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Director of Finance

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Non-Profit Director of Finance

Are you a skilled accounting professional who is comfortable working in a creative, stimulating, and fast paced environment? If you answered yes to this question, we want to hear from you. Duke Ellington School of the Arts is currently seeking a full time Director of Finance to join their team. This position will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Finance Department of two related organizations. You will work closely with the CFO and the Board of Directors to manage the annual audit, tax returns, investments, and grants.

To be successful in this role, you must be a team player and flexible leader. You will have responsibility for managing a staff of two and you will interface with all levels of the organization on a daily basis.

In this role you can expect to perform the following primary duties that include but not limited to:

  • Monthly financial statement preparation and work paper analysis.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Maintenance of restricted funds for intercompany and departmental reports.
  • Assist CFO/CEO in other administrative and financial matters including but not limited to preparation of detailed financial analyses, working with development staff to prepare program and grant reports and annual budget preparation/management.

Job Requirements:

  • 10 years of non-profit experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Must hold a current CPA license.
  • Proven expertise in professionally and effectively collaborating with BOD and key stakeholders
  • Deadline driven.
  • Ability to multi-task competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with non-profit accounting software is required, MIP Abila software experience a plus.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and improve internal controls.
  • Prior experience managing and developing staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible while still maintaining high standards of professionalism.
  • Thrives in a team environment, but also able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of employee benefits, insurance, government regulations and payroll.


For immediate consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Organization Info

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Washington, DC
51-200 employees
About Us

To nurture and inspire passion for arts and learning in talented students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to develop their artistic skills. We ensure that our students are prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers in the arts by offering an intensive arts-based program. We prepare our students to become productive citizens in our global society through our strong focus on community service.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 15 2020
Active Until: 
Jun 15 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Duke Ellington School of the Arts