Hiring Finance Manager

  • Position Title: Finance Manager
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt
  • Organization: Tacoma Community House (Tacoma, WA)
  • Salary Range: $75,000 to $80,000 per year DOE
  • Reports To: Executive Director
  • Priority Consideration Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Finance Department supports a budget of over $5 million and approximately 60 Agency staff members. The Finance Manager leads all day-to-day accounting operations with functional responsibility for all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and contract/grants administration. Responsibilities also include: production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of Tacoma Community House’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and result in flawless audits. The Finance Manager supervises the accounting and human resource staff functions in the areas of finance, benefits administration, and other related functions.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and training to accounting staff and managers in the organization
  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow
  • Prepare annual budget
  • Maintain a system of accounts and keep books and records on all transactions and assets
  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable/receivable, expense reports, billing and payroll
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results
  • Provide oversight for payroll functions to ensure delivery of flawless payments
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation
  • Prepare a variety of ad hoc financial scenarios as requested

 

TRANSACTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with GAAP
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes and controls that are current best practices related to transaction processing
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including overhead allocations, account reconciliations, and updating schedules
  • Manage, oversee, process (as appropriate), and act as a backup for all of the following transactions: payroll, accounts payable, revenue and expense, fixed assets, cash, bank reconciliations, and allocations
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Issue timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, leadership and management
  • Coordinate the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and tax returns
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial information in the annual report
  • Recommend and report on benchmarks against which to measure organizational performance
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Produce cash flow reports, annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for New Market Tax Credit program Qualified
  • Active Low-Income Community Business (QALICB) requirements

COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and assist with the developing audit schedules for the annual audit
  • Suggest improvements in processes to increase organizational effectiveness
  • Prepare 990 information for the annual tax return
  • Prepare and process quarterly tax payments
  • Oversee state registration filings

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or business administration
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local grant reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of private fund development financial requirements
  • Knowledge and experience with nonprofit organization management

 Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of finance and accounting experience, including finance management, accounting, audit, and analysis (including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders)
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Solid experience in coordinating audit activities
  • Experience working with different communication styles

 Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Proactive, hands-on manager who will own responsibility for the Finance Department
  • Strategic thinker who possesses solid business acumen and is able to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and the ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments with experience considering the impacts of the work on multiple communities, including communities of color, in technical analysis with a race and equity lens
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization
  • High regard for the mission of Tacoma Community House and its work with immigrants and refugees and
  • Experience working with diverse populations

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE

  • Bilingual
  • Knowledge and experience with Abila accounting software is preferred

Individuals with personal, shared, or lived experience as an immigrant or refugee are strongly encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to submit a background check and openly discuss
  • Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of insurance

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please e-mail a Cover Letter that specifically addresses how your background makes you the best fit for this position, your Resume, and five (5) References to Jobs@TacomaCommunityHouse.org

WHY WORK AT TACOMA COMMUNITY HOUSE?

Your paycheck is only part of your total compensation package. Employees also have access to a benefits package worth about 25% of your salary.

Compensation: $75,000 – $80,000 per year depending on qualifications.

Insurance: We offer a comprehensive health care benefits package including medical, dental, and basic life insurance.

Retirement: Tacoma Community House employees may participate in a 403b plan which includes generous support from the Agency after 1 year of service.

Vacation & Leave: Leave benefits to include 12 days of paid vacation in the first year, 10 paid holidays, and 12 days of paid sick leave per year.

We Are a Welcoming Workplace

Inclusion and empowerment are an integral part of who we are – our history, our culture, our identity.  These values lead us in our operations as we strive to build and nurture a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and connects to each other in our dedication to equity and social justice.

Tacoma Community House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In our relationships with staff, our participants, and our community, Tacoma Community House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence or perception of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Applicants in need of accommodations are encouraged to call (253) 383-3951.