The vision of Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) is that “All persons with disabilities and their families shall be empowered to exercise and enjoy the full extent of their rights and to pursue the greatest possible quality of life.”
The Financial Manager will perform day-to-day finance operations and is responsible for the overall financial health of the organization. These activities include oversight of all budgeting, finance, accounting and financial reporting activities; support presentations to the Board of Directors; prepare for and liaise with DRW’s auditor; and participate as a member of DRW’s leadership teams. The Financial Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with Director of Operations and Quality to develop and implement financial strategies, policies, and controls across the organization. The Financial Manager supervises an Accounting Assistant.
Finance and Accounting (70-75%)
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements including OMB Uniform Guidance.
Implement best practices for internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, budgets, and actual expenditures.
Manage and oversee all accounting activity including cash flow, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, journal entries, reconcile bank accounts, etc. Work closely with Accounting Assistant in these activities.
Coordinate all audit activity and filing of tax returns, charitable organization report, and lobbying financial disclosure.
Develop agency and program-specific budgets and monitor expenditures.
Analyze and prepare a variety of financial reports to support program management and agency operations including but not limited monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
Assist the Executive Director in the presentation of the annual summary budget, audit report, Executive Limitations reports, and selection of auditor for the Board of Directors.
Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period.
Policy and Planning (25-30%)
Assist DRW leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; prepare budgets for grant proposals as necessary; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
Develop, review, and update DRW’s Financial and Accounting policies in consultation with the Executive Director. Participate in agency policy development as a member of the management team.
Represent DRW to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, and public officials as requested by the Executive Director.
Assist managers and coordinators with the preparation and filing of annual fiscal performance reports.
Remain up to date on best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit fiscal operations.
Determine and manage risk, including insurance and business associate agreements to mitigate liability.
Develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization; conduct analysis and forecasting to support fiscal decision-making.
Collaborate with program managers to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
Specific requirements include:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred or Associates degree with equivalent experience in accounting.
Experience with financial reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, and general ledger.
Familiarity with Generally Acceptable Accounting Practice (GAAP) standards and regulatory requirements including OMB Uniform Guidance.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance personnel.
Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
Experience working with Financial Edge accounting software.
At least four to five years accounting experience.
Additional Salary Information: $55,000-$70,000
About Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which undermines our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.