Vice President of Finance


Position:                    Vice President of Finance

Department:              Finance

Reports to:                Chief Operating Officer

Status:                        Full-time/Exempt

Compensation:        Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage; vacation and sick leave; holidays; flexible spending accounts; and retirement plan

SUMMARY:

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in local communities, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With community support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Started in 1981, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (HFHPME) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. HFHPME is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. HFHPME is one of the most successful affiliates in the nation and is on the leading edge of program development, innovation and fundraising.

Through our 2021 Strategic Plan, HFHPME will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing. This innovative and bold plan will triple the number of families served annually, and includes a shift to a new business model that leverages private fundraising with financial and nonprofit partnerships. The Vice President of Finance will play a critical role in implementing the new business model.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Serving as an integral member of the leadership team, the Vice President of Finance is responsible for overseeing the financial management strategy of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East.  In addition to the strategic components, the VP is responsible for coordinating the accuracy and integrity of accounting, budgeting and mortgage related policies, practices, processes, data and reporting across the organization, and for managing the day‐to‐day cash and internal controls.        

The VP of Finance leads a team of accounting and mortgage staff that executes all financial transactions, and consults with department heads and staff to ensure accurate, timely, and useful financial information for the operating departments, management, Finance Committee and the Board of Directors. This encompasses construction job costing, thrift retail, mortgage servicing and lending, and nonprofit and government accounting.

        

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee accounting functions including the general ledger, account reconciliations, transaction
  • processing (AR, AP, GL), and purchase order control. Facilitate accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual closes and preparation of financial statements
  • Manage the Finance team to ensure the accurate and timely recording of all financial transactions
  • Report current and forecasted financial position of the organization to the President and the Board of Directors
  • Lead annual budget process and work with leadership team to control costs and stay in budget
  • Lead preparation of the financial audit and tax filings, working closely with external auditors; prepare highlights of key business indicators for the organization’s annual report
  • Serve as the staff lead on the Finance Committees of the Board of Directors
  • Manage cash-flow  and bank accounts, and maintain accurate forecasts of organization’s cash position
  • Create monthly  cash flow report for leadership team and Board
  • Maintains current knowledge and understanding of accounting and tax regulations, laws, industry trends, practices. Establish policies and procedures for compliance, including compliance with US government A‐133 reporting.
  • Support HR Manager with implementation of payroll and benefits
  • Procure and manage appropriate and comprehensive insurance coverage for the organization
  • In coordination with COO, ensure that the organization has adequate financial controls and establish additional controls as necessary
  • Assist COO in analysis of opportunities to improve business performance and effectiveness
  • Collaborate with Homeownership Programs, Construction, ReStore and Development departments regarding implementation of best practices; staying within established budgets and guidelines and streamlining processes
  • Oversee mortgage servicing and origination processes
  • Assure organization maintains current mortgage-related practices with federal regulations
  • Developer and maintain productive relationship with third party mortgage-related financial institutions
  • Oversee leverage of mortgage portfolio
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in accounting and 5 - 8 years of related, directly relevant, and progressive general ledger accounting, financial management and supervisory experience in private business or non-profit organizations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Professional accounting certifications, CPA and/or CMA, is preferred.
  • Substantial experience in midrange accounting applications with strong technical and accounting systems foundation. Proven track record in creating structure and best practice internal controls within an organization is desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial regulatory guidelines and procedures as it relates to 501(c) 3; solid understanding of non-profit accounting and reporting, construction accounting, tax preparation and grant administration.
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles to include cash flow management, financial analysis, understanding of GAAP, and creation and implementation of internal controls.
  • Possess skills in problem resolution, initiative, prioritizing, implementing process enhancements, and handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat. 
APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

  • A complete resume, including dates of employment
  • A cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
  • Three references: at least two professional

To apply, submit the above information to: ramona@habitatportlandmetro.org with “HFH” in the subject line by Sept. 4.

Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. 

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

 

For further information about Habitat visit our website at:  http://habitatportlandmetro.org




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