Director of Finance

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience




10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 234
United States


Who We Are

Founded in 1999, Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is a statewide nonprofit with a central office in Columbia, Md., and staff located in communities throughout the state. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Our staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue. We also advocate to improve systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges. 


MCF has a professional opportunity for a full-time Director of Finance. As a critical contributor to the state-wide leadership team, the Director will be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of a $5 million agency and will ensure that the organization has the systems, procedures and internal controls in place to support strong financial management and effective program implementation. This position will supervise two employees and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization. The Director will initially report to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration, but reporting will transition to the Executive Director within 6 to 12 months. The position is based in MCF’s central office in Columbia, Maryland.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for ongoing analysis of financial procedures and protocols to ensure work is organized, accurate and easily understood by other members of the senior leadership team.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status;
  • Assist the Executive Director and Senior Management with the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the Executive Director in engaging the board’s Finance Committee around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that internal accounting tools and expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting;
  • Manage external billing for such programs as the 1915(i) Waiver;
  • Develop and maintain reports on the financial effectiveness of the programs;
  • Participate in staff hiring and orientation of new employees;
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of direct report staff.


Team Leadership

  • Serve as member of MCF leadership team.
  • Provide leadership in developing financial strategy and implementing sound financial practices to the organization.
  • Promote a culture of fiscal literacy and management throughout the organization. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required, CPA and/or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit accounting and nonprofit grants management required.
  • Commitment to advancing and supporting the organization’s mission.
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and able to manage multiple tasks in a small, fast paced office environment.
  • Effective contributor and collaborator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent and precise written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing sound financial policies and procedures.
  • Supervisory experience and ability to interact and support staff at all levels using a strengths-based approach.
  • Experience working with auditors and managing audit process.
  • Relevant experience with compliance and reporting for government grants.
  • Proficiency with office and accounting software, especially QuickBooks and MS Excel.
  • Successful completion of a background check (required for all MCF employees upon hire). 


Full benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) and generous paid leave.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit resume with a cover letter describing your interest in this position and relevant experience: applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please note that mailed or faxed resumes will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Note: As Maryland’s family support organization, MCF gives preference amongst equally qualified candidates to those who are primary caregivers of a youth, adolescent or young adult with behavioral health or substance use needs.


Maryland Coalition of Families is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.