Director, Finance and Administration

The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) advocates for increased research to find new and better therapies with which to treat patients and the organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma research and education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients and the entire sarcoma community. For over 22 years, SFA has led the way funding groundbreaking research, education, and advocacy programs, and increasing sarcoma awareness. SFA is the only organization that addresses sarcoma on multiple fronts such as research, community and global outreach, education, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.

SFA strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to make progress for the sarcoma community.

The Role

The Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) is a senior leader and thought partner to the CEO. This position oversees SFA’s finance and administration functions including directing and managing finances, operations, human resources and administration to support the organization’s short- and long-term strategic goals. The Director assists in the creation and execution of the organization’s annual operations plan and is charged with managing, developing, and implementing sophisticated policies and procedures to support SFA’s growth.

The Director of Finance & Administration will promote a culture of effective communication, high performance, and continuous improvement that values learning, professionalism, and quality. SFA is committed to creating a positive and welcoming environment for all staff, board members, and constituents who participate in the organization’s work and programs. The Director of Finance and Administration will be a leader in promoting, evaluating, and enhancing SFA’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity.

Summary of Responsibilities

Financial Management: 50%

Provide financial oversight for the organization and be responsible for the entire range of financial management, from daily operations to high-level management.

  • Oversee the annual finance planning/budgeting processes and prepare the annual operating budget. Work with staff to develop/implement program and organizational budgets.
  • Prepare monthly profit/loss, balance sheet and cash flow financial statements. Monitor, interpret and present financial results of operations and programs each month. Serve as financial liaison with the board, providing financial reports as requested.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and prepare the IRS 990 form. Oversee licensing, Secretary of State reporting, annual tax exemptions, insurance and reporting requirements.; assess any changes necessary.
    Oversee payroll, payroll liabilities, and benefits including PTO accrual and retirement plans. Create and maintain excellent financial controls, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure efficient functioning and documentation for all financial systems including receipts, disbursements, billing, bookkeeping, budgeting and accounting. Supervise the Finance and Administration Manager, the Accounting Clerk, and the Sr. Website & Database Administrator.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; update the finance department’s overall policies and procedures manual.
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for finance committee and board of director meetings. Liase with the investment firm and prepare requested reports.
  • Submit final audit and 990 to third party vendor for state registration renewals.

Administration and Human Resources: 50%

  • Further develop SFA’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Oversee payroll and administration of employee benefits including health and dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, workers compensation, and retirement plan.
  • Ensures effective management and support of internal information systems computer hardware and software, and all network infrastructures.
  • Oversees occupancy issues, including maintenance, landlord relationship, office space, and other supports.
  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally eight-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience at a senior level ideally in the non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement best practices in financial and operations management. Solid knowledge of non-profit organizations, GAAP standards and fund accounting.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to, and to effectively collaborate with, programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and proactively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives

This position is full time. The staff is primarily teleworking but there are times this position will attend in-office meetings. Candidates must be able to commute to the office for in office days. Our national office in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC.

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line, “Director of Finance and Administration”. No phone calls please. EOE.