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Finance Manager

Institution: Seattle Colleges
Location: Seattle, Washington
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Posted: 05/16/2018
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

SALARY: $5,833.33 - $6,666.67 Monthly

$70,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 04/19/18
CLOSING DATE: 05/19/18 11:59 PM


The Finance Manager is responsible for providing strategic leadership and active management of all financial functions for two institutionally related foundations of Seattle Colleges.

This position builds capacity through utilization of a business and budget planning process tailored to a high impact organization.  The Finance Manager plays a critical role in partnering with senior leadership in strategic decision making and operations as we continue to enhance quality programming and build fundraising capacity.  The position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement of the Seattle Colleges. 

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


 This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.



The Finance Manager will


  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and perform all financial, project/program and grant accounting.

  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary

  • Manage annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Vice Chancellor for Advancement; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of each nonprofit's financial status

  • Manage nonprofit cash flow and forecasting

  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.

  • Update and implement all necessary financial policies and procedures.

  • Perform the bookkeeping function for each  foundation

  • Maintain agency financial records in accordance with GAAP and related philanthropic best practice standards. Institute and adhere to appropriate internal controls.

  • Work collaboratively across the district and lead (if directed) projects and initiatives in support of student success.




  • 3-5 years of experience managing the finances of an NPO of similar type and size of the Foundation, including government and grant contracts

  • 3-5 years of experience working for a nonprofit charitable organization

  • Experience reporting to an Executive Director and board delegated committees

  • 3 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting

  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting principles and practices (including use of accounting software), accounting principles, and investment and financial reporting methodologies

  • Has the ability to understand endowment management and disbursement.

  • Proficiency with computerized financial systems such as, QuickBooks, and contact management systems and databases, especially Raiser's Edge


Academic Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in Accounting or Business Administration

  • Coursework or certificates in financial management for nonprofit organizations are considered an asset

  • Strong financial management acumen; knowledge of accounting procedures and protocols, budget administration and financial forecasting, analysis, and reporting

  • Knowledge of GAAP (if the candidate does not have this knowledge, it will require the org to hire an external CAP

  • Knowledge of CASE reporting standards and management guidelines





Expertise & Skills


  • Strong experience in the automation and processing of donations/pledges

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in a team environment

  • Strong project management experience; ability to develop, monitor and evaluate multiple projects with multiple deliverables and deadlines. Ability to plan, organize, and lead the implementation of plans and processes

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation

  • High comfort and tolerance to manage stress and demands

  • Has interpersonal qualities necessary to generate enthusiasm, integrity, and build consensus with others

  • Supports and promotes a culture that embraces diversity and the inclusion of all, one in which convergent and divergent ideas and perspectives are respected, valued, and considered, and one in which forms of abuse of power and oppression are proactively minimized and eliminated

  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically with expertise in complex problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills; displays good judgment

  • Effective at proactively assessing and resolving conflicts

  • Knowledge of federal Tax Credits and Bonds (The Foundation and its Board have fiduciary responsibility for New Market and Historic Tax Credits.




1500 Harvard Ave 

Seattle, WA 98122 



Position #2018-00017 



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