Director Of Finance | Minneapolis – St. Paul

Director Of Finance | Minneapolis – St. Paul

Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation – or 2Gen — programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities. Because systemic inequities, personal bias and racism create disparities in power and possibilities, we are boldly transforming communities with the power of diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND and our Central Services office is in Minneapolis. Construction has begun on a campus in Rochester-SE, MN, set to open summer 2020. In Boston and Brooklyn, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more here. 

The Director of Finance plays a key role in translating our Jeremiah Program mission into reality. This position has overall responsibilities to include external and internal reporting and analysis, financial operations, treasury and cash management activities, policies and internal control practices, regulatory compliance and reporting, financial analysis and actively participate in the organizations Leadership Team.  The Director of Finance reports to the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer and manages four full-time staff members (Finance Manager, Senior Accountant, Staff Account and Team Coordinator. This position is member of the CEO’s Leadership Team (CLT).


Preside over preparation and analysis of management reporting, budgets (income, expenses, capital expenditures, three/five year projections), annual audit, 990, and 403b (serving as lead liaison), grant financial submissions and reporting, Board and Trustee presentations, and regulatory reporting.  Summarize such information providing insights, probable outcomes, risks, and opportunities.

Establish and maintain excellent relationships and service with our campus and central service environment.  Strongly engage as an important member of the Leadership Team contributing financial and organizational insights.

Provide supervision over the financial accounting operations: general ledger preparation, A/P, payroll, bank reconciliations, income recording, cash receipts and disbursements, credit card management.  Oversee the infrastructure of financial systems, processes, policies, and procedures. Manage and motivate current team of four talented financial members: Financial Manager, Sr. Accountant, Staff Accountant.

Maintain banking relationships and provide cashflow, capital, and investment analysis and reporting.

Develop a strong internal control environment throughout Jeremiah Program to streamline processes and decision making. At least annually, review financial policies and procedures.  Maintain a continuous improvement environment.

Ensure compliance with GAAP, and regulatory requirements: compliance with Federal and State regulations for funded capital construction and program projects.

Create, maintain, and improve upon key performance indicators to support management and Board information.  Collaborate with other functional areas to include financial information with program and funding performance indicators.


  • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or CPA
    • Five to ten years of Controllership experience working across multiple financial areas: financial planning, investment, reporting, audit, and controls.
    • Two-plus years’ experience working with finance software platforms: Sage, Intacct, or Black Baud Financial Edge NXT
    • Five years of managing a professional finance staff.
    • Experience working in a national nonprofit organization with an annual budget in excess of $5 million.
    • Experience working in a multi-site national organization preferred.
    • Solid technical accounting background, nuts and bolts experience in the operations of a nonprofit, and comfortable with hands-on involvement.
    • Demonstrated ability to present and convey information through compelling frameworks: written, presentation, and verbal.
    • Ability to interpret and forecast trends from data based information.
    • Strong experience with financial systems.
    • Superior communication skills (written, verbal and presentation); ability to communicate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels of the organization and to finance and non-finance positions.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of intra-company accounting with multiple sites preferably relating to 501c3 regulations.
    • Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities; must be flexible and adaptable in a rapid response environment.
  • Strong talent leader who builds and has been a part of highly effective teams.
  • Inspiring and experienced leader, team-builder and people manager; able to serve as a mentor and role model of excellence for staff and to ensure a culture of innovation, collaboration and accountability.
  • Exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal – with a passion for collaborating with people and teams based in various office locations and/or working remotely.
  • Passionate about the mission of the organization and understands the realities of the nonprofit sector.


Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

We offer competitive compensation including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance and generous time off. Candidates will be located at our Central Services office in Minneapolis, MN.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online.  Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.