Manager of Finance

Join the Y of Metro Atlanta as the Manager of Finance!
Job Description

The Manager of Finance plays a vital role in the financial management and stewardship of YMCA of Metro Atlanta. This position oversees all financial activities, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and compliance. The Manager of Finance ensures the organization's financial health and sustainability, aligning financial practices with the mission and values of the YMCA.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in financial management.
  • Variance analysis experience required i.e. actual vs fcst/budget/py.
  • Must be skilled with all financial statements including income statement, cash flow statement, balance sheet.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and budgeting techniques.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present financial information clearly and effectively to diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including team management and strategic planning skills.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the YMCA, with a passion for promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


Preferred Requirements:

  •  CPA or advanced degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management.
  • Experience with accounting software.


Ergonomics: Ability to type and work in front of a computer monitor for an extended period.


Essential Functions

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Develop and manage the annual budget in collaboration with Senior Leadership, Branch Executives, and Program Directors.
  • Monitor budget performance and provide regular financial reports to the Senior Leadership team and Branch Executives.
  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, forecast future financial performance, and make strategic recommendations.
  • ROI analysis on special projects


Accounting and Financial Reporting:

  • Partner with Accounting to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and YMCA standards.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for review by the Senior Leadership team and Branch Executives.
  • Gather and synthesize data to support decision-making at all levels of the organization
  • Assist with forecasting the Y’s compliance with requirements of various stakeholders i.e. bank, debt covenants, endowments, etc.
  • Provide finance support to the Y and all its subsidiaries including ECDC, QALICBs, etc.
  • Support the annual financial statement and single audit processes


Grant Management and Fund Accounting:

  • Oversee grant compliance and reporting, ensuring accurate tracking of grant funds and expenditures.
  • Collaborate with program directors to develop grant budgets and monitor grant spending.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for grant applications and reporting.


Financial Leadership and Team Management:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the finance team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and develop finance staff members, supporting their professional growth and skill development.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate financial considerations into program planning and decision-making.