The Director of Finance is a full-time senior-level position that reports to the EVP, Operations and General Counsel. The Director of Finance is responsible for the financial systems and related operations of DRI (a 501(c)(6) organization), DRI Foundation (a 501(c)(3) organization), and the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE). The Director of Finance also supervises the finance and human resources team members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervise all accounting functions and systems, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash receipts and ensure the timely processing of all payments
Prepare, distribute, and reconcile monthly financial statements and ensure their accuracy and completeness
Process monthly bank reconciliations, transfers, deposits, etc. Assure accounting audit procedures are in place. Oversee cash receipts and cash disbursements.
Authorizes expenditures in accordance with DRI budget; estimates, analyzes and updates financial projections and cash flow accordingly.
Prepares reports which summarize and forecast DRI business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations.
Responsible for assuring protection for the assets of the business through internal control, internal auditing, and enduring proper insurance coverage.
Prepares monthly and year-end financial statements and supporting schedules for the agency annual fiscal audit.
Responsible for planning, directing, and implementing fiscal operational plans that directly relates to achievement of business goals for the fiscal department.
Works closely with senior management, communicating across all levels of the agency.
Work closely with department directors providing support with strategies for growth.
Maintains confidentiality and consistently personifies high ethical practices and integrity.
Provide oversight of all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes
Support accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy;
Drive best financial practices within organization by publicizing standard operating procedures, keeping the senior leadership team, Board and staff up-to-date on our financial status and by generally serving as a point of reference for all growth plans and projects within organization.
Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions;
Build a top-tier internal finance team by actively recruiting, training and developing talented accountants, analysts, consultants, auditors, tax planners and payroll staff, as needed.
Leads budget process for all programs with management team
Responsible for all corporate and charitable registrations, licensing, and reporting to the IRS and in all relevant jurisdictions for the consolidated organizations
Understand 501(c)(3), and 501(c)(6) standards, tracking, and processing requirements
Supervise all human resources functions and systems, including employee benefit programs, Paycom administration, and other HR-related activities
Other duties as assigned
Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance staff members
A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing quality customer service to all stakeholders
Ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships
At least 10 years’ experience of organizational finance experience
At least 5 years’ experience providing outside accounting services to non-profits
At least 3 years’ experience providing in-house financial services to non-profits
Prior experience providing outside accounting services to Fortune 500 or large multinational companies
S./B.A. in business administration/finance and accounting or related field; +
B.A. is preferred
Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) preferred
Experience with Paycom preferred
Solid experience coordinating complex audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects
DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to 29 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 20,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals:
Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner
Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system
Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved
Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace
Professionalism and Servi...ce: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole