Finance and Operations Director

The Alaska Center Anchorage, Alaska
Job Type Paid permanent

Organization Background

The Alaska Center is a nonprofit organization that engages, empowers, and elects Alaskans to stand up for clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. Together with our sister organization, The Alaska Center Education Fund*, we provide opportunities for Alaskans of all ages to engage in building a just and sustainable future. We have a dynamic and dedicated team that works each day to make our vision a reality.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and committed individual who is inspired by and aligned with, our mission and values to join our team!

The Finance & Operations Director (Director) is responsible for providing leadership for the ongoing financial vision and strategy for our organizations, managing day-to-day operations and financial activities, and performing the essential financial and accounting duties. The Director will lead the overall process for financial planning, accounting, budgeting, tax form preparation, and auditing activities. The Director is responsible for organizational fiscal stewardship by maintaining computerized financial records, providing auditing support, conducting financial analysis, producing financial reports, managing investment performance reports and delivering information to stakeholders in a timely and transparent manner.

The Director will have a leadership role in both organizations, advising the Executive Director and Boards of Directors on long-term financial strategy. 

Key Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited to the Following

  • Prepare financial reports/statements for stakeholders
  • Ensure organizational compliance with IRS, and other federal and state laws and regulations
  • Maintain all organizations’ critical records
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy of finance and accounting systems: bookkeeping and payroll software, finance-related applications, corporate credit card accounts, and secure financial website logins
  • Track and maintain assets including inventory, depreciation schedules, and maintenance/replacement cycles
  • Supervise Bookkeeper and Office Administrator
  • Implement organizations’ investment policies
  • Procure contract, and provide staff support for independent annual audits
  • Prepare and provide supporting documentation for the annual Form 990 filings
  • Manage organizations’ relationships with contractors, vendors, and financial institutions
  • Create financial and operational policies and process improvements
  • Provide strategic insight to the Executive Director, Finance Committee, and Boards of Directors
  • Direct any financial agreements and transactions between the two organizations
  • Work with key staff to develop annual budgets, monitor variances, and make year-end projections
  • Oversee human resource functions
  • Establish and maintain essential commercial insurance
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Duties

  • Review and provide coding oversight on invoices
  • Review and approve cash disbursements and deposits
  • Update computer reports and records
  • Oversee Cost Sharing Agreement and supervise all transactions between the two organizations
  • Review and approve payroll processing
  • Reconcile bank and investment statements
  • Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state/federal labor laws
  • Administer benefit plans including medical, dental, 401(k) retirement and HSA Plans
  • Review work of bookkeeper and provide backup support as necessary
  • Complete year-end reporting and processing duties

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical and leadership skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership to the organization
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and timely records and reports
  • Strong knowledge of fund or cost accounting is preferred
  • At least five (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility in accounting/finance required
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) regulations and compliance
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. Salary is DOE with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and retirement plan. All Alaska Center staff have access to professional development training and support. The Alaska Center is an equal opportunity employer. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. 

*The Alaska Center is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and The Alaska Center Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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