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Vice President of Finance Jobs at St. Louis Area Foodbank

Vice President of Finance Jobs at St. Louis Area Foodbank

Sample Vice President of Finance Job Description

Vice President of Finance

General Description/Position Summary:
The role of the VP of Finance is a tremendous opportunity for a well-rounded senior financial leader with superb strategic planning experience and business acumen to serve as a key member of the Leadership team at the St. Louis Area Foodbank. The VP of Finance is the organizations top financial leadership position and serves as the strategic business partner to the President and CEO, providing managerial and operations leadership and oversight in matters pertaining to the financial and economic stability of the organization. They are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the activities related to accounting, fiscal reporting, debt management and treasury functions (including cash management, investments, banking relationships, business licensing administration, risk management and insurance and purchasing).  This position creates and oversees all company financial practices, including accounting department policies and procedures, preparation of budgets, development of financial reports and tax filings, and management of external/internal audit activities. The VP of Finance is also responsible for facilitating the strategic planning process in partnership with the President and CEO and his/her direct reports, with a particular focus on providing an economic and analytical viewpoint for future planning purposes. 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.


  • Duties and Responsibilities:
    Plan, manage, organize, and direct activities related to organizational operations dealing with financial reporting and accounting, banking relationships, purchasing, risk management and insurance, cash management, business licensing, accounts receivable and debt management
  • Develop financial strategies, analysis, forecasting, risk, and budget management to ensure maximum efficient use of the company's financial resources.
  • Manages the organization's Finance department, including general ledger accounting, A/P, A/R, cash management, grant management and overall financial reporting
  • Participates as a member of the Leadership team in the planning, development, and review of projects, programs, facilities, and investments considered by the organization, assessing alignment of such activities with the strategic direction and the organization's financial resources.
  • Directs, coordinates, and prepares annual budget and forecasting activities. 
  • Reviews all organizational budgets and financial plans periodically to make recommendations for approval or to assess the efficiency of operations and the degree of reaching financial goals. 
  • 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. 
  • Responsible for and serves as the expert on financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensures timely and accurate financial and statistical reports for management, Board, or committee use. 
  • Oversee and administer the year-end closing process and prepares the compilation of fiscal year financial statements and accompanying schedules.
  • Prepares for annual and other fiscal audits.
  • Act as a liaison with auditors to provide them with materials necessary to complete their audit and our Form 990 annually.
  • Verify proper and timely filing of property insurance and any business licensing required.
  • Consistently works to ensure the company is operating in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • Monitors company retirement program, makes recommendations to committee as appropriate and files Form 5500 annually.
  • Oversees and monitors all Government programs and works to ensure compliance, completion and tracking of all funds received and expended. 
  • Ensure all federal and state tax/compliance filings are complete, accurate and are filed in a timely basis.
  • Formulate and ensure compliance with all accounting policies and internal control procedures, creating mitigating processes where necessary. 
  • Maintains relationships with banks, bankers, insurance brokers, auditors and other vendors as required. 
  • Provides oversight over all Foodbank contracts and procurement practices, reviewing and updating annually. 
  • Serve as a culture champion and develop staff to positions of increased responsibility.
  • Work cross functionally with Operations department around reconciliation of inventory on a regular basis. 
  • Provide coaching, training, and mentoring to team members at all levels and to all teams across the organization as requested. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Qualifications:
    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.
  • 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.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:  Kate AufderHeide, Chief Culture & People Officer


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