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Finance Director

Brighton, MI

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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

Published on 15 Oct 2022

Expires on 15 Oct 2022

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Finance Director

Job Title:  Finance Director

Job Summary: The Finance Director is responsible for managing the overall financial procedures of the organization.  This includes accounting, audit preparation, tax fillings, and maintaining appropriate accounting controls.  They will also manage the pledge and designation process.  The will work with the Executive Director on the annual budget process and to develop financial and budget reports. This will include leading and managing financial and donation programs and software.  They will build strong and successful relationships, maintain communications with Finance Committee and donors and collaborate with coworkers and agency committees to effectively execute finance goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Financial Accounting:
    • Develop and monitor annual budget and strategic forecast for the organization.
    • Review/maintain general ledger accounts that accurately reflect the financial activity of the organization in accordance with with GAAP
    • Manage accounts payable, pledges receivable and collection activities
    • Manage campaign pledge processing/audit and processing of designations
    • Complete journal entries to ensure accuracy and appropriateness in Quickbooks
    • Maintain a monthly financial reporting system that supports the annual budget and strategic financial forecast.
    • Provide monthly financial reports to the Executive Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
    • Support the Finance and Audit Committees
    • Provide reports from Donation Tracker as needed
    • Facilitate United Way Worldwide reporting process
  • Auditing and Compliance
    • Coordinate and manage all activities for the annual audit, including working directly with the outside Auditor and staff.
    • Develop, implement and monitor accounting policies and internal control procedures; recommend improvements to strengthen controls and document workflow of key financial processes.
    • Monitor compliance with investment and reserve policies
    • Enter pledges and donation into Donation Tracker.Update and clean up data base as needed
    • Assist with outside campaigns
    • SECC engagement
  • Finance Committee:
  • Work with the Chair of the committee to develop agenda and prepare for Quarterly meetings
  • Facilitate the process of Committee members reviewing the funded agencies financials.
    • Manage the FEMA process for the county
      • Communicate deadlines and expectations
      • Manage reporting and record keeping with the funded agencies
      • Work directly with FEMA to ensure compliance
    • Maintain records on equipment, depreciation, repairs, maintenance
    • Connect directly with vendors to schedule routine maintenance and schedule repairs
    • Coordination of vendor timelines and renewals
    • Manage copier and technology contracts
  • Committee Involvement
    • Day of Caring
    • Matching Money Monday
    • Attend community events in order to support community relations
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

The Finance Director will be required to work a schedule that supports the needs of the Organization. While the Finance Director can typically expect to work a traditional office schedule, the Organization does require schedule flexibility for planned community events. The Finance Director is required to attend all LCUW events.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree or 6+ years working directly in a finance leadership position
  • 3 years of experience in a finance department
  • Must have knowledge of bookkeeping principles
  • Proficient in GAAP and FASB guidance as applied to not-for-profit accounting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with 3rd party fundraising platforms, like Mobile Cause, PayPal and EFT is preferred.Must be willing to learn any other relevant computer applications
  • DocuSign experience is preferred
  • Have excellent attention to detail and high-level accuracy
  • Experience working with the community, familiar with Livingston County.
  • Strong presentation skills and an ability to work with a team.
  • Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, budget and deliver results.
  • Ability to analyze data, exercise judgment, think strategically and make sound objective decisions.
  • Quick thinker and ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

Position Key Measurables

  • A clean financial audit each year
  • Timely and accurate financial documentation and reports
  • Conducting activities as outlined in policy and procedures
  • Efficiency of tasks, including non-paper methods whenever appropriate to do so.

Salary Range and Benefits

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary based on skills and experience.  The compensation package also includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a qualified retirement plan, paid time-off, and training and development investments.



  • This job description is intended to convey the essential functions of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.