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Finance Manager (Downtown Long Beach Alliance)

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POSITION TITLE: FINANCE MANAGER

REPORTS TO: PRESIDENT AND CEO

POSITION SUMMARY
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is seeking an engaging, energetic, and highly organized person to join our team of passionate change agents serving the Downtown. This is an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to combine their professional and personal goals of making a lasting difference in the community.

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as businesses, the DLBA creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines.

DLBA’s Finance Manager will lead all day-to-day finance operations of an annual budget of nearly $5 million including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration.

The position will oversee all finance, accounting, and reporting activities.

The Finance Manager will work closely with program managers to integrate finance and accounting procedures and explore how the finance function can support program operations.

FINANCE and ACCOUNTING LEADERSHIP
The Finance Manager will oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.

• Consistently analyze financial data by generating and presenting monthly financial reports and statements in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of DLBA financial status.
• Lead DLBA executive team in the annual budgeting and planning process;
administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
• Support the CEO by staffing the Board’s Audit and Finance Committees and engage them around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
• Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of the organization’s operations
• Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that
expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
• Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program managers; continuously collaborate with program managers to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
• Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
• Oversee record-keeping of all employee payroll, including, benefits, vacations, personal and sick leave. Assist Chief Operating Officers (COO) with employee onboarding and off-boarding responsibilities.

TEAM LEADERSHIP
• Leverage strengths with COO, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
• Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. It is preferable to have experience in a complex nonprofit
environment that has multiple programs.

Specific requirements include:
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to DLBA’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CEO and COO, the responsibility for finance
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration; Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or hold a Master’s of Business Administration or equivalent business experience
• Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
• A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
• Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
• Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, Board of Directors, or other outside partners
• Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills required in QuickBooks or equivalent, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to multitask, meet deadlines and manage multi-step projects with little supervision in a fast-paced environment.

POSITION ENVIRONMENT
The Finance Manager will work out of the DLBA administrative office in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment and will interface with community members, government staff and vendors. This individual may be required to work outside the 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. workday. These off-hour occasions are typically planned and known well in advance.

Downtown Long Beach is a culturally diverse environment and the DLBA is committed to complying with State and Federal laws including Fair Employment Practice laws, which provide equal opportunity in employment.

COMPENSATION
The Finance Manager is a non-exempt employee and compensation range is $75,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience and includes full medical, dental and vision benefits. Employer contribution to 401-k, vacation, sick days, and a monthly parking pass are also included.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume, references, and job expectations to info@dlba.org. No phone calls please, and incomplete packets will not be considered.

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