Director of Finance (CPA)

McClendon Center
Washington, DC
May 11, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Company DescriptionThe McClendon Center, founded in 1980, is a certified community based service provider operating under the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health. As a leading not-for-profit organization in Washington, DC, the McClendon Center provides outpatient behavioral rehabilitation to adults diagnosed with mental illness by fostering creativity, promoting friendship, instilling independence, and providing an outlet for emotional growth and greater participation in the community. Job DescriptionDo you want to be part of a dynamic, dedicated team?Do you desire to improve lives and elevate communities?Do you have professional experience with mission-driven not-for-profit organizations?Do you know how to make Excel sing? Can you mine insights from numbers?Are you a CPA? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we would love to hear from you!!The Director of Finance (Controller) is a certified public accountant (CPA) who directs the day-to-day functioning of the finance department of the Center. In addition, as the director of the team, the Director of Finance (Controller) is in charge of closely monitoring the Center's finances and financial practices. The Director of Finance (Controller) is accountable for the accounting operations of the company and provides oversight and supervision of staff within the department. The Director of Finance (Controller) will be a highly skilled individual capable of exhibting strong organizational skills, leadership skills, accounting skills, analytical skills, and knows how to make excel sing and tell stories with numbers. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:Hires, trains, and retains skilled accounting and departmental staff.Ensures that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and accounts receivable are collected promptly.Ensures that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.Manages the general ledger and ensures systems are in place to account for all transactions.In collaboration with the Human Resources Director ensures that payroll is processed accurately, and any errors are identified and corrected in a timely manner.Manages the 403(b) plan calculations to ensure correct and timely payments occur for staff.Directs the production of the annual budget and consults with Center Directors to engage in budget planning activities each year.Reviews all financial plans and compare with financial reports in order to identify, explain, and correct variances as needed.Coordinates and prepares internal financial statements monthly and external financial statements as needed.Evaluates accounting and internal control systems.Plans, directs, and coordinates all accounting functions.Acts as the primary point of contact for fiscal audits and coordinates providing required documentation to satisfy audit requirements.Directs processing check requests as needed.Acts as a staff liaison with the Center's Board of Directors Finance committee by engaging in scheduled meetings and providing written and verbal reports as requested. Comply with local, state, and federal reporting requirements and tax filings.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsSPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:Ability to coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team.Experience in accounting principles and practices.Knowledge of sound ethical practice and principles related to the management of accounts and finances.A superior communicator, who shares information readily and concisely, listens as well as gives advice.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent computer skills, to include operating Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel.Excellent analytical skills to monitor financial performance.Knowledge and ability to navigate an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), including data reporting.Ability to perform amicably in an environment serving the seriously and persistently mentally ill adult population.Ability to respect and uphold confidentiality.Ability to exhibit a high level of organizational skills and able to prioritize and multi-task without direct supervision.MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or business, Masters in related field is preferred.CPA certification is required.At least ten (10) years of accounting experience.Experience with Dynamics GP is highly desirable.Proficient with the use of Excel.Able to coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team. Additional InformationPay: Commensurate with experienceClassification: Full-time, exempt from overtimePhysical Demands: The position requires moderate physical effort on a daily basis such as walking, bending, stooping and standing for periods of time. If you are ready for a new challenge in your professional career, submit your cover letter and resume online. Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis. Failure to attach a cover letter and/or a resume may disqualify you from further consideration.This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by jobholders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.McClendon Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.No phone calls, please. Note: McClendon Center is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if McClendon Center hires the candidate.