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Vice President of Finance - Girl Scouts of SE Florida
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Written by Suzanne Neve   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:40 AM

Each day provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the girls we serve and to be part of a Leadership Development Experience for girls, right here in our community. Our employees have the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of these girls, while embarking on a rewarding career experience.

The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s centers are located in Jupiter and Oakland Park, while services provided reach Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Broward counties.

 

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (“GSSEF”) has begun its search for a Vice President of Finance (VPF) to manage the financial activities and ensure that the day-to-day financial operations proceed effectively and efficiently.  As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VPF participates in the process of setting the organization’s strategic direction and short and long-term plans, and in translating the vision and corporate goals set by the GSSEF Board of Directors into effective operational strategies and actions.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Finance (VPF) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (“GSSEF”) in accordance with generally accepted accounting and financial principles and regulations.  The VP of Finance supports the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in ensuring that resource allocation and utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of GSSEF goals established by the Board of Directors.

 

The VPF works with the CEO to develop GSSEF’s strategy and capital plans; administers and monitors operating plans and budgets; maintains control of GSSEF’s finances; manages the accounts and all financial records; and prepares and issues financial statements and reports.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Advise the CEO, Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Audit Committee on all matters pertaining to finance policy to ensure that financial strategies, decisions and functions effectively facilitate achievement of Council goals.
  2. In conjunction with the CEO, prepare the general operating and capital budgets for presentation to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors, ensuring financial systems and procedures comply with GSSEF’s financial and legal policies, practices and regulations.
  3. Oversee all financial and investment reporting activities, providing the CEO, Board of Directors and Finance Committee with accurate and up-to-date information on the financial activities of GSSEF.
  4. Ensure that all GSSEF financial operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines and laws.
  5. Provide counsel to the CEO in the formulation of overall fiscal policies and plans regarding both short and long-term financial matters related to GSSEF.
  6. Ensure fiscal accountability in all departments and with all staff.
  7. Oversee day-to-day administration and control of the accounting and treasury functions to safeguard the Council’s GSSEF’s assets and to ensure financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and are recorded in keeping compliance with accepted accounting standards and principles.
  8. Contribute to overall Council GSSEF effectiveness by providing critical staff support to task forces established by the Board of Directors, and, by participating as directed, as a team member of the Finance and Audit Committees, and the executive Senior Leadership Team of the Council GSSEF.
  9. Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO in decision-making and goal execution.
  10. Monitor and direct the implementation of the strategies of the Accounting department, and make recommendations for the execution of the department’s major deliverables to ensure consistency with GSSEF’s overall Competitive Focus.
  11. Work with the VPO to maximize physical plant operations for all Council GSSEF-owned and leased properties to ensure the acquisition and disposition of fixed assets, construction, improvements and maintenance are managed in the most cost-effective manner.
  12. In conjunction with the VPO, oversee the IT operations from a financial standpoint, and make recommendations for more cost effective and efficient programs/strategies.
  13. Oversee financial and operational audits, identifies opportunities for improved efficiencies, and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal controls and/or operating procedures.
  14. Establish strong and productive relationships with direct reports including regular communication, timely performance feedback, and collaborate with the Human Resources Manager to identify the opportunity for potential training and development opportunities for the accounting team.
  15. Oversee property and general insurances, and identify opportunities for improved efficiencies.
  16.  Work in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager to identify opportunities for cost effective employee benefits strategies. 
  17. Monitor performance of the approved budget and the financial stability of the Council GSSEF. 
  18.  Work with the Director of Product and Retail Sales to effectively monitor sales, general expenses, and inventories related to retail sales.
  19. Manage and understand investment performance, by reviewing guidelines and benchmarks in managing the portfolio, setting return expectations and monitoring actual returns.
  20. Evaluate continual improvements of the budgeting process through education and training of employed staff.
  21. Assist in oversight to all legal contracts and relationships with outside vendors.
  22. Serve as a key member of the Senior Leader Team (SLT).
  23. Model high levels of motivation, performance, dedication and commitment.
  24. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of ten years successful experience in financial management with some experience in a not-for-profit organization.
  • 5-7 years supervisory experience.
  • The successful candidate will be knowledgeable and professionally competent in all areas of accounting controls, finance, bank relations, cash management, finance reporting, investment practices and other related functions.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, budget development, and capital planning.
  • Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, budgeting and taxation issues, federal grants and private contributions for non-profit operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and review legal contracts.
  • Thorough knowledge of non-profit and fund accounting standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of audit requirements and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership to the department and effectively supervise the accounting team.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to give and receive clear and complete information by telephone, email and in person.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with volunteers, vendors, peers, supervisors, subordinates, board/committee members, and with staff at remote locations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Internet Explorer or other suitable web browsers with proficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability and comfortable with delivering presentations to colleagues, subordinates, supervisors, and Board/Committee members
  • Ability to use specialized accounting software with proficiency; MIP preferred.
  • Willingness to perform tasks that involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and / or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20-25 pounds).
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive motion tasks on computer
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality, and demonstrate a high level of integrity and dependability.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making, and to work independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of general and fund accounting practices and principles.
  • Employee must have a reliable vehicle, and requires maintaining a valid Florida State driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and eligibility for coverage under any applicable agency insurance.
  • Ability to manage and supervise employees and volunteers.
  • Work schedule is as follows:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, with many additional hours weekly, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Understanding and Acceptance of the Girl Scout beliefs and principles.

 

 

GSSEF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, medical, dental, life and disability insurance along with a 401-K plan with employer match. At GSSEF, we invest in our employees through extensive training opportunities that support both professional and personal growth, and foster an environment that encourages the development of a competent and talented staff. 

 

Our search will continue for an incumbent that can begin in either mid-November or December to allow for a seamless transition into the position.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

To Apply:

Online Application | https://gssef.applicantpro.com/jobs/128032.html

 
Youth Outreach Coordinator - SFL Wellness Network
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Written by Suzanne Neve   
Monday, October 06, 2014 10:09 AM

Youth Outreach Coordinator

South Florida Wellness Network, Inc.

The South Florida Wellness Network, Inc. (SFWN) is Broward County’s consumer voice for overseeing the development of a recovery-focused and consumer-driven peer support network. Services will include advocacy, education/training, and peer support. The Youth Outreach Coordinator will assist the Executive Director with project deliverables pertaining to outreach required under grant projects of the Y.O.U.T.H Move chapter for Broward County.  The primary focus of this position will be to be a representative voice for the youth of Broward County and outreach to engage youth through empowerment and hands on activities. This may consist of face-to-face, telephone, mail and/or e-mail contact with youth identified with, or at risk of, emotional, behavioral, mental health or substance abuse needs and/or challenges as well as professionals that serve them. Minimum requirements high school diploma, experience working with youth and a consumer of behavioral health services and are willing to share their story. Qualified candidates should email resume with two references to HR@SouthFloridaWellnessNetwork.org by Friday, October 10th at 5:00pm.
 
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