Finance Director

Finance Director | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our executive team. The Finance Director compiles, analyzes, and reports on a variety of accounting data. Responsible for preparing journal entries, analyzing accounts, auditing ledgers, reconciling accounts, and preparing related reports. The Finance Director acts as a liaison between the Business Office and program directors. Position is responsible for presenting financial reports to the Board of Directors and supporting the vision, mission, and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Develop and track annual budgets.
  • Create and present monthly and quarterly financial projections.
  • Track program budgets, project budgets and cash flow.
  • Track revenues from all funding sources.
  • Develop and track all grant budgets.
  • Organize spreadsheets by program to allocate costs to grants for monthly reporting.
  • Manage and report grant budgetary information.
  • Present annual budget and monthly budget statements to the board.
  • Ensure accurate and timely maintenance of general ledger, including but not limited to monthly journal entry postings, balance sheet account reconciliations, financial statement review and general oversight of other accounting functions.
  • Assist in completion of analysis for the external/internal audit process.
  • Evaluate and monitor current developments in the GAAP accounting policies and disclose requirements.
  • Responsible for monthly closing processes, financial statements and variance analysis, and ensuring financial statements are in compliance with corporate policies and US GAAP.
  • Assist in monthly accounting closing by using complex spreadsheets to allocate costs to grants.
  • Work with program managers to ensure income and costs are properly allocated within programs.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for all agency departments.
  • Process all Accounts Receivable and cash receipts into general ledger.
  • Complete monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Conduct cash flow analysis and resolve any issues with supervisor.
  • Monitor temporarily-restricted accounts.
  • Complete balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Record monthly accruals.
  • Complete quarterly review of internal controls and accounting rule (SOX) compliance with supervisor to make continuous improvements.
  • Oversee audits of programs, sub-recipient partners and cost analysis.
  • Gather information for contract monitoring for outsourced services.
  • Provide financial reports to Board, CEO, and program directors.
  • Complete all accounting for YWCA Housing Affiliates.
  • Monitor and reconcile all health/dental/insurance entries/deductions and invoices with employee withholdings.
  • Supervise Accounting Manager financial duties.
  • Oversee and approve all Accounts Payables to ensure good internal control and approve coding.
  • Approve all payroll.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High level written, oral and presentation skills; an ability to speak effectively to diverse groups and stakeholders.
  • Keen understanding of the YWCA USA and Dayton YWCA mission, vision, history and programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and championing of the organizational mission and vision.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to create and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Attention to detail and follow through is a must.
  • Ability to concentrate and move easily from one project to another, i.e. the ability to multi-task.
  • Has a strong respect for diversity and inclusion.
  • Possesses pleasant demeanor under stressful situations


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business-related field.
  • Five years’ work experience in accounting, which includes monitoring public sector contracts.
  • Experience with fund accounting software, preferably Sage MIP Fund Accounting.
  • Strong leadership experience in budgeting, financial planning and analysis.
  • Demonstrated management skills.
  • Technical competency with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal Standards for non-profit agencies (Circular 122).
  • Knowledge of non-profit finances, payroll procedures and allocation schedules.
  • Thorough knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Advanced accounting skills.
  • Professional appearance when meeting public.
  • Ability to communicate to varying audiences in written and oral formats.
  • Progressive learner
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
    effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: $65,000 to $80,000 per year plus full benefits

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA continues to advocate for the disenfranchised and embolden women, both nationally and locally. With more than 145 years of dedicated service to women, children and communities of color, YWCA Dayton’s culture continues to stand in the gap; being a voice that ensures peace, justice, freedom and dignity will continue to be the foundation in all decisions and programs that are implemented.

Our programs are centered on providing services to meet the needs in our community. These include: domestic violence assistance, shelter assistance, teen and youth services, and clinical supportive care. More importantly, we create communities among women that develop leadership in a supportive environment, foster diversity, and bring about change through advocacy.

YWCA Dayton is part of an organizational structure that leverages the collective strength of local associations and the national organization into a unified national movement; joined through the comprehensive mission of being dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.