POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan (Foundation) seeks a full-time Director of Finance to serve as a key member of the Foundation's team. The Director of Finance has responsibility for the Foundation's fiscal and administrative operations: accounting, financial management, budgeting, audit, tax, investment, and general operations. The role supports the Foundation's mission by providing and supporting excellent service to internal and external constituents, with a focus on efficiency and excellence through diligent management of operational processes and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Management and Accounting
• Oversee accounting and financial reporting for the Foundation.
• Create the annual budget and monitor performance throughout the fiscal year.
• Develop, implement, and maintain effective accounting policies and internal controls.
• Provide timely, accurate, informative, and user-friendly financial information, analysis, and projections as needed for the Foundation's Board, staff, and fund holders and partner organizations.
• Oversee internal aspects of donor gift processing to ensure timely production of thank you letters, confirming donor giving intentions and recognizing donors accordingly.
• Oversee internal aspects of pledge receivable process to ensure production of timely donor statements, and other externally facing financial activities.
• Ensure a timely and accurate disbursement process for grants in accordance with Foundation policies and relevant legal and best practice standards.
• Manage financial and investment transactions to maintain cash flows and investment portfolios as appropriate, in consultation with the Foundation's investment committee.
• Reviews balances of investment and bank accounts regularly. Provide timely reports to leadership team, board committees, and staff regarding investment matters.
• Manage and oversee the Finance Committee and Investment Committee meetings; set meetings, prepare agenda and minutes.
Compliance and Risk Management
• Ensure timely and efficient preparation of annual audited financial statements, 990 tax returns, and relevant State of Michigan filings.
• Oversee compliance matters relating to federal, state, and local laws and national best practice standards, including requirements applying to Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charities and those specific to community foundations.
• Oversee the risk management function and insurance coverages.
• Maintain strong working relationships with Foundation colleagues, donors, pastors, Board members, grantees, volunteers, and organizations within the Catholic community.
• Coordinate and attend the Foundation's Finance, Investment, and Audit Committee meetings, while providing staff support to other committees of the Board of Directors as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Highly motivated with the ability to work independently while participating as an effective member of a team.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize, work effectively, adjust to multiple demands, and follow tasks through to completion.
• Working experience with MS Office including Excel; experience with nonprofit financial software, and willingness to become efficient with the financial and donor management aspect of Community Suite software.
• Proven ability to prioritize and multi-task while exercising good judgment, maintaining a high level of customer service and value-based integrity among Foundation stakeholders.
• Aptitude and enthusiasm necessary to work in a new initiative, including a positive sense of humor and a solution-oriented attitude.
• A minimum of 2 years of relevant financial experience, preferably in nonprofit and/or foundation environments, with a proven track record in the areas of planning, financial management, and operational oversight.
• A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related field required. This role requires financial and analytical skills and knowledge of financial policies and practices.
• Must adhere to Foundation standards of integrity, professionalism, loyalty, diligence, reliability, sobriety, and respect for all. Conduct must be in accordance with the moral and religious doctrines and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
• Hours of work: typical work schedule is during normal business hours, occasional evening, and weekend availability as needed to attend special events.
• Nature of work is primarily in an office setting where the employee is required to do extensive computer work, interaction with vendors, donors, and the public.
• Employee is expected to walk, talk, reach, stand, sit, hear, and use repetitive motion of hands and feet, and may be required to life a banker's box full of documents.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
• Competitive salary depending on qualifications and recent financial and management experience.
• Excellent insurance plans and retirement through the Michigan Catholic Conference.
• Generous paid time off.
• Occasional teleworking is an option.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to - [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Learn more about the CCFMM at www.ccfmm.org
Saginaw, MI 48603