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Finance Director

Scott Carver Dakota CAP
Shakopee, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Finance Director is responsible for planning, directing, and organizing all the financial accounting operations. This position requires strong analytical and technical abilities and ability to produce carefully thought-out results within a tight time frame. The Finance Director must have strong leadership skills and control of the work process from beginning to end. A high level of expertise is expected and the ability to spot and correct errors is important. The highest quality work must be completed quickly and efficiently, while maintaining focus on the end goal. The Finance Director reports directly to Executive Director and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the daily operations of the general ledger, procurement, accounts receivable and cash application, accounts payable and disbursements, fixed assets, and all accruals
  • Responsible for supervision and development of finance staff.
  • Responsible for a timely monthly closing process, directing staff in monthly pre-closing preparations and subsequent follow-up to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Review and maintain accounting department policies and procedures, including development of operational procedures and documentation of data flow.
  • Oversee the maintenance and accurate inventory of all assets and the monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts, including supporting documentation as required by auditors.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation and execution of all audits and annual returns.
  • Review cash draw down calculations to ensure accuracy and timeliness while recommending opportunities for improved cash flow.
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of all transactions that impact the general ledger by the accounting staff, including standard and ad hoc journal entries.
  • Responsible for providing high quality, superior customer service for accounting and financial services to various users, both internal and external.
  • Responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely periodic financial statements to program Directors, governing board and grantors.
  • Coordinate organizational budgeting process including assisting program Directors with budget preparation for grant applications, monitoring and updating budgets in GL, and preparation of agency wide budget.
  • Analyzes all monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors and Management Staff.
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly comparisons of budgeted vs actual results as well as monthly cash flow reporting.
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual external reporting to grantors and related compliance.
  • Review and assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring an appropriate system of internal controls.
  • Responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with the file retention policy.
  • Reviews and analyzes all agency contracts and leases for fiscal implications in coordination with Directors.
  • Oversees all banking activities, purchasing, and tax preparation.
  • Designs, communicates and insures proper operation of internal accounting controls and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for completion of the annual IRS 990 Form and Form 5500 prepared by the agency’s audit firm.
  • Prepares annual and long-range agency budgets; assists in the preparation and management of line-item program budgets.
  • Coordinates Agency planning and development with the Executive Director and other members of the management and development teams.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Communication
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Customer Centered
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Use of Technology and information management
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, plus 3-5 years of finance supervisory/management experience.

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, foundation, and individual grants is preferred. Working knowledge of GAAP and OMB regulations.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and reporting practices related to government grants and contract.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and computerized fund accounting systems.

Skill in:

  • Demonstrated commitment to shared leadership and governance, consensus-building, facilitation, and negotiation.
  • Ability to work independently set goals, meet deadline and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish productive relationships and build trust among stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access, Office 365) and other accounting systems.
  • Experience with Sage Intacct a plus.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Mobility to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Scott Carver Dakota CAP


Shakopee, MN
55379 USA


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