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13 Sep 2018

Full-Time Director of Finance

GLAAD – Posted by Anywhere

Job Description

GLAAD- About Us

As the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, GLAAD is at the forefront of accelerating acceptance to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation that leads to cultural change. For over 30 years, GLAAD has been a dynamic media force rewriting the script for LGBTQ acceptance. Our work tackles tough issues that shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD operates with support from foundations, corporations and individuals from every corner of the United States. Our highly skilled team of more than 50 staff work out of our Headquarters in New York and an office in Los Angeles, and support our expanded reach through multiple chapters across the country. Over the past several years, GLAAD has achieved rapid and significant growth and currently has an annual operating budget of approximately $12 million.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working in close partnership with the CEO, Board Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Committee and the senior leadership team, this is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled and astute financial leader committed to the mission and core work of GLAAD. The Director of Finance will manage and provide strategic leadership and sound business direction over all financial, accounting, auditing and budgeting functions of the organization. This position will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters as they relate to finance, risk management, fiscal forecasting, cost/benefit analysis and assuring the positive fiscal health of the organization. The Director of Finance will be a key member of the leadership team and a collaborative team player and resource to management and staff.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Financial Leadership

Provides financial advice and business counsel to guide and shape the organization’s financial strategy and plans to support its future growth. Ensures that the organization remains in strong fiscal health
Actively participates in meetings and serves as staff liaison to the Board Finance Committee. Provides financial reports and other metrics and data on industry practices and trends to support the Committee’s work in evaluating fiscal trends and other significant changes in operations impacting the finances of the organization
Participates in on-going strategic planning and risk management with the CEO, COO and senior leadership team. Assists with financial planning and results management. Provides key financial data/ metrics and serves as a helpful resource making recommendations to assist with financial planning, results management, and mitigating financial and business risks for the organization
Provides support and applicable data to various members and Committees of the Board to assist them in monitoring investments of the organization and coordinating other administrative activities related to these investments in accordance with the organization’s investment policy

Financial and Operational Management

Oversees the financial performance of the organization and prepares all related financial statements and reports including, but not limited to the Balance Sheet, Statement of Activities, Cash Flow and Budget Variance Report for review and consideration by the CEO, COO and Board of Directors
Develops, implements and monitors the organization’s budget and forecasts revenue and expenses trends and variances
Develops and promulgates all fiscal and accounting policies for the organization
Provides oversight, direction and training of a small Finance team
Ensures that the Finance Department maintains all financial records and systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and that it effectively monitors and implements systems to control and safeguard the funds and financial assets of the organization
Oversees and manages the day to day accounting operations and transactions including the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing and payroll
Manages cash flow and cash flow forecasting for the organization and interfaces with banks to effectively monitor all cash balances
Oversees the preparation and submittal of financial reports to all private and philanthropic supporters of the organization
Maintains records/controls on all corporate credits cards, any applicable lines of credit or loan covenants, banking relationships and investment institutions supporting the organization’s assets
Works with the organization’s outside CPA/Audit Firm, Board Treasurer and Board Audit Committee to provide the necessary financial data and reports to support the annual fiscal audit of the organization, review of internal controls, and the annual accounting department performance review
Oversees the internal process for preparing the necessary data to assure the timely and accurate completion of the IRS Form 990 and other applicable regulatory reporting requirements
Oversees the administration and financial reporting related to the organization’s Board Designated, Capital and Investment Funds
Reviews finance operations, accounting workflow and all transactions processes and makes recommendations for continuous process and systems improvement, controls and efficiencies
Performs other duties as may be requested by the Chief Operating Officer

Candidate Profile | Competencies | Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate should possess the following experience, competencies and personal qualities:

Experience | Education:

Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university
Certified Public Accountant preferred
Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in finance, preferably in a nonprofit setting, of which at least seven (7) years were in a senior financial leadership role with both operational controllership and strategic financial planning and analysis responsibility
Experience working with MIP financial systems
Prior experience working with independent auditing/accounting firms and reporting financial performance and results to a Board of Directors
Intimate knowledge of GAAP and nonprofit accounting practices and standards plus a proven track record of experience across all general accounting operations
Working knowledge of automated financial software systems and technology

Competencies | Personal Qualities

Exceptionally strong, strategic and prudent business and financial acumen
An individual of high integrity and ethics and a trusted advisor
Ability to drive positive change, accountability and effective performance
A dedicated, loyal and self-motivated leader able to impart credibility, comfortable taking charge, and committed to establishing collaborative and supportive relationships with team members
Able to effectively balance being a supportive partner to GLAAD leadership while maintaining overall fiduciary responsibilities to the organization
Superior written and verbal communication skills
A strong commitment and passion for the organization’s mission and core values

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

GLAAD is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply for opportunities with our organization. GLAAD’s employment practices assure that all candidates receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

To Apply: GLAAD has retained ACEUM Advisors & Search to conduct this search. To express an interest in this opportunity or to make candidate recommendations, please contact: Ira Machowsky, Founder & CEO All inquiries and discussions will be kept strictly confidential. About Aceum Advisors & Search ACEUM Advisors & Search is an Executive Search, HR Strategy and Management Advisory firm assisting nonprofit, healthcare and philanthropic organizations and institutions recruit high quality leadership talent and build innovative and responsive HR and infrastructure solutions to help advance the social good.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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