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Albany Community Action Partnership

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Director of Finance & Administration

Brief Job Description:

Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York. The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population). For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs which serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.
Our prominent programs include Early Head Start, Head Start, Energy Assistance and Weatherization, Career Pathways, and we support customers through our Dress for Success Program. Through its programs, ACAP has created positive change in the lives of children and families in Albany County. ACAP embodies the spirit of hope, improving communities and making the Capital Region a better place.
Reporting to the Executive Director the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing Fiscal, and administrative objectives in coordination with agency strategic and operational objectives. The Director acts in the role of Chief Financial Officer of the organization with responsibility for a 12-million-dollar operating budget and will supervise Fiscal and Administrative staff. Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for the direct preparation of all agency budgets inclusive of coordinating the budget process for various grants and programs as well as the development of annual plans and projections.
• Monitors P& L, General Ledger, and budget variances regularly and provide analysis and guidance to the management team regarding current and future agency activities.
• Manages all cash accounts, including preparation of cash flow projections and anticipated cash needs. Ensure that cash investments are effective and meets agency needs.
• Oversees the activities of the Finance Department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, and annual audits, and annual budgets.
• Oversees the activities of the Department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing, and total agency payroll tax compliance as well as all Accounts Receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports; and check statistic management
• Arrange for fiscal audits of agency programs and coordinate the month-end and year-end closing process.
• Compliance with legal, contractual, and agency requirements relevant to areas of responsibility, including the maintenance of all reporting systems and databases necessary to meet the requirements of outside regulators.
• Serve as a resource to staff members and managers for interpreting and following policies and procedures, and for guidance navigating their roles within the agency.
Must be a certified public accountant (CPA) or have, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business, fiscal management, or a related field. Also, a minimum of five (5) years experience in a lead fiscal role with at least two (2) years in a management and supervisory role. Strong knowledge of GAAP, Unformed Guidance is required. Solid knowledge of Fund Accounting or accounting software such as Fund EZ as well as ADP, MS Word, and Excel desired. Possession of a valid driver license may be required. Previous experience in working in a nonprofit or human services environment is a plus
Year-round position, Health, Dental & Vision; Vacation, Sick, Personal Leave; Holidays; Educational Assistance; 403(b); Salary commensurate with qualifications and experiences with the potential for increase every year based on performance

Exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

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