Director of Finance/Controller

FamilyAid Boston is seeking to hire a Director of Finance/Controller. 

Summary of the Position:

The Director of Finance / Controller will be a strategic thought-partner and report to the President. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who supervises a Senior Accountant and a part-time Accountant/Bookkeeper. Areas of responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: ensuring proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions, maintenance of appropriate internal controls, compliance with the terms and reporting of all government contracts and grants; budgeting, financial reporting, preparation, and communication of monthly and annual financial statements; reviewing all contracts and agreements with agencies, landlords and banks.  This individual will also retain primary responsibility for managing the annual independent audit and tax reporting process.  

The Director of Finance (or Controller) will be a member of the senior management team. They will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as FAB continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial accounting and reporting
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board of Director's Audit and Finance Committee and the external auditors as necessary
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit card control and petty cash
  • Supervise the reconciliation of all bank and investment accounts 
  • Oversee the management of all leases, contracts, and other financial commitments.
  • Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll 
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Liaise with the Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee as appropriate
  • Administer the Agency’s 403(b) retirement plan
Payroll preparation and administration
  • Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner
  • Negotiate and manage the employee insurance and benefits plans
  • Process and submit statutory and benefits remittances on time, including annual ACA filings
Budget preparation
  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the President, and the Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee
  • Assist Program Directors and Project Managers with the preparation of budgets for funding applications
Project management accounting
  • Maintain financial records for each project in a manner that facilitates management reports
  • Ensure that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of individual projects
Risk management
  • Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
  • Advise the organization's leadership on appropriate insurance coverage for the organization and the Board of Directors

Qualifications and Characteristics Desired:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required; CPA or MBA highly preferred
  • Minimum of ten years work experience, including several years with non-profit organizations
  • Working knowledge of 501(c)3 organizations. 
  • Thorough understanding of accounting for not-for-profit entities, including accounting for grants and contracts and allocation of indirect costs.
  • Experience with Commonwealth of Massachusetts Uniform Financial Report (UFR) reporting requirements
  • Highly knowledgeable of accounting for Federal grants and contracts in conformity with provisions of the Uniform Guidance
  • Strong analytical skills related to budgeting and variance reporting required
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office required
  • Experience with QuickBooks software highly desired
  • Knowledge of payroll processing platforms required
  • Manage, train, and conduct annual performance assessment for staff and oversee the delegation of work within the department 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of FamilyAid Boston
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively in a team environment
Salary is commensurate with experience and capability plus excellent benefits.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to

FamilyAid Boston is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

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