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Finance Director

Organization and Purpose

Leadership Foundations (LF) is a faith-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Tacoma, Washington that drives spiritual and social change in cities throughout the world by developing, strengthening, and sustaining our global network of 45+ Local Leadership Foundations, working to see cities across the world transformed into places of peace – playgrounds. LF has a 40+ year history with a global staff of 13 staff in 5 states (with an additional 10 part-time project-based contract employees) with a budget of $9.2M.

Position and Responsibilities

Reporting to the President and working closely with the chair of the LF Board Finance and Audit Committee and the Special Assistant to the President and Administrative Manager, the Finance Director as a FTE will lead the Finance Team and will be ultimately responsible for the oversight and further development of LF financial systems and ensuring accuracy and compliance with existing laws and regulations to include the following areas of work and related duties:


  • Oversees accounts, ledgers, financial software
  • Review and approve accounts payable/receivable
  • Perform month-end reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and standard financial month-end close
  • Oversees reporting systems (GAAP standards and regulatory compliance requirements)
  • Manage Small Business Administration loans and related reporting


  • Lead audit preparation and execution
  • Serve as primary point of contact with external auditing firm
  • Prepare and submit 990
  • Present and review finalized audited financials with Finance and Audit Committee


  • Supervise, manage, and support additional finance staff and/or contractors charged with bookkeeping duties
  • Post Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable; update AP aging report
  • Review, file, and process mail scans
  • Post payment and deposits
  • Create federal award AP batches and post invoices
  • Follow up on federal award invoices as needed
  • Prepare financial reports on scheduled basis


  • Lead annual budget formation (including program budgets)
  • Prepare monthly program budget to actuals and review with program directors as needed
  • In cooperation with the Fund Development Team, assist with the creation of budget and financial documents for grant proposals


  • Develop and maintain cash flow projection model
  • Identify and share trends and new opportunities
  • Consult President in organization planning with the control of expenditures against budget


  • Preparation and filing of the Financial Status Report (FSR)
  • Preparation and filing of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
  • Award compliance (Uniform Guidance)
  • Compliance with procurement policy
  • Review and approve AP invoices for expenditure compliance
  • Review drawdown amounts for accuracy
  • Maintain all financial documents in organized system
  • Maintain payroll related records
  • Reconcile grant spreadsheet against bank account and QuickBooks for accuracy
  • Assist in submission of progress and completion (close-out) reports
  • Preparation of Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA)
  • Complete Indirect Cost Application as needed


  • Analysis and review of financial reports on scheduled basis
  • Monthly dashboard inputs
  • Presentation of accounting package to Finance and Audit Committee
  • Consult on strategic vision, planning, and oversight
  • Oversee the process for identifying and evaluating opportunities for improved financial operations, recordkeeping, reporting, and internal controls
  • Consulting with the Finance Committee on presentation to the board


  • Ensure annual renewals of D&O, Liability, and Worker’s Comp coverage; State of Washington SOS certification; State of Washington Excise Tax (B&O); City of Tacoma business license
  • Develop and maintain organization-wide policies and procedures



  • Process and post payroll
  • Manage multi out-of-state payroll matters
  • Review and approve contracts; manage W-9 forms
  • Maintain personnel files for compliance


Minimum Requirements 

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • At least 8-10 years of nonprofit accounting experience to include external audits, legal compliance, and budget development and oversight 


Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with human resource management, particularly related to legal compliance
  • Experience managing federal grant funding
  • Technologically savvy, with proficiency in QuickBooks and MS Office suite of products, especially Excel
  • Seeing beyond the numbers, identifying projections, trends, and new opportunities
  • Willingness to do work that spans strategic and tactical to basic bookkeeping
  • Ability to interface with and present key data to board of directors, funders, staff, local affiliates, partners, and external influencers
  • Proven ability to lead a team, empowering them to be responsible
  • Geographically located in the Pacific Northwest preferred but not required


Personal Characteristics       

  • Proven leadership capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial
  • Outstanding communications skills, written and oral
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Hands-on, leads by example
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant attention to details
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices
  • Predisposition to mentor and subsequently increase responsibilities as team develops
  • Affirmation of and connection to LF’s vision, mission, values, and culture



Salary range is $75,000 – $100,000 (vacation pay is included) dependent on variables such as experience and geographic location. Medical, dental, and retirement benefits are available on an opt-in basis.

Please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line: “Finance Director” to Melissa Monroe, Special Assistant to the President and Administrative Manager | mmonroe@leadershipfoundations.org.