SME’s current Director of Finance and Administration will be retiring in June 2018, and we envision the selected candidate to have a start date of June 1, 2018.
The Director of Finance and Administration is a member of the senior leadership team and will oversee SME’s day-to-day operations: finance and accounting, human resources, legal compliance, IT, facilities management, investments, and corporate insurance policies.
The Director of Finance and Administration serves as liaison to the and the Audit Committee and is a voting member of the Finance Strategic Committee, provides written and verbal communication of all financial information internally and externally, serves as co-administrator of the 401K and 457B Plans, oversees annual budget functions as well as working with other senior staff to provide strategic and analytic support towards advancing our mission.
The Director of Finance and Administration will play a leading role in ensuring that our finances and operations evolve effectively to support the expansion of our programs. We seek a savvy, passionate, and detail-oriented Director of Finance and Administration who:
Understands financial planning and human resource development as essential to advancing our mission and strategy.
Is skilled at demonstrating and communicating the relationship between organizational goals and our financial picture.
Create financial analyses, forecasts, budgets, and reporting for management, board, donors, and foundation.
Serve as a thought partner and adviser to the Executive Director on matters related to finance and operations to help SME meet its strategic goals.
Work with the staff, the board’s Finance and Audit Committees, and attend board meetings as needed to communicate a clear and accurate financial picture.
Develop and monitor annual budget, working in partnership with program and development staff on program and project budget tracking.
Oversee cash management, including cash flow forecasting and reporting.
Ensure strong financial controls and thorough documentation.
Oversee annual audit; partner with an auditor to continually monitor and improve financial processes.
Provide additional financial analyses as needed by staff, board, and funders.
Human Resources and Operations
Partner with the Manager of Human Resources to administer all employment-related matters processes, staff orientations, employee benefits, annual performance reviews, and personnel files.
Advance organization’s employee development and retention strategy.
Act as a resource to managers, and provide coaching and development to all staff as appropriate.
Develop team-building opportunities and foster employee morale.
Other Administrative & Operational Functions
Work with the Executive Director and as a member of the senior leadership team to oversee organizational development and management.
Ensure legal compliance and filings in all areas, including fundraising, tax, retirement, insurance, contracts, etc.
Oversee the office management function, which includes purchasing, equipment, IT and office space.
Is systems-oriented and has an eye for how organizations change and grow.
The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director and supervises a team of three direct reports (Manager of Human Resources and Customer Service, Manager of IT and Manager of Accounting).
Qualifications of nonprofit financial management or other related experience, with final responsibility for the quality and content of financial data for a full organization or large division.
Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
A minimum of 10 years in financial administration with progressive growth in responsibilities.
Strong skills in accounting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, and 10 years of a nonprofit administration.
Experience with fund accounting, including managing time- and use-restricted funding streams.
Ability to translate financial concepts to, and effectively collaborate with, colleagues who do not have finance backgrounds.
Experience with personnel or human resources management preferred.
Demonstrated top-notch organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
Disciplined, focused, systems thinker. Demonstrated the ability to anticipate, troubleshoot, and create and implement systems that contribute to an efficient working environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel). Proficiency in Great Plains, or other accounting software.
Knowledge of database management and fundraising software a plus. Ability to learn new software and technology quickly.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
401K plan – 3% safe-harbor match plus 80% match of the first 5% contributed by the employee.
Staff bonus plan – up to 8% of eligible wages.
Staff salaries are reviewed each November 1st.
Group Health Insurance.
Group Life and Long term Disability Insurance.
Vacation – 10 days each year - starting.
Holiday – 10 paid each year.
Sick Time – 10 days each year.
9/80 Work Week option
About Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
SME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, including those impacted by the issues we work on. We consider all applicants on the basis of their ability to perform the job, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, physical appearance, age, mental or physical disability, credit history, veteran status, uniform service member status, justice system involvement, victims of domestic violence, stalking, or other crimes, political affiliation, or any other legally protected class. SME does not tolerate discrimination or harassment against any of the above-listed classes.