Finance Director

San Luis Obispo
Full Time
Transitions-Mental Health Association

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is looking for a financial guru who not only cares about the numbers, but wants to work for an agency that makes an impact on lives! Transitions – Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a recognized leader in California’s mental health services field, a non-profit agency serving San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties for over 40 years.  TMHA provides services to more than 5,000 individuals annually, and has an established track record as an innovative, creative and highly flexible agency when navigating the ever-shifting landscape of mental wellness.

The Finance Director is a key member of the executive team and assumes a strategic role in the overall financial and structural operation of the agency. The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director and will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all finance-related activities of the agency. This will include direct responsibility for the individual program budgets of over 40 separate mental health services, an agency budget in excess of $15 million, accounting, financing, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, property acquisition and maintenance, IT, deal analysis and contract negotiations. Additional collaborative responsibilities will include new program design and grant strategies. The Finance Director will oversee and implement best-practice nonprofit finance management and administrative operations for the entire agency. The Finance Director upholds TMHA’s mission and promotes a trauma-informed philosophy in execution of all duties performed.

Hours /Salary

Full-time, exempt position. $90,000-$110,000 depending on education and/or experience. Includes a generous individual benefits package.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business; and four years accounting experience with at least one year of financial management to include budgeting, forecasting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, cash flow and control; and 4 years of staff supervision or management experience OR 2 years of college education; five years of accounting experience with at least one year of financial services management to include budgeting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and cash flow and control; and 8 years of staff supervision or management experience. Non-Profit experience preferred. Demonstrated strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, accounting and general ledger software, and integrated human resources payroll software.  TMHA uses Paylocity payroll software and Sage Intacct accounting software. Proven ability to manage complex funding sources and expenses.

In addition, a competitive candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, an openness to collaborating with a variety of work styles, strong oral and written communication skills, well defined organizational and time management approaches, and the ability to pivot between micro and macro views of agency finances. Must be able to present financial reports to Board of Directors as well as Division Directors, Program Managers and mentor program staff on financial statistics and budget management. Ability to handle intense situations, display good judgment and decision making skills, and remain calm and clearheaded under pressure. Able to work effectively with a variety of people and personality types regardless of age, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socio-economic level. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one’s duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices while acting in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to one’s self, fellow employees, clients, and other persons contacted through TMHA business. Conditions of employment include: Must be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid CA Driver’s License, at least 2 years driving experience, reliable transportation, proof of auto insurance, and DMV driving record that meets TMHA’s current vehicle insurance requirements.  May be required to utilize personal vehicle and auto insurance. Ability to possess and maintain good physical and mental health.  Attendance is an essential function of this job that requires face-to-face interaction with clients and/or other employees. Must comply with a TB assessment (possibly a TB test if needed to confirm a negative tuberculosis result) and receipt of a criminal record clearance through fingerprinting. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster, or request a medical exemption with a healthcare provider document advising against the vaccine OR an exemption based on a strongly held religious belief or practice per the California Department of Public Health. Those who request and are approved for an exemption will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly and send the results to TMHA’s Human Resources Director every 7 days.  Must be able to successfully complete First Aid and CPR training.

To Apply

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