln, NE, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
5 - 10 years of experience
$60,000 - $75,000 per year

As a small, team-oriented organization, United Way employees work in a flexible and dynamic environment. Achieving the organization’s goals is the responsibility of every employee. To this end, employees must possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and work cohesively across all areas of the organization. In addition, all employees interface daily with donors and volunteers. It is critical that United Way employees demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills, the highest ethical standards and a professional appearance and demeanor.

The Associate Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the successful day to day operation of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County (UWLLC) and United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Foundation’s (Foundation) financials, and its internal controls including accounting, financial reporting, grant accounting, and governmental reporting. This role is also responsible for aspects of the organization’s Human Resource function including payroll, administration of employee health insurance plans and management of the employee retirement plan.
The Associate Director is responsible for administrative functions including, but not limited to updates to and adherence to finance policies and procedures and insurance coverage and compliance. The Associate Director also serves as a member of the UWLLC Management Team providing input and decision making at a leadership level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Finance
 Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the financial accounting and reporting system for both UWLLC and Foundation.
 Ensure financial reporting complies with all General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Standards.
 Ensure financial reporting complies with United Way Worldwide requirements for member United Ways.
 Effectively manage cash flow.
 Perform and oversee bookkeeping duties including payment processing, invoicing, tax and other receipts, data entry, filing, vendor payment, pledge accuracy verification, recording and bank reconciliations.
 Facilitate and ensure fidelity to donor designations.
 Support annual campaign by ensuring integrity of pledge data entry.
 Oversee and facilitate electronic giving mechanisms for workplace campaigns.
 Supervise and perform the accounting and reporting of funds raised on behalf of other United Ways and federations for public sector workplace campaigns, and other non-local campaigns.
 Support the annual consolidated audit process.
 Consult with the Board Treasurer as needed to ensure transparency and accountability. Prepare monthly quarterly financial statements for the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
 Support annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Senior Director; administer financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes.
 Maintain a robust contracts/grant management and financial management and reporting system. Oversee financials of project/program grants and perform grants accounting.
 Ensure that all contract billing and collection schedules are adhered to, and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
 Conduct contract review.

Administration
 Maintain and prepare the organization’s payroll, benefits programs and related records and ensure fidelity to legal requirements.
 Draw on relationships with department heads, external partners, and contracted service providers (accounting, fundraising, HR) to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals.
SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
 Finance Manager and ePledge Coordinator
 Finance Assistant
 Accounts Receivable Specialist

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required. MA in Accounting or Finance and/or CPA preferred.
 5 years professional, industry and/or nonprofit/human service management experience. United Way experience helpful but not required.
 Demonstrated management and supervisory skills required
 Knowledge of applicable state and federal tax laws and nonprofit accounting principles and standards, including endowment regulations
 Knowledge of federal and state human resource and benefits laws and regulations
 Knowledge of payroll tax regulations and practices
 Proficient in variety of computer programs including Excel, Outlook and database software
 Strong communicator
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
APPLICATION PROCESS
Position is open until filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Attn: Meagan Liesveld, 238 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 or email info@unitedwaylincoln.org

Fields of study

  • Business administration / Management
  • Finance / Controlling / Taxes
  • Human resources / Organisation

Required degree level

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $60,000 - $75,000 per year

Skills and Competencies

  • Adaptability and Change Management
  • Building and Developing Team Capability
  • Mission Focused
  • MS Excel
  • MS Office
  • MS Outlook