Vice President of Finance

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is seeking a Vice President of Finance.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President of Finance has accountability for financial management, external and internal financial reporting, internal control, grant compliance, and payroll services for the Association.  This position has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, managing, and controlling all accounting related activities of the Association.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

·         Certified Public Accountant with active license.

·         At least 10 years of experience in the financial management of nonprofits or a significant corporate entity.

·         Auditing experience preferred.

·         Strong leadership skills, including mentoring, coaching, and leading a diverse team.

·         Ability to operate as both an effective tactical leader and strategic thinker.

·         Sophisticated skill level in MS Office and Google Workspace.

·         Experience with cloud based financial reporting tools a plus.

·         Experience with Federal Grants and Single Audit requirements a plus.

·         Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to confidently interface with senior management, volunteer groups and staff.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and travel to events as needed/required
  • Occasional travel; occasionally overnight, may be necessary.
Essential Functions
  • Contributes to the development of the Association’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Advises senior management on financial, tax, and business planning issues.
  • Maintains continuous and proactive lines of communication, keeping the COO/CFO and Executive team informed of all critical financial issues.
  • Oversees, directs, and organizes the work of the Accounting and Payroll teams.
  • Cultivates a strong working relationship with peers in the Association Office and across the entire organization.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, commitment to quality and customer service.
  • Assists or leads projects related to implementation, improvement, or upgrade of financial systems.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the month end closing and financial statement production, the annual audit process, single audit, and completion of 990 and YUSA Annual Financial Reports.
  • Coordinates and facilitates a comprehensive budgeting process for the organization.
  • Oversees compliance with grant requirements, including awards from local, state, and federal governments.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and coaches Accounting and Payroll staff.
  • Oversees and directs improvements to financial policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining accounting records in accordance with GAAP, oversight for all tax matters (nonprofit status, payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes).
  • Works collaboratively with People & Culture Team (Human Resources) in the areas of risk management and insurance renewals (both employee benefits and business, including property and casualty).
  • Works collaboratively with Advancement Team in the area of investments including both the monitoring of endowment portfolios and processing of non-cash gifts to the organization.
  • Performs special projects as requested by COO/CFO.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Change Leadership: Facilitates, co-creates and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and / or community.

Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role.

Program / Project Management: Ensure program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.

Developing Self and Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g. staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

Required Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant with active license.