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Finance Director (Staff Accountant)

Clackamas Women's Services

Posted: 4/20/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Finance, Nonprofit, Social Services
Type: Part Time

About CWS:
Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’ service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote safety and self-determination. Our vision is to live in a society that no longer tolerates domestic and sexual violence, but rather thrives on mutual respect.

CWS offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry, and elder abuse. Through our confidential emergency shelter, our rural outreach office and A Safe Place Family Justice Center, CWS coordinates services with other public and private agencies in order to best serve survivors seeking help. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly trained staff.

Position Overview:
In partnership with the Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for the fiscal health of the organization. As the chief finance officer for the agency the Finance Director will be responsible for finance and accounting functions of the organization including both routine and complex tasks. The Finance Director supervises the work of the members of the finance department, provides significant support to the agency in monitoring the grants and contracts of the organization, and is responsible for financials statements, audits and information returns. The Finance Director supports management, the Board and Finance Committee by providing timely financial reports, analysis and recommendations.

The Finance Director has strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to exchange information and interface with Board members, vendors, staff and other stakeholders throughout the community. The job requires strong attention to detail, a high level of sound judgment, organization, and problem solving skills.

Key Responsibilities:
• Works closely with Directors to prepare and monitor annual operating budget and develop systems to improve the operating quality and efficiency of the organization.
• Prepares timely monthly financial reports and present same to other members of the management team, the Finance Committee and Board.
• Complete monthly account reconciliations and records journal entries.
• Reconciles government grants, prepares related reports and assists with cash flow projections of revenue and expenditures relative to grants and contracts.
• Proposes strategic financial goals and plans for ED and Board review; analyzes complex financial needs for the agency, makes recommendations and advises ED and Board as needed regarding grants and finances.
• Supervises Finance department staff, schedules the work of the department, and works with team members to create a collaborative environment.
• Leads general audit preparations, coordinates and ensures accurate preparation for annual A -133 audit, assists the auditor in preparation of financial statements and documents for annual tax return and audit.
• Negotiates indirect cost agreements with funders.
• Implements improvements in the infrastructure of the department for accounting, reporting and control procedure.
• Maintains finance and accounting records.
• Reviews and acts on delinquent accounts receivable.
• As needed assists with day-to-day finance transactions if Finance Manager is out of office for extended period of time.
• Work on specials projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and/or Qualifications
• CPA or equivalent.
• Highly proficient at fund accounting
• Strong skills in organization and attention to detail.
• Knowledge and ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret accounting and financial reports.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to write professional business communication, reports, budgets, and generate forms.
• Work requires significant autonomy, ability to meet or exceed deadlines, balance numerous projects.
• Knowledge of government contract management and knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
• Proficiency in QuickBooks software, and ability to learn other data management systems.
• Proven ability to work in a team and build working partnerships.
• Current driver’s license, insurance and a reliable vehicle.
• Willingness to abide by the mission and philosophy of CWS.
• Sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence.
• Possess the ability to work non-judgmentally with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Able to pass a background check as a condition of employment.
• All CWS staff are required to complete a 40-hr training provided by the agency.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to

$40,000-$50,000; commensurate with experience

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