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Director of Finance and Administration


Job posted by: Homes for the Homeless

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Job description

The central administrative office of Homes for the Homeless, Inc. and its affiliates seek a Director of Finance & Administration for its location in the East Village. As part of the company's executive management team, the Director of Finance & Administration must have strong leadership, analytical and communication skills. The Director of Finance & Administration oversees all finance-related functions of the company including cash and bank management, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, maintenance of banking relationships, asset management and payroll. This person is also responsible for coordinating with the executive management team to optimize and manage the company's cash flow. In addition to the aforementioned duties, the Director of Finance & Administration will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and monitor the annual budget.
  • Monitor the use of all funds. Manage corporate credit line and credit card programs.
  • Responsible for the review of insurance documents, lease agreements, contracts and other legally binding contracts with third parties.
  • Oversee risk management, grants, contracts, leases and other documents.
  • Consult with investment advisors in establishing new investments, rebalancing portfolio and developing and refining investment policies.
  • Facilitate banking relationships to support all banking needs and maintain contact with insurance brokers for liability coverage review and renewal.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal regulations and requirements governing non-profits.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all governing documents are up to date and that the provisions of these documents followed.
  • Manage the yearly closing process and coordinate all audit activities. Assure proper compliance with federal and state filing requirements including but not limited to Forms 990, 941, and 1099 and issue tax notices to vendors and contractors.
  • Prepare financial spreadsheets, analyses and reports for executive management team and board members.
  • Manages IT functions and coordinates the relevant systems support as needed.
  • Maintain and review appropriate internal controls, procedures, and systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and recommend improvement to eliminate inefficiencies, redundancies and waste. Implement additional accounting policies and internal control procedures as needed.
  • Encourage and promote the continued development and growth of staff.

Desired Skills and Experience

This position requires a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field. An MBA is preferred. A successful candidate will have at least three years of experience managing the finance function of an organization and demonstrated leadership skills. A thorough professional knowledge of all aspects of the finance function is required and particular knowledge of best practices employed in the financial services industry is highly desirable. A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, accountable, highly organized, and have a history of follow-through and execution.


Starting salary is commensurate with experience and history. Benefits include health and dental insurance, employer funded annuity, and generous paid time off.

How to apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Aurora Zepeda, Executive Vice President, at Indicate the position's title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or email inquiries will be accepted.


50 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10003, US


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