The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a private, non-profit national organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation has seen over 13% revenue growth in the last 6 years and spends more than 80 cents of every dollar on its mission activities. We fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation's core values of accountability, communication, compassion, integrity, leadership, and partnership inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.
The Foundation seeks a Senior Manager of Finance for our National Office located in New York City. This position reports to the Director of Finance and is mainly responsible for the management of the Foundation’s daily general accounting activities required to maintain the Foundation’s general ledger.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Supervises, directs, and reviews the work of the finance staff (including, but not limited to, bank reconciliations, journal entry preparation / month-end close, Balance Sheet and P&L account reconciliations);
- Performs and coordinates the month end close process;
- Provides oversight for accounts payable with close attention to cash flow analysis
- Respond promptly, courteously, and correctly to inquiries from internal & external departments;
- Prepares and processes year end accounting and closing tasks in preparation for the annual financial statement audit;
- Provides direct financial support to the various department heads to maintain the accuracy of financial data and assist with forecasting;
- Reviews revenue and expense transactions to determine appropriateness of recognition on the financial statements;
- Prepares the analysis of net assets with donor restrictions, ensuring proper classification of funds, maintaining records pertaining to sources and uses of all restricted funds, and monitoring compliance with donor designated application of funds;
- Participates in internal audits of chapter financial operations;
- Assists in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department;
- Assist in the preparation of annual budget, forecasts and variance analyses;
- Play a lead role in the preparation of the consolidated and individual Chapter Form 990s;
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance;
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
- 5+ years of general accounting experience, not-for-profit experience preferred
- Strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management
- Strong analytical skills a must
- Must be able to work independently, in groups and willingness to be assigned to help team members in order to achieve department goals
- Demonstrate good judgment, decision-making skills, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work proactively
- Prior experience with Great Plains and Management Report Writer preferred
- CPA a plus
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
- Ability to develop and establish financial policies and procedures
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
- Physical Demands: While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
- Work Environment: Travel may be required during weeknights and weekends.