Finance Director

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Leading the change in youth development, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is seeking a Finance Director to lead the organization’s financial functions. We are a leader in youth development, providing a safe, affordable place for kids and teens during critical out-of-school time. Our Clubs offer life-changing programs and services to more than 3,000 youth throughout Silicon Valley. The organization has a rich 76-year history serving Silicon Valley youth and we are deeply committed to growth and increasing our impact for good in our communities. If you are passionate about youth development, love to connect with people, and want to be part of an extraordinary team, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley is for you!


Opportunity Overview: Finance Director

This leadership role manages financial functions including cash flow, accounting, registration system and collection of revenues, financial operations, insurance coverage, safety, contracts, and an array of grant and donor processes, reporting to the CEO. With the senior team, the role will be critical in implementing business plans that support reaching more youth by focusing on operating efficiencies and sustainability while maintaining a balanced budget. Participate as a member of the Executive Team and Board of Director’s Finance Committee.


This position will work with the CEO to establish the following:

• Timely, accurate and monthly financial reporting and processes which includes forecasting, expense review, actual/budget analysis, mid-month tracking of key expenses and revenue, review with those who manage budgets, identify expense savings, etc.

• Create and implement budget template, system and processes that allow all departments and Clubs to build each year and proactively manage and analyze budget each month and year end.

• Work with the CEO and executive team to build a long-term strategic plan and process.

• Identify and pursue strategic financial and operational opportunities for BGCSV to increase our impact in communities we currently serve, and new opportunities where our programming could be a benefit.

• Review all contracts and achieve optimum quality and costs.

• Support future capital campaigns and major fundraising events.

• Ensure and oversee the ethical management of the Finance Department.

• Understand and manage efficiently all grants and public funding.


Key Performance Expectations:

- Deliver accurate monthly and annual financial information for the organization and board.

- Achieve meaningful budget, fixed and variable expense, revenue, processes and review.

- Achieve continuous improvement in key performance metrics: budget process, expense improvement, operating efficiencies, safety performance, achieving strategic priorities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Serve as a management liaison to the Board and Finance committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select Board of Directors and Committee meetings. Present regular financial performance and forecasts at Board meetings.

• Provide appropriate analyzation to guide continuous improvements and ensure the integrity of BGCSV’s financial information.

• Participate in appropriate BGCA financial/operational trainings, workshops, online information and communication.

• Oversee financial systems, registration systems implementations and upgrades.

• Identify and manage business risks and insurance contracts.


Business Operations:

• Lead the efforts to establish quantitative goals for BGCSV, including revenue and impact growth, operational efficiencies and cost savings, organizational and staff investments and other key financial and community impact metrics reflecting a healthy organization.

• Guide efforts to evaluate technology and systems that support BGCSV and build strategic roadmap for infrastructure, systems and tools. Determine strategy for ongoing investment in infrastructure and technology tools that improve access to information.

• Foster a climate of innovation to develop initiatives and activities, including the identification of potential areas for stronger alignment across all Club branches and programs.

• Identify opportunities to streamline purchasing and partnerships for services and products that benefit the overall financial health of BGCSV while providing high quality services to our Clubs.


Organizational Development/Leadership:

• Continue to establish a culture of service and support for our Club operations between supporting all teams.

• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. Help the organization maintain accountability for key performance metrics and continuous improvement. Establish BGCSV as an employer of choice in our community.

• Establish the guidelines, policies and practices for organizational, financial, legal- and disaster-related risk mitigation.


QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

• 5-7+ years of progressively responsible work experience including strategy, planning, operations and finance, with at least several years of management or executive experience.

• Non-profit financial experience preferred.

• Thorough understanding of finance and broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic planning, budgeting, accounting, financial projections, and business analysis.

• Experience creating complex long-term strategic plans and annual business plans and managing toward outcomes.

• Expert in Excel.

• Results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.

• Demonstrated capacity for managing and leading people, building collaborative and effective teams.

• Demonstrated experience in scaling organizations and planning for and leading through organizational development and change.

• Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, including clear and concise oral and written communication.

• Experience with nonprofit governance and compliance issues.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization and serve as organizational connector.

• Demonstrated track record of holding self and other leaders accountable to high business, ethical and leadership standards.

• Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations.

• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board of directors, and staff.

• Bachelor's degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree desired.


HOURS: Full Time

LOCATION: Silicon Valley

EXEMPT SALARY RANGE: $87,000 - $99,000


DOE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.


DISCLAIMER: This position description generally describes the principal functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. BGCKC does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at 408-957-9685.

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