Job Openings

Director of Finance

Job ID: BH472067

Category: Finance Director

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Director of Finance


  • Oversee and lead annual budget planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director and the agency’s Finance Committee; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that staff adhere to the contract billing and collection schedule and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donors, and oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting.
  • Prepare materials and effectively communicate critical financial matters to be presented to the Finance Committee, Executive Committee, and governing Council.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the Finance Committee on the audit process; assess and implement any necessary changes resulting from audit.
  • Ensure continuous compliance with all statutory, regulatory, banking, tax, and other external and internal operating, reporting, and record keeping requirements.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the organization’s overall financial policy and procedure manual.
  • Oversee and improve administrative and operational accounting procedures, such as, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing, with particular attention to modernizing such procedures to an increasingly on-line and electronic environment.



Candidates for this position should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and at least 5 to 7 years of financial experience with at least 2 of those years in a supervisory role, including experience in public or non-profit finance.  MBA  preferred, but not required.

Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate all or most of the following:

  • Experience with grants management, including issuing grants as well as reporting to funders on use of grants.
  • Demonstrated track record leading financial reporting and audits for either a division or significant program area with public agencies or non-profit organizations.
  • Experience managing overhead expenses, indirect cost rates, and fringe rates required for federal grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial and a self-starter. 
  • Detailed knowledge of GAAP principles, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks based on both importance and urgency; comfortable working in time-sensitive and rapidly evolving situations.
  • Mature judgment and discretion in keeping sensitive information confidential.
  • Strategic thinker, data-driven, and analytical in approach to solving problems.
  • Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software; knowledge of Deltek Vision a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and experience communicating key financial data effectively, including presentations to senior management, board members, or outside partners.
  • Proven ability managing and mentoring staff; ability to build relationships, collaborate, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse, experienced, cross-functional team.



The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Boston, Massachusetts