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Director Of Finance and Administration

The Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children is a collaborative non-profit led by parents, educators, and allies who seek to increase awareness of dyslexia and related learning disabilities, promote the identification of dyslexia, and increase access to evidence-based intervention.

The Director of Finance and Administration manages the day-to-day responsibilities related to finances, compliance, and operations. This role will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure goals and objectives of the organization are met and the thread of how we operate as a non-profit.  The ideal candidate must have a passion for education and be an advocate for equity.  This is a remote position with a start-up organization  and the ideal candidate should be resourceful, motivated, dependable, and able to complete tasks in a timely manner. 

You are a member of a Leadership Team supported by an Executive Assistant. As a small nonprofit, we rely on consultants and vendors to provide expert or streamlined support. Duties include but are not limited to the following: 


  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements in collaboration with a bookkeeper/ accounting vendor.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of DABC’s financial status.
  • Assist DABC’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the ED in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with staff; continuously collaborate with staff  to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations; manage intake of electronic donations and earned revenue
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
  • Manage contracted services: legal, accounting, bookkeeping, ADP, etc., manage and hold all vendors accountable for completion of annual filings, monthly bookkeeping, and monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Manage the timely completion of all federal and state filings in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board  Treasurer and vendors

Administration / Operations 

  • Support organization and program operations, including vendor and contracts management, AP/AR, securing venues or virtual platforms; determine best client and project management systems
  • Coordinate human resources related tasks such as vendor management, new hire paperwork and onboarding, personnel policies, and maintenance of employment records
  • Responsible for organizing the input of the Board, Executive Director, and best practices to maintain organizational policies; communicate policies while monitoring and ensuring compliance
  • Serve as the primary contact for addressing technical/administrative issues.


  • Minimum of a BA; CPA, MBA, or MPA preferred. Must demonstrate competence in nonprofit finances and accounting. Candidate will be the financial expert on the leadership team.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • Experience with compliance issues related to finance, legal, and human resources.
  • Highly experienced with QuickBooks Online, Google Sheets and Excel
  • Nonprofit financial management, including understanding 990 preparation, nonprofit audits, FASB and GAAP requirements, and restricted funds management.
  •  Embrace technology like Google Workspace, Dropbox, Zoom, and have experience integrating software with QuickBooks Online, etc.
  •  Keen attention to detail
  • Passionate about DABC’s mission
  • 5+ years accounting and/or finance experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success working in a remote environment preferred

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