Director of Finance

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
March 4, 2024
2914 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas, Texas
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Position Summary

The Finance Director is a full-time position responsible for directing and implementing all day-to-day financial operations of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF). The Finance Director will lead the preparation of budgets, approve daily accounting processes, manage vendor relationships, and oversee employee benefits. The Finance Director will supervise the Bookkeeper and work closely with the part-time Controller. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead preparation of the Foundation’s annual operating budget and continuously monitor through timely and insightful financial reports.
  • Provide accounting reports for Development, Program Directors, and Executive Director on a monthly and as-needed basis.
  • Prepare all financial reports for the Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual and ensure effective controls and records.
  • Lead Form-990 filing, working with the Controller and external CPA firm.
  • Prepare annual sales tax filing and approve 1099s prepared by Bookkeeper.
  • Lead Annual Audit with support from Controller and Bookkeeper
  • Approve quarterly administrative fees prepared by the Controller.
  • Ensure all income and expenses are coded correctly within the financial accounting software and according to GAAP standards.
  • Review and approve daily contribution report, monthly reconciliations and reports, and journal entries.
  • Prepare endowment and fund reporting for donor stewardship.
  • Manage annual renewal of insurance policies and oversee insurance requirements for third party contractors.
  • Negotiate renewal of accounting software and vendor contracts, such as Blackbaud and ADP.
  • Manage employee benefit providers, including annual evaluation of retirement and healthcare plan options.
  • Maintain log of significant program contracts to ensure proper completion and payment.
  • Work with Chase Bank on annual account review, fees, and general support.
  • Manage cash balances between Chase Bank and Northern Trust.
  • Prepare agency account reconciliations for review by Controller and Director of Investments and Conservation Finance.
  • Other duties as required.

Preferred background and skills

  • Minimum ten years’ experience in finance and budget management, with at least five years’ experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting standards for non-profits.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience working with databases and financial accounting systems; Financial Edge a plus.
  • A strong work ethic, sense of urgency, self-motivation, and integrity.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to think independently.
  • Desire to grow into a senior Finance Director position and experience managing staff.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration, accounting, or finance strongly A CPA designation is not required.

Office Location and Benefits

TPWF has offices in Dallas (Headquarters) and Austin, and this position will be based in the Dallas office. The Finance Manager will be eligible to accrue vacation in the first year of employment, and receive ten paid sick days, in addition to all staff holidays. Additionally, TPWF offers competitive health insurance and HSA plans and a Company Matched Simple IRA Plan.

About Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to support Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. Founded in 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised private funds to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat, and natural resources. Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come. The Foundation is governed by a 25-member Board of Trustees.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to the Office Manager, Kate Potts

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