Finance Director

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DEPARTMENT:                    Finance Administration       

REPORTS TO:                      Executive Director      

JOB CLASSIFICATION:          PT/ 10- 15 hrs weekly

SALARY:                              $75.00 per hour  


Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to embrace and empower the children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. We offer an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, which offers a New York State Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient treatment program. CPNYC's programs and services are specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison. 


The Finance Director is responsible for the organization’s financial data and adherence to fiscal policies and procedures and for assisting and coordinating the delivery of the organization’s financial information.  Performance of duties (including management of Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts and General Ledger maintenance) are essential to the functioning of the organization.   

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate who is seeking a role that would permit him or her to work with management to enhance and streamline operating processes related to financial reporting and budgeting. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of non-profit finance and accounting experience as well as having had experience with QuickBooks and financial management with Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)


  • Knowledge of Not for Profit accounting in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner and oversee all financial and grants accounting.  Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Executive Director
  • Oversee and lead the annual operating budget and planning process in close consultation with the Executive Director; administer and review all financial plans and budgets, monitor progress and changes, and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.  
  • Supervise staff and manage all accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, including verifying that expenses are included in the organization budget.
  • Ensure the development and integrity of the systems of internal accounting controls and procedures;
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes if necessary. 
  • Collaborate with Government & Contracts and Development staff to develop budgets for grant applications and federal, state and city contracts
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements. 
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting


  • Bachelor’s in Finance or Accounting, Master’s is a plus. 
  • CPA or other relevant qualification is a plus  
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in accounting or financial management; non-profit              experience
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience working with Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and NYS        Office of Mental Health (OMH) required
  • Proficiency in Quick Books (non-profit edition)
  • Great attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Relevant experience working with confidential information; extremely high reliability and            integrity
  • Excellent team player and be open to working in a fluid, fast paced environment with the            ability to be flexible and adjust to claiming demands

Location: Brooklyn, NY
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