Director of Finance and Human Resources



Director of Finance and Human Resources

Employment Type:

Full time


Bellevue, WA



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Job Description:

PACE’s Director of Finance & HR is responsible for the organization’s fiscal management and financial functions, including financial planning, accounting, finance IT system, general data processing, risk management, purchasing and billing, and payroll. Additionally the position will help design and build PACE’s Human Resources infrastructure, and will oversee benefits, employee relations, compliance, employee record management, enforcement of HR policies, and will serve as the first point of contact for all HR needs for PACE.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES include but are not limited to the following:
  • Oversee all financial operations and drive financial planning for the organization by analyzing performance, risks, direct corporate financial planning and structure
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
  • Fulfill requests from development/campaign team for budget and financial reports required by donors, potential donors, and grant submissions.
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review firms performance. Assure annual 990 and state financial and business reporting requirements are fulfilled.
  • Develop, implement and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of activities including financial accounting and reporting, internal controls, employee relations (hiring/terminating policies) and other organization policies.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP, SEC rules and regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Effectively supervise all direct reports, initially the Office Manager and others as the organization grows.
  • Appropriately engage the Board Treasurer, Finance and Executive Committees in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities. Assure Finance Committee operations are conducted and recorded according to best practices.
Human Resources:
In general, this responsibility includes originating and leading Human Resources policies, practices, and objectives that create an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, organizational and personal goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce within the context of a rapidly growing nonprofit arts organization. Specifically, this includes:
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of staff position definition, recruitment, selection, and on-boarding, including space and tool arrangements.
  • Establish and maintain a performance management and improvement system.
  • Lead organizational compliance with all relevant, existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and so forth. Maintains minimal exposure to lawsuits.
  • Develop and maintain a fair and market-sensitive compensation and benefits policy.
  • Prepare and deliver all requested and necessary reports regarding employees.
  • Periodically review employee benefits, recommending changes as appropriate to save money, increase employee satisfaction, and/or maintain market competitiveness.
  • Minimum Qualifications Required:
    • 5+ years of experience in accounting/finance; nonprofit preferred, arts nonprofit ideal.
    • 5+ years of experience managing an organization’s human resources arena.
    • Must possess proven experience with all key areas noted above, including employee supervision.
    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business, or a related field.
    • Accounting/CPA background required
    • Knowledge of current trends in HR/HRCI Certification preferred.
  • Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.
    • Strong organization and time & project management ability.
    • Analytical mind with ability to think strategically.
    • Superior writing skills; writing that is clear, compelling, and well organized, generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Demonstrate tact and professionalism in all communications, in all platforms.
    • Excellent listening and oral communication skills.
    • Willingness and ability to maintain confidential information. Live by old saying:  “know everything you say, but don’t say everything you know.”
    • Demonstrable computer skills, including proficiency with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Quick Books, and the use of standard office equipment.
    • Interest in staying abreast of related developments; ability to gasp future trends in arts financial issues and to act proactively
    • Exceptional ability to keep many projects moving ahead simultaneously and switch calmly between competing priorities and requests, maintaining focus in spite of interruptions.
    • Ability to balance working in a team environment with self-directed projects.
    • Dependable, flexible, and self-starting essential. Willingness and ability to take initiative, to accept assignments, and to independently figure out steps necessary for accomplishment.
    • A cheerful disposition, willingness to do whatever it takes, “can do” attitude, collegiality, professional appearance, and excellent references will be required. And a sense of humor always helps.
Performing Arts Center Eastside- PACE
855 106th Ave. NE, Suite 150
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 4256897362

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