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Denise Louie Education Center Finance Director in Seattle, Washington

Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC), an agency that provides multi-cultural early learning services to children and families, is searching for a Finance Director to oversee all financial functions in the organization. The Finance Director is a trusted leadership voice across the team by exhibiting passion for DLEC's mission, modeling accountability, and making sound operational and financial decisions. The ideal candidate must have experience with federal grants, audits, financial reporting, and budgeting within the non-profit sector. This position will be both remote and at either the DLEC Administrative office in the Beacon Hill neighborhood or another Seattle location. DLEC employees and volunteers are respectful, culturally competent, passionate, accountable, capable, collaborative, compassionate, positive, and proactive. We strive to be persistent learners and effective communicators. If you are a financial leader and this sounds like the right organization for you, apply today! Who is Denise Louie Education Center? Since 1978, the Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC) has provided high-quality multi-cultural early learning and family support services to ensure that Seattle kids will be ready to succeed in school and life. We believe that children from low-income families deserve to grow up in high-quality learning environments and we strive to close the andldquo;opportunity gapandrdquo; so that all children can enter kindergarten ready to be successful. To learn more, go to Key Responsibilities of the Finance Director: *Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning processes in conjunction with the ED; monitor progress and keep the senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status. *Provide overall financial oversight and monitoring, including development and implementation of sound fiscal management practices and internal controls. *Allocate staff and resources within budgetary constraints to meet program needs; formulate, modify, and interpret agency policies, procedures, and programs for staff, public and private agencies and institutions, the community, and clients; ensure compliance with Federal, State, and City laws and mandates, in accordance with agency policies and procedures. *Provide strategic leadership in data and cybersecurity management for the organization. *Ensure that accounting records are prepared, maintained and reported in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Audit and Fiscal requirements. *Conduct financial analysis to interpret trends, variances from budgets related to revenue and spending. Initiate corrective actions and develop follow up controls as needed. *Set-up schedules, procedures and systems to ensure timely, informative and accurate reporting of all financial data to internal stakeholders. Provide appropriate training, advice and counsel to the staff and leadership team consistent with established financial policy. *Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors. *Supervise human resources duties including payroll, employee benefits, retirement plans, and insurance. *Coordinate, analyze and communicate DLEC's financial performance to the Board. *Provide coaching, guidance and development opportunities to direct reports. *Work with direct reports to ensure efficient Financial process and controls are in place. What the Successful Candidates Will Have: *Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, or related field is required. A CPA or MBA is preferred. *5+ years of Finance experience