TITLE: Director of Finance

Our Organization
Founded in 1988, Hildebrand is an independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that serves 300 homeless each year families in shelter,
permanent housing and stabilization programs. Hildebrand operates over 135 units of emergency shelter via scattered sites and congregate
living programs in several communities throughout the region; and owns three permanent housing buildings containing 11 units of housing.
The organization impacts homelessness through prevention, intervention, and training activities that lead to the placement of over 60 families
each year into permanent housing.

The Opportunity
This is an exciting year to join our team as Hildebrand will be developing a strategic plan and expanding its permanent housing.

The Director of Finance (DOF) will play a key role in supporting the CEO to advance the strategic direction of Hildebrand by increasing access
to permanent housing; ensures Hildebrand remains financially stable; expand services to families and remains a desirable workplace. To this end, the DOF will provide financial forecasts and trend analysis for the CEO, Board of Directors and Finance Committee and key stakeholders. The DOF will join a five-member leadership team.

The DOF will oversee the activities of the finance department including, but not limited to, oversight of the annual audit, and budget process, manage and monitor banking relationships and accounts, prepare financial reports, dashboards, and support the professional development of the Accounting Manager. The DOF evaluates, plans and implements technological improvements to financial systems, software and hardware, and works in close collaboration with external technology vendors related to finance. The Director of Finance is a partner in the development of grant budgets, reporting, and tracking expenses and revenue.

The Director of Finance reports directly to the CEO.

The Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the CEO to design and implement financial strategies consistent with the organization’s strategic direction
through trend analysis and forecasting.
• Produce accurate and timely monthly financial reports and dashboards.
• Provide direction, oversight and supervision of the Accounting Manager.
• Oversee the day-to-day transactions including billing, banking, purchasing, reporting, budget monitoring and payroll.
• Review monthly financials, budgets, financial performance and assist leadership team with organizational strategies that support
Hildebrand’s financial goals.
• Lead the annual budgeting process for approval by the Board of Directors.
• Review, update and maintain appropriate internal control procedures including accounting procedures manual and other systems
necessary to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to internal and external sources as needed.
• Serve as the primary lead and liaison for the annual audit process.
• Manage property/casualty insurance reporting, and renewals.
• Prepare budgets for grant proposal and any needs reporting to private and government funding sources along with reports and
billings and ensure their timely submission, while monitoring state contract and billing.
• Monitor and recommend changes to insurances structure including employee benefits package, worker’s compensation, and
property/casualty to ensure adequate risk management.
• Design systems to strengthen internal controls and systems for communication and record keeping in areas such as petty cash,
purchase orders, office supply ordering etc.
• Work closely with external vendors, bank officers, auditors, healthcare brokers and finance software company.
• Develop system to improve financial and operational effectiveness.
• Update/enforce all financial policies and controls through development of appropriate systems through training and orientation
of all staff, consultants, and volunteers.
• Attend external meetings to represent the organization, as required.

The Director of Finance will encompass the following requirements:
• BA/BS in accounting, finance or economics; Master’s degree preferred. 7+ years of progressive nonprofit financial experience
• Demonstrated experience in budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, accounts payables and payroll.
• Technical Proficiencies: Sage Intacct, QuickBooks, Blackbaud, etc.) and MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
• Experience in the management of public funds allocated through state, city and federal grants and contracts.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with staff, contractors, vendors, consultants
and other external service providers as well as with all levels of staff, and Board of Directors.                      • Proven ability to see organization big picture, while attending to details.
• Superior planning skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects.
• Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. Open to new ideas, and innovative or creative solutions.
• Ability to collaborate with a team while being independent.
• Flexible with ability to pivot and respond quickly.
• A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Passion for human and social services work.

To Apply:
Hildebrand has retained CliftonLarsonAllen to spearhead our search efforts.

Please send notes of interest and resumes to Octavia Gilmore, National Search Leader: octavia.gilmore@claconnect.com.


Hildebrand is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Do you want to help support Hildebrand?


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Cambridge, MA 02139
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