Director — Finance and Administration

Job Description

The Director-Finance and Administration (F&A) will support the mission of Leadership Memphis – prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community – with responsibility for assisting the President & CEO and the Board of Directors on strategy, financial management, reporting, accounting activities, general compliance, grant compliance, and audits. S/he will be responsible for managing the third-party accounting firm’s performance. The Director-F&A will need to be knowledgeable in finance & accounting (GAAP) and possess strong project management and database skills, as well as being analytical, detail-oriented, and highly organized. The Director-F&A must be energetic, confident in working with different personalities, and have strong communication skills.

Interested candidates should forward a cover e-mail and resume to Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Recruitment for this position will close on January 17, 2022.


Base salary commensurate with experience


Major Medical Insurance, Long/Short-Term Disability, Simple IRA Match, Paid Holidays, PTO Annual Accrual-3 Weeks time in Yr 1, Life Insurance, and Mileage Reimbursement per policy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage performance of third-party accounting firm
  • In close partnership with the President/CEO, drive the annual budgeting process
  • Assist with the preparation of grant/project award requests, budgets, and reporting as requested.
  • Deposit checks received via remote check capture process on a timely basis.
  • Assist team with processing invoices and managing receivables.
  • Maintain schedule of AP invoices, facilitate timely submission to CPA firm, and monitor payment
  • Reconcile pledge and payment activity with Raisers Edge system, general ledger (third-party accounting firm’s system), and bank account on a monthly basis.
  • Submit credit card transaction summary inclusive of GL coding to CPA firm and ensure completeness of receipts; obtain President/CEO approval, and pay statement timely
  • Provide timely and accurate financial analyses, reporting, and forecasts to the team and the Board. Act as the liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee. Provide information and recommendations regarding improving the financial condition of Leadership Memphis
  • Work with the team as appropriate in achieving financial management goals.
  • Establish and monitor adequate internal controls
  • Develop and maintain SOPs for revenue and disbursement processes as well as identify opportunities to improve efficiency and efficacy
  • Support the President/CEO on matters of general compliance.
  • As required, support the President/CEO and the team with oversight, compliance and administrative support in the following specific areas –
    1. IT Administration to assure the safety and security of the Company’s physical technology assets as well as company proprietary information.
    2. HR Administration, including payroll oversight, to assure that the appropriate documentation is obtained, secured and maintained as related to employee records, payroll related documents, benefits information, etc
  • Assist with resolution of Blackbaud issues as required
  • Coordinate the annual financial audit
  • Manage other projects as required and other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree; 3-5 years experience, preferably in non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, a robust understanding of the revenue and disbursement cycle as well as database management, reporting, and financial analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task , prioritize to meet deadlines with effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrated high degree of professionalism, tact and diplomacy, and sensitivity to highly confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills needed, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and familiarity with databases.
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle to transport during events
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required to support LM programs and events
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.


  • CPA and/or related certifications
  • Prior experience working with grants including reporting, budgeting, writing, etc

Competencies for Success

  • Detail-oriented as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work well both independently and collaboratively; proven success working as member of a team.
  • Ability to teach/mentor others to higher level of financial understanding and fluency
  • A willingness to learn and desire for continuous improvement.