Overview

Responsibilities:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, continued:

  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fiscal management.
  • Analyzes and assesses programs, policies and operational needs and makes appropriate adjustments; responsible for continually reviewing and recommending changes to ensure that the fiscal team’s procedures reflect best practices and industry standards.
  • Participates in the selection and training of staff.
  • Develops and administers division goals, objectives and procedures. Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, anticipates consequences of proposed actions and implements recommendations in support of goals.
  • As required, attends and participates in LSC Board Meetings and other conferences and training programs.
  • Represents fiscal team to other LSC divisions, departments, and outside organizations; coordinates assigned activities with those of other LSC offices.
  • Assists Director by providing relevant, in accordance with risk assessment criteria, information and input to facilitate the selection of grantee programs to schedule for annual onsite review, investigation, training (on- or off-site).
  • Oversees and coordinates relevant committees and work groups.
  • Works with the Director to address OCE personnel issues involving the fiscal team, including, without limitation, performance evaluation reviews, personnel decisions, conflict resolution, new staff orientation, and basic administrative paperwork such as timesheets, leave requests, and travel expense report approvals.
  • Works with Director to plan, supervise, and assess the work of OCE fiscal staff and meets with assigned staff to review work, create new strategies, implement projects, and advise on any work matter.
  • Drafts updates to work manuals in accordance with policy and implements and administers projects.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

General:

Strong leadership and management skills; makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences, including all levels of LSC management, and manage conflicts; strong commitment to principles of diversity; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of, and commitment to, organizational mission and goals; able to identify and understand trends that affect LSC, its grantees and their clients; strong organizational skills; adaptable and able to adjust to shifting and changing priorities and tight timelines; ability to coach, influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others; able to fairly and equitably apply LSC personnel policies; ability to develop and lead high performance/high morale teams and to foster teamwork; demonstrated experience working in and leading cross-functional teams in a mission-driven organization. Some travel may be required.

Technical/Specialized:
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive fiscal experience, including a minimum of five (5) years managing and supervising staff. A graduate degree or a relevant certification (e.g., MBA, CFE, CPA, CISA, CIA, or CMA) is required.
  • Significant experience in applying non-profit fund accounting principles, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is required. Experience in preparing or analyzing audited financial statements and reports, including reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls is required. Experience in performing financial audits and/or forensic accounting services with an accounting firm or consulting firm is highly preferred.
  • Capacity to interpret and understand regulations, including the LSC Act, that impact the fiscal responsibilities of an LSC grantee, and the ability to articulate and share with grantees the changes in practice necessary to comply with regulations. Capacity to effectively lead and supervise team members, including providing clear instruction and guidance to improve their knowledgebase and practice. Knowledge of federal policies and practices governing expenditures and the disposition of property and fund balances. Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and of the principles, practices, and concepts involved with planning, conducting, and reporting on fiscal reviews and assessments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Education:
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive fiscal experience, including a minimum of five (5) years managing and supervising staff. A graduate degree or a relevant certification (e.g., MBA, CFE, CPA, CISA, CIA, or CMA) is required.
  • Significant experience in applying non-profit fund accounting principles, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is required. Experience in preparing or analyzing audited financial statements and reports, including reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls is required. Experience in performing financial audits and/or forensic accounting services with an accounting firm or consulting firm is highly preferred.

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