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Director of Finance

Denver, CO, USA
Full-time

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a Director of Finance to join our team. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who desire to excel within an evolving organization. In 2019 and 2020, DSF was named one of the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces, a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment and culture. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, dynamic, and innovative environment where your work has an impact. As an organization, DSF strives to be a leader in the community by embodying the values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do.

 

DSF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success. Our core values guide our work. DSF is dedicated to learning and innovation, as we constantly seek to improve our services. By doing so, we seek to demonstrate leadership within the community. We build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, and the broader community. We are committed to equity and inclusivity, believing in the value and ability of all students.

 

We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community.  If you agree with the DSF philosophy and mission then, we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver's students.

 

Position Summary 

The Director of Finance plays a central role in the development, maintenance, direction and oversight of the finance and accounting activities.  While working with the CFO to manage the priorities of the finance team, the Director of Finance is responsible for managing day to day accounting, finance and tax related operations for a budget of over $10 million. This hands-on position manages one senior accountant. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

• Manage all accounting activities, payroll processing, tax, and financial reporting, ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements

• Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures

• Manage month-end and year-end close

• Prepare timely financial statements

• Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner

• Coordinate and support audit and 990 preparation

• Support the CFO in the annual budget and planning process; prepare tools to move the budget process from start to finish.

• Ensure systems to maintain files and supporting documents for accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and accounting entries are in place and maintained

• Analyze financial information and prepare informative dashboards 

• Support the CFO in engaging the Board’s Finance and Investment Committee around issues and trends and preparation of financial presentations to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.

• Manage current staff and help clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals

Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or relevant field.
Skills/Experience: 

Minimum five years proven work experience as Controller, Finance Director, or Accounting Manager.

• Knowledge and/or experience with finance, grants and development in a nonprofit setting

• Expert level experience in Quickbooks Desktop 

• Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office, Excel, Work, PowerPoint, and Outlook 

• Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, problem-solving skills, communication, organizational and computer skills, as well as the ability to exercise professional discretion and discernment, independent judgement and business acumen.

• Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation; values high-quality work products

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key financial data

• Without exception, the Director position requires a proven track record of trustworthiness, personal accountability, and exceptional ethics. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Denver Scholarship’s mission

• A sense of humor, tolerance for change, and a demonstrated ability to create a positive culture and sense of empowerment

 

Highly Desired 

• MBA or CPA 

• Experience with Microsoft Teams, Paylocity and Power BI

Compensation/Benefits: 

• $80,000 to $90,000 annually commensurate with experience

• 401(k) plan, dollar for dollar match up to 5% 

• Competitive group health, dental, and vision insurance (low to no cost premium plans offered) 

• Paid holidays and Winter Break 

• Trusted Time Off (unlimited vacation policy following 90 days) 

• Professional Development 

• Summer Fridays 1/2 days (June and July)

Job Function: 

Organization Info

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Overview
Headquarters: 
Denver, CO, USA
Annual Budget : 
$10-50M
Size: 
51-200 employees
Founded: 
2006
About Us
Mission: 

Our mission is to inspire and empower Denver Public School students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success. Our core values guide our work. DSF is dedicated to learning and innovation, as we constantly seek to improve our services. By doing so, we seek to demonstrate leadership within the community.

Programs: 

The Denver Scholarship Foundation makes college possible for thousands of Denver Public Schools’ graduates each year. For many students in Denver, continuing their education beyond high school doesn’t seem like a viable option.  Most often, it’s not low grades or lack of extracurricular activities keeping them from pursuing their dreams. There are thousands of intelligent, hard-working individuals facing the most intimidating barrier to college of all – they think it just isn’t possible. But the Denver Scholarship Foundation is changing that. We’re making college possible for Denver’s students.

Our unique, three-part program for college success has been nationally recognized for its effectiveness. 

  1. College Access - We work proactively with all DPS seniors at our Future Centers located inside DPS high schools.  Each Future Center is staffed by a full-time DSF College Advisor who guides students through the college application and financial aid processes
  2. Scholarships –We award need-based scholarships that can be used over four years to DPS graduates attending a community college, university, or technical college in Colorado.To date, we have awarded $43.4 million in scholarships to 7,513 Scholars.
  3. College Success –We partner directly with colleges to provide our scholarship recipients with extra financial aid and ongoing support to help them succeed and ultimately graduate.  For every $1 awarded by DSF to our scholarship recipients, our partner colleges award an average of $2 in additional financial aid.  They also provide critical support services, such as mentors, special seminars and tutors to help our scholars succeed
Awards & Accolades: 
Top Workplace 2019 & 2020
Why Work For Us?: 

We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who desire to excel within an evolving organization. In 2019 and 2020, DSF was named one of the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces, a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment and culture. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, dynamic, and innovative environment where your work has an impact. As an organization, DSF strives to be a leader in the community by embodying the values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 18 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 18 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Denver Scholarship Foundation
industry: 
Nonprofit