TAEM Senior Finance Manager
Martha O'Bryan Center
Finance & Accounting
Position Description / Responsibilities
Do you believe that all Tennessee families deserve to thrive? Do you want to be a part of a team that works collaboratively to make that vision a reality? As the backbone agency for the Tennessee Alliance for Economic Mobility (TAEM), a new public-private partnership compromised of 32 organizations, the Martha O’Bryan Center is now hiring positions that will be critical to the collaborative’s success. Through a three-year $25 million investment from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, TAEM will reimagine how to support families in moving out of poverty and into opportunity. Across 7 counties, TAEM will support 900 families in moving beyond the benefits cliff—the point when families abruptly lose their benefits due to often nominal increases in income (think: just a few dollars more per hour), which leaves families worse off financially when they increase their income. In making the most fiscally responsible decision for their families, many limit their potential by not pursuing increased earnings or education in response. Through an innovative transitional benefit, financial counseling, family-centered coaching, wrap-around supports, and equitable access to employment and education pathways, TAEM will demonstrate a new way forward for the Tennessee safety net, thus creating a scalable statewide solution that incentivizes employment and increases family self-sufficiency.
Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.
The TAEM Senior Finance Manager reviews and submits invoices and financial reports to State of Tennessee, oversees day-to-day accounting and budgeting processes, ensures financial grant compliance, and trains partners and leads monitoring of partner performance related to finance-related guidance from the State of Tennessee. This is a full time, regular position, located at the Martha O’Bryan Center. This position reports to the MOBC Chief Financial Officer.
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Reviews and submits invoices and financial reports to State of Tennessee.
- Sets strategy in collaboration with the TAEM Director for financial grant compliance. Creates and manages ongoing financial compliance processes through empowered and accountable finance staff and program leadership.
- Oversees payroll function and all tax compliance work, day-to-day accounting processes such as accounts payable and receivable, as well as annual financial audits.
- Oversees and directs all budgeting, fund management, and activities related to audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, and corporate records.
- Appraises and monitors TAEM’s financial position, issue periodic financial and operating reports, and direct appropriate activities to ensure fiscal stability.
- Oversees and ensures that transitional benefit payments are accurate and timely.
- Leads development of written policies/manual related to invoice preparation in collaboration with finance team and other relevant stakeholders.
- Leads monitoring of partners on their performance and training of partners on the contents of their MOU related to the State of Tennessee’s guidance on appropriate documentation of expenses, allowable costs, invoicing, payment, and other terms and conditions required by the state.
- Ensures that partners, consultants, vendors, etc. follow guidance of written policies/manual related to the State of Tennessee’s guidance on appropriate documentation of expenses, allowable costs, invoicing, payment, and other terms and conditions required by the state.
- Ensures that Martha O’Bryan Center and TAEM are in compliance with the State of Tennessee’s guidance on appropriate documentation of expenses, allowable costs, invoicing, payment, and other terms and conditions required by the state
- Provides direct supervision to the TAEM Finance Manager and TAEM Assistant Accounting Manager.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Experience working with computerized accounting systems.
- Three or more years of experience working in non-profit fund accounting preferred.
The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
- Ability to look at numbers, trends, and data and draw conclusions based on findings.
- Ability to express complex ideas and data in understandable documents/presentations.
- Strong project management skills.
- Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
- Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
- High level of detail and accuracy.
- Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
- Strong organizational skills
- Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
- Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
- Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.
The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Limited regional travel within Middle Tennessee (up to 10%).
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