Director of Finance and Accounting
Type of Job
89,000 to 103,000
May 9, 2023
About the job
The Director of Finance and Accounting for Pennsylvania and Delaware (PADE) will provide overall direction and strategic leadership for fiscal operations functions within PADE with 42 plus staff and an operating budget of ~$10 million. The Director will be responsible for the active management, implementation, and oversight of PADE Chapter financials. They will review and approve accounts payable/receivable transactions, draft contracts in coordination with project managers, serve as the Chapter’s certified contracts specialist and records retention manager, source, and coordinate government grants, provide, and approve land protection project financial structure, and input journal entries.
The Director of Finance and Accounting will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the program by developing and coordinating financial plans, streamlining conservation outcomes reporting, overseeing recurring accounting reports, and fiscal year-end closing of general ledger and transactions. Responsibilities will include managing central financial administrative functions ensuring internal audit compliance, working with program leads across departments to develop and implement annual forecasts and budgets, and manage administrative tasks related to finance, including processing forms and preparing financial reports and forecasts. They will also be responsible for board and BU Director engagement in the financial management and financial sustainability of the Program, including the presentation of financial information at various team and board meetings.
Working in close coordination with Fundraising team, the Director will advise on budget needs, track progress, and prepare budgets, financial reports for proposals to donors and collaborate to align donor intent to the proper project codes. They will contribute to the development of any new guidelines and report to senior leadership on functional activities. The Director will work in close cooperation with any or all the following: Conservancy staff and grants specialists, donors, trustees, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions, legal and accounting professionals and supervise the PADE Finance Manager position. They will adhere to and advise on the organization's policies and procedures. They will provide advice, recommendations, and broad training related to finance. The Director will maintain expert knowledge of the systems and resources utilized by the team and apply knowledge to managing support and planning communications related to the resources.
The Director will manage documentation, initiate complex processes, and serve as key team member for the enhancement of systems and tools. They will lead diverse activities, analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, project outcomes, and implement solutions to improve effectiveness. This position requires travel frequently and on short notice, working long or flexible hours as needed. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.