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Finance & Admin Technical Support Manager

Job Title: Finance & Admin Technical Support Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time / Exempt
Reports To: SSP Director
Approved Date: 5/15/2017

The person hired for this position may elect to work remotely if s/he resides outside the Austin region.

I. Purpose & Summary of Position:

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence. With a state-wide reach and direct local impact, TCFV, with the collective strength of more than 1,000 members, shapes public policy, equips service providers, and initiates strategic prevention efforts.

The Finance & Admin Technical Support Manager provides technical assistance to direct local domestic violence providers and reflects the integrity of fiscal operations including financial reports, fiscal planning and policy, accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records, and the conduct of relationships with providers, funders, and staff. The Manager is responsible for strengthening and expanding the capacity for family violence program executive and finance leadership strengthen their acumen in nonprofit accounting and reporting.

Requires in-depth knowledge of and experience in using accounting and reporting practices required for federal and state grants. Provides technical support on accounting practices, policies and internal controls to comply with GAAP, OMB circulars Unified Grants Management Standards and all other applicable fiscal regulations and guidelines. Also requires demonstrated experience in oversight of key administrative functions. Requires high energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels. Must have ability to communicate effectively and equally to finance, non-finance professionals and government contracting agencies.

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities:

  1. Cultivates and maintains relationships with program executive and finance leadership to enhance capacity of programs to provide services to family violence survivors:
    • Assesses and responds to needs of local family violence programs by working collaboratively with other TCFV staff, consultants, and local program leadership.
    • Develops knowledge and stays current on nonprofit financial management.
    • Responds to requests for technical assistance from local family violence programs and other constituents in a supportive, timely manner.
    • Proactively provides individual and program members through multifaceted approach: creation of listserve, in-person meetings, on-site consultations.
  2. Develops and implements resources, events, and materials that strengthen the capacity of family violence programs statewide:
    • Develops, facilitates, and evaluates training sessions, and other capacity building options.
    • Plans, implements, and facilitates trainings, and webinars as required.
    • Researches, collects, and produces materials to meet the needs of family violence executives and finance staff.
  3. Financial / Administrative:
    • Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.
    • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for agency’s funding applications.
    • Prepares, manages, and adheres to annual budget for relevant project activities.
    • Assists in ensuring compliance with all TCFV contracts.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Thorough understanding of:

  • Demonstrated expertise in nonprofit accounting practices and governmental reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of computerized accounting systems and exceptional skills in the development of financial spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, SAGE (ABILA MIP) or other spreadsheet programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field; CPA preferred.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fiscal management
  • Knowledge of adult learning theories and training modalities
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Effective phone meeting facilitation skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Dedicated, energetic and detail oriented and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Availability to travel overnight
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own and others’ activities, evaluate progress and provide feedback.
  • Must have a sense of humor.

IV. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

Ability to read, write and converse in English, to travel as needed and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must be able to bring calm and planning in a variety of stressful situations for our constituents.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV.  

Application Instructions: Download the application and submit with your resume and cover letter to Kate McAlister.