Career Opportunity: Director of Finance

Organization Overview 

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and supports so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview 

The Director of Finance is responsible for the development and maintenance of all financial systems and fiscal records, including the monthly close and annual audit. The Director of Finance is also responsible for developing and assuring the implementation of accounting policies and procedures to ensure financial transactions are executed and documented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and funder requirements. This position manages the accounting team and leads the annual budget and forecast process, working closely with the budget managers to develop and maintain project budgets and ensure projects stay on track. This role is full-time and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Salary: Commensurate with experience 
Career Level: Experienced
Status: Full-Time, Exempt Employee 
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred in finance or accounting, or CPA strongly preferred; finance or business master’s degree and/or CPA is a plus 
Reports to: COO 

Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of accounting operations, including the monthly and year-end closes.
  • Supervise Senior Financial Manager and Accounts Payable Coordinator, providing oversight, coaching, and development for all supervisees.
  • Oversee all transactions related to the general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, capital assets, prepaid expenses, and all bank transactions, including vetting and approving all payments via credit card and
  • Responsible for analyzing NICHQ’s financial position, comparing it to the budget, investigating variances, and making recommendations to executive management.
  • Lead the company-wide annual budgeting process and supports the Senior Financial Manager in helping project managers through their budgeting and financial planning process.
  • Responsible for creating monthly and annual forecasting throughout the year to ensure optimal financial performance.
  • Work closely with the COO and management to make timely adjustments to the budget as dictated by changes in funding, staffing, expense planning, or other unplanned activity.
  • Prepare and distributes a standard monthly reporting package for senior management, including budget vs. actual variance analysis for the current month and year-to-date, balance sheets, and cash management reports.
  • Responsible for cash management activities including the review of invoices prior to mailing and ensuring that products and services revenue figures are accurate.
  • Ensures that contracts and bills are reviewed monthly in accordance with terms of respective contracts.
  • Ensure that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and funder requirements.
  • Verify that all financial reports required by funders are completed, accurate, and submitted on time.
  • Responsible for annual audit including preparation of all supporting schedules and coordination with auditors.
  • Responsible for 990s and regulatory reporting for IRS, insurance audits, health audits, etc.
  • Review payroll process, reporting, and record keeping as it pertains to benefits maintenance.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or accounting is strongly preferred; a CPA is a plus.
  • Experience managing federal and state grants and contracts is required.
  • Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to see and communicate the big picture.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a focus on customer service.
  • Ability to function independently within a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to develop timelines and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Extremely reliable and trustworthy.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor are a plus.

Salary and Benefits  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and generous paid time off.  

To Apply 

To apply for this employment opportunity, please complete and submit an online application. If you have any trouble accessing the application form, please email [email protected]

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NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.