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Vice President of Finance

York, PA, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Sep 2021

Expires on 30 Sep 2021

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Vice President of Finance

Position Summary

The Vice President of Finance serves as an integral member of the United Way of York County Leadership team, overseeing the execution of UWYC’s fiduciary management strategy, meeting all regulatory requirements, and providing human resources support. The Vice President of Finance will lead a finance and operational team to support and execute strategies that achieve UWYC’s strategic goals and ensure donor trust in UWYC’s financial operations. This position requires a leader who is tactical and strategic, with administrative and financial experience.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute the overall finance strategy, structure, and planning for the organization.
  • Partner with various staff leadership on strategic and compliance related initiatives.
  • Manage, prepare and maintain all financial records for the United Way of York County, FOCUS, and Truancy Prevention Initiative; including annual budgets, capital budgets, monthly financial reports, monthly bank statement reconciliations, adjusting journal entry and close process as well as manage annual reporting to United Way Worldwide.
  • Assure proper processing of pledges receivable, cash contributions, and accounts payable as well as remit tax receipts for donors.
  • Manage and prepare an annual budget for the operating fund, including the capital budget, including management and preparation of budgets for the other programs including FOCUS and Truancy Prevention Initiative.
  • Manage designation reporting and distribution processes.
  • Manage and prepare a rolling 5-year financial strategic plan.
  • Serve as staff for the Finance Committee.
  • Attend all Board Meetings and Executive Committee meetings presenting analysis of financials.
  • Invest general reserve funds and campaign receipts and monitor investment returns to ensure compliance with the investment policy statement.
  • Manage and prepare year-end information as required for the audit.
  • Manage the preparation of all Internal Revenue Service and government filings (including Form 990, Form 5500, BCO-10, Form 1099, etc.).
  • Track all sources of income including campaign, grants (federal, state & private) and social enterprise activities.
  • Ensures that UWYC meets all its financial obligations in a timely manner.
  • Manage outsourced workstreams and third-party relationships.
  • Maintain/improve effective controls over all finance processes.
  • Identify opportunities and help implement automation efficiencies.
  • Attract, manage, mentor, train and develop finance professionals.

Other Responsibilities

  • Strong professional ethics and integrity with high level of accountability.
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive, and energy.
  • Must be self-directed, have excellent initiative and organizational skills to excel in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communicator and educator of others that is respectful; able to translate finance concepts into clear actionable information.

The above requirements are representative of minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the individual will possess the ability and aptitude to perform each duty proficiently.

Educational and Other Requirements

  1. Bachelor or master’s degree in accounting. With strong accounting knowledge in all areas of non-profit accounting.
  2. CPA license preferred.
  3. 6+ years' experience with accounting for non-profits.
  4. 5+ years' experience leading a finance function.
  5. 5+ year's people management experience.
  6. Ability to present finance matters in a meaningful and useful way to leadership staff and Board.
  7. Genuine interest in our mission.
  8. Detail-oriented, organized, analytical, with a problem-solving mindset.
  9. Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment.
  10. Proficient in MS office; advanced Excel, experience with MIP software and experience with Andar software a plus but not required.

Other information to consider:

  • The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties as assigned, might be part of the job. 
  • This job description does not constitute an employment contract; the employment relationship between UWYC and the employee is an at-will relationship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law