Assistant Director, Finance

Saint Paul, Minnesota
75,000-$83,719 Annually
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Sr. Director, Finance, the Assistant Director, Finance is responsible for the general management of financial and accounting activities to support the accounting cycles of the organization including grant, fiscal, and calendar years. The position organizes and directs the general accounting and financial workflow to supervised staff to support efficient and effective processing within the organization. This position is also responsible for ensuring effective department internal control and reconciliation processes.

Essential Functions (Not All Inclusive):

  • Supervises and directs staff responsible for daily accounting functions. This includes acting as the primary internal control to verify transactions are accurately assigned to the proper grant, in a timely manner, and within the allowable grant budget.
  • Ensures financial activity complies with all grants (including federal, state, local government as well as non--government), contract terms, program budgets and overall agency objectives.
  • Responsible for maintaining monthly financial reconciliations, and preparing required schedules for the annual audits and monitoring reviews.
  • Responsible for all financial systems for the agency.
  • Prepares accurate and timely monthly management reports for presentation and distribution to the Agency’s leadership team and Board of Directors. Provides analytical support to the leadership team on a regular basis.
  • Provides support to Sr. Director, Finance in developing, analyzing, and preparing the organizational budget and individual grant budgets. Provide analysis of agency expenditures to inform the budget development and management process.
  • Ensures the Department’s Accounting & Financial Policies, Procedures & Internal Control accurately reflects the duties performed. Identifies areas of improvement for efficiency and effectiveness.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related field.
  • 5-7 years of finance and accounting experience plus 3-5 years management experience in a finance or accounting department.
  • A minimum of 2 years of non-profit and federal grant experience required.
  • Ability to appropriately interpret regulatory, contractual and legal guidance and documentation, applying action(s) as required.
  • Collaborative leadership style that demonstrates the ability to work with and relate to a diverse population of employees, clients, board members and others involved in agency business.
  • Must have strong technology skills that align with work responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with and manage complex automated systems, analyze and evaluate system needs and direct appropriate mechanisms to ensure responsibilities.


Job Details

Department: Finance

Salary: $75,000-$83,719 Annually

Schedule: M – F, 40 Hours/Week


Community Action offers excellent benefits including generous paid time off (PTO), 14 paid holidays, health, dental & life insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and more.

Background Checks:

Community Action conducts criminal background checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a barrier to employment.

Posting Dates: 1/27/2021-Until Filled

Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.


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