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Director of Finance and Administration

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New England Board of Higher Education


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Published 21 days ago

$80,000 - $90,000

Department: Administration Reports to: President and CEO

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position is a hands-on and participative role that leads NEBHE’s finance, business management and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as NEBHE continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position located at the NEBHE offices in Boston.

Financial Management (50%)

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate financial statements to staff and Board committee members; maintain all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Provide the workpapers and documentation for the annual audit process, liaise with the external auditors and appropriate Board committees; assess any changes necessary.
  • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board, officers and Board committees.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration (30%)

  • Further develop NEBHE’s human resources and administration, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

Accounting Responsibilities (20%)

  • Biweekly payroll processing.
  • Accounts payable and receivable.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes and maintains positive relations for NEBHE and the external environment
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  •  MBA, Master of Finance or related graduate degree
  •  Minimum of 5 years financial and operations management experience
  •  The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination
  •  Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  •  A track record in grants management
  •  Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  •  Commitment to programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  •  A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  •  Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  •  A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats
  •  Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to NEBHE’s mission

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education Requirements: MBA, Master of Finance or related graduate degree

Number of Years’ Experience: five years of related experience

Type of Experience: Nonprofit sector preferred but not required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Supervise and evaluate IT coordinator

SALARY RANGE: $80,000 to $90,000

Department: Administration Reports to: President and CEO

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position is a hands-on and participative role that leads NEBHE’s finance, business management and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT.

The…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

On-site
Boston, MA

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to gdavis@nebhe.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to gdavis@nebhe.org.

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