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Vice President of Finance and Administration

Vice President of Finance and Administration - Immediate Need!

Are you an innovative financial leader who thrives in fast-pace, growing organization?

Do you also have a passion to end hunger?

The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) may be the perfect fit for you!

Established in 1975, the SLAFB has grown to become the bi-state's region's largest non-profit food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Comprised of a diverse team of talented and compassionate individuals, employees enjoy working together to make a difference in the lives of the communities served.

SLAFB is currently seeking an experienced Vice President of Finance and Administration to provide strategic financial management and thought leadership to meet long-term objectives and drive employee engagement. This key position serves as a strategic partner on the leadership team and will help drive organizational effectiveness and employee engagement to meet the vision, mission and objectives of the Foodbank. The ideal candidate will have successfully lead a growing organization with revenue of at least 5 million and contributed to the development of a dynamic team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership, direction and oversight for all financial/accounting, information technology and facilities operations to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • Develop financial strategies, analysis, forecasting, risk and budget management to make the maximum efficient use of the company's financial resources.
  • Define financial objectives and identify the steps to reach desired outcomes.
  • Lead all aspects of accounting operations such as receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting.
  • Direct the preparation of a variety of 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 government agencies.
  • Oversee and administer the year-end closing process and compilation of fiscal year financial statements and accompanying schedules.
  • Prepare for annual and other fiscal audits. Act as a liaison with auditors to provide them with materials necessary to complete their audits. Manage relations with external auditors, other financial consultants and advisors.
  • Ensure all federal and state tax/compliance filings are complete accurate and are filed on a timely basis.
  • Serve as a culture champion and develop staff to positions of increased responsibility.
  • Oversee relationships with banks, bankers, insurance brokers, vendors and the solicitation of insurance proposals. Provide oversight of Foodbank contracts and procurement practices.
  • Partner with operations to set objectives and strategies for IT functions which includes selecting and implementing suitable technology to help streamline internal operations.
  • Work closely with the President & CEO to develop materials for the Board and the Investment & Audit Committee meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Finance or related field required; Master's Degree a plus; CPA required. 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 who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration 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.

SLAFB offers competitive compensation, an extremely comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time-off, support for on-going learning and development, casual dress work environment and solid 403(b) retirement plan to promote financial security.

SLAFB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.



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