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Director of Finance & Administration

Fairless Hills, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 21 Nov 2016

Expires on 22 Nov 2016

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Director of Finance & Administration

United Way of Bucks County, a dynamic, mission-focused non-profit in Bucks County, PA, has an outstanding opportunity for a highly professional leader to join our team as Director of Finance & Administration.

The organization's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities; to connect people who care with those who need care.

Current focus areas include: increasing affordable housing and decreasing homelessness; reducing hunger and food insecurity; improving information and referral systems for those who need help; improving access to quality early child care and education; increasing access to public benefits for older residents; and ensuring that help is available for low- and moderate-income working families who experience a one-time emergency need.

This organization places a premium on a high level of accountability to our donors, funding partners, and the public at large.


As the top financial professional, the Director of Finance & Administration assures transparent reporting, understanding of the operating performance and financial position (especially including cash), and contributes prospective interpretations thereof for staff leaders, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors.

Please read the complete job description before applying. No resumes without cover letters will be accepted.


Accounting and Financial

  • Designs, implements, and maintains all United Way accounting functions and controls.
  • Maintains the reliability, verifiability, timeliness, usefulness, completeness and accuracy of all accounting transactions, processes, and systems.
  • Prepares and monitors cash flow, pledge processing, accounts (pledge) receivable & accounts payable functions.
  • Performs accounting, grant management, and financial planning and reporting tasks for various grants.
  • Prepares interim financial statements, budget (variance) analyses, cash flow reports, campaign reports, and others as required.
  • Monitors and evaluates investment performance to the investment policy statement, along with investment advisors and the Finance Committee.
  • Prepares annual budget, through cash flows, with input of appropriate staff.
  • Timely preparation and completion of the annual audit and 990 with the CPA firm.
  • Works directly with the Finance Committee and Board of Directors to advance the objectives of the organization. This requires strong, professional, and proactive communication and excellent relationship building skills.


  • Human Resources: Maintains personnel files, assures staff compliance with grant requirements, initiates annual review process, maintains and annually evaluates competitive benefit options.
  • Safeguarding: Assures appropriate internal controls, plus evaluates and maintains adequate insurance to safeguard assets and minimize risks.
  • Maintenance: Coordinates with the Office Manager to assure availability and maintenance of physical assets.


  • Gather and analyze data; prepare clear, concise and effective reports and recommendations; analyze problems, consider alternatives, draw logical conclusions, and adopt appropriate solutions.
  • Effectively manage complex projects.
  • Communicate effectively; meet and deal tactfully with the public and others; maintain effective working relationships; supervise, guide, and train colleagues and any direct report(s) as needed.
  • Exhibit initiative, integrity, and sound judgment; coordinate multiple activities with minimal supervision; maintain confidentiality; organize work, set priorities meet deadlines and follow-up on assignments; understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Understand, interpret and apply pertinent provisions of laws, rules, policies, legislation and other instructions.
  • Use a personal computer or other automated equipment and up-to-date software, use the Internet and related technology to do research, to exchange and to perform other related tasks.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports as needed. Follow safe work practices as directed and trained.


  • Relevant 4 year degree and a minimum of 4 - 5 years of experience as an nonprofit accountant/finance professional are both required
  • Strong business acumen Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Experience managing payroll and benefits.Highly skilled in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware, software and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and board
  • Ability to set priorities, fulfill responsibilities and organize department with minimal supervision
  • Experience managing ongoing projects simultaneously and handling competing deadlines
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raisers Edge is strongly preferred, but not required

How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to by Monday, November 21, 2016.

Your cover letter must include a little background about your experience, why you are interested in this job in particular, and your salary requirements.