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Job Title:                     Vice President of Finance & Administration

Org. Type:                  Employment and Housing Resources

Location:                     New York, NY

Salary:                        $150k - $180k

Job Description:

The Vice President of Finance & Administration plays a crucial role in managing the financial and administrative functions of this nonprofit organization. This position requires a strong background in finance, accounting, and operations, as well as a deep understanding of nonprofit financial management principles and compliance.


  1. Financial Management:

    • Develop and oversee the organization's annual budget in collaboration with the executive team and board of directors.

    • Monitor financial performance, analyze variances, and provide regular financial reports to the executive team and board.

    • Implement effective financial controls and ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and accounting standards.

    • Manage cash flow, investments, and banking relationships to optimize financial resources.

    • Prepare financial forecasts and projections to support strategic decision-making.

  2. Accounting and Reporting:

    • Oversee the accounting function, including general ledger maintenance, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and financial statement preparation.

    • Ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions and adherence to accounting principles.

    • Coordinate the annual audit process, liaise with auditors, and ensure compliance with audit requirements.

    • Prepare and submit required financial reports to government agencies, grantors, and other stakeholders.

  3. Grants and Contracts Management:

    • Oversee the financial aspects of grants and contracts, including budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance.

    • Collaborate with program managers to develop budgets for grant proposals and ensure proper financial monitoring throughout the project lifecycle.

    • Maintain knowledge of grant regulations and reporting requirements to ensure compliance.

  4. Administration and Operations:

    • Provide leadership and oversight for administrative functions such as human resources, facilities management, and IT.

    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

    • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to employment, safety, and data protection.

    • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate contracts to optimize service quality and cost-effectiveness.

  5. Strategic Planning and Board Engagement:

    • Contribute to the strategic planning process by providing financial analysis and insights.

    • Collaborate with the executive team and board in setting financial goals and objectives aligned with the organization's mission.

    • Present financial reports and recommendations to the board of directors and engage with board committees as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • CPA designation or equivalent certification is highly desirable.

  • Proven experience (at least 8-10 years) in financial management, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles, fund accounting, and compliance requirements.

  • Experience with grants and contracts management, including reporting and compliance.

  • Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills.

  • Proficiency in financial software and systems.

  • Strong leadership and management abilities.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including board members, staff, and external partners.




Nick Samuels

The Philanthropic Staffing Group

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