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Join Our Team: Seeking a Director, Finance

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director, Finance will be responsible for supporting the Foundation in carrying out financial and accounting responsibilities. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting functions and fund management of the Foundation, and for analyzing, evaluating, and recommending process improvements. You must have a clear understanding and commitment to the Foundation’s mission, vision and promises with a deep understanding of and love for the community. You must be a mission-driven individual with a commitment to philanthropy and stewardship, and strong values of transparency, accountability, partnership, and equity.


  1. Accounting
    1. Manage finance team to ensure clear communication, shared outcomes, highly organized and timely processes, and efficient and accurate accounting and record keeping.
    2. Fully utilize the Foundation’s online software to include recording and documenting the receipt of all cash, credit card payments, stock, and other contributed items.
    3. Maintain the database including all donors, funds, and financial account records.
    4. Direct the processing of all accounts payable transactions to ensure all expenses and grants are coded, documented, paid, and filed in a timely and accurate manner.
    5. Prepare and oversee monthly bank and investment account reconciliations.
    6. Prepare month end journal entries.
    7. Prepare monthly and quarterly allocations of investment activity, fee activity and perform financial closings.
    8. Perform annual spending policy calculations and determine the amount available for spending for CFO approval.
    9. Prepare required financial records and reports for the annual audit and Form 990 tax returns as assigned.
    10. Prepare and file all required vendor tax forms including 1099s.
    11. Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, Asset Management Committee and Supporting Organizations.
    12. Serve as the Foundation’s contact for financial inquiries from fundholders, donors, grantees, outside audit firms, vendors, and board members.
    13. Direct the preparation and distribution of all monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc fund statements.
    14. Assist the CFO with all regulatory, banking and insurance filing requirements.
    15. Continually apply lessons learned to inform and improve the Foundation’s financial accounting and stewardship.
    16. Work closely with members of the Finance team as well as other Foundation departments to ensure the Foundation’s mission, vision, and strategic plan are achieved.
  2. Human Resources
    1. Supervise the work of the Finance Officer. Provide training and opportunities for personal and professional development and evaluate performance at a minimum semiannually.
    2. Coordinate the deployment and supervision of administrative interns and temporary workers.
    3. Track and monitor approved employee vacation and sick leave.
  3. Analysis, Evaluation and Recommendation
    1. Develop and manage outside vendor contracts and relationships.
    2. Run month end financial statements, reports, and oversee monthly general ledger account analysis. Provide explanations for any variances noted.
    3. Analyze revenue streams and expenses for trends and deviations from budget.
    4. Identify process efficiencies through software utilization and integration.
    5. Identify and apply best and emerging practices in finance.
    6. Apply a clear understanding of nonprofit best practices, processes and procedures, culture, and norms in Foundation financial stewardship.
  4. Additional Foundation Responsibilities:
    1. Develop effective relationships with vendors, fiscal agents, auditors, and others, as necessary.
    2. Assist with all Foundation events as requested, including but not limited to giving days, nonprofit events, Board meetings and donor events.
    3. Support other staff as needed during busy times throughout the year.
    4. Work closely with Marketing and Communications team to ensure appropriate financial messaging as needed.
    5. Other duties as assigned.

Profile of a Successful Candidate

The Director, Finance must be a mission-driven individual with a commitment to philanthropy and community. The ideal candidate will have a strong degree of honesty and integrity in all aspects of financial stewardship. The candidate should be adept at managing multiple priorities throughout the course of the accounting cycle. The candidate will demonstrate initiative and be self-directed in all tasks as well as organized and have exceptional attention to detail and accuracy. The position requires someone who can balance a range of responsibilities and work proactively to address the organization’s financial needs while exhibiting a continuous improvement mindset. Candidate must demonstrate a love of the community, be solution-focused and place extreme importance on building and maintaining equitable, trusting relationships.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, accounting preferred
  • Strong prior experience (5+ years) in an accounting environment
  • Experience working in a leadership and supervisory role
  • High degree of ethics and integrity with good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and work on various projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and networking skills among diverse constituent groups
  • Project management experience, including experience delegating tasks, and providing sufficient follow-up
  • Experience managing project teams with diverse skills and complex, multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at the individual, organization, community, and institution levels
  • Demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management
  • Experience with Foundant Community-Suite a plus
  • Ability to problem-solve, remain solution-focused and constantly improve Foundation procedures
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to be self-directed in all tasks
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and work on various projects and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects and being flexible to changing priorities, while maintaining a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must be a team player/leader who readily collaborates with a positive outlook
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills among diverse stakeholder and constituent groups
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with empathy and a sense of humor

This position may require occasional weekends and/or extended workdays.

Salary & Benefits

  • A team-oriented, performance excellence culture
  • A fantastic, collaborative work environment
  • A full-time, exempt position with flex-time options
  • A generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, life, and retirement benefits.
  • Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000

Every staff employed by the Foundation is expected to possess honesty, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness; high energy and a positive attitude; a dedication to quality and accuracy; an ability to collaborate well with co-workers, especially in a small office; an ability to fulfill their job requirements with minimal supervision; good oral and written communication skills.

Central Carolina Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. There is no discrimination regarding hiring, assignments, promotion, or other conditions of employment because of race, creed, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or a disability not pertinent to the assigned job. Central Carolina Community Foundation uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of everyone they hire.

Kevin Patten
Chief Financial Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation
2142 Boyce Street, Suite 402
Columbia, SC 29201
[email protected]

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