Posted by: BPSOS | December 12, 2008

Việc Làm – Job Postings: Director of Finance and Accounting/CFO

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December 12, 2008: BPSOS is a national nonprofit organization. We primarily serve Vietnamese-American communities with programs ranging from community development to victim services.

Our Finance Department in Washington, DC is in need of a highly qualified and motivated Director of Finance & Accounting/CFO. This position will provide financial management support for a national organization with 13 branch offices and a projected 2009 budget in excess of $6 million. This position reports to the Executive Director.

The Director of Finance & Accounting/CFO is responsible for the organization’s accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation, promotion, and interpretation of financial reports for management and external groups. The CFO will direct and have overall responsibility for internal controls, forecast, financial reporting, and budgetary controls, and will provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts of the organization.


1. Provide leadership, management and oversight for all fiscal activities, including general accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, budgetary controls, financial analysis and forecast, budget plans, cash flow monitoring, and monthly reports

2. Train, supervise, and evaluate Accounting and Finance Department personnel

3. Oversee computerized fiscal management system, including ongoing analysis of software needs

4. Develop and implement fiscal policies and accountability and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyze and report variances

5. Develop organization’s annual budget and cash flow projections

6. Oversee preparation and monitor status of each program budget for annual refunding and other proposals to funding agencies, Executive Director, and Department Directors

7. Oversee the development of assorted budget analyses as generated or required by proposals, amendments, and changes

8. Oversee preparation of monthly financial statements/reports (to include accounts payable reconciliation, accounts receivable reconciliation, cash flow report, and balance sheet audits), annual or other fiscal reports for each program as required by funding agencies, program management, Executive Director, or Board of Directors

9. Work with auditor(s) in the preparation of annual Audited Financial Statements and tax returns

10. Perform analysis of general ledger and subsidiary ledgers to include: cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts payable, month-end payroll summary, accounts receivable summary, journal entries for adjustments to the general ledger, and invoices

11. Allocate administrative and indirect costs in accordance with current allocation plan, and apply for indirect cost rates

12. Develop long-term sustainability and growth strategies, provide guidance to the Executive Management team on budgeting issues, and work with Executive Management team and Board Officers to review business and investment plans

13. Maintain adequate support documentation for all accounting records and validate all Grant Adjustment Requests that are financial in nature

14. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements

15. Develop and direct the implementation of financial components for strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems

16. Coordinate obtaining and maintaining the necessary licenses and insurance required for all locations where we operate

17. Oversee financial management of emerging foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures

18. Represent the company externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public


1. All financial activities will be documented and reported on time

2. BPSOS will have firm infrastructure set in place for standard operations


1. Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration

2. 3-5 years’ senior-level, hands-on accounting/financial management experience with at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory capacity

3. Ability to manage complex funding sources and issues

4. Strong computer, communication, and organizational skills

5. Working knowledge of Federal accounting and audit requirements and of grant budget preparation

6. Willingness to work evenings and weekends when required

7. Nonprofit experience preferred

8. Experience in strategic planning and execution

9. Leadership and initiative in identifying and addressing emerging problems

10. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

11. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems

12. Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

13. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects

14. English fluency required, additional Vietnamese fluency preferred

15. Bicultural background preferred

16. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with staff, clients, fund and service providers

17. Deep commitment to social justice and dignity for refugees, immigrants and their families


Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications, plus benefits.

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