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United Way of Palm Beach County

Director of Finance - Non-Profit

Finance · West Palm Beach, Florida
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $70K-$75K

The United Way of Palm Beach County is accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance.  The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing the company general ledger, producing financial reports for all internal and external financial statement users and supervising the day-to-day operations of the financial reporting and accounting functions for the organization.  S/he will manage budget oversight and actual expenses for the operating fund and grant programs. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Finance and is responsible for the accounting team.  Nonprofit Finance, as well as progressive supervisory experience, is required.


  • Manage accounting staff on accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and rules for non-profits
  • Direct annual audit and 990 processes, serving as the principal liaison to the external auditor
  • Supervise grants administration, accounting and budgeting
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding financial issues and controls to the President and Senior Vice President of Finance
  • Oversees organization general ledger and budget management functions, including preparation of the annual budget
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for review, (including explanations for variance analysis) and prepares cash flow analysis
  • Provides financial reports and analysis to the President & CEO, Senior Management, volunteer Treasurer, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Maintains compliance with accounting standards, government regulations, and tax laws
  • Develops procedures and systems for use in ensuring financial control and availability of data for analysis
  • Administers endowment funds and investment portfolio
  • Assists, as assigned by management, with the organization’s disaster response efforts
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Finance 


  • Ability to promote excellent performance in self and others
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively
  • Demonstrates attention to details
  • Ability to conduct research, study and synthesize data, and establish priorities, strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Highly organized with proven ability to manage multiple high priority projects
  • Demonstrates outstanding accounting and financial management skills

Core Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Continuous Learning
  • Developing Others
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Using Financial Information
  • Using Information Technology


  • Accounting or related degree required
  • Nonprofit experience required
  • MIP & ADP experience a plus
  • Minimum of five years of progressive financial management and supervisory experience
  • Computer literate and ability to learn accounting software and database

Physical Requirements

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

The United Way of Palm Beach County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.


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  • Location
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation