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Accounting and Financial Reporting Director

The primary focus of this position is to successfully manage the finance and accounting department. This proactive member of the leadership team is responsible for maintaining financial records and reporting timely and accurate financial information, in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The position will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of the day-to-day accounting operations as well as month-end and annual close responsibilities, preparation of the company's financial statements, account analysis, asset tracking, forecasting, policy development and implementation related to accounting functions. The Accounting Director should have a hands-on approach with team members and a "roll your sleeves up" mentality as they lead all aspects of accounting operations through development, analysis, and interpretation of the financial position and related statistical information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for period end journal entries and closing the books on a monthly basis in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll entries.
  • Verify integrity of the general ledger and financial reports through regular reconciliation of ledger accounts, inventory testing, fixed assets review, etc.
  • Prepare financial, statistical, and budgetary statements and reports including monthly financial statements, budget modifications, cost and cash flow analyses, revenue and expenditure projections, reconciliation of accounts, fixed asset control, depreciation, cost allocations and preparation of financial reports for Board, committees, and government agencies
  • Formulate and ensure compliance with all accounting policies and internal control procedures. Create mitigating processes where necessary.
  • Administer the year-end closing process and compilation of fiscal year financial statements and accompanying schedules
  • Develop financial strategies, analysis, forecasting, risk and budget management systems to make the maximum efficient use of the company's financial resources.
  • Produce final budget and supplemental information in coordination with department heads, President/CEO and Finance committee for presentation to the Board for approval.
  • Discuss recommendations based on evaluation for increasing profits, controlling costs, and changing policies as needed
  • Prepare for annual and other fiscal audits. Serve as liaison with auditors to provide them with materials necessary to complete their audits. Manage relations with external auditors, other financial consultants and advisors.
  • Ensure that the Finance Committee and Board has accurate and timely financial information to make informed decisions. This includes communicating with management and employees to maintain an understanding of how the company's financial matters relate to each department, SLAFB mission, and future financial stability.
  • Verify proper and timely filing of property insurance and any business licensing. Consistently assures that the company is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws
  • Ensure all federal and state tax/compliance filings are complete accurate and are filed on a timely basis.
  • Oversee relationships with banks, bankers, insurance brokers, vendors and the solicitation of insurance proposals. Provide oversight of Foodbank contracts and procurement practices.
  • File the annual 5500 for the 401k plan.
  • Direct oversight, management and development of accounting staff.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Finance or related field required; Master's Degree a plus; CPA preferred. Equivalent experience in lieu of certification will be considered
  • Minimum of 10 years senior level experience in financial management with experience that includes a non-profit, advocacy and/or public policy-oriented leadership required.
  • Passion for the Foodbank mission and the ability to demonstrate SLAFB's Core Values: Stewardship, Teamwork, Agility and Respect
  • Ability to evaluate and provide strategic advice on the financial impact of the introduction of new programs/strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience with long-range strategic financial and facilities planning required.
  • Knowledge of federal grants management and regulations for non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Ability to promote a culture of high performance.
  • Flexible, courageous, and honest leader with proven ability to successfully multi-task working on day-to-day accounting operations but also positively and productively impact strategic and tactical finance initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical and leadership skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and financial and payroll reporting software.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check, reference checks and drug screening.

St. Louis Area Foodbank offers competitive salary, benefits, 403B and generous vacation/holiday time off.




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