Finance and Compliance Director will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next 5 to 10 years. They will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including financial and accounting infrastructure. The director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for The Safe Haven Network’s expansion to multiple new service areas.
Ideally, we would like to recruit a Director and an Assistant Director. The Director would serve as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. The Assistant Director would be a volunteer or an Associate Member of the Board of Directors.
Location: The Finance and Compliance Volunteer must be located in Chicago or the Chicago area. They must be able to attend meetings in Chicago at least once a month.
Prepare, review, and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials for both internal and external use.
Maintain GL and reconcile bank accounts
Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new service areas. Includes analysis of current projects.
Recruit and retain support staff as needed.
Coordinate all audit activities.
Assist with year-end reporting and tax filings
Assist the ED in ensuring that The Safe Haven Network is compliant with all local, state, and national nonprofit requirements
Assess financial risk and provide recommendations to ED and Board as needed
Serve as a business partner to the ED on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes-including HR, payroll, and benefits functions in the future-with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
The Length of Appointment: We ask that the Finance and Compliance Volunteer commit to at least one year of service. We also ask that the Finance and Compliance Volunteer train a successor before resigning.
Time Commitment: The Finance and Compliance Volunteer will work on their own time. We expect a commitment of 5-10 hours per week, depending on the upcoming activities. The Finance and Compliance Volunteer will meet with the Executive Director at least once a month.
5 to 8 years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a nonprofit organization (preference given to management experience)
Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization
Previous non-profit accounting experience
Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Finance, Business, or Management. CPA desired.
Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
Personal qualities of integrity, enthusiasm, credibility, and a commitment to The Safe Haven Network’s mission.
Support: Finance and Compliance Volunteer with be provided training on the link between domestic violence and animal abuse, as well as The Safe Haven Network’s history and activities. Executive Director will be available for questions and assistance.