Director of Finance

Job description

Position Title: Director of Finance

Reports to: Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Position Status: Full-Time

Location: Connecticut/New York/partially remote

Target Start Date: December 1, 2021

Salary: $85K to $122K 

About All Our Kin

All Our Kin is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundations they need to succeed in school and in life. At All Our Kin, we support family child care providers at every stage of their development - from parents and caregivers to professional educators and business owners - using a strength-based, high-touch approach.

We serve over 850 family child care educators with networks representing five Connecticut cities and New York City, in addition to the surrounding communities. Through our programs, family child care providers succeed as early childhood educators and small business owners; parents have access to high-quality, affordable child care, making it possible for them to enter into and remain within the workforce; and infants and toddlers gain the enriching experiences that prepare them to succeed in school and in life. We have built this model with an intentional commitment to examining racial, gender-based, and socioeconomic inequities and to working against systems of oppression to support equitable opportunities, outcomes, and mobility for all of our caregivers, children, and families.

All Our Kin is recognized as a national model and has been proven through quasi-experimental

studies to raise the quality, availability, and sustainability of family child care. In addition to growing our networks, we also act as the leading advocate for family child care and provide technical assistance to a broad range of communities nationally. To learn more about our work, please visit www.allourkin.org.

All Our Kin recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children's lives and to

our work, and we seek to build a team that reflects the diversity we celebrate in our nation and

community. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share our vision, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

What You Will Do

Financial Management & Oversight

  • Provide management and leadership to the Finance Team in completing the day to day financial tasks, including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, payroll, bank reconciliations, insurance and tax reporting, as well as planning and monitoring of cash flow.

  • Strong knowledge of non-profit accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Hands on management of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting activities.

  • Manage all bookkeeping functions including proper maintenance of the chart of accounts, coding, expense allocations, and oversight of accounts receivable and payable.

  • Monthly close of organization’s books and records.

  • Directly manages the integration of information between various systems to generate reports

  • Coordinate with the development team to implement and maintain timely and accurate financial records and reports for funders.

  • Ensure the annual audit preparation is completed in accordance with GAAP and other requirements and in a timely manner.

  • Liaise with the external auditor and co-lead the process with senior leadership to evaluate and identify a new auditor, if necessary.

  • In collaboration with the CFOO, formulate, recommend and implement sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls consistent with GAAP and agency policies.

  • Liaise with funders on financial matters and manage online systems.

  • Provide mentoring and professional developmental opportunities for the Finance Team members to build their Financial Strategy & Planning skills.


Financial Leadership, Strategy & Planning

  • Budget Preparation

  • Support the annual budget development in consultation with the organizational senior leadership, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee

  • Assist development team with the preparation of budgets for funding applications

  • Provides timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial reporting including budget versus actual reports for each funding source

  • Board Management

  • With senior leadership, present All Our Kin’s financial position to the board

  • Develop agenda and co-lead Finance & Audit committee meetings

  • Liaise with the Board Treasurer, Finance & Audit committee chair and other board members as necessary

  • Recommend & implement money management strategies (lines of credit, banking arrangements) and maximize income whenever possible and appropriate

  • When applicable, provide guidance on financial implications for All Our Kin programs, including the zero-interest loan program

Requirements

Who You Are

  • Hold deep beliefs in and commitments to
    • Making high-quality early care and education available to all children

    • Combatting systemic racism and injustice

    • All Our Kin’s values and model

  • Experienced and Able to
    • Build relationships with diverse stakeholders

    • Communicate well in writing and speaking

    • Set priorities and manage multiple, multifaceted projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

    • Inhabit an entrepreneurial approach, flexibility, and drive

    • Solve tricky problems and make decisions well

    • Operate various computer systems and willing to use new technology

    • Ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial reporting

    • Complete and present financial analysis using Excel, PowerPoint, or other relevant tools

    • Operate various computer systems, including QuickBooks and ADP

    • Offer, receive, and respond to regular feedback

    • Balance accountability with emotional intelligence when interacting with staff at all levels

    • Demonstrate discretion with confidential information

  • Eager to build on
    • Minimum of 10 years working directly in accounting or finance, with at least five years in a senior financial leadership position, leading a team

    • Track record of building, motivating, and developing finance or accounting teams

    • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management or other relevant field; CPA preferred

    • Considerable experience with strategic planning, systems development, and implementation

    • A history of demonstrating discretion with confidential information


What You Can Expect

All Our Kin is an innovative, high-impact organization that empowers a growing number of family child care providers, children, and families to succeed. As we scale All Our Kin’s reach, we strive to maintain the collaborative, values-centered environment that is our hallmark and to continually invest in the backbone of our organization: our talented, mission-driven team.

All Our Kin is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children’s lives and to our work. We offer competitive salary and benefits, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled, motivated, and committed professionals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our team members are currently working remotely.

Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Vacation time- three weeks paid annual vacation as well as federal holidays and a December holiday (typically December 24 – January 1)

  • Retirement Plan- All Our Kin offers a 403(b) plan