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 Director of Finance - Salina, Kansas, United States

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Posted by: Greater Salina Community Foundation 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Finance
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: s6u9GeTsctiaUekhZI1CS3Tbq1V3qG / Latpro-3795154 
Date posted: May-27-2021
State, Zip: Kansas, 67402


The Greater Salina Community Foundation is seeking a full time Director of Finance. This position will lead and provide expertise for all accounting, finance, and investment functions, along with providing investment management oversight and working actively with the Finance and Audit Committees at the foundation. See below for complete job descriptions and application instructions.

GSCF provides a family-friendly environment and an opportunity to meaningfully impact our community, along with a competitive salary, paid time off, health insurance and an excellent retirement package.

Post Date: May 19, 2021

Job Title: Director of Finance
Responsible to: Executive Director
Status: Full-time
Purpose: This position provides executive leadership, vision and strategic oversight for the overall financial activities. Provides investment management oversight and works actively with the Finance and Audit Committees.
The Director of Finance must work well in a team setting and be successful in maintaining key relationships with foundation board and committee members, outside fund managers, professional advisors, donors, and nonprofits.

Specific Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Provide leadership for all accounting, finance, and investment functions; gifts; expenditures; administrative fees; general ledger management; account and general ledger reconciliations; financial statement reporting; and proper internal financial controls.
  • Lead and provide expertise to the Finance Committee’s in regards to foundation investment and spending policies, asset allocation, and investment manager/consultant hiring and evaluation.
  • Lead and provide expertise to the Audit Committee for the annual audit, internal controls, disaster recovery planning, and technology systems and controls.
  • Coordinate relationships with external CPA firm for preparation of the annual audit and IRS reporting, and oversee preparation of all tax returns, including annual IRS 990.
  • Work with the Director of Operations to prepare and monitor the annual operating budget.

Fund Administration

  • Provide structure and oversight to fund administration, ensuring accuracy is maintained, donor intent is followed, and funds are administered in accordance with fund agreements.
  • Work with staff to allocate restricted and unrestricted funds for granting.


  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other key staff on the development and implementation of the foundation’s strategic plans and goals with special regard to foundation investments and sustainability of the organization.
  • Seek opportunities to raise awareness of philanthropy and build relationships in the foundation’s service area.
  • Serve as a public speaker when requested, including presentations to foundation stakeholders about how foundation funds work.
  • Supervise and develop finance staff to achieve foundation goals and foster professional development for staff.
  • Steward and cultivate relationships with professional advisors and other foundation stakeholders as assigned by the Executive Director.

Other Activities:

  • Serve as backup for finance coordinator for various processes including gift, grant and accounts payable processing.
  • Stay current with community foundation best practices with respect to finance, administration and operations; participate in relevant professional associations.
  • Oversee and create policies and procedures as needed.
  • Work with other foundation staff members as needed.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, including team management, advanced knowledge of fund accounting, finance and general business administration.
  • Understanding of GAAP and professional accounting standards.
  • Advanced understanding of investment terms and strategies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with ability to learn specialized software.
  • Well organized and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills
  • An interest in serving and helping others make an impact in our community and region.

Preferred Requirements:

  • CPA a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards and IRS regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of complex assets, charitable gift tax implications and planned giving a plus
  • Experience working with boards and committees

This position is full-time but works within a flexible, family friendly environment. Benefits include a competitive hourly wage, PTO, health insurance, and an excellent retirement package. The foundation will also support professional education.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, along with 3 references by clicking apply below. 

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