Michigan Townships Association is seeking exceptional candidates for the Finance Manager position which reports directly to the Executive Director.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees all finance functions including accounts receivable, payables, payroll, reconciliations and investments.
Develops, administers and maintains an effective finance program which provides sound financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting for a multiple entity organization. Monitors actual results against budget and provides timely recommendations for budget revisions.
Develops departmental policies and procedures in compliance with GAAP, the Board of Directors’ and Executive Director’s directives. Ensures compliance with accounting standards, federal and state laws.
Maintains accurate accounting records and systems.
Invests surplus funds in accordance with Board policy assuring adequate cash flow to meet current needs, generate income and preserve principal.
Exercises sound judgement in decision-making and making recommendations.
Serves as a resource to MTA staff regarding accounting, payroll and financial issues.
Partners with external auditors, providing information as requested, to ensure a successful and timely audit. Coordinates preparation of the IRS 990 and other filings.
Manages new hire onboarding, exit processes and related regulatory compliance.
Manages all third parties to which any financial and administrative functions have been outsourced, including some benefits administration.
Attends and presents at Board meetings.
Supervises 3 department staff including training, assigning tasks, ensuring adequate internal controls and, evaluating employee performance.
Supervises the project manager of the new accounting system selection and implementation activities.
Recruits and screens applicants for department vacancies and recommends employee candidates to the executive director.
Other duties as assigned.
Masters degree or CPA preferred.
At a minimum, a bachelors degree in accounting or finance with relevant finance and accounting leadership experience, preferably in a Michigan non-profit setting.
Detail-orientated with excellent analytical, writing and verbal communication skills.
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization, stakeholders and service providers.
Demonstrated personal and team time management ability including executing routine and ad hoc processing and reporting tasks on time and accurately.
Position requires knowledge and utilization of current technologies including accounting, ERP, CRM, Microsoft Office suite and other software. Ability to rapidly master and coach others on new applications.
Employment and Workplace
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
MTA offers a comprehensive benefit plan, paid vacation and a 401(k) savings plan.
The position is Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempt.
Background checks will be performed on interviewees.
Ability to conduct approximately 5 to 8 days of business travel per year, including overnight stays.
Physical demands typically include the ability to lift approximately 20 pounds, typically sit or stand in front of a computer screen for extended periods of time, and use office equipment in an indoor setting.
The Michigan Townships Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Michigan Townships Association is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process, please include the pertinent details in your cover letter.
Interested candidates should send a PDF file by email or a printed copy by mail of a cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and three professional references by February 9, 2020 to:
Neil Sheridan, Executive Director Michigan Townships Association 512 Westshire Drive Lansing, MI 48917
The Michigan Townships Association (MTA), a state-wide 501(c) 4 not-for-profit that serves 99% of the township officials in the state and recognized as being one of the most progressive associations in the country representing township governments.
MTA serves 7,000 elected officials and thousands more township employees and appointed officials. Headquartered in the greater Lansing, MI area, the organization has an operating budget of $4 million and 20 staff. The state is divided into 83 counties, and further divided into 1,240 townships, 276 cities, and 257 villages. The MTA advances local democracy by fostering township leadership and public policy essential for a strong and vibrant Michigan.