The Director of Finance leads the day-to-day financial operations of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, with management responsibility over the Finance Department, and provides staff support for the Finance, Audit, and Investment committees. As a member of NCJW's leadership team, They play a critical role ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency in addressing issues related to organizational growth and development and delivery of our strategy. This position works closely with department managers and serves as the principal liaison to the external auditor and vendors.
The Director of Finance ensures that financial systems and procedures are in place to support timely and accurate reporting, forecasting, effective planning, program implementation and oversight. This position oversees the budget preparation process, and assists with budget presentations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide strategic guidance and leadership regarding the policies, processes and systems necessary to manage the organization's financial and administrative operations in an effective and efficient manner.
Manage all financial operations of the organization including cash management, accounting, forecasting, and risk management activities to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and rules for non-profits.
Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with GAAP and best practices.
Foster a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by NCJW's Governing Board and the executive management team.
Work in partnership with fundraising and development staff to ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of revenue results.
Partner with development and program teams on solicitations, review grant proposals and budgets prior to submission to foundations and other funders.
Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for the executive management team and its committees.
Lead audit preparations and manage the ongoing relationship with the external auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Oversee our grant-making and contractual agreements, including development of policies, processes and systems to manage risk and compliance.
Manage the finance team consisting of a senior accountant, staff accountant/payroll and accounts payable and finance administrator.
Undergraduate degree in accounting required, MBA is strongly preferred. CPA a plus.
Minimum 7 years of hands on experience in accounting management in the nonprofit sector.
Demonstrated fiduciary experience and in depth knowledge of accounting rules including those specifically focused on non-profit organizations.
A track record of process improvement, in addition to setting long-term financial goals.
Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies.
Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills; comfortable with a high level of visibility, responsibility and accountability.
Strong manager with emphasis on team building, staff empowerment and career development.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to develop positive and productive relationships and decisively build buy-in across the organization.
About National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.As the first and most progressive Jewish women’s organization in the United States, NCJW is and has always been a leading voice for justice in the United States. Throughout our storied history, we have been dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families, and to safeguard individual rights and freedoms both in the U.S. and Israel.NCJW has prioritized the most pressing issues of the moment – from providing for the needs of immigrant women and children in the early 1900s, to more recent struggles combatting sex trafficking and promoting equal pay for women, voting rights, advocating for a fair and independent judiciary, immigrant rights and protecting reproductive health, rights and justice.Today, after more than a century, we are 90,000 strong, with 64 sections in 28 states. Our powerful voices make progressive change.