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9 Jun 2021


Director of Finance

Community Action – Washington County  Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Community Action Organization (CAO) is a private, not-for-profit agency based in Hillsboro serving primarily Washington County, Oregon. CAO’s mission is to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and the community to thrive.

CAO operates a range of programs and services to assist primarily low-income residents in achieving economic security. CAO has a genuine concern and knowledge regarding issues of poverty and economic stability; is recognized, respected, and works collaboratively with all sectors of the community; is a community leader in the area of early childhood development and family support; and is a catalyst in community efforts to address issues of homelessness and housing stability.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency’s mission, the Director of Finance is responsible for effective oversight and management of finance and accounting, grant fiscal compliance, budgeting, reporting, treasury, and risk management functions.

As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and the organization’s chief financial officer, the Director provides leadership and expertise in the development and monitoring of financial strategies which promote sustainability, as well as the development and management of systems and practices which ensure compliance with federal funds management requirements, GAAP accounting and reporting standards, IRS requirements, and best practices in financial management for non-profit organizations.

The Director works closely with the Board Finance and Audit Committee, providing leadership in development and implementation of key financial, investment, and risk management policies, as well as identification, exploration, and resolution of high-level financial choices and challenges.

The Director manages a team of staff that includes an accounting manager, an accounts receivable analyst, an accounts payable coordinator, a payroll coordinator, and a program assistant (shared with Human Resources).

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced finance professional who wants to be part of an organization making a difference in the lives of historically underserved people in Washington County. This leader values equity, diversity, and inclusion, manages in a manner that reflects Community Action’s mission and values, and is passionate about serving families and children living in poverty.  They will have excellent communications and leadership skills, strong not-for-profit accounting experience, understanding of reporting requirements for federal grants and contracts, experience with Head Start programs, the ability to lead a team of very capable finance staff, and the capacity to contribute strategic expertise as part of a leadership team.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Fiscal Management, Finance or a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience managing financial systems in an environment with multiple programs and multiple funding sources. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Strong management and leadership skills, including at least two years’ experience of supervision of accounting and finance staff.

Deep knowledge of GAAP and cost principles

Experience managing month-end close, preparing and presenting financial reports and managing the annual audit.

Must be bondable and possess strong computer and database skills in a Windows-based environment, including proficiency in integrated accounting systems (such as Blackbaud Financial Edge) configured to track multiple funding sources.

Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Financial management experience in a not-for-profit organization

Experience with management and reporting of federal contracts and grant funds.

Familiarity with and understanding of OMB Uniform Guidance. Given that federal dollars represent more than 90% of CAO’s funding, the successful candidate will either have knowledge and experience of managing these or will have to demonstrate the ability to master this very quickly.

Experience with and understanding of accounting and finance as related to Head Start programs.

Certified Public Accountant.

Experience and proficiency in Blackbaud Financial Edge and experience with ADP for payroll.


Application Information:

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to support Community Action of Washington County in filling this key leadership position.
All applications should include a statement of interest indicating their connection to mission and highlighting relevant qualifications and a resume.

All applications will be fully reviewed and a response sent to candidates.

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Application Deadline:  July 7, 2021


Full-Time Job in Other:
Director of Finance
Community Action – Washington County
 Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Accounting, director, finance, management, and non-profit. States: Oregon.

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