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Director of Finance

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Lawyers Alliance for New York


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Published 25 days ago

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York provides legal and educational services to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. These services strengthen organizations that improve quality of life for low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers.  With a talented staff of 21 people, annual budget of $3.5 million, and extensive volunteer program, Lawyers Alliance assists more than 1,000 organizations each year. We seek a Director of Finance to support our plans for stability and growth.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manage daily financial operations, maintain and reconcile bank accounts, promptly pay bills and record receipts, and maintain accurate financial and accounting records.
  • Prepare operating budget, quarterly anticipated budget, and long term financial projections, and analyze and make recommendations based on operating results, working with other members of management team.
  • Prepare cash flow analyses, and monitor and forecast revenues and expenses.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and present financial information to other managers, Finance Committee, and Board for review and discussion.
  • Coordinate all audit activities, preparation of Form 990 and other government filings, and compliance with financial transparency and reporting requirements. 
  • Monitor investment portfolio.
  • Maintain organization’s insurance coverage and investigate options for renewals and improvements.
  • Manage vendor relationships and organizational procedures related to facilities, administration, equipment, disaster preparedness, return to office space, and office logistics. 
  • Administer staff payroll, 403(b) plan, and other employee benefits, and work with Deputy Executive Director to maintain personnel records and human resources records.
  • Support development function by tracking and providing information for fundraising proposals, reports, and contracts, and reconciling records.
  • Perform additional tasks as needed for organizational planning, financial health, best practices, and smooth operations.

Experience and Attributes

  • At least five years of work experience in finance in the nonprofit sector, with increasing responsibility, including audit, compliance, and budgeting.
  • Understanding of GAAP and FASB regulations and financial filings applicable to nonprofits.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with advanced training in accounting, finance, business and/or nonprofit administration.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills, attentive to detail, and a demonstrated ability to organize and execute complex or multiple projects in timely and accurate manner. 
  • Thoughtful approach to problem solving and project management, flexibility to take on new and varied challenges, with an eye for both near-term and long-range goals.
  • Prior experience managing insurance, employee benefits, and/or vendor relationships.
  • Adept with accounting systems, software, and Excel; technologically savvy and able to work efficiently in a fast-moving environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York provides legal and educational services to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. These services strengthen organizations that improve quality of life for low-income…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

This position offers competitive compensation, strong benefits, and the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues and help an important public interest organization thrive.

This position offers competitive compensation, strong benefits, and the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues and help an important public interest organization…

Location

171 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016

How to Apply

This position will begin once filled. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations as soon as possible to financesearch@lawyersalliance.org.

This position will begin once filled. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations as soon as possible to financesearch@lawyersalliance.org.

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