Director of Finance

Job Posting

Director of Finance

Date Posted:

September 16, 2022

We Are …

The American Immigration Council (the "Council") works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. 

Your Role …

The Director of Finance plays a senior leadership role in the organization and works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Operating Committee to ensure that the Council’s financial systems advance the Council’s strategic directions. The Director of Finance provides leadership on the Council’s short- and long-term sustainability. 

The Director of Finance works with the Finance and Audit Committee to set the organization’s finance policies and oversees the finance team in its execution of all finance operations. In addition, the role leads the budgeting process and collaborates with staff directors to ensure effective use of Council resources. 

The Finance Director is responsible for supervising the Finance team, outside accountants and auditors.

Essential Job Functions ...

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:  

  • Financial planning and strategy
  • Managing profitability
  • Strategic planning and vision
  • Forecasting
  • Budget development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate diligence, accuracy, and thoroughness.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing demands/multiple assignments through effective time management
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and take responsibility for actions. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, strategies, and circumstances. 
  • Ability to implement plans, make mid-course corrections as necessary and overcome obstacles.
  • Ability to display initiative and openness to change. 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to form positive working relationships with people from varied backgrounds. 
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism in representing the organization, both internally and externally.
  • Professionalism in representing the organization, both internally and externally 

Requirements ...

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledgeable about accepted accounting procedures (GAAP) and understands 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations - including 990 tax preparation, budgeting and forecasting, and nonprofit management.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • A strong understanding and commitment to the Council’s mission and values.
  • Prior demonstrated leadership in leading the finance function in a non-profit organization. 
  • Strong leadership skills, including experience supervising and mentoring staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and work strategically.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and manage a strategic plan with multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues and explain information to a general audience.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and shift focus quickly.
  • Capacity to form positive working relationships with people from varied backgrounds and ability to maintain confidentiality.

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Our Workplace …

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center and many more exciting benefit programs.

Your Colleagues …

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A  community of individuals passionate about their work.

For considerationqualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.

Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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