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Finance Manager/Accountant

No More Empty Pots


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Finance Manager/Accountant

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Position Type: Full-Time Exempt
Position Level: Manager
Functions: Operations

No More Empty Pots (NMEP) is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. No More Empty Pots’ vision is to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adhering to core values of education, stewardship, and sustainability.

All candidates for NMEP positions are evaluated on “get it,” “want it,” and “capacity to do it,” and the values: forward thinking, arable & adaptable, innovative & solution oriented, people centered & trustworthy, and dedicated. All candidates must have the ability to accept challenges, ability to prioritize, ability to problem solve, versatility in applying knowledge and skills, commitment to NMEP’ mission, and dedication to reducing structural inequities. All NMEP staff are expected to prioritize people and a focus on relationships while maintaining high standards of program delivery and using sustainable budgeting and time management practices.

NMEP is seeking applications for a Finance Manager position. This role is responsible for analyzing and presenting accurate financial data across all levels of stakeholders both internal and external to the organization. The Finance Manager will build efficient financial systems and processes for grants accounting, project budgets and day-to-day finances. They will prepare and communicate monthly financial reports that include key metrics for Leadership and the Board of Directors, mitigate potential financial risks to NMEP, manage annual audits and assist with annual and projected budgets for NMEP. This position reports to the CEO.

Candidates for the Finance Manager position should resonate or identify with the following qualities and traits:
Ability to effectively and proactively communicate internally and externally
Positive mindset that sees opportunities in diverse experiences
Be detail oriented, proactive and responsive
Passion for doing work driven by community need
Self-starting while working independently and proactively
Motivation for taking on challenges and solving problems
Drive to take individual ownership of and expand upon job duties
Confidence to ask questions and take calculated risks

Carry out General Accounting functions for Operating and Restricted funds; fulfill journal entries, A/R, and conduct account inspections
Guarantee adherence to internal controls along with advancing policy and procedure improvements
Oversee Financial Reporting including the preparation and management of accounting records and financial reports per reporting schedule
Contributes to the annual budget process by preparing a variety of budget reports including: teams, grant and funding budget report
Aids with the annual audit preparation

Implements Financial Management processes to maximize accounting systems/software
Provide basic training to staff as needed
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
Record all income and expenses into the accounting system for which prior Leadership approval of invoices, account classification, and payment have been recorded.
Reconcile all bank accounts and check registers to the bank statements each month for proper account balance and to identify any errors
Monitor expenditures and revenues of all federal, state and local grant programs
Assist grant reporting by providing financial information
Reconcile credit card accounts to statements each month for proper account balance
Process payroll and review & reconcile payroll records in the accounting system
File state and local tax returns based on the entity’s required filing frequency
Review, analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts for accuracy and confer with Leadership Team regarding any items not fully understood
Prepare monthly financial statements for the Leadership Team
Offer insights and recommendations for best practices
Prepare financial reports funder reporting purposes
Prepare and contribute to presentations for multiple stakeholders
Prepare financial statements for third party audits
Implement accounting/financial reporting standards
Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development

Oversee the financial reporting process and work with all staff responsible for financial reporting.
Assist Leadership with the appropriate documentation for banking relationships
Communicate with the Board of Directors finance committee to review financial statements and related reports on a monthly basis
Update Leadership on upcoming accounting standards and their impact on financial reporting
Assess organization revenues and expenses and make recommendations for improvements
Recommend accounting system and related software recommendations to improve financial efficiencies within the organization
Assist Leadership Team with the organization and program budgets based on secured and prospective funding for the next fiscal year
Assist Leadership Team with third-party audit services, review related reports, and make any needed recommendations
Evaluate third party audit services and make recommendations for auditor selection and retention

Advise Leadership and Managers on processes needed to provide timely and accurate reports
Attend all designated meetings
Respond to email and all communications in a timely manner
Follow company policies including financial policies by managing and submitting financial documents including receipts, requisitions, invoices, and other sensitive documents
Support monthly data submissions as assigned
Attend professional development training/workshops

Attend supervision and team meetings
Respond to email and all communications in a timely manner
Attend professional development training/workshops

Other duties as assigned

2 years broad finance and accounting experience –
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/finance/business administration
Highest level of ethical standards and a solid knowledge of Finance and Accounting best practices
Expertise in Quickbooks
Ability to exercise efficient time management and meet deadlines
Self-motivated with the ability to to work independently as well as part of a team
Must understand and be fluid in fund accounting
Experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control and reporting) within a diverse, interdisciplinary organization
Must have high attention to detail
Passion for NMEP’ mission
Hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities
Highly skilled with Google Suite and Microsoft Office and committed to learning new tools and skills in a tech-friendly environment
Demonstrates strong work ethic by fully completing tasks, quality work and excellent follow through
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Experience and skill to work as part of an interdisciplinary team- including providing input, sharing feedback and knowledge with peers
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth organization
Must be able to proactively think, plan, and prioritize tasks

MBA, CPA is a plus
5 years broad finance and nonprofit accounting experience
Grant Accounting experience
Experience with capital campaigns
Experience working with nonprofit organizations for employment or as a member of a Board of Directors
Written and spoken Spanish language competencies
Strong service mentality

Frequently operates a computer and other office equipment and supplies
Frequently moves supplies weighing up to 15 pounds

Compensation: $50,000 to $72,800 commensurate with experience
Hours per week: 40
Reports to: CEO

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to No More Empty Pots at Be sure to include why this position with No More Empty Pots is a good fit for you.

Black, Indigenous, Latinx and any people of color, LGBTQ+ identities and anyone with marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

No More Empty Pots does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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Posted on:
April 18, 2024

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