Finance Director

Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Desired Location: 
Triangle Area
Organization Type: 
Financial and Accounting

Finance Director
The Finance Director acts as the Chief Financial Officer of the Organization, is responsible for  overall administration of internal accounting and financial matters, This includes producing interim, monthly, and year-end financial reports, maintaining adequate accounting records and an effective accounting system, and developing a comprehensive set of internal controls designed to mitigate risk, facilitating  accurate and timely CTNC financial results, and ensuring that CTNC financials comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This position reports to the Executive Director.

The Finance Director supervises one staff member and has functional responsibility over accounts payable, revenues, payroll, cash management, grants administration, risk management, tax, and regulatory reporting. 

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;
CPA preferred

Seven to ten years’ experience in accounting & tax reporting for non-profits
Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge software preferred
Strong Excel skills
Real Estate transaction experience a plus

• Motivated leader with attention to detail.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to CTNC’s mission.
• Possess sound judgement and have a proven track record of handling responsibilities with discretion.
• Technology savvy, advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
• Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
• Experience in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
• Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills.
• Manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
• Commitment to mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
• Team management skills, ability to develop staff and serve as a key change agent in leading others through new initiatives.

Staff Management
• Direct the operations of the accounting department.  Train, develop and mentor accounting staff as needed to ensure the best utilization of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.  Ensure that strong internal controls are in place and documented for all accounting functions.
• Oversee and provide guidance for daily and month-end general ledger activities, including reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and monthly journal entry adjustments needed to perform timely month-end close.
• Works closely with program staff to educate them on accounting procedures and to explore how the accounting function can better support program operations.
• Complete special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.

Risk Management and Compliance
• Ensure timely and accurate completion of federal, local, and state regulatory reporting requirements and tax filings.
• Maintain adequate and suitable insurance coverage

Financial Management and Reporting
• Direct payroll processing and reporting, including payroll allocations.
• Financial management and oversight of all grants and contracts.
• Direct CTNC’s financial reporting process. Ensure that Financial Statements are prepared timely and accurately and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and that revenue and expenses are appropriately classified
• Serve as staff liaison to Board Finance Committee, work closely with Board Treasurer
• Develop the annual operating budget, working closely with program and development staff
• Oversee the annual financial audit of CTNC.

Systems Management
• Maintain accounting software systems to support transaction-processing including: general ledger, accounts payable, fixed assets, depreciation and payroll reporting activities.  
• Maintain time reporting system to support payroll allocations

Human Resources
• Manage retirement plan, health insurance, health savings accounts, long term disability plan
• Primary point of contact for personnel matters, including onboarding and terminations

Office Management
• Oversee general office operations, including facilities and maintenance.

Qualified Candidates should submit their resume with a letter of interest outlining their qualifications and salary requirements for the position to:  

Caitlin Burke, Associate Director

No phone calls, please.

Deadline: October 13, 2017



Career Level: 
Senior Management
Job Type: 
How to Apply: 

send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to

No phone calls please