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Director of Finance

Indianapolis, Indiana
Full-time
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How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume directly to our website: https://alaforveterans.hyrell.com.

The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization and ensures internal efficiency, integrity of reporting, and the achievement of financial goals. The Director of Finance oversees the financial planning, budgeting, general ledger, procurement, investment, property and liability insurance requirements, payroll, risk management, and maintains compliance for legal and regulatory reporting.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Prepares and/or supervises preparation of financial analyses, reports and statements for the guidance of the Executive Director and National Finance Committee.
  • Coordinates monthly close and taxes, including annual tax return preparation and financial statement review by an external CPA firm.
  • Plans and supervises production of the monthly and annual budget; conducts and/or coordinates research, analyses, audits and forecasting.
  • Conducts investment and cost containment analysis, creates alternative expense resolutions, and partners with the Executive Director and National Finance Committee for strategic planning.
  • Develops internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting. Continuously reviews and tests existing accounting practices for compliance with GAAP.
  • Institutes and maintains planning and control procedures and analyzes report variances. Supervises preparation of year-end audit for independent auditors, and monitors compliance with federal and state non-profit reporting requirements.
  • Evaluates, recommends and secures insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities. Manages Fidelity Bond claims, interacting with bonding company, insurance broker, Departments, Units and members as necessary to provide and/or collect information, process claims, etc.
  • Executes/authorizes and controls cash disbursements in accordance with budget and fiscal policy practices. Monitors cash flow and reserve levels. Oversees bank balances, maintains banking relationships, works with financial advisor, recommends investments and coordinates cash needs.
  • Provides accounting advice and supports 501c3 foundation activities to include compliance for year-end audits, property taxes, and charity registrations.
  • Reviews all contracts and develops policies pertaining to regulatory compliance.
  • Leads, develops and motivates staff. Empowers team members to take responsibility and accountability. Oversees all finance, accounting and payroll functions.
  • Provides statistical and financial reports to officers, other divisions, chairs and committees as needed. Makes recommendations and presents information as requested.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the organization's system of accounts, to include books and records on all transactions and assets.
  • Acts as a Liaison to the National Finance Committee and Audit Committee.
  • Provides accounting advice and assistance to support 501c3 foundation activities.
  • Performs all other duties as requested.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting or related field. At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience with preferably 5 years of broad financial and/or operations management experience.
Non-Profit experience preferred.
Master's Degree and/or CPA desired.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative and business practices, accounting procedures, principles, techniques, laws, and regulations pertinent to ALA operations, knowledge of non-profit tax laws and guidelines, banking procedures, financial markets and forecasting, and fiscal administration.
  • Demonstrated success in senior-level staff positions preferably in a nonprofit organization.
  • Previous experience of final responsibility for financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
  • Understanding and experience overseeing payroll, employee benefits and HRIS functions.
  • Creative problem solver and conceptual thinker that considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions. Able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to a problem.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present information to staff, vendors, clients, and the American Legion Auxiliary members.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Must have a high sense of integrity and level of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and a variety of software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (e.g. Microsoft products) in a networked environment.
  • A strong personal commitment for veterans and military families. Understanding of ALA mission, policies and procedures and ability to apply to relevant situations.
  • Ability to participate in meetings as required, including some weekends; travel to out-of-state meetings such as National Convention and/or meetings in Washington, D.C.; may be required to be gone as long as 14 days at a time.
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Competitive Compensation
  • 401 (k)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance (Basic and AD&D)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • On-Site Parking
How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume directly to our website: https://alaforveterans.hyrell.com.

Additional Information: 

American Legion Auxiliary is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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Organization Info

American Legion Auxiliary

Overview
Headquarters: 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Annual Budget : 
$5-10M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
1919
About Us
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Mission: 

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

Programs: 

ALA Girls Nation, ALA Girls State, Americanism, Auxiliary Emergency Fund, Children and Youth, Community Service, Education, Junior Member Activities, Legislative, National Security, Poppy, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

Why Work For Us?: 

American Legion Auxiliary celebrates a century of selfless service and making a difference.
Since the ALA's inception on Nov. 10, 1919, Auxiliary members and nonmember volunteers have been tirelessly carrying out the ALA's commitment as a patriotic service organization whose mission would be to advocate for, help, and honor United States military, veterans, and their families, and support The American Legion.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 6 2020
Active Until: 
Jun 6 2020
Hiring Organization: 
American Legion Auxiliary
industry: 
Nonprofit