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Finance Director (Intervale Center)

Organization Intervale Center
Location 180 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401

The Intervale Center seeks a dynamic, mission-driven Finance Director to join our team in Burlington, Vermont. For over 30 years, the Intervale Center has led a community food revolution that sustains farms, land and people. We have pioneered farm and food innovations in local food development, commercial composting, riparian restoration, farm business incubation, gleaning and food hub development. We seek a Finance Director to join our growing organization. This position is responsible for all financial matters of the Intervale Center. The Finance Director works closely with the Executive Director, senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position.

Minimum Qualifications:

At least five years of experience in a senior financial-management role, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget greater than $1 million.

Extensive experience in the development and implementation of financial management strategies and business development.

Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.

Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills and capability to communicate financial needs and results with others.

Knowledge of State and Federal employment laws and experience managing employee benefit plans.

A college degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Economics.

Human Resource and business operations experience is a plus.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Oversee cash flow planning and asset management.

Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.

Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.

Prepare the annual budget and closely monitor and report significant variances, along with recommendations.

Develop financial business plans and forecasts and support Program and Enterprise Managers.

Participate in policy development as a member of the senior management team.

Engage the finance committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections. • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc. • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations through a close relationship with the Intervale Center’s auditor.

Work closely with Development team to ensure that donor restrictions are met.

Participate in the accounting function by recording month-end and year-end entries as appropriate; ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions including timely account reconciliations of all key accounts.

Supervise the Intervale Center’s Bookkeeper, ensuring that the Intervale Center’s Accounting Policies are followed and accurate and timely entries are made. Share payroll responsibilities with the Bookkeeper.

Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and the Intervale Center’s board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.

Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns. Follow-up and resolve issues as reported in the Auditor’s Management Letter.

Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Manage employee benefits and evaluate future options. Coordinate employee education sessions regarding benefit programs, particularly the 401(k) program and health care benefits.

Additional human resource support may include organization development and communication, performance reviews, policy development and general management support.

Intervale Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to by July 17th. Compensation is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for 401(k), CTO, health insurance, and other limited wellness benefits. This position will be based in Burlington, Vermont and will remain open until filled. 

Date Posted July 7th, 2020
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Type Full Time
Compensation Compensation is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for 401(k), CTO, health insurance, and other limited wellness benefits.
How to Apply To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to by July 17th.

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