Competitive benefits including generous paid time off, holidays, flex holidays, health, dental and vision insurance, HSA, retirement match, short and long term disability.
Overview: The Director of Finance will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the executive director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: accounting, finance, business planning and budgeting, administration and IT.
The Director of Finance will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Sigma Kappa Foundation continues to build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
Position Status: Exempt, salaried, full-time.
Salary range: $60,000-65,000.
Position Location: Carmel, Indiana. Flex work environment: successful candidate will be expected to work in-office 2-3 days a week and from a home office 2-3 days a week.
Reports to: Executive Director
Financial: Oversees the accounting and financial aspects of the organization and works with executive director to stay on top of needs and best practices.
Administration: Assist with the implementation of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, managing short and long term disability plan, retirement contributions and health savings accounts.
Information Technology: Maintain financial software and integration with database. Make recommendations for improvements in this area in consultation with other entities.
Compliance: Coordinates the annual audit; prepares tax documents and stays current on financial requirements for nonprofits.
Analyze and prepare financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the executive director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and budget planning.
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the executive director
Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures as it relates to the area of finance.
Work closely and transparently with all external partners including other entities, third-party vendors and consultants.
Oversee administrative functions to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.
Maintain inventory and related documents
Prepare tax documents as required.
Remain up to date on nonprofit financial policies, best practices, laws and tax issues.
Assist executive director with the implementation and management of areas of human resources including payroll, retirement and insurance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Sigma Kappa Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field
At least five to seven years of overall professional experience preferred; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience
The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
Experience working with fund accounting
Experience in a controller role is preferred
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software, specific preference given to knowledge of iMIS and Financial Edge and the integration of the two.
Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
Consistently demonstrate in words and actions a belief in the mission of Sigma Kappa Foundation, support of the strategic direction and a commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
The mission of the Sigma Kappa Foundation is to create and fund leadership, scholarship and philanthropic initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
The Foundation fulfills its mission through the support of five funding priorities, called PULSE. We have a powerful vision for our dynamic organization to remain strong...one that assures Sigma Kappa continues to grow, innovate and thrive. Simply stated, we must make the heart of our Sorority strong...strong enough to beat for generations to come. YOUR gifts to the PULSE Annual Fund provide ongoing support for leadership development, educational programming, grants, scholarships and vital funding for emerging needs and programs.
Since the inception of the Sigma Kappa Foundation, we have given:
• $2 million in grants for leadership and educational programming, reaching tens of thousands of members
• $1.65 million in scholarships and individual emergency grants, supporting more than 800 members
• $10 million for Alzheimer’s disease research and services
• $90,000 in grant support to the Maine Seacoast Mission since 2014