Finance Manager and Controller

Vital Communities
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Location: Windsor County,
About the Job

Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full time Finance Manager/Controller responsible for finance, accounting and budget operations for Vital Communities, which has a $3.4 million annual budget, complex program offerings and diverse funding sources that include state, federal, corporate and foundation funding. The person filling this role will work closely with the leadership team and the Board’s Finance Committee, and will supervise the Finance Coordinator. This position also supports financial and compliance aspects of Administration functions (development, human resources, CRM, office management, and outsourced IT) and works closely with Program staff. 

Key finance responsibilities include performing monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes, preparing financial statements and filings, ensuring timeliness and compliance with regulatory requirements, budgeting and forecasting, overseeing payroll, coordinate audit activities, and managing banking, fiscal sponsorships and investments. Successful candidates will have three or more years of accounting and finance experience, significant experience in QuickBooks, and management and strategic thinking skills. A CPA and nonprofit experience are preferred. Vital Communities aspires to foster a culture of well-being among staff with sustainable roles and responsibilities and generous time-off benefits. Full job description at Email resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Vital Communities is more than an equal opportunity employer. As embodied in our mission statement, we are committed to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer opportunities, participation in our programs and events, or the provision of services.

We actively seek diverse candidates who share our mission and values. To do so, we:

Review job descriptions for implicit bias and gendered terms
Value lived experience as well as or in lieu of formal education
Apply a standardized hiring process and objective metrics that are applied equally to all applicants
Explicitly encourage a diverse pool of candidates through targeted referrals and job postings
Our JEDI commitment extends beyond the hiring process as we seek to provide the best possible experience to our employees. We:

Incorporate JEDI principles both internally and in our work in the community
Present substantive learning opportunities and sessions on JEDI to provide information and resources to staff, Board, and community members
Offer all staff professional development opportunities
Empower staff to fully engage in their work, employing creative solutions and contributing to the strategic direction of the organization
Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression, and disparity throughout our organization and our work
We seek to continuously improve and, at a minimum of annually, review our policies and procedures to apply new learning.

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