Job Opportunity: Early Childhood Alliance – Chief Financial Officer

Early Childhood Alliance (Fort Wayne, IN) is a not-for-profit organization
with the mission of building better futures for young children by promoting
and providing quality early childhood education and services for families,
businesses and early childhood professionals.

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Description:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has overall responsibility for complete range of accounting and business management functions of the agency. The CFO is expected to make substantial contributions to Early Childhood Alliance’s mission by accurately overseeing the preparation and maintenance of all financial records for the agency. The CFO performs duties according to agency financial policies and procedures, using sound accounting practices to ensure that all financial functions are completed properly.
The CFO maintains frequent contact with agency staff, board of directors, community agencies, administrators, service providers, vendors, volunteers and the public for the purpose of exchanging information related to agency finance and programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts analysis and supports the review and implementation of new/modified accounting and financial policies to ensure consistency and accuracy of financial information.
  • Supervises the preparation of financial operating statements, budgets and reimbursement cost reports. Accumulates annual budget information, analyzes and periodically reports on variances.
  • Maintains complete, accurate and accessible financial records.
    Communicates organization financial results to outside agencies and to the board of
    directors.
  • Trains all staff and board members on organization’s financial matters.
  • Assists the CEO with fund raising, special projects, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Acts as liaison with outside oversight agencies.
  • Oversees all company accounting practices including Accountant and acts as backup when necessary

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance or Business; CPA preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years experience
  • Excellent oral, analytical and written communication skills
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting technology

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to tmiller@ecalliance.org. Please reference the job title in the email subject line.

Applications can be found online at http://www.ecalliance.org/about-eca/welcome-to-eca/career-opportunities

Early Childhood Alliance.
3320 Fairfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN. 46807
EOE

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Accountant

Accountant (Full-Time)FortWayneZoo

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Accountant. This position supports the financial and IT functions of the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.  The financial piece of this position will place an emphasis on revenue recognition, balance sheet reconciliations, budgeting, and the evaluation and improvement of work streams. The IT piece of this position will focus on providing internal technology support to all areas of the zoo and acting as a liaison with external consultants. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, or other related field is required. Three years of accounting experience is preferred; seven years is required if Bachelor’s Degree is not in accounting. Experience with MIP is also preferred. See www.kidszoo.org for a full job description and application.

Click here for a full job description and application.

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring availability for at least a 40-hour work week year-round (including some evenings, weekends, and holidays).

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and application by mail: Zoo, Attn: Employment (Accountant), 3411 Sherman Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808; Deliver to zoo office 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; or email to employment@kidszoo.org.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.

 

Endowments – from “Mission Minded” DWD Blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich, CPA recently posted about endowments for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.

In her post, she defines two different types of endowments. The first is donor restricted. This type of endowment is “a contribution to the organization in which the donor stipulates that the contribution be invested for a specified time or in perpetuity.” The second is a board designated or quasi-endowment. For this type, “money is being set aside for future use as opposed to supporting current activities” and is unrestricted. Carrie’s tip is no matter which type of endowment fund your organization has, be sure to have a policy regarding how the money is managed.

To read the full post, click here.

In-Kind Contributions – from “Mission Minded” DWD blog

Carrie Minnich (2) (576x800)Carrie Minnich, CPA recently posted about in-kind contributions for Mission Minded, Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.’s nonprofit blog.

Bottom line – record on your financials the fair market value for most gifts, fund raising items, facilities, and services. Carrie goes into details on her blog with some of the exceptions to the rules. She also notes that it is important to record all contributions, even if not required for reporting on financials.

Read Carrie’s full blog post here.

New Books

with booksIs this a slower time of the year for you? Need something new to read? Either way we have some options for you! Below is a sampling of the new books available to check out in the PCNRC’s collection. Consider it our holiday gift to you.

If you read one of these books, please let us know. We would like to get your thoughts and pass it along to other readers.

Financial Management

Budgeting and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations: Using Money to Drive Mission Success

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability

Fundraising

199 Fun and Effective Fundraising Events for Nonprofit Organizations

Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters Most

Leadership

Meeting the Job Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders: A Field book on Strategies and Action

Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged Boards

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide for Dynamic Times

Marketing

SPIKE You Brand ROI: How to Maximize Reputation and Get Results

Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money

Connected Causes: Online Marketing Strategies For Nonprofit Organizations

Writing

How to Turn Your Words Into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

Other

The Art of Membership: How to Attract, Retain, and Cement Member Loyalty

Managing Human Resources For Nonprofits

Reflections on BLF14: Introduction to Nonprofit Debt

 And other gems from the 2014 Board Leadership Forum, submitted by Laura Boyer

GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn
GOB in Washington, D.C. at the Board Leadership Forum last autumn (Laura is third from the right)

The Get on Board* committee is made up of a handful of talented people who are passionate about our community.

At its core, the GOB* initiative encourages nonprofit board service among  young professionals and other untapped emerging leaders.

Through the hard work of our committee co-chairs, we recently had the honor of sharing our story nationally with other nonprofit leaders at the BoardSource 2014 Board Leadership Forum.

Here is my first post, and gems from some of my favorite sessions:

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Share this: Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness

“If you work full-time in a public service job, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.”

Is your organization working to keep good people? Demographic data tells us that millennials have record levels of student loan debt in proportion to their income. But, they aren’t alone. Some nonprofit staff are required to get degrees for which there is little financial return on investment. 

Ideally, your organization works to provide financial security for its most valuable assets: human resources.

Perhaps, though, the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness program will provide you, your staff, colleagues, or nonprofit-employed friends and family some needed relief. 

PS – You might also find the alternate payment methods useful. My personal household budget is greatly relieved by a several hundred dollar monthly reduction in my repayment because I use a plan based on my income. Enrollment has been painless and annual eligibility confirmation works seamlessly with filing my taxes. – Lettie

Click on the image or follow the link above to discover additional options and check eligibility.

“What must I do to have any remaining balances on my Direct Loans forgiven under the PSLF Program?”

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