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Business and Finance Director

Job Overview

As the Economic Development Alliance Business and Finance Director, you will play a crucial role in our organization’s financial management and strategic planning. You will oversee budgeting, financial reporting, grant management, and compliance with regulatory requirements. This position requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a passion for making a positive impact in our mission-driven work to create a vibrant and resilient economy through the recruitment, retainment, and growth of business to preserve our quality of life.


  • Financial Management | Develop and manage the organization’s annual budget, monitor cash flow, and ensure timely financial reporting.
  • Financial Reporting | Generate accurate financial reports for grant-reporting entities, boards of directors, members, and other stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Compliance | Stay up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations governing non-profit organizations and ensure compliance with IRS guidelines and reporting requirements.
  • Strategic Planning | Work closely with the executive team to develop long-term financial strategies and goals that support the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Risk Management | Identify financial risks and develop mitigation strategies, including maintaining appropriate insurance coverage and implementing internal controls.
  • Other Financial Activities
    • Payroll Management. Maintain payroll data systems, employee setups, and changes, process payroll (with third-party provider – The Payroll Department; manage payroll benefits (The Payroll Department manages payroll taxes)
    • Accounting Systems Management. Maintaining accurate, up-to-date accounting systems and general ledger with solid checks and balances, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, investments, fixed assets, deferred revenue, and restricted funds – overseeing all aspects of financial transactions.
    • Contract Administration. Manage contracts and other documentation needed for individuals and entities serving as subcontractors to The Alliance.
    • Year End/Annual Reporting. Manage year-end reporting activities, including external financial review/ audit and 990 tax return process with an outside audit firm.
  • Grant Management | Identify potential funding opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage the reporting requirements for existing grants.
  • Member Relations | Cultivate relationships with members, donors, and funding partners, providing financial information and reports as needed to support fundraising efforts.
  • Continuous Improvement | Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains within the organization and implement best practices to optimize financial operations.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field (preferred).
  2. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in financial management, preferably in a non-profit or mission-driven organization.
  3. Strong understanding of accounting principles, budgeting processes, and financial reporting requirements.
  4. Proficiency in Quickbooks Online, Excel, and financial software and systems, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels.
  6. Proven leadership abilities, with experience supporting teams and driving results in a collaborative environment.
  7. Ability to think strategically, solve complex problems, and make data-driven decisions.
  8. Commitment to the organization’s mission and values, with a passion for social impact and community service.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. ($70,000-$80,000 annually)
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement savings plan, and paid time off.
  • Signing bonus depending on qualifications.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and contribute to positive social change.
  • Professional development and training opportunities to support career growth and advancement.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment with a diverse and mission-driven team.
  • Flexible hybrid work environment.

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