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Director of Finance

Lawrence, KS
Company: DCCCA
Job Title: Director of Finance
Location: Lawrence, KS

About Us
DCCCA is a stable, private, non-profit organization, led with integrity, compassion, and innovation for more than 45 years. We exist to provide social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of those we serve. Our values set us apart as a leading social service provider of behavioral health and addictions treatment programs, child welfare foster and family preservation services, and community-based prevention and traffic safety initiatives. We believe in the families and communities we serve, and we believe in the families of our employees. DCCCA team members enjoy coming to work each day, taking pride in knowing that there is a greater purpose in what they do.

At DCCCA, we provide relationship and hope. We believe there is no greater calling.

For more information about DCCCA, please visit www.DCCCA.org.

DCCCA seeks a Director of Finance. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the successful candidate can manage multiple projects and priorities independently and produce timely results that are high quality and accurate. They will join a loyal and stable department, motivated by DCCCA’s mission of providing social and community services that improve the safety, health, and well-being of those we serve. This is a salaried position, full-time, on-site, and responsible for directing a team of four employees. After a thorough training period, hybrid work-from-home may be possible.

Working at DCCCA means devoting time and energy to serving others. In turn, the health, well-being, and work/life balance of our team members and their families is of the utmost importance. DCCCA offers a comprehensive benefits program that reflects our mission and values and encourages the growth, well-being, and loyalty of our team members.

Essential Functions
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Evaluates the finance/accounting structure to seek continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth, emphasizing on opportunities for individuals when possible.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Team to achieve the agency’s strategic goals.
  • Participates in key decisions as a member of the operations team; maintains in-depth relations with all members of the management team; and serves on planning and policy-making committees
  • Attends board and board committee meetings as requested
  • Trains the finance/accounting department staff, program management and staff, on raising awareness and knowledge of fiscal management matters
  • Works with other directors and the executive management team members to monitor financial performance, develop strategies for addressing challenges, and working collaborative to obtain results
  • Oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including financial systems, transaction processes, financial statements, analysis and documentation, development and monitoring of contract/grant budgets, project/program and grants accounting and reports to funding agencies; ensures that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; and oversees all payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets activity
  • Assists with employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package; serves as one of the trustees and oversees administration and financial reporting of the organization's 403(b) plan
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with banks and other financial and lending institutions; monitors investments; ensures adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs; and monitors cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Reports interim financial results by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist the CEO, DCCCA management, and the board of directors in performing their responsibilities
  • Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversees federal awards and programs
  • Oversees the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all Uniform Guidance audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met, including the preparation of the annual financial statements and supplementary schedules and information in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state, or other required regulatory body requirements
  • Coordinates proper filing of all tax returns
  • Participates in the development of DCCCA’s plans and programs. Evaluates and advises on the fiscal impact of long-range planning. Develops and monitors performance measures, financial and/or tax strategies that support the company's strategic direction, future direction, and initiatives for innovative programs/strategies. Participates in contract, grant and merger and acquisition due diligence and implementation
  • Participates in developing new business; assists the CEO and DCCCA management staff with drafting of prospective programmatic budgets; and determines cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery
  • Develops and participates in the capital and operating budgeting processes; and assists with improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets
  • Suggests desirable operational adjustments due to tax code revisions
  • Understands and mitigates key elements of the company's risk profile, and reports risk issues to management or the board of directors
  • Ensures that the company complies with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Constructs and monitors reliable control systems; ensures that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Maintains relations with external auditors and investigates their findings and recommendations
  • Remains up to date on nonprofit audit and accounting best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations; implements financial and operational best practices
Education and Experience
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant, required.
  • Bachelor's degree, required. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Five years of senior management experience, required.
  • Detailed understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, not-for-profit accounting, and federal grant requirements.
  • Proficiency in and understanding of accounting systems.
  • Experience preparing, auditing, analyzing, or evaluating financial statements that present the breadth and level of accounting complexity expected to be raised by the agency’s financial statements and experience in actively supervising one or more persons engaged in such activities.
  • Class C driver’s license with maintained clear driving record, reliable personal transportation, and current automobile insurance, required. Approval by DCCCA’s auto insurance provider to drive vehicles on DCCCA business, required.
Personal Characteristics
  • Mission-driven and embodies DCCCA’s values of:
    • Providing education and services based on research and a dedicated commitment to improving lives.
    • Valuing the people and communities we serve by respecting their experiences and treating them with dignity.
    • Encouraging leadership by challenging existing conditions and finding innovative ways to grow and learn.
    • Delivering high quality services every day and holding ourselves accountable for outcomes.
  • Strong personal value system of integrity, honesty, work ethic, and moral character.
  • Addresses other tactfully, follows up on commitments, and accepts responsibility for actions.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and organization skills.
  • A trauma-informed bridge-builder, driven to make a difference.
  • Engages in leadership activities, including developing leadership within the program.
  • Focuses on conflict resolution and fosters healthy work relationships.
  • Highly collaborative and promotes a positive work environment. Recognizes the value in different perspectives and experiences.
DCCCA is proud to provide equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national original, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected categories.

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