Senior VP Finance

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Overview:
Child Care Resources Inc. is in search of a Senior Vice President of Finance for our Charlotte, NC based non-profit organization. This position reports to the President/CEO and is a full-time exempt position with benefits.

The Senior Vice President, Finance is responsible and has authority for the agency’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with lending institutions, auditors, the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, vendors, funders, and the financial community. This position performs a myriad of review and hands-on duties personally or through subordinate managers. In addition, this position is responsible for the operation of the child care subsidy reimbursement function and the Child & Adult Care Food Program.

Responsibilities:
• Budgeting – Coordinates the preparation of departmental budgets, assimilates the departmental budgets into an agency wide budget for review, coordinates budget revisions to reconcile to resource providers’ commitments or authorizations, assists financial staff in communicating appropriate procedures to facilitate record keeping and timely monitoring
• Financial accounting – supervises financial accounting function by reviewing transactions for approval before execution, reviews controllers duties, prepares interim financial reporting for Board and Committee meetings
• Information Technology – manages the relationship with the third party information technology provider, coordinates changes to information technology system based on Organization needs and changes in resource capabilities
• Cash management – supervises work product of Reimbursement Supervisor
• Compensation and benefits – assists the President and Human Resources Manager to provide optimum benefits and administration, assurance of regulatory compliance with all employee rights, and prudent risk management of the agency’s potential liabilities
• Interfaces with the President and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors on all fiscal matters, including interim and annual results reporting and strategic planning to address future changes
• Internal control – Ensures the integrity of all accounting systems and the adequacy of financial policies and procedures to maintain controls over financial reporting and compliance with internal policies,laws and regulations related to laws, regulations and provisions of contracts and grant agreements, including reporting on a timely basis
• External relationships – Establishes and maintains contacts with auditors, financial institutions, and investment community, other service providers and vendors, and, appropriate staff in Mecklenburg County government, state government, United Way and member agencies, the Office of Head Start, and other funding sources
• External financial and compliance reporting – Assists and coordinates with the agency’s Independent Auditors in their annual financial and compliance audit
• Federal and state tax reporting – Monitors preparation of required federal, state, and local tax and other reporting
• Strategic planning – Analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions, operational issues, and, business partnering opportunities for their impact on the Organization’s direction
• Inter-departmental communication – facilitates staff orientation to the Finance Department functions for all project managers, supervisors, department directors and officers
• Staff development and evaluation – promotes and follows all Organizational policies and practices for personnel goal setting, periodic evaluation of performance towards goals and ensuring on-going staff training
• Self development – Practices professional renewal through a variety of means such as attending regional and national conferences, participating in professional organizations and external committees, and remaining abreast of current research and best practices.
• Promoting the Mission of the Organization – project the image of the Organization in all external events, be willing to participate in awareness activities in various settings
• Responsible for policy implementation and managerial oversite of the Budget and Control, Subsidy Reimbursement, and Information Technology. Responsible for the supervision of at least four (4) direct reports.

Qualifications:
Ability to interface with all levels of management, staff, governing board resource providers, and vendors as an individual and a team builder and leader
• Working experience with databases, spreadsheet, finance, accounting, and workflow applications
• Experience with the requirements of government grants and restricted contributions
• Solid financial accounting skills, financial management, and strategic planning skills are required
• Ability, flexibility, and organizational skills to comply with a myriad of requirements and deadlines.
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting preferred or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting required
• Current C.P.A. designation
• Ten years’ experience in financial management and planning with increasing multi-faceted responsibilities
• Valid Driver’s License, Auto Liability Coverage, and Transportation

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