For more than 30 years, Hildebrand has been solely focused on housing families experiencing homelessness throughout greater Boston. Over that time, we’ve established a strong reputation for reliability and consistency based on our proven theory of change, while remaining flexible to meet the changing needs of our communities. What sets us apart is the lengths we go to in getting to know our family members and their goals as they work to achieve self-sufficiency.
The Director of Finance (DF) will play a key role in supporting the CEO in order to advance the strategic directions: increase access to permanent housing; ensure Hildebrand remains financially stable; expand services to families; and remain a desirable workplace. To this end, the DF is expected to provide forecasts and trend analysis for the CEO, Board of Directors its finance committee and is expected to attend Board meetings and prepare and give reports to internal and external stakeholders. The Director of Finance (DF) will join a five-member leadership team- the CEO, Chief Program Officer, Director of Development, Director of HR and Director of Operations.
S/he will oversee the activities of the finance department including, but not limited to, oversight of the annual audit, and budget process. The DF will manage banking relationships and monitor bank accounts, prepare financial reports and dashboards, and support for the professional development of the Accounting Manager and this work by providing oversight to payroll, benefits administration/reporting in collaboration with HR, and the day to day finance operations. Evaluate, plan and implement any needed 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 department and grant budgets, reporting, and tracking of expenses and revenue.
We are looking for people to partner with us to achieve our goal of disrupting the cycle of homelessness for greater Boston families
What You Do:
- Works closely 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.
- Supervise the organization’s financial day-to-day transactions including billing, banking, purchasing, reporting, budget monitoring and payroll.
- Prepare and complete the annual budgeting process for Hildebrand and present the annual budget 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 internal contact during the preparation, actual and post stages of the organization’s annual audit
- Manage accounts payable, including preparation of AP packages to the outsourced accounting firm, and ensure proper and timely processing of requisitions and check requests
- Manage all financial and banking relationships
- Manage property/casualty insurance reporting, and renewals.
- Prepare budgets for grant proposal and any needs reporting to private and government funding sources
- Participate in finance committee meetings of the Board of Directors and help implement their directives; attend and report to the Board on finance, as required.
What You Will Need To Bring:
- Education – BA/BS in accounting, with a MA in business, management, finance, or related field
- Experience – Five (5) years of experience in nonprofit management, with at least four (3) years of progressively responsible experience in an accounting position performing financial duties or analysis. Experience in non-profit accounting, creating and managing a budget, forecasting, variance analysis, accounts payables and payroll. Proficiency in accounting software programs (i.e. Sage, 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
- Skills – Ability to work collaboratively, with commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able 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
- Familiarity with appropriate local, state, and federal regulations.
- 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.