Finance Director (National Remote)

Location Washington, DC 20002
Date Posted July 12, 2024
Job ID 11763
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Nonprofit Staffing, an award-winning full-service staffing firm, has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Finance Director on behalf of our client, a renowned national mission-driven organization at the intersection of health care and homelessness. This full-time remote role can be seated anywhere in the United States and is available immediately.

The Finance Director oversees the financial strategy and health of the organization, ensuring integrity and sustainability through strategic planning, analysis, and management. This role leads the Finance Team in finance and accounting, budgeting and planning, business administration, and finance operations. As a leadership team member, the Director supports strategic direction by providing essential financial information for informed decision-making processes.


  • Lead and develop the Finance Team, fostering a high-performance culture, continuous improvement, teamwork, and alignment with organizational values.
  • Organize and supervise financial staff, providing coaching, mentoring, and support while ensuring compliance with organizational policies.


  • Develop and communicate financial forecasts, identify trends, recommend adjustments, evaluate infrastructure needs, and propose improvements.
  • Provide insights to aid the Management Team's decisions and communicate these decisions to the Finance Team.
  • Participate in strategic planning with Directors, Board, and staff to set programmatic directions and organizational budget.

Finance and Accounting:

  • Maintain the organization’s general ledger, analyze financial reports, and present timely and accurate monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee financial, project/program, and grants accounting, ensuring compliance with GAAP, OMB Uniform Guidance, HRSA standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the Finance Committee and prepare monthly financial reports for the Board.
  • Effectively communicate critical financial matters to the CEO and Finance Committee.
  • Manage annual audits and implement corrective actions as needed. Prepare the organization’s 990 and federal Indirect Cost Rate application.
  • Manage cash flow, partner with development for financial reporting, and maintain accurate financial records as per federal standards.
  • Oversee payroll administration, including taxes and insurance.

Budgeting and Strategy:

  • Lead the annual budget planning process in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Administer and review financial plans and budgets.
  • Enhance budgeting and financial processes, including software implementation.
  • Develop a fiscal literacy training program for the Management Team and oversee financial planning for the national conference.
  • Produce and distribute expenditure reports against budget by funding sources to appropriate Directors and Managers.
  • Prepare budgets for grant proposals and financial projections for deliverable-based contracts.


  • Over 10 years of accounting experience, including 5+ years in a leadership role, ideally within a nonprofit setting.
  • 5 years of experience managing multiple government and private grants with intermediate knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.
  • College degree in finance, accounting, or business; preference for M.Acc., CPA, or MBA.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (preferably MIP) and spreadsheet software (particularly MS Excel).
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and adept at remote work.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, promoting transparency and collaboration across diverse backgrounds.
  • Adaptability to new software and workflows, and capacity to respond promptly to information and reporting needs.
  • Commitment to collaborative teamwork and a track record of successful team management.
  • Advanced understanding of nonprofit accounting principles, GAAP, and IRS regulations.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, demonstrating flexibility and initiative.

In addition to a salary of $100-120k (or more DOE), this opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, 401k (3% employer contribution), short- and long-term disability, FSA/DCA, 24 days of PTO to start, 10 paid holidays, 1 floating day, and parental leave.

This full-time remote role can be seated anywhere in the United States and is available immediately.

For immediate consideration, submit your resume and cover letter (formatted in MS Word), sharing more about your experience and interest in this role at:

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent. 

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.

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