Hiring: Senior Finance Director
Michigan Voices is a 501(C)(3) organization that works to help build civic engagement capacity in progressive nonprofit organizations. Michigan Voices has over 75 table partners, which we provide with capacity support, regrants, data, and tools, they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We focus on Civic Engagement (voter education, registration, turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
Michigan Voices has grown tremendously over the last two years and is looking for a nonprofit financial professional to serve as our Senior Finance Director. The Senior Finance Director will work to build, streamline, and lead our financial systems for our next growth stage. This position will report to the Executive Director.
Assess and lead the creation of finance and accounting systems and processes, including listening to the needs of our team, understanding and valuing what has been built, and identifying ways to ensure simpler and more effective financial systems and processes for the future;
Conduct annual budgeting and audit processes, including working with our finance consultant to ensure timely processing of annual audits and across the team to develop and support an inclusive budget process and accurate projections.
Partner with the executive leadership team and our Board of Directors to ensure financial sustainability in values-aligned ways, including preparing financial reports for monthly board meetings and guiding discussion and collaborative decision-making on issues that impact the financial health of the organizations, such as the creation of cash reserves.
Oversee effective record keeping and compliance, including revenue and expense tracking, maintaining documentation and records of accounting activity, ensuring timely and accurate bi-weekly payroll processing, establishing and maintaining program budgets and financial reports for grants, and managing expenses.
Hire and oversee a Finance Coordinator and manage financial consultants as needed.
Navigate financial issues and address questions proactively and as they arise in ways that are of service to and center programs and people, including building relationships and two-way communication with team members across departments.
Lead the assessment and improvement of our regranting process to ensure that partners can receive resources from Michigan Voices promptly.
Candidates will ideally have many of the below experiences and qualities:
At least five years of experience in nonprofit accounting or financial management.
Experience managing audit and budgeting processes.
A collaborative and adaptable approach to leading financial functions.
Outstanding project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex accounting and financial concepts to non-finance focused team members.
Experience working with diverse teams and across cultures and working styles.
A CPA or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
Commitment to values-based budgeting that reflects the mission and vision of our organization.
Familiarity with federal grants is a plus.
This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is $80,000 – $100,000. Michigan Voices offers a full medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, and a life insurance compensation package. We also offer a reasonable time off policy with paid vacation, sick time, and a gender-neutral parental leave policy.
Please send a detailed resume, a cover letter, and three references to email@example.com with Senior Finance Director in the subject line. The deadline for this job posting is February 21, 2022, but resumes will be reviewed, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
Michigan Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Studies have shown that women, nonbinary folks, and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may come from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet all the qualifications described.