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Director of Finance

Everett, WA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$91,000 to $100,000 per year

Published on 28 Jun 2022

Expires on 28 Jun 2022

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Director of Finance

  • Full-Time/Regular/Partial Remote Option – Everett, WA
  • Hiring Range: $90K-$100K Annual Salary – Exempt Status
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, Life/AD&D, LTD, FSA, HSA, up to 6% employer contribution to retirement savings 403(b) plan, paid leave, 37.5-hour work week, flexible work schedule, partial remote work location option, professional development, free parking.
  • Submit a resume and cover letter here by June 28 for first consideration.


Our CORE Work


We aren’t your typical United Way. Through our CORE work, United Way of Snohomish County works with community partners to help local families with young children who are fighting to escape poverty.  We believe the most effective way to achieve this goal is by focusing on systemic change, ensuring that families live to their fullest potential for generations to come regardless of race, place, and ability. Underlying everything we do is a commitment to equity. CORE: Creating Open Roads to Equity is bold and collaborative work, which recognizes that solving a multi-faceted issue like poverty requires complex solutions that remove barriers within and between systems that include education, jobs, health care, housing, nonprofits, and government. United Way supports CORE Collaboratives in Snohomish County, as well, made up of more than 100 community partners, through facilitating learning opportunities, encouraging thoughtful and responsible data use, facilitating connections between the partners, and advocating for policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.



UWSC is working toward a culturally diverse and culturally proficient workplace. UWSC commits to centering equity and strives to be anti-racist in all facets of our organization. We prioritize creating spaces where our staff, board, and partners feel comfortable being their authentic selves.

We strongly encourage applicants who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, or from other historically excluded groups. We understand some candidates may feel confident to apply for positions, even if they do not have experience in all the qualifications listed, while others may not. We value passion, eagerness to learn, and transferrable skills or related experience to apply, and encourage candidates to apply even if you don't meet 100% of the posted qualifications.

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for young children and/or families with low-income.
  • Are committed to social and racial justice and personal identity grow.
  • Demonstrate the skills, abilities, and experience needed for this role regardless of education and compensation history.
  • Are inspired by our values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, equity, and outcome oriented.




The Director of Finance reports to President & CEO and works closely with the Board Finance Committee, organizational leadership team, the finance staff, and collaborates with all departments to carry out our mission.

Primary responsibilities include overseeing, managing, and administering most accounting functions and controls, and all financial planning analyses such as financial statements, budgets, long-range forecasts and trends, financial models, and key performance measures. Must prepare and interpret management reports for investments, program grants, and other fiscal matters.




Functional Responsibilities

  • Perform general accounting functions following GAAP rules: (reconciling, closing the month, payroll, general ledger entries, overseeing AP/AR).
  • Manage the preparation of financial reports including Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Revenues and Expenditures; cashflow, variance, bank reconciliation, and GL account analysis.
  • Serve as a member of the organizational leadership team.
  • Develop and implement organizational and departmental financial goals.
  • Develop strategic financial recommendations to ensure organizational progress towards financial goals.
  • Direct and/or perform all general accounting and pledge processing activities.
  • Direct and prepare annual organizational budget.
  • Oversee annual audit, other compliance reporting, overall budget, and financial controls.
  • Assists with/oversees organizational operations and data integrity.
  • Oversee real estate management programs and ensures appropriate insurance coverage for protection against property losses and liabilities.
  • Work with volunteer committees to set policies and procedures for accounting and administration of departments.
  • Oversee and prepare the annual reporting requirements.
  • Serve as staff lead to the finance committee.
  • Oversee all IRS and other regulatory reports.
  • Reviews all contractual agreements; draws up contracts when appropriate.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position directly supervises all staff on the finance team. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and overseeing the training of employees, planning, assigning, and directing work.



Education and/or Experience

  • Applicable bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required and a minimum of 8 years of professional accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience (example: Master’s of Accounting plus 6 years of experience).
  • CPA/CMA Certification strongly desired.
  • Acceptable fields of study include business administration, management, accounting, and finance.
  • Experience working in nonprofit accounting and at least three years in a supervisory/leadership capacity.
  • Experience with Andar, MIP, or other non-profit accounting software a plus.
  • Experience with a United Way a plus.


Finance and Leadership Competencies


  • Business acumen & strategic direction: Understands general business and financial principles to effectively lead, manage and align resources for performance; business of the organization, and effectively creates strategy.
  • Customer Oriented: Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Financial aptitude: Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare, and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions.
  • Honesty / Integrity: Ability to be truthful and be credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership: Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Operational planning & execution: Establishes effective and efficient processes that align department priorities with greater organization goals, strategy, and mission; collaborates effectively within the organization and motivates and inspires the culture toward inclusiveness.
  • Community facing competencies: Develops strategic relationships; is present and visible in the community and engages, listens, and understands community aspirations; establishes credibility as a leader on critical issues and solutions affecting the community.
  • Talent management & people development: Builds and leads a diverse team that enables organization to succeed; coaches, mentors and invests time and resources in staff and teams; addresses performance improvement needs.




  • Possess thorough knowledge of financial management and reporting, computerized accounting systems, budget resource and management, and supervisory techniques.
  • Committed to social and racial justice and personal identity growth.
  • Possess strong leadership, communication, problem solving, project management, and analytical skills.
  • Able to represent the organization with finance committee, auditors, and board of directors.
  • Able to make responsible decisions, set priorities and meet deadlines on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively — both orally and in writing — with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems; research and collect data; establish facts; and draw valid conclusions.
  • Committed to improving outcomes for low-income children and their families.
  • Willing to grow in personal and professional learnings of social and racial justice.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Current, valid driver's license; use of a private vehicle; and valid automobile insurance.




The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Engage in ongoing communication in-person as well as through electronic means.
  • Regularly use computer laptop, tablet, keyboard, screens, webcam, desk phone and photocopier.
  • Frequently sit and/or move throughout the office.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work in a business setting of cubicles and offices or from home.
  • Travel to offsite meetings within Snohomish County.
  • Work full time (37.5 hrs./wk.), some weekends and evenings as needed.




United Way of Snohomish County is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, we ensure equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship