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Director of Finance and Accounting

The United Methodist Children's Home
Jackson, MS
  • Expired: January 13, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Details: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Job Summary: The Director of Finance and Accounting provides overall management of the financial operations for Methodist Children's Homes. The position reports to the President/CEO and serves as a member of the senior leadership team. This position participates with the Board of Directors, President and other staff.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board Members (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
  • Maintain financial information for purpose of preparing monthly financial statements
  • Responsible for management of account mapping in Raiser's Edge for donations
  • Push donations data from Raiser's Edge to Financial Edge NXT weekly
  • Work with Development and Operations staff to manage grant income and expenses
  • Reconciling all bank statements & credit card statements
  • Preparing journal entries as needed
  • Reconciling General Ledger accounts
  • Complete all payroll and medical billing imports
  • Oversight of bi-weekly payroll and all related payroll tax payments, quarterly Federal Tax returns and W-2's and reconciling all applicable to the General Ledger
  • Oversight of monthly reconciliation of employee benefits
  • Prepare monthly comparative summary versus budget profit & loss financial statements
  • Maintain employee payroll files and handle all related questions
  • Monitor cash flow for President/CEO and transfer cash to appropriate accounts
  • Prepare monthly billing to MS Department of Human Services for youth in our group home and foster care
  • Assist CEO with management of various MCH investments
  • Aid auditors in year-end audit; prepare audit paperwork
  • Prepare 1099's at year - end
  • Assist CEO with annual budgeting and planning process, monitoring progress and changes and keeping the Senior Leadership Team informed of the agency's financial status
  • Provide leadership in the development of continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives, including the impact of introducing new programs and technologies
  • Develop/Implement a contract management and financial management reporting system
  • Manage contract billing and collection to ensure that financial data and cash flow are accurate and support agency needs
  • Oversee agency cash flow and forecasting
  • Must perform all other duties as directed or required



Knowledge & Experience
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minimum of five (5) years of accounting administration experience; CPA preferred
  • Non-Profit accounting experience preferred
  • Financial Edge NXT & Raiser's Edge NXT experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Billing and Codes preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective problem solving skills
  • Strong problem solving, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the Methodist Children's Homes
  • Out-of-town, overnight travel may be required

Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Children's Homes insurance carrier
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule when necessary and shifts including overnights, weekends, holidays and extended periods of time
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, high pressure, high stress environment

Physical Requirements:
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required
  • Have the ability to demonstrate organizational, management, and leadership skills
  • Have the ability to generate multiple solutions to meet the changing needs of clients, staff, and communities
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally, in both verbal and written formats, with consumers, including, but not limited to parents, supervises, colleagues, and community service providers

The United Methodist Children's Home


Jackson, MS
39209 USA


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