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Founded in 2004, Pathways to Housing DC provides home, health, and hope to more than 3,500 adults annually who are experiencing or are at risk for homelessness throughout the District of Columbia. Pathways to Housing DC initially opened our doors to end homelessness and help the healing of men and women who were considered “chronically homeless”- those individuals living on the streets for years with serious mental health challenges that were not being treated. The mission of Pathways to Housing DC is to end homelessness and support recovery for people with complex health challenges through our Housing First model. To learn more about Pathways to Housing DC, visit them online.
Pathways to Housing DC has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Director of Finance (DOF). The DOF is a key member of the Executive Team and has overall financial management responsibility of Pathways to Housing DC’s budget, including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors. The DOF will oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow and coordination of audit activities as well as accounts payable and receivable. The DOF is the lead manager for the Finance Department and supervises staff accordingly. S/he will reconcile financial activities and be skilled at capturing key data and processes in order to demonstrate the relationship between Pathways’ goals and resulting fundraising needs.
The DOF will be responsible for accounting duties as well as the administrative leadership and management of the finance department, including two Finance Specialists. In addition to developing the annual operating budget in collaboration with the ED and Executive Team, the DOR will identify trends and produce innovative solutions to improve the organization’s financial performance.
The ideal candidate will possess a BA or BS in Accounting or related field, CPA or be a CPA candidate, strong knowledge of GAAP, and at least 5 years of experience managing the finances of an $8+ million organization or business. Also preferred is a minimum of 2 years of federal grant management experience and 3 years of supervisory experience.
S/he will possess strong finance and leadership skills and will be an expert at managing organizational change. It is essential that s/he have a results-proven track record and a high level of competence and professional stature to advise the Executive Director and Board of Directors on effective financial management. The position requires someone with demonstrated ability to think strategically in seizing opportunities, assessing risks, streamlining processes and procedures, and reducing expenses. It is also essential that s/he be experienced in the modern implementation of financial systems and operations and understands the importance of finance in supporting organizational strategies and decisions within the nonprofit sector.
How to Apply:
For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought.
Send materials to: email@example.com “ATTN: Pathways to Housing Director of Finance Search” in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.
To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact:
Danisha Martin, Executive Search Consultant, Nonprofit HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.