VP of Finance

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Job Description

The Vice President of Finance supports the work of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast (FCYMCA), a leading nonprofit in northeast Florida, committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction and leadership for YMCA finance and business operations. Oversees the YMCA’s accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ensures a system of strong internal controls and maintains fiscal soundness.  Manages the annual external audits for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and for its charter school, Tiger Academy, the 990 tax returns, and the preparation of information for outside funders and stakeholders. Provides leadership for accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, grants reporting, payroll and benefits.

  1.  Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or Finance required; CPA/MBA preferred.
  2. Seven (7) or more years of experience in an accounting and financial leadership role.  Previous supervisory experience required.
  3. Unquestionable integrity and the willingness and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  4. Collaborative and supportive with a passion for work, a positive attitude, and a true team player.
  5. Experience in a nonprofit environment leading both accounting and financial planning and analysis functions is preferred.
  6. Ability to operate in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with shifting priorities.
  7. Knowledge of and expertise with computerized accounting systems and standard business software.
  8. Must possess advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  9. Advanced analytical skills necessary to develop and implement new financial systems, techniques and/or procedures.
  10. Exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Essential Functions
  1. Manages all functions of accounting and business operations, ensuring that legal and audit requirements are met and that best practices for maximum efficiency are obtained. 
  2. Implements appropriate systems and internal controls to adequately safeguard the YMCA’s financial resources and to provide a solid basis for accurately reporting financial data. Ensures that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Hires, trains, and oversees assigned staff and provides direct supervision to same, with a focus on developing staff to their full potential.  Arranges back-up for staff, as needed. 
  4. Manages the annual independent audits for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and Tiger Academy, the preparation of financial statements and the IRS 990 tax forms.  Prepares and oversees the preparation of required audit schedules, maintains records, and acts as liaison with audit team.
  5. Oversees and provides leadership to the annual budget process including:  issuing guidelines and procedures, training staff on accounting and budgeting software, auditing budgets, overseeing data input and preparing reports.
  6. Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential always.
  7. Serves as resource person to Association leadership and branch operations staff in financial planning and results management.  Works with Association and branch staff to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking.  
  8. Coordinates and prepares financial statements required by management, the Board, funders, lenders and other outside agencies.  Analyzes financial results with respect to revenues, expenses, trends and compliance with budgets and applicable debt and financing covenants. 
  9. Manages cash flow.
  10. Establishes and maintains relationships with lending/financial institutions and vendors.
  11. Oversees the month-end and year-end closings and the preparation of all required statements and reports.
  12. Represents the YMCA with key community organizations, participates in branch events and leads organizational strategic initiatives, as required.
  13. Performs other business and financial initiatives as assigned.