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Director of Finance



The Director of Finance is responsible for essential financial and accounting functions, including appropriate close and reporting cycles, grant and contract accounting, cost and match allocations, operational and grant budgeting, audit, and tax support.

The Director of Finance is expected to maintain a high level of professional standards and ethics while maintaining a positive approach to day-to-day work activities. This position embraces and supports TLSC’s overall mission while complying with all regulations, best practice standards, policies, and confidentiality requirements.



• Maintain accuracy of general ledger and manage organizational cash flow.

• Ensure compliance with GAAP, 2 CFR200 (Super Circular) as well as state and federal regulatory requirements.

• Maintain readiness and preparation for year-end audit coordination, along with various other monitoring and site visits.

• Ensure internal controls, record keeping systems and accounting policies and procedures are compliant and aligned with financial, audit and grantor requirements

• Prepare financial reports and budgets, revisions, forecasting, budget to actual analysis, spending trends and balances evaluation, and adjustments as needed for grant and contract compliance.

• In coordination with Grants Manager, determine allowable expenses according to grant and contract guidelines and regulations, and monitor spending to ensure funds are fully expended, accurately and appropriately.

• Manage monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts, monthly close process as well as reconciliation and closing of grants at end of each cycle.

• Supervise, coach, and develop staff.

• Facilitate development and continuous improvement of internal controls, organization policies and procedures and financial processes.

• Work closely with leadership team to facilitate completion of needed financial processes and adherence to deadlines.


• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.


• Minimum 5 years of relevant accounting and financial experience, or the equivalent in education and experience required.

• Experience working with non-profit or grant invoicing or billing governmental agencies.

• Experience leading and mentoring staff.


• Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and custom reporting; proficiency with other Microsoft Office products, and ability to learn in-house technology, such as, payroll, case management systems, and other office software applications.

• Experience with SAGE-MIP Accounting Software.

• Strong planning and organization skills.

• Excellent customer service and collaboration skills.

• Effective oral and written communications skills.

• Skill in exercising sound judgment, critical thinking and effective decision making.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

• Ability to identify variances and recommend budgetary and operational solutions

• Knowledge of principles and practices of advanced nonprofit accounting, grant accounting and contact management.

• Knowledge of the state and federal laws, rules, and regulations for nonprofit financial record keeping and reporting especially grant and other donor requirements.


• Sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time.

• Occasional bending, squatting, and kneeling.

• Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force is needed at times to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Submission Deadline: 
August 31, 2021
Organization Information: 
Texas Legal Services Center
United States