Finance Director

Finance Director

If you are someone who is looking for a role that has a purpose, allows a balance between work and life, wants to be a part of impacting your local community and is an artistic storyteller with financials, then this may be the perfect role for you! We are a people-first organization and need someone who has a passion for guiding financial health in alignment with people, fundraising, programs, and operations strategy. In this role you will ensure strong accounting, financial and technology infrastructure while actively engaging with staff at all levels. In addition, you will partner with our CEO and Finance Committee to establish and support the necessary systems for responsible fiscal management and protection of food bank assets. This role provides strong visionary leadership to the finance and accounting department while guiding the pace of growth.

Some may even refer to you as a financial analytics ninja and we’ll be there to make sure you can be fearless alongside the other leadership team members in the fight against hunger in our community. We are an engaged team and thrive together because we can show up as our authentic selves and face some incredible challenges as we strive to impact food insecurity. We laugh, we have meme wars, and we get down to business to do amazing work to end hunger in our community.

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Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

The Finance Director is responsible for all financial accounting, planning, and reporting for the organization, including financial statements, tax returns, cash management, budgets, forecasts, and financial analysis. This person is also responsible for working with independent auditors and the Board’s Finance Committee to ensure the financial audit is completed in an accurate and efficient manner. This person will work closely with Human Resources on all financial and systems aspects of HR, as requested. This position also provides oversight and leadership to Administration functions and outsourced technology services. The duties and responsibilities in support of this are listed below:

• Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization as an active and engaged member of the Food Bank Leadership Team providing direction for organizational strategy.
• Participate in organizational strategic planning and execute to help move the organizational goals forward.
• Identifies key performance indicators for the organization’s finance, administrative, and IT functions; assesses the organizations success and competitiveness based on these metrics.
• Provide regular coaching to direct staff in an effort to foster opportunities for professional development and personal growth to meet the ever-changing needs of the organization.
• Meet regularly on an individual and team basis with direct staff.

• In collaboration with other leadership staff, and skilled and trusted departmental employees, develops, implements, operates, maintains, and controls the essential operating systems, information, and financial business of the organization.
• Coordinate with Human Resources on analysis and selection of employee benefits, compensation, and salary analysis.
• Preparing monthly financial reports and giving oral presentations to the Finance Committee quarterly and the full Board on a monthly basis.
• Manage development and preparation of the annual operating budget and capital budget, working closely with the Leadership Team and reviewing with the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Committee and Board for final approval.
• Oversight and management of organization-wide KPI’s including developing and managing Finance department KPIs.
• Develop line-item program budget expense allocations from approved operating budget, in conjunction with the Leadership Team and Grants Manager.
• Participate in strategic planning to establish departmental and organization-wide goals and planned outcomes.
• Develop short- and long-range financial forecasts while ensuring that all financial data is communicated to the Finance Committee and the Board on a regular basis.
• Consult with the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Committee, and outside investment advisors in the effective management of cash balances and short-term reserves. Also, ensures compliance with the organization’s investment policy.
• Preparation of cost/benefit analyses for various projects requested by the CEO, leadership team, and/or Finance Committee or the Board.
• Oversight of grant accounting, including properly classifying restricted donations and accurately tracking and accounting for grant/restricted funds received and expended. Works closely with the Grants Manager to provide needed financial information during the grant application and accounting process.
• Maintaining files of contracts, leases, and other legal documents of the Food Bank.
• Provides oversight to a sound risk management program through vendor support, contract negotiation and compliance, policy making, insurance needs (building, equipment including rolling stock, and liability) and claims management. Periodically review the organization’s risk management system and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.
• Coordination, facilitation, and timely completion of the annual independent audit, including verifying the accuracy and completeness of the Audit Report and Form 990. Works with external auditors to certify and submit the Single Audit annually to the Federal Clearinghouse. Prepares multiple reports and spreadsheets, along with accounting staff, to facilitate an efficient audit process.
• Coordination and accurate completion of the annual Network Activity Report (NAR) and the Quarterly Poundage Report (QPR) to Feeding America.
• Ensures accuracy and completeness of financial data and for preparing comprehensive financial statements in accordance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices, including but not limited to tax laws, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and cost accounting standards (CAS) as related to our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Interacts with department managers to review and explain financial information and line-item variances.
• Lead the finance department by overseeing general accounting, including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entries, as well as coordinating with Development staff to reconcile the donor database (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge) with accounting (Microsoft Navision).

• Lead the administration and IT administration departments by overseeing the Executive and Administrative Assistant duties.
• Exemplify and lead the customer service culture and philosophies for the administrative team ensuring contact with the public, staff, volunteers, clients or other parties in reception, email, or in-person is exceptional with an emphasis of kindness and engagement.
• Partners with third-party IT management company to analyze IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess and determine operating costs, identify cost-savings, upgrade requirements, efficiency and efficacy standards, business continuity, and other metrics or needs in alignment with organizational needs.
• Prepares, negotiates, analyzes, and reviews contracts for equipment, supplies, materials, services, and products.

Application qualifications

• Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with advanced interpersonal and coaching skills and the ability to build collaborative, trust-based relationships inside and outside the food bank.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to serve as an exemplar for the organization’s values and foster an inclusive and respectful workplace.
• Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes; proven capability to balance several projects and meet deadlines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Proven leadership and management skills.
• Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Education and Experience:
• 5+ years of leadership experience in finance or business administration required
• Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including restricted funds and grant accounting, compliance and reporting including OMB Circular A133 (single audit) preferred.
• CPA, MBA or related formal training in finance, business/management preferred.
• Experience specifically leading IT or willingness to develop knowledge. Experience with oversight and working with IT outsourced staff to plan and maintain organization-wide systems strategy, supporting business strategy and infrastructure needs.
• Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies for the food bank.
• Experience with oversight of organization-wide administrative functions and needs.
• Experience managing cash budgets of approximately $7 million and overseeing $18 million of annual donated inventory activity.

Pre-employment screening requirements: Ability to pass all pre-employment screens and possess a valid U.S. Driver's License with a good driving record as verified with an MVR check.
Language Skills and Ability: Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language with preference of bi-lingual in Spanish.
Computer Skills: Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, with ability to demonstrate strong Excel knowledge. Experience with Inventory Management and Project Management systems is preferred. Previous experience with Microsoft Navision 2009 favored.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has two direct reports, Accounting Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant, and must be able to collaborate effectively across locations with various department staff members.
Work Environment: This position works primarily in an office setting within a warehouse.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear with or without aid, walk for short or extended periods of time, stand for short or extended periods of time, sit for short and extended periods of time, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, bend repeatedly, pull, reach above the shoulder with hands and arms, regularly use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel, pull, climb stairs, balance, write, count, read, analyze, alphabetize, and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 55 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Note: In instances of a federal, state, or locally declared emergency, Food Bank for Larimer County is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.


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About the organization

At the Food Bank for Larimer County, we believe no one should be hungry. Our dream is to deliver health, hope and humanity to stabilize the lives of our clients and build a vibrant community. We are a private non-profit organization and the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated food in our county. Each year, we provide food to an estimated 37,500 people in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.


A hunger-free Larimer County


Provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.


Integrity, Accountability, Efficiency, Dignity