Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance

Location: Utica, NY


The Director of Finance position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. The Director of Finance should enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The Director of Finance also oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll and risk management.


Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.

Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.

Maximizes return and limits risk on cash by minimizing cash balances and making investments.

Provides status of financial condition of the company by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data.

Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks.

Arranges for audits as required and appropriate.

Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.

Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.

Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.


Key Competencies:

Financial Management

Strategic Thinking

Business Acumen

Ethical Conduct

Technical Capacity

Performance Management

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

5+ Years’ financial management experience

Strong knowledge of Quick Books accounting software

Impeccable mathematics and analytical skills

Excellent computer skills

Salary: $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year

Salary will be commensurate with experience

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