Director of Finance

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
April 10, 2023
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, Texas
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The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center is seeking an experienced Director of Finance for our Finance Department. 

As a critical member of the Finance Department, the Director of Finance is responsible for managing the day to day financial operations of Dallas Children's Advocacy Center; including the monthly general ledger maintenance, assisting and reviewing month-end closing procedures, review of bank reconciliations, review of the monthly reconciliation of Raisers Edge to Financial Edge revenue, preparation of monthly financial statement reporting package, federal and private grant administration and reporting, and coordination and execution of annual financial statement and single audits and 990 preparations. Managing a department of three staff members, the Director will provide oversight of day to day financial processing activities and ensure smooth operations that meet/exceed grantors and donors expectations.

ABOUT DCAC: The mission of Dallas Children's Advocacy Center is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC is a non-profit organization and the only agency of its kind in Dallas County, working in agreement with public and private agencies to investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County.

We reduce the victimization of the child, remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases, all at no cost to our clients. Each year, DCAC serves over 8,000 children and their non-offending family members.

We are a national and international leader in the Children's Advocacy Center movement, recognized for our expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; cutting-edge clinical services and programs for the victims and their non-offending family members; and our community and professional training programs.

Everyone involved in DCACs work shares a common set of core values:

  • The children come first in all that we do.
  • We operate as a seamless team.
  • Each of us acts with a servants heart.

In 2018, DCAC was named a Best Place to Work by Dallas Business Journal.

The Director of Finance will serve as an integral link between the Finance and Development and Marketing Department to ensure that grants meet legal, audit and DCACs requirements and respond to grantor requests for accurate and timely information and to ensure fiscal sponsorship compliance and reporting. The Director is also responsible for tracking and reporting on the DCAC's key performance metrics as it relates to monthly transactions and impact on budget, cash management, and investments.

Number of Staff Supervising, and positions:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Database Management Specialist

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing all aspects of the DCACs monthly financial operations including gifts processing and receipting, accounts payable, federal grant billing and reporting, and monthly financials statement reporting.

Process and Review

  • Review all the entities monthly activity in General Ledger (Financial Edge), and prepare financial reports such as statements of activities, statements of financial position, statements of cash flows, and analyses of historical and projected income and expenses, in addition to other ad hoc reports in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepare monthly government grant billing and reporting.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial information and reporting, including financial statements, variance analyses, balance sheet reconciliations, and dashboard reports.
  • Recommend and administer accounting policies and procedures, ensuring that strong internal controls and effective transaction processing routines protect the Centers assets and result in meaningful, timely, and accurate financial reporting.
  • Maintain fundamental GAAP, FASB, and GASB principles and sound internal control policies throughout the organization entities by maintaining, testing, adapting, improving, and implementing effective information gathering processes and systems.
  • Maintain and continuously improve upon processes to support timely, effective, and efficient accounts payable disbursement processing.
  • Oversee the accurate and complete record of the Centers executed contracts with vendors and independent contractors, as well as oversee the annual 1099 review and distribution.
  • Participate in the implementation and upgrade of the financial software system to facilitate efficient operation and financial management of the organization.
  • Assist with the definition, documentation, and implementation of processes in the financial system to improve operational performance as well as ensure effective internal controls over financial operations.


  • Participate in monthly and year end close by gathering and analyzing data to accurately prepare and report financial information and enable strategic decisions, as well as preparation of schedules to support the annual audit and tax returns.
  • Support the month end and year end closing procedures and the preparation of related statements for donors.
  • Provide dashboard and key performance metric reporting as requested to other supervisory, executive, and board level team members.

Supervise and Train

  • Onboard, support, supervise and train the accounting specialist, the database management specialist, and the accountant.
  • Establish goals and objectives for each direct report every year in support of the organizations strategic plan.
  • Monitor and advise on the progress of each direct report to enhance their professional development.

Other Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attends agency staff meetings and supervisor meetings.
  • Attends agency conferences.


Education and experience: bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field from a four year college or university required. Masters Degree Preferred and At least five years of related experience performing accounting/finance work and at least 1 to 3 years supervising accounting staff members or equivalent experience. Non profit and grant accounting experience preferred.

Required Accounting Software:

  • Experience with Blackbaud software, inter fund accounting for affiliated entities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite with advanced Excel skills

Required License(s) or Certifications: CPA preferred, but not required.


  • 100% Paid Employee Health Insurance
  • 100% Paid Employee Dental Insurance
  • 100% Paid Short Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Paid Basic Term Life and AD&D Benefits (one times your annual earnings up to $50,000)
  • Vision Insurance through Superior Vision
  • Pet Insurance through Nationwide
  • Legal Services through Freshbenies
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Spending Account
  • Six (6) weeks' of paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Health Advocate
  • WellVia Teladoc Program
  • 403b Retirement and Contribution Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance: Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Bilingual Stipend (English/Spanish) of $2,400 annually
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Floating Holidays
  • 14 Wellness Days
  • Vacation Days 10 to 20 (depending on your tenure)
  • DCAC participates in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

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