Director of Finance

Ayuda , Washington, United States
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Job Description


Ayuda is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing direct legal, social and language access services, education, and outreach to low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1973, Ayuda has provided critical services on a wide range of issues, in the process acquiring nationally recognized expertise in several fields including immigration law, language access, domestic violence and human trafficking. Ayuda has office locations in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD and Falls Church, VA.


Because, just like everyone at Ayuda, you believe:

In seeing communities where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States.
In the overall success of our organization and all our programs.
That families should be healthy and safe from harm.
That all people should have access to professional, honest, and ethical services, regardless of ability to pay or status in this country.
That diversity and equality make this country better.

Provide guidance and leadership regarding the financial policies, processes and systems for a $7.5M organization with 72% of its revenue from government grants and contracts;
Oversee Finance team, currently including two direct reports;
Manage all financial operations of the organization including cash management, accounting (processing, reporting and closing daily/monthly/annually), forecasting, and risk management activities to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and rules for non-profits;
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; maintain and refine the Finance Department’s overall policy and procedures manual;
Provide high level financial reporting, analysis, and modeling to the Executive Director and Board of Directors to help ensure the financial health of the organization;
Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED, with support from the Director of Grants and Director of Operations;
In coordination with Program Directors develop program and department budgets including cost allocation plan;
Oversee grant financial manager in preparation and maintenance of labor budget projection, as well as creation of budgets for grant proposals and budget revisions;
Analyze monthly expenses and oversee the closing of each month;
Oversee the preparation of financial reporting materials for government, foundation, and private grants, ensuring that expenditures are aligned with grant and program budgets;
Oversee payroll processing, ensuring accurate and timely payments in accordance with best practices, local laws and regulations, and Ayuda policies;
Work with operations department to ensure financial compliance related to issues of benefits, personnel policies, and employee handbook are accurate;
Lead the organization’s annual Audit preparation and manage the oNGOing relationship with the external auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements;
Oversee all tax return activities;
Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with strong internal controls, and monitor the use of all funds.

Eligibility: Must be legally able to work in the United States and maintain proper work authorization throughout employment. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position presented in a general office environment.


A strong commitment to Ayuda’s mission and core values
Accounting or Finance degree required; CPA preferred
Knowledge and experience with government funding
Significant knowledge and experience in accounting, budgeting and finance
Proven organizational and leadership skills
Strong manager of people
At least 8 years of hands-on experience in finance and accounting, including experience in the nonprofit sector
Experience successfully managing financial audits
Experience with Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreements preferred
Knowledge and experience implementing and using Sage Intacct software preferred
Strong Excel skills needed

The salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a robust benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance as well as an employer-provided retirement match. All federal holidays are observed, and Ayuda offers paid leave for the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day. This position is exempt for overtime purposes.