Finance Director

The Hay Institute has an opportunity available for a Finance Director. The Director is the primary fiduciary officer of the organization, ensuring the creation and maintenance of an appropriate control environment for financial transaction processing and reporting, the communication of timely and accurate financial information, and the safeguarding of organization assets.


- Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
- Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
- Oversees production of monthly financial statements for organization and affiliates.
- Maximizes return and limits risk on cash by minimizing cash balances and making investments.
- Provides status of financial condition of the company by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data.
- Develop credibility for the finance division by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist the Treasurer/President/ VP of Operations, the Board and other senior staff in performing their responsibilities.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises - management of actions and potential risks.
- Arranges for audits as required and appropriate.
- Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the finance division.
- Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
- Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
- Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
- Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
- Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the organization may enter.
- Oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll ( in
case of employments) and risk management.


- Bachelor’s degree in business, financial accounting or related field.
- 2 years of experience managing the accounting function in a small or medium sized organization.

Preferred Experience:

- Demonstrated familiarity with the principals of not-for-profit accounting.
- Demonstrated, comprehensive knowledge of financial management.
- Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a team oriented environment.
- Experience managing a team.
- Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
- Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word), GreatPlains or similar, a member management database system and ADP WorkForce Now.


Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please put the title of this position (Finance Director) as the email subject line.