Director, Finance

Director, Finance | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our Finance team. The Director of Finance compiles, analyzes and reports a variety of accounting data to individuals inside and outside the organization. The Finance Director is 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. He/she is responsible for presenting financial reports to the Board of Directors and supporting and strengthening mission awareness.


  • Develop and track annual budgets, program budgets, grant budgets and cash flow.
  • Create and present monthly and quarterly financial projections.
  • Track revenues from all funding sources.
  • 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.
  • Conduct unplanned petty cash fund audits.
  • Oversee audits of programs, sub-recipient partners and cost analysis.
  • Gather information for contract monitoring for outsourced services.
  • Complete all accounting for YWCA Redevelopment.
  • Monitor and reconcile all health/dental/insurance entries/deductions and invoices with employee withholdings.
  • Supervise Account and Accounts Payable/Database Coordinator.
  • Acts as a business partner to all members of Executive Team and provides answers and solutions.
  • 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.


  • $65,000-80,000 annually, based on experience
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous PTO and holiday pay
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • YWCA Retirement Fund
    • Automatic enrollment in the YWCA National Retirement Fund upon completion of two years of employment (1,000 hours or more worked per year). Employer contributes 7.5% and YWCA USA contributes 3% to contribute a total of 10.5% of gross pay.

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YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.