We’re Hiring: Director of Finance

In categories: Blog, Employment Opportunity

May 13, 2019


The Director of Finance (DOF) is responsible for the management of all Foundation financial accounting including, but not limited to, records, deposits, disbursements, bank statement reconciliation, revenue/expense statements, balance sheet and subsidiary ledgers of all funds. The DOF works closely with the Foundation’s President & CEO, Finance/Audit and Investment Committees on investments, operations and forecasting. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

• Maintain corporate financial records in compliance with appropriate federal and state laws and regulations.

• Prepares monthly financial statements in preparation for annual tax returns and oversees annual audit

• Prepares payroll and maintains personnel files

• Oversees preparations of reports required by government agencies and reports required by donors and funds.

• Develops the annual budget and monitors budgeted revenue and expenditures.

• Oversees the daily cash flow needs of the Foundation, and transfers funds accordingly

• Assists the President & CEO and the Investment Committee in monitoring the investments and asset allocation

• Prepares the minutes and agendas for the Finance/Audit and Investment Committee meetings.

• Assists program staff with potential & current donor meetings/relations/questions.

• Monitor donor trust/will settlements and receipt of funds where the Foundation is the beneficiary.

• Coordinate with Program Officer to ensure payment of grants according to grant conditions

• Coordinate with Program Officer to ensure payment of scholarships awarded.

• Oversee proper fiscal management of all funds in compliance with donor fund agreements.

• Oversee Blackbaud coding of gifts and funds.

• Oversee reconciliation of all account check registers.

• Maintains accounts payable and vendor files; prepares checks only with required supporting documentation.

• Prepares, maintains and reconciles files for all accounts receivable.

• Prepares, maintains and reconciles all pledges.

• Supervises the accounting staff who process all gifts, grants and account payables. In doing so, assigns plans and reviews work; establishes priorities; instructs and trains employees; supervises projects.

• Coordinates the accounting process and compliance requirements for all employee benefit plans including insurance, flex plan, and retirement plan.

• Oversees the human resource function as it relates to payroll process, retirement benefits, health insurance, etc.

• Other special assignments at the request of the Foundation’s President & CEO



• Represent the Saginaw Community Foundation at key community events.

• Provide staff support to assigned committees.

• Assist and participate in the Foundation’s major events (i.e., annual meeting and Excellence in Education celebration).

• Maintain a high level of confidentiality of foundation data and donor information

• Perform other functions as assigned by the President.


Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Characteristics Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with at least five years experience.

• Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA) – a plus.

• Work experience in the non-profit or in a fund accounting environment helpful.

• In-depth knowledge/understanding of computers including general business software (i.e. Word & Excel) and industry-specific software (i.e., Blackbaud – FinancialEdge, GrantedEdge, Rasier’sEdge)

• Thorough knowledge of income and estate tax issues of charitable planning/giving


Resumes should be submitted by June 7 to:

Saginaw Community Foundation

Attn: Reneé Johnston

1 Tuscola St, Suite 100B

Saginaw, MI  48607


Or via email: renee@saginawfoundation.org



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