Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Director of Finance 150 150 JusticeinAging
Justice in Aging
Published
February 13, 2024
Location
Washington
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Shaterra Martin
Main Phone
2027925104

Description

Justice in Aging seeks a Director of Finance with at least seven, and preferably ten, years of financial management experience. The Director of Finance plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing the organization's financial strategy, driving financial excellence, and contributing to the overall financial health of Justice in Aging. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record in steering financial operations in the nonprofit sector. The Director of Finance works in partnership with and reports to the Executive Director. This role is instrumental in driving the financial success, stability, and sustainability of Justice in Aging.  

The Organization:

Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in health care, economic security, and elder justice to fight senior poverty and advance equity. Founded in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, and strategic advocacy. We also run the National Center on Law and Elder Rights through a federal contract with the Administration for Community Living, providing training and education to over 50,000 advocates across the country. The organization has a staff of 38 and an annual budget of over $7 million.

Join us and become part of the only national organization focused solely on advancing the rights of low-income older adults. Watch this short video to learn more about how, over the past 50 years, we have used the power of law and our expertise in all of the programs older adults rely on to fight senior poverty. And learn why, in 2021, we launched a new strategic initiative to center our work in advancing equity. Through this initiative, we are intentionally pursuing systemic changes in law and policy that improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities deeply rooted in structural racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You can be a part of this meaningful work.   

Justice in Aging has offices in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, California. Our staff primarily work remotely across eleven states, with many in Washington DC, the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The Director of Finance will work in Washington, DC, and will require in-person work at least three days a week. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.

The Position:

The Director of Finance will play a crucial role in steering the financial direction of Justice in Aging. As a strategic partner to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance will guide financial decision-making that aligns with our organizational values and contributes to realizing our goals. This role requires a unique blend of financial expertise, mission alignment, and a keen understanding of the nonprofit landscape. The Director of Finance will oversee fiscal operations and compliance and play a crucial part in financial planning, budgeting, and reporting activities to allocate resources to our organizational initiatives efficiently.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, prepares and periodically revises Justice in Aging’s (JIA) annual operating budget and presents it to the Board Executive Committee and Board of Directors for approval.
  • In collaboration with senior program staff, prepares budgets for foundation grants and federal and state contract proposals.
  • Prepares periodic budget-comparison financial reports for review and approval by the Executive Director and Executive Committee, which functions as the organization’s Finance Committee.
  • Participates in JIA’s Investment Committee, along with Board members and the Executive Director, and in collaboration with the Executive Director, periodically makes recommendations for short-term investments and long-term investment strategy.
  • Prepares all required external financial reports, including for foundation grants and federal and state contracts and the draft annual audited financial statements.
  • Prepares all required schedules and provides all the necessary documentation to JIA’s auditors for the annual audit fieldwork and preparation of the final annual audited financial statements and federal Form 990 and other state income tax returns.
  • Maintains JIA’s general ledger and prepares all necessary journal entries. Reviews and approves journal entries that are prepared by the accounting associate.
  • Reconciles JIA’s operating and investment accounts on a monthly basis.
    Supervises the processing of accounts receivable and accounts payable and other general accounting functions.
  • Processes the semi-monthly payroll and maintains all JIA personnel records. Files federal and state payroll reports as required.
  • Maintains employee leave records and organizational time tracking.
  • Administers JIA’s employee benefit programs, including health and dental insurance, life and LTD insurance, Employee Assistance Program, cafeteria plan, workers comp insurance, and retirement savings plan.


Requirements:
 

  • At least 7 years of experience in financial management of a nonprofit organization
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or another related field
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant financial software
  • Ethical behavior and ability to handle sensitive financial information with confidentiality
    Experience managing fiscal aspects of federal and state contracts


Desired: 
 

  • 10 years of experience in financial management of a nonprofit organization
    CPA license
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively to achieve outcomes
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong work ethic and a proactive attitude
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Willingness to take on challenges and learn quickly
  • Passion for social justice, including interest in working on behalf of older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency


Compensation: 
 

The salary range for this position is $135,000-$155,000 depending on experience. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health that covers 100% of employee premiums and 50% of spouse and dependent premiums, dental and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, and generous vacation policy.

How To Apply

To Apply:  

Please submit the following to hiring@justiceinaging.orgwith your name and position that you are seeking in the email subject line. We will begin application review on February 16, 2024. 

(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question: 

To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.

(2) Resume; 

(3) Three professional references. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process or if you have a question about any aspect of this position, please contact hiring@justiceinaging.org