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Finance Manager

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Grand Rapids, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Finance Manager is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations of the assigned ELNC community including management of all ELNC partner contracts.

Finance Manager reports to the Finance Director

Direct Staff Supervised: Finance Coordinator


Other Key Relationships:

The Finance Manager will work closely with the Project Director and interact and develop relationships with ELNC Staff, partners, parents, community partners, volunteers and other community early childhood program peers.


Essential Job Functions:

1.      Oversees day to day accounting operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable and credit card transactions.

2.      Assist in monthly and year end closing process.

3.      Assist in audit process.

4.      Assist in the annual budget preparation including ensuring Project budgets are properly monitored, their status is communicated to Project Director and issues are identified and resolved as soon as possible.

5.      Maintain a computer database for ELNC contract management system

6.      Ensure that contracts are executed in accordance with all laws and regulations and ELNC guidelines, policies and procedures

7.      Monitor the performance of each signed contract monthly

8.      Prepare and submit monthly reports on the status of each contract for approval of payment.

9.      Prepare monthly financial reports to funders

10.  Audit existing contracts and oversee contract modifications

11.  Visit sites and meets with partners to assist partners as needed


12.  Assist in the creation and development of policies regarding financial integrity, risk management, technology and communications, business operations and facilities management of the agency.

13.  Problem solves, meets stringent deadlines, develops and maintains a superior proficiency in Excel and Accounting software.


Essential Competencies Required:

·         Flexibility/Resilience – The ability to adjust to and thrive in a complex and changing environment; handles setbacks and failures with professionalism and candor; effectively and appropriately responds in the face of adversity or conflict.

·         Ability to Multi-Task – The ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments; prioritizes more important tasks while maintaining a good handle on others; reports in a timely manner any barriers to task completion level ample opportunities for supervisor to adjust deadliness.

·         Results-Oriented Thinking and Behavior – A genuine concern for effectiveness. Possesses the desire to get the job done with excellence; mentally is focused on getting the best results for actions taken; does not settle for mediocrity.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of complex helping systems, professions, and organizations and how they affect children and family welfare, and the multiple uses of such systems, professions and organizations to deliver services.

·         Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures.

·         Ability to work well with others in a team approach.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.

·         A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.

·         Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

·         A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.

·         The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.


Additional requirements of the position:

·         Position is identified as having regular contact with children in accordance with public law; therefore, a criminal background check must be completed.

·         Program activities frequently take place in the center/site (permanent and mobile), family homes, and other community locations.

·         Walking, standing, bending, and carrying of small and light objects.


Minimum Required Education and Experience:

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

·      Prior work experience providing accounting support for non-profit

·      Knowledge of computer web-based programs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·      Proven Self Starter


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