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Schenectady Community Action Program

Job title:

Director of Finance

Brief Job Description:

Annual Salary: $95,000-$115,000

SCAP is seeking a Director of Finance responsible for the development, planning and management of financial services who is committed to SCAP’s mission and vision. Along with a demonstrated dedication to Community Action principles, an ideal candidate will build upon SCAP’s commitment to ensuring equitable experiences for employees and those we serve through strategic fiscal practices.

SCAP improves communities and changes people's lives and is an anti-poverty agency dedicated to serving low-income individuals and families who are in economic, educational, or social need. We believe that empowering people is the best way to help families move out of poverty.


Ensure quality of services, monitor and ensure compliance with agency, accounting and program policies, and relevant regulations pertaining to all services.
Liaison to funding sources, professional organizations, and community partners as needed and represents the CEO and the organization in a manner that meets the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and outcomes.
Responsible for oversight of the department ensuring all requirements for reporting are met, the development of appropriate office systems, draft completion of renewal applications are timely and accurate, contract monitoring and renewal is maintained, and work proactively with Management to develop and monitor all budgets.
Provide leadership to the community by representing the Agency in the Community on Boards, Advisory Groups, Task Forces, etc.
Responsible for the advisement to the CEO, and the Board of Directors under the direction of the CEO, on agency financial matters and responsible for financial analysis for all high level initiatives.
Responsible for ensuring a timely annual audit and the submission of 990’s and Charities 500 for the organization, working directly with auditors both internal and external, and all compliance and financial reporting requirements are met. Analyzes audit reports, makes recommendations to the CEO and Board of Directors for corrective actions, when necessary, and implements approved corrective actions.


Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting or related field with at least five (5) years of directly related and progressive management experience.
Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and policy related to financial accounting and budgeting for all grants and contracts and generally accepted accounting and auditing standards.
Computer literacy required including the use of technology that creates efficiency including extensive experience with accounting software and spreadsheets.
Ability to work proactively and progressively with community partners, colleagues, and other groups.
Sensitive to the needs and possess a thorough understanding of the social issues, and public policy related to poverty, and at-risk groups.

SCAP has a generous wage and benefits package including paid personal, sick and vacation time, company holidays, medical, dental and vision insurance, 403 (b) with Company match, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more!

Schenectady Community Action Program is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. [or receive a first vaccination by their first day]. Exemptions may be available on the basis of disability, medical contraindications to the vaccine, pregnancy or pregnancy related medical conditions and for religious reasons. Any requests for an exemption will be reviewed by the SCAP Human Resources Team and determined on a case-by-case basis.

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