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Director of Finance

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River Network | Boulder, CO
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River Network


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Published 5 days ago

February 24, 2020
$70,000 - $75,000

POSITION SUMMARY: River Network seeks a dedicated and organized finance professional to oversee its finance, accounting, employee benefits, and information technology operations. This includes leadership and management of finances/accounting, benefits and payroll administration, grant intake and financial oversight, and the overall information technology roadmap for River Network. S/he must have excellent communications skills; experience working with a distributed team; familiarity with program development and work force allocation; grant budget development, tracking, and reporting (and managing third-party providers); demonstrated excellence in nonprofit budgeting and time management; and a complete grasp of restricted v. unrestricted revenue. We are looking for a team player, with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is excited about helping achieve a future where everyone has access to affordable, clean water and healthy rivers. For more information, see our current strategic plan. The right candidate will also have an uncanny ability to build trust and rapport with staff, board members, and external colleagues and contractors. 


ABOUT RIVER NETWORK: River Network envisions a future of clean and ample water for people and nature, where local caretakers are well-equipped, effective and courageous champions for our rivers. River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain all life. Visit www.rivernetwork.org to learn more about our current priorities. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado and we have staff located in communities across the U.S. We are committed to embracing diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas to achieve our mission – explore our core values and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, our explanation for why equity, diversity an inclusion are the foundation of our mission, and our principles for equitable and inclusive work. Through our programs, we seek to connect with all communities and increase the impact of their efforts to secure clean and ample water. Through our internal practices and external leadership, we seek an inclusive workplace culture that attracts diverse staff, board, members, and supporters. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Financial Management

o  Lead and coordinate the development of River Network’s annual budget, working with appropriate staff to develop and finalize their departmental/functional budgets.

o  Direct the organization's monthly financial and accounting operations, including month-end functions, reconciliations, production of monthly financial statements, budget performance monitoring with department staff, expense reporting, accounts receivable and payables management, etc.

o  Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial reporting to funders and the President, Leadership Team, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.

o  Develop, modify, and/or maintain appropriate internal controls and financial policies and procedures to safeguard River Network assets and ensure sound financial management

o  Remain up to date on nonprofit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.

o  Coordinate the annual external audit process and 990 federal tax return preparations.

o  Supervise staff delivering operational support related to accounting and finance.

Information Technology

o  Lead evolution of River Network's technology roadmap.

o  Ensure new tools and services are consistent with the roadmap, including website and Salesforce integrations and cloud services, managing external relationships and deliverables, etc.

o  Develop and utilize training, reporting and dashboards that support key functions and strategic goals.

o  Supervise staff and / or consultants delivering information technology support.

Human Resources

o  Responsible for compensation administration, including payroll and benefits, in coordination with payroll and benefits providers.

o  Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding staff functions.

Financial Resource Development

o  Participate in funding proposal development to maximize cost recovery for River Network, track spending against restricted revenue sources, and prepare, or assist in preparation, of final foundation and government funder financial reports.

o  Generate timely and complete invoicing on contracts.

o  Contribute to revenue generation at River Network where possible (e.g., financial management education for nonprofits, relationships with corporations or foundations, etc.) in alignment with priorities and in collaboration with other functions and staff.

Support for Board of Directors and Finance Committee

o  Provide staff support to River Network’s Finance Committee, or the combined Finance and Development Committee, including coordinating agenda preparation, attending meetings, presenting regular financial reports and others, as requested.

o  Develop and present financial reporting for the Finance Committee, or the combined Finance and Development Committee, and Board of Directors.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance preferred and minimum of five years of nonprofit financial management experience, preferably for an entity with operations in multiple states.

·      Thorough knowledge of GAAP as it applies to nonprofit organizations, experience with administration of government grants, and accounting for restricted revenue sources.

·      Thorough understanding of and experience in using spreadsheets, accounting software, online payroll processing, MS Office programs, donor management / CRM software (e.g., Salesforce), and other electronic programs/software related to the tasks being performed (e.g., QuickBooks, Expensify, Bill.com, etc.). Experience utilizing technology solutions to improve outcomes.

·      Positive, self-motivated, and quick learner with an upbeat attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and drive to succeed with a wide range of stakeholders, partners, staff and volunteers.

·      Demonstrated ability to define and track deadlines, progress, and contributions of others and stay on track using project management approaches and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

·      Proven ability as a team leader to motivate, lead, and support direct reports in order to build a highly effective and well-functioning team.

·      Commitment to values of mutual respect and collaboration, team work, and diversity.

·      Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.

·      Ability to work from our Boulder, Colorado office location.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Knowledge of river conservation, current issues in the water arena, challenges related to equity, etc.



POSITION SUMMARY: River Network seeks a dedicated and organized finance professional to oversee its finance, accounting, employee benefits, and information technology operations. This includes leadership and management of finances…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision health insurance

403b retirement savings plan with 4% employer contribution

Vacation, sick leave + paid holidays

Employee assistance program

Life insurance

Technology stipend

Medical, dental, and vision health insurance

403b retirement savings plan with 4% employer contribution

Vacation, sick leave + paid holidays

Employee assistance program

Life…

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume as one integrated PDF document to Nicole Silk (nsilk@rivernetwork.org) with “FINANCE DIRECTOR” in the subject line of the email. References, work samples, simulations, and questions will be part of the selection process. Position will remain open until an expectation of a February hire date. No phone calls please. The successful applicant must also meet the requirements of River Network’s background screening process. 

Please send cover letter and resume as one integrated PDF document to Nicole Silk (nsilk@rivernetwork.org) with “FINANCE DIRECTOR” in the subject line of the email. References, work…

Location

Boulder, CO

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