Director of Finance
Posted May 19, 2022
PENDLE HILL is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives through learning opportunities, retreat, and community created on our beautiful 24-acre campus in unceded Lenni-Lenape territory and in virtual settings. At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests God’s love for everyone. We work to be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all people. We strive courageously for peace and justice.
This is a highly collaborative staff community featuring responsive leadership and partial work-from-home arrangements for office-based employees. Community-building among staff is highly prized with monthly fun activities as part of staff meeting and two longer staff retreat days a year for fun, growth, and connection among all staff. The monthly community work morning provides variety with the opportunity to lend a hand on another team’s project or lead one for staff in your own work area. Learn more about Pendle Hill at https://pendlehill.org/.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Finance is responsible for the compilation, analysis, and presentation of Pendle Hill financial information. This role serves as the primary source of financial information across the organization, working with the executive director to keep all those with financial responsibilities – from the board to staff members with responsibility over individual budget lines – on the same page.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Bookkeeper, IT & Publications Manager
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary function of the Director of Finance is in finance and accounting, managing bookkeeping, cash flow, and financial record-keeping functions and systems while ensuring compliance with GAAP and other non-profit finance best practices. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance prepares drafts of the annual budget for feedback from board and staff members, completing a final version for board approval. The Director of Finance provides monthly financial statements and updates for the board’s finance committee and for all staff who manage budget lines. Serving as the primary point of contact for all banking, investment, tax, and audit relationships of the organization, the Director of Finance also supervises the annual financial audit, submitting all necessary documents based on government requirements. For detailed information about the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Finance, please see the full job description.
- A bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or a related field.
- A minimum of five years of experience in the financial management of a nonprofit entity (10+ years preferred).
- Competence with Quickbooks.
- Competence with Microsoft Office suite, and acumen with creation and use of Excel spreadsheets.
- A minimum of three years of supervisory experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to share financial and accounting concepts accurately with those who are not financial professionals.
- Strong grasp of the visual presentation of information (through charts, graphs, etc.), including determining which type of visual to use to clearly demonstrate the desired concepts and how to create them effectively.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, including cooperative problem-solving aptitude and sound judgment in decision-making.
- The ability to successfully advance multiple projects simultaneously.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Experience and proficiency with project management software and accounts receivable and payable management applications.
- Experience and proficiency with credit adjudication and lending management system software.
- Experience and proficiency with financial accounting, analysis and reporting software.
EXPECTATIONS OF ALL PENDLE HILL EMPLOYEES:
- A highly welcoming attitude and willingness to provide hospitality for members of, and visitors to, the Pendle Hill community. Openness to a wide range of spiritual beliefs and experiences, cultural backgrounds and practices, and differences (of all kinds).
- Familiarity with Quaker faith and practices, and a commitment to learning more and/or a willingness to gain, deepen, and nurture such knowledge.
- Appreciation of the role of Quakerism in the mission of Pendle Hill. Please see our mission, vision, and values statements as part of familiarizing yourself with Pendle Hill.
TIME EXPECTATIONS: This is a full-time, exempt position. Out of respect for work-life balance, “full-time” at Pendle Hill is 37.5 hours per week, with 7.5-hour typical workdays. Full-time staff at Pendle Hill spend a few work hours each week contributing to the community through meal time, housekeeping, or maintenance work.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $55,000-$69,000 yearly salary plus benefits including: medical, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, generous paid vacation days (20), sick days (15), and holidays (11), and the opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free. Additional benefits include one meal a day from the Pendle Hill Kitchen (free to staff except for the tax), a 20% employee discount at the Pendle Hill Bookstore, free copies of all Pendle Hill pamphlets upon publication, a beautiful campus with walking trails and fellowship with people from around the world. Full time staff are eligible for competitively priced on-campus housing (depending on availability, and at Pendle Hill’s discretion).
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Pendle Hill appoints individuals without discrimination based on color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, class, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, ability, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, religious affiliation, or any other category protected by law. Pendle Hill recognizes that some of these categories are social constructs, not rooted in science. Our aim is to be inclusive and affirming.
Pendle Hill staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for those who cannot receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons.
Pendle Hill is not able to sponsor a work visa for international applicants at this time.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: Pendle Hill will conduct a background check for all candidates prior to hire.
INTERESTED? Please submit the following items to Hannah Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of Finance” and your last name in the email subject line:
- a current resume,
- a cover letter that includes how you heard about the position, why you want to be considered and your qualifications (applications received without a cover letter will not be considered)
- and contact information for three references, at least two of whom are professional references.
Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis with an anticipated start date in summer of 2022.