Vice President of Finance and Accounting

October 14, 2021
Conshohocken, PA
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Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Overview :

Greater Philadelphia YMCA seeks an action-oriented, systems thinker with leadership experience as well as project management acumen as their inaugural Vice President of Finance & Accounting. They will carry out hands-on operational tasks and, under the direction of the CFO and in collaboration with the Controller, plan and direct the accounting & finance operations of the organization. They are directly responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, and leading effective financial controls. They will maintain and continually improve a financial operations system that reflects and accommodates financial complexity and accuracy in support of the development and management of various activities including cash flow analysis, internal financials, budgets, and production of various analyses.

About the Company :

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, they serve more than 180,000 members and 240,000 individuals a year- regardless of age, income, or background.

Their mission is all about connecting people to healthier lives- in mind, body, and spirit. While their programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of their communities, every Y has one thing in common: the people. The volunteers, staff, members, and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to building stronger communities and being a place where all are welcome.

For more information, see https :// www . philaymca . org /


● Up to $120,000, commensurate with experience and with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

Candidate Profile :

The optimal candidate has an accounting background, and is energized by and has leadership experience in finance and accounting systems, processes, and best practices across a wide spectrum of business applications, such as payroll, insurance, multilocation retail sales or fee-for-service model, leasing/real estate, and/or membership/subscription-based services. They are adept at implementing and utilizing a robust software ecosystem, in a hands-on way, to provide solutions in support of a dynamic and multifaceted organization. Previous experience with cash flow forecasting, budgeting, implementing financial controls, and financial compliance, as related to filings, payroll, etc., is required; however, experience in the nonprofit industry is not.

The Vice President of Finance & Accounting will be poised to participate in the creation of a department that is evolving to meet the demands of new business models. They demonstrate the acumen to translate financial information and analysis for consumption and decision-making by their peer leaders. They engage with internal and external stakeholders with a customer service orientation. They navigate effective problem-solving in a steady, positive way and are a self-motivated learner who thrives on being a catalyst in the development of consistent growth of high performing teams.

Professional Characteristics :

1. Bachelors degree with a concentration in Finance or Accounting

2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Account (CMA) license

3. 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and a minimum of 3 years as a Controller

4. Non-profit accounting or public accounting experience

5. Skilled in managing accounting software (NetSuite preferred)

6. Skilled in database management and other systems (Salesforce preferred)

7. Skilled in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite with advanced knowledge of the utilization of Microsoft Excel

8. Experience with software system implementations and project management software

9. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections in alignment with US GAAP and other financial regulations

10. Working knowledge of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, cost, and capital analysis

11. Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state regulations

Organizational Information :

This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is a peer of the Controller. The internal financial organization currently consists of a Senior Accountant and teams focused on A/P, purchasing, payroll, and administrative support.

Relevant Financial Information :

The Greater Philadelphia YMCA has an annual budget of approximately $1.1M, comprised of revenue from various for-fee services as well as philanthropic funding sources. Approximate percentages of funding follow - 90% membership, childcare & camp fees, 5% grants, and 5% donations.

Service Area / Industry :

The Greater Philadelphia YMCA serves the Greater Philadelphia area via 16 regional locations.

Notes :

The YMCA values CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission: CONNECTING PEOPLE TO HEALTHIER LIVES.

The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable laws.

This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Vice President of Finance and Accounting. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. For complete details, please review the full job description here .

Application Process

Email your current resume to Kenille Daniel at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] . No paper copies , please . Resumes are accepted through November 3, 2021. A confirmation of receipt of the resume will be sent by return email. The next steps for preferred candidates will be arranged via email. No phone calls, please.

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