Overview

Paterson Habitat for Humanity is in search of an individual to join its team as the
Director of Finance. The position has responsibility over all aspects of Paterson
Habitat’s finance function and will lead a team of three in fulfilling its responsibilities.

Paterson Habitat for Humanity has a current annual budget of approximately $9 million
and is the Passaic County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global,
nonprofit housing organization that has helped build, renovate, and repair more than
600,000 affordable houses, sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Paterson Habitat’s team has and continues to transform people’s lives by providing safe
stable, affordable housing, developing community properties, and advocating for
affordable housing. Also, Paterson Habitat has recently received a significant donation
from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott which it will use to create a strategic investment
fund allowing us to pursue significant opportunities for mission expansion.
If you are interested in applying your financial acumen and energies to helping
transform lives through the platforms of housing and community development, we
welcome your resume and cover letter explaining your interest and passion.

Last Update: May 2022
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Position Summary
The Director of Finance engages the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on the
company’s execution of its strategic plan, annual and longrange financial planning, and monthly
financial reporting and analysis. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance
partners closely with the leadership team, providing financial leadership and management, to
support Paterson Habitat’s fiscal operations and financial strength.
The Director of Finance leads daytoday fiscal operations, and organizationwide financial
planning, monitoring, and analysis (including budgeting, forecasting, audit, and compliance with
the Company’s accounting policies, procedures & controls, supporting organizational
development and the mitigation of financial risks).
Responsibilities
Oversees monthend close, completed by the Senior Accountant
Leads annual audit process, Form 990 certification, insurance, and compliance
Leads cash flow planning, modeling, projections, and corrective actions if needed
Builds, and leads by example, a consultative and collaborative finance team which
effectively and efficiently supports cross functional efforts. Leads with a vision for
continuous improvement and development of the finance function.
Leads finance support for real estate transactions, grant applications, grant
reimbursements and funding compliance, maintaining compliance calendar to track
deadlines
Keeps apprised of, investigates, and engages with strategic financing opportunities,
including but not limited to government funding, government and private partnership
funding, and similar opportunities
Leads deal structuring and compliance for New Market Tax Credit & similar transactions
Administers 401(K) plan, reviews payroll and Form 941 quarterly reconciliations
Manages mortgage portfolio and supports endowment fund managers
Develops annual budget in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer, and functional
leads, leads the budget presentation to Board of Directors for approval, and confirms
approved departmentlevel budgets with functional leads
Meets with functional leads to review monthly budgettoactuals financial reports,
prepared by Senior Accountant, and reviews the projections from functional leads for
each department, supporting continuous improvement in forecast accuracy
Reviews, monitors, and analyzes budgettoactual and projectiontoactual parameters,
to lead and support continued financial strength, and stewardship Assesses and reports
on organization’s financial activities and position, providing monthly, accurate and timely
financial reports and executivelevel summary to the Chief Executive Officer, Board
Committees and Board, and fellow team leads

Serves as the staff liaison and lead of Paterson Habitat’s volunteerbased finance
committee, and audit committee
Formulates and leads implementation of sound fiscal policies, procedures & controls,
including a Finance and Accounting Procedures Manual. Oversee the development of
and modifications to financial technology systems and monitor adherence to control
policies, for timely identification and mitigation of issues
Liaise with the auditors, bankers, consultants, and other external stakeholders
Other special projects as assigned

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related field, and ideally with CPA accreditation
Minimum 8 years of relevant, progressive work experience, 6+ years of finance &
accounting experience, strongly preferred. Non profit experience a plus
Supervisory experience, required
Strong knowledge of GAAP as applied to nonprofit accounting, required
Skill in financial management, planning, accounting, audit prep, and compliance
Experience with grants management and compliance strongly preferred
Experience with construction financing and accounting strongly preferred
Experience in QBO, Salesforce, project management and epay systems, a plus
Competencies
Excellent written/oral communication and relationship building skills with an ability to
prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of stakeholders
Strong judgment, analytic reasoning, and critical thinking capability
Ability to collaborate with colleagues who may not have finance backgrounds and desire
to work as an active member of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to thrive in a small team environment and in a handson position
Shared commitment to Paterson Habitat for Humanity’s mission
Salary Range
$85,000 $110,000
To apply please submit a cover letter describing your interest in working to advance Paterson
Habitat’s mission along with a Resume to financejobs@patersonhabitat.org

To apply for this job email your details to financejobs@patersonhabitat.org

About Paterson Habitat for Humanity

Paterson Habitat for Humanity is committed to enhancing the quality of life, health, and
economic prosperity of the Greater Paterson region and broader Passaic County N.J.,
by producing, preserving, and advocating for safe, stable, and affordable housing. Our
mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and
lasting social and economic change within a community; when it is based on mutual
trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible
stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.