Director of Finance

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $80,000
Maximum: $86,000




3700 Koppers Street
Suite 570
United States


The Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc. (SCDAA) is seeking a qualified Director of Finance (Director) to provide oversight of the organization’s financial management systems and related infrastructure. The Director supervises the Accounting and Finance Department and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. The Director reports directly to the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and directly assists the VP, Operations on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.   



  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.
  • Train the Finance Team and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
  • Work with the President/CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships on city, state, and national levels, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.
  • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the CEO and VP, Operations in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts and advise the Executive Team on programmatic design and implementation matters.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits.
  • Provide the CEO and Board of Directors with an annual operating budget. Work with the CEO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. This includes: 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
  • Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee federal awards and programs. Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all A-133 audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information.
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Audit/Finance Committee.
  • Monitor banking and investment activities of the organization.
  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs.
  • Serve as one of the trustees and oversee administration and financial reporting of the organization's Savings and Retirement Plan.
  • Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive management, as well as the Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives and salaries for the staff.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place.
  • Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis on an annual basis.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations.
  • Participates in the grant proposal process including the development of required budget worksheets, budget narratives and other financial proposal deliverables.
  • Reviews federal grant reimbursement requests submitted by sub-awardees for correctness in partnership with the grant project management team.
  • Completes and submits the required grant financial reports including the Federal Financial Report (FFR) on a quarterly basis or as needed.
  • Submits grant Budget to Actual Reports to the grant Project Director and assigned Principal Investigator (if required) on a monthly basis.
  • Executes grant drawdowns from grant Payment Management Systems.
  • Works directly with grant staff including the Principal Investigators regarding all financial matters pertaining to SCDAA grants.



A.   Knowledge of the following:

  • Not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, TANF program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
  • Current trends and developments for federal granting agencies and programs.
  • Organizational development, human resources, and program operations.
  • General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite and Nonprofit Accounting software and use of databases.

B.    Ability to: 

  • Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.    
  • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all stakeholders of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, auditors, local community advocates, etc.
  • Supervise and hire staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Controller or Finance Director level at minimum.
  • Five to seven years of financial experience and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.


The successful candidate will be provided the following paid benefits at no cost:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • 403 B Retirement Plan
  • Accrued vacation, sick and personal leave

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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