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Director of Finance

Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Reporting Relationship: President and CEO
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

Experience: 5-7 years’ experience in financial management and accounting, ideally with some tax preparation experience.

• Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, accounting, finance or related degree.
• CPA certification preferred.
• Non-profit accounting experience beneficial but not required.

Primary Accountabilities: The Director of Finance will be an important part of the leadership team and will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of THCF. The DOF will provide financial support for THCF operating budget, including overall accounting, forecasting, financial strategic planning, job costing, reports and oversight of THCF assets. The DOF assures proper adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

The Director of Finance will execute the human resources, benefits, payroll, and workmen's compensation programs of the Foundation in a quality, accurate, and customer friendly fashion. 

Major Duties:


  • Maintain and enhance a financial structure and financial practices, policies and procedures responsive and adaptable to evolving business needs.
  • Follow standard accounting practices to ensure that internal controls remain compliant with GAAP and applicable regulatory laws for financial and tax reporting.
  • Work with President and CEO to create annual budget for review by finance committee and approval by board of directors.
  • Coordinate and support board finance committee.
  • Coordinate annual audit and reporting of audit results to audit committee, and board of directors.
  • Prepare financial reports for presentation to staff, committees, and board of directors.
  • Work closely with leadership team to facilitate efficient and accurate processing of grants, and prepare related financial reports.
  • Monitor all banking and investment activities and ensure adequate organizational cash flow in cooperation with Chief Investment Officer.
  • Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grants payable. 
  • Maintain and enhance procedures to ensure continued proper adherence to donor-imposed restrictions and compliance with related regulatory guidance and restrictions.
  • Maintain compliance with THCF’s non-profit tax status and overall financial operations, including submission of 990.
  • Update job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations and best practices, participate in educational opportunities, read professional publications, maintain personal networks, and participate in professional organizations.

Human Resources and Office Administration

  • Coordinate and support board human resources committee.
  • Oversee all payroll activities, including timesheets, taxes, withholdings and other deductions
  • Participate in analyzing current financial technology and system(s) and explore expanded or new technology/systems that support THCF growth, efficiency and financial stability.
  • Maintain efficient financial technology and system(s) to keep with current growth and technological advances.
  • Participate with leadership team to maintain compliance with accreditation status with The National Standards for Community Foundations Accreditation Program.
  • Supervise the finance support staff and outsourced accounting services provider.
  • Represent THCF in a friendly, confidential and professional manner both internally and externally.

Other Requirements:

  • Proficient and independent in MS Office Products, especially Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel 
  • Proficient in technology use and the ability to learn new software/systems
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively affect both strategic and tactical operational and administrative initiatives.
  • Ability to complete and lead focused, detailed work, assuring completeness and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting priorities and proposing new ways of creating efficiencies.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical leader, as well as strategic thinker.
  • Uses effective verbal, written, and discreet communication with management, co-workers, and all stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Able to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
  • Proven record of accomplishment facilitating progressive organizational change and development.

Additional Duties: Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position. Employee is required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by the supervisor.

Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be $55,000-$70,000.  Benefits will include 10 paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, and 401k match.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Phillip Hanson, President and CEO, at hanson@thcf.org. Only email applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.  

Truman Heartland Community Foundation is a public charity committed to improving area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. Founded in 1982, THCF serves the region with more than $45 million in charitable assets and annual grants surpassing $3 million. THCF serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and help them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner.  Through the Community Foundation, donors can set up their own family foundations, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, endowment funds, charitable gift annuities and many other charitable vehicles, which utilize shared resources of the foundation to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars.  In addition to donor services, the Community Foundation provides asset development for nonprofit organizations, gives grants to nonprofits, assists organizations in planned giving and serves as a leader in addressing community issues.  


Interested In Applying?

Email your resume and cover letter to Phil Hanson, President and CEO of Truman Heartland.



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