Finance Director, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

03 Dec 2019 1:28 PM | Maureen Gelwicks (Administrator)

The Central Virginia Partnership seeks a Finance Director to be responsible for the fiscal functions of the Partnership, Virginia Career Works-Piedmont Region, and GO Virginia Region 9 in accordance with GAAP and grantor requirements. VCW-Piedmont is a federally funded program subject to Uniform Grant Guidance. Director would develop/implement the organization's fiscal functions and handle general accounting and cost accounting of funds received from Federal, State, local, and other grantor sources. 

Reports to: President, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

Major Functions: Ensures the financial well-being of the organization by handling the financial operations of the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development (Partnership), Virginia Career Works-Piedmont Region (VCW-Piedmont) and GO Virginia Region 9.

Financial Responsibilities: Responsible for the fiscal functions of the Partnership, VCW-Piedmont, and GO Virginia in accordance with GAAP, grantor requirements, and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate for grant accounting. VCW-Piedmont is a federally funded program and requires compliance with Uniform Grant Guidance.

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization's fiscal function and performance 
  • Manages general accounting and cost accounting of funds received from Federal, State, local, and other grantor sources 
  • Participates in processing of program contractor and vendor invoices; reviews and processes all invoices; ensures proper payroll processing 
  • Maintains financial operations, prepares cash draw down requests, and manages cash flow to minimize cash on hand
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for the staff, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and grantor organizations, as well as special reports on an as-needed basis 
  • Prepares, directs, and monitors the annual budget process ensuring a financial plan and performance consistent with organizational goals 
  • Evaluates and provides technical financial guidance on the impact of regulatory action and policies and procedures issued by funding agencies 
  • Develops, implements and maintains accounting policies and procedures 
  • Oversees monthly, quarterly and year-end reconciliation of financial statements 
  • Prepares proper documents for close-out of WIOA and other employment training grants
  • Negotiates indirect cost plan with Department of Labor 
  • Procures, plans, and organizes external audits 
  • Provides fiscal information and participates in decision making processes for procurement of vendor and employment service provider contracts
  • Works to accomplish other duties deemed necessary to fulfill the fiscal and organizational mission of the Partnership, VCW-Piedmont and GO Virginia. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of grant accounting and financial management
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with fellow staff, Board members and staff of regulatory agencies and accounting firms
  • Knowledge of cost accounting and cost allocation plans 
  • Time management and organization skills with ability to meet tight deadlines 
  • Skilled at self-management and self-motivation
  • Skilled in analyzing and organizing complex data for presentation in an understandable form to others 
  • Problem solving, decision making skills, and sound judgment in arriving at conclusions
  • Collaboration skills
  • Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products: Windows OS, Word, PowerPoint, Excel 
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand complex laws, regulations and policies and communicate them to others 
  • Knowledge of Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other workforce development grants is a plus
  • Knowledge of contract administration and procurement preferred 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of finance experience required, including federal funds management
  • Experience with the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) would be ideal 
Essential Functions: The following physical standards are considered essential functions of the job.
  • Sitting. Continuously to perform job functions.
  • Bending. Occasionally to acquire supplies, move equipment, set up computers. 
  • Pushing/Pulling. Occasionally to move equipment and to set up meeting rooms. 
  • Twisting/Turning. Frequently to access supplies and equipment.
  • Reaching. Frequently to access supplies and equipment.
  • Written communication. Continuously to correspond with staff, boards, committees, contractors, partner agencies, government representatives and agencies. 
  • Verbal communication. Continuously to converse, present information, data, and reports. 
  • Hearing. Continuously to listen to information presented in venues ranging from phone calls to large seating auditoriums. Accommodations such as hearing devices and hearing loops may be utilized. 
  • Firm grasping. Frequently to perform job function and handle equipment. 
  • Fine manipulating. Continuously to use equipment, telephone, fax, computer, copier, and printer. 
  • Lifting. Frequently to transport materials, refreshments, files, handouts and equipment. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. 
  • Eyesight. Frequently. Sufficient to enable, with any needed assistive devices, the review of hard copy and computer financial records.
TO APPLY Email Resume and Cover Letter by Friday, December 6, 2019 to: hcauthen@centralvirginia.org
Subject: Finance Director Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development 1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 301
Charlottesville, VA 22911

No phone calls please.
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