Finance Director

  • Full Time
  • Windham County
  • 80,000-90,000 USD / Year

Website Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc.

Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. (SEVCA) is the federally-designated anti-poverty agency serving Windsor and Windham counties in Southeastern Vermont.

SEVCA is searching for a dynamic FINANCE DIRECTOR to join our team.  The Finance Director works closely with and reports to the Executive Director of the agency.

Job Objectives and Job Summary: Provide agency-wide administrative services and oversight in the areas of financial / grant management, personnel / human resource management, procurement and other business functions in compliance with all applicable fiscal, administrative, corporate, legal, funding and regulatory requirements, and to ensure that SEVCA maintains and enhances its capacity to achieve its mission.

1.     Ensure the agency meets all internal and external financial management requirements by enforcing a strong internal control structure; maintaining an accurate and efficient accounting system for disbursements, receipts, cash flow, payroll, procurement, and account reconciliation; maintaining an accurate record-keeping system; and providing direct supervision of all Finance Office personnel.

2.     Keep the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and funding sources informed of the fiscal status of the agency by providing timely and accurate financial statements and reports.

3.     Support the management and planning processes of the agency by developing, monitoring, analyzing / projecting, and revising budgets as required, in conjunction with program managers.

4.     Ensure that program managers have the necessary systems and equipment available to administer programs effectively by overseeing equipment procurement, inventory, and fixed assets schedule.

5.     Facilitate the daily operations of the agency by establishing, maintaining, and supervising efficient compensation, cash receipt and disbursement, and accounts payable systems.

6.     Ensure optimal productivity by overseeing the procurement, maintenance, upgrade, and training related to the agency’s accounting software.

7.     Assist program managers in managing their budgets effectively by providing timely reports, training and technical assistance on all aspects of program financial management.

8.     Monitor the agency’s cash position on a regular basis and make long-term cash forecasts to ensure that the agency has the capacity to operate and meet its obligations.

9.     Establish and maintain positive and constructive relationships with funding sources, financial institutions, vendors, and auditors.

10.  Coordinate SEVCA’s responsibility in the annual audit process.

11.  Integrate agency and program budgets with strategic planning goals through regular communications with the Executive Director and program managers.

12.  Ensure the corporate, legal, and fiscal integrity of the agency by maintaining current insurance policies, preparing and monitoring contracts and leases, and coordinating all external audit activity.

13.  Develop and maintain professional expertise by attending and having fiscal staff attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as appropriate and available.

14.  Participate in agency decision-making and strategic planning as a member of the Program Directors and Leadership Teams.

Other Functions:

1.     Support and, where feasible, participate in fundraising activities.

2.     Perform any other duties requested and/or approved by the Executive Director that are consistent with the functions of this position and with the mission, goals, and priorities of SEVCA.


1.     Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field consistent with developing appropriate skills and expertise to fulfill job duties, and 5 years of related work experience. A combination of accounting education / knowledge, demonstrated track record in the field and the generally-accepted equivalent in experience may substitute for the required degree. A CPA is a plus.

2.     Documented supervisory and/or management experience.

3.     A strong background in non-profit administration and grant accounting / management required.

4.     Strong communication and organizational skills.

5.     Solid computer skills, especially the use of accounting and spreadsheet software.  Word processing proficiency preferred.

Full-time, benefits-eligible, 32 – 40 hours/week, $80,000 – $90,000 annually based on experience.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Letter of interest and résumé required.  Please send to Tammie Putnam  [email protected].   Materials submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

SEVCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


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