Job Announcement

Finance Manager

Type: Full Time/Flexible

Location: Durham, NC

El Futuro is a one-of-a-kind place where Spanish speaking immigrants can access culturally responsive mental health services. We are a community-based program, founded as a volunteer effort in 2001 to meet the otherwise unmet need for bilingual mental health services for the growing Latino immigrant community in North Carolina. We are searching for a dynamic communications professional to assist in growing our community!


The Finance Manager is responsible for all financial management activities and will provide counsel and advice to Core Leadership Team (CLT) and the Board on all financial matters. This position maintains financial and accounting policies and plans, oversees the Finance Department, maintains financial and accounting systems, and provides overall management for the budgeting, grants/contract management and audit/tax reporting functions. The Finance Manager will work with a diverse group of people.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial and Accounting Management

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Finance Department.
  • Oversee, monitor, and maintain all financial and accounting systems.
  • Prepare the monthly general ledger and cash flow reports for CLT.
  • Responsible for all central accounting functions, including development and maintenance of all accounting procedures and policies; including completing weekly accounts payable.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely collection of receivables and payment of all authorized debts.
  • Control revenue sources and expenditures to provide optimal cash flow for the organization; ensure appropriate operating funds and investments.
  • Oversee the preparation and presentation of monthly profit and loss reports.
  • Ensure adherence to internal controls and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Regularly assess and refine cash and expense management tools and processes.
  • Assess and regularly present organizational financial position to CLT.
  • Closely monitor all revenues and expenses and report potential gaps to CLT.
  • Ensure timely and up to date billing and collecting for all grants and contracts.


  • Prepare monthly financial reports and present to the Board of Directors Finance Committee.
  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of El Futuro’s external audits and 990 filings.
  • Oversee and ensure accuracy in all financial reporting to funders.
  • Oversee and ensure that federal financial reports are submitted on a timely basis.
  • Prepare other financial reports as requested by Executive Director and/or CLT.


  • Ensure compliance with all grant and contract fiscal requirements.
  • Monitor lobbying expenses and ensure compliance with all rules and regulations (Durham, state of North Carolina and federal).

Budgeting, Cost Reporting and Financial Analysis:

  • Oversees the planning and preparation of an annual operating budget and narrative.
  • Develop grant and contract specific budgets in partnership with program staff and ensure that these all tie back to the overall operating budget.
  • Track and monitor actuals versus budget for each cost center to ensure compliance with grant and contract budgets and regularly report back to program leaders.
  • Prepare forecasts for overall organization and specific cost centers.
  • Design reports which allocate all costs to revenue sources.

Board and Corporate Team Relations:

  • Serve as lead staff for the Finance and Audit Committees.
  • Participate on the Corporate Compliance Team.


Key Organizational Relationships: 

This position works in close collaboration with:

  • Executive Director
  • Director of Advancement
  • Director of Operations
  • Program Directors
  • Finance and Audit Committee


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required. Advanced degree in related field or MBA is a plus.
  • At least seven years of experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management at a senior professional level. Experience in government (federal and state) grants accounting and contracts management.
  • Thorough understanding of general accounting principles and procedures, business and administrative practices, and non-profits.
  • Staff management and supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with QuickBooks Pro and all software in Microsoft Office 2000, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customer/client groups and/or experience in membership organizations.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a heavy workload. A hands-on management style and the ability to address and solve problems or issues as they arise.
  • Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse people.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and value of cultural competence.
  • The Finance Manager must be self-motivated, display sound judgment, relate well to the public and staff, and prioritize customer satisfaction.


To apply, please visit our LinkedIn listing at this link