Director of Finance (Mental Health America of Dutchess County)

Director of Finance

MHA is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization 501(c)3, with a variety of programs and services for individuals and families with addiction or mental health issues. Our experience in providing mental health service and substance use services is vast and diverse. MHA currently provides programs that include but are not limited to, Adult Health Home Care Management, Generic Non-Medicaid Care Management, Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, Homeless Services, Personalized Recovery Oriented Services, Supported Housing, HCBS Services, Community Education, Veterans Services and a broad variety of supportive services for families and their school-aged children within the Family Support and Advocacy Department, CASA, Children’s Health Home, and OASAS Addiction Services.

The Director of Finance is responsible for financial oversight of the agency across all programs. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Finance will be responsible for all aspects of finance including the financial planning, financial reporting, budgeting, risk management, contracting, and accounting functions. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the individual must be a detail-oriented professional who can manage the financial and administrative needs of the organization, work closely with auditors, oversight agencies and collaborate constructively with Senior staff and manage a staff of 7.

The Director of Finance (DOF) will provide counsel and support to the CEO, COO, and the Board of Directors on all financial matters, as well as work on various strategic initiatives. The DOF is also responsible for oversight of all billing. The DOF exercises managerial responsibility for all accounting, financial systems and compliance with city, state, and federal regulations. The DOF works with the CEO and COO to inform and track overall organizational planning and integrating all departmental operations in line with budgets, strategic plans, and financial best practices.

Essential Duties Include:

Strategic Management

· Member of the Executive Team. Provide support to the CEO. Serve as lead liaison to Board of Directors’ Finance and Audit Committee and provide and support to other committees as assigned.

· Partner with CEO and other Executive staff to communicate with public and private funders, membership organizations, elected officials and community leaders. Work collaboratively to keep MHA at the forefront of delivering high-quality services relevant to the Dutchess County Community. Represent MHA to leaders in the government, corporate, philanthropic, not-for-profit and community relations sectors.

· Lead and oversee management of MHA finance operations, including management of the organization’s leasing and procurement. Work collaboratively with the CEO, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Housing Development Manager and other Senior staff on efforts to explore and manage long-range real estate planning and development opportunities.

· DOF will be responsible for the accounting and fiscal oversight of MHA as well as the LLC subsidiaries.

· The candidate should be familiar with accounting for intercompany transactions and consolidations.

· The ability to be a forward thinker and manage your team.

Accounting and Operations

· Interact with government agencies and other funders as well as support agency Executives particularly regarding contract/grant negotiations with funding sources, billing, and audits to ensure effective delivery of high-quality services in compliance with funding source mandates (federal, State, City and private).

· Oversee and manage our outsourced financial management and medical billing services provided by Health Homes. Complete assessment of our financial management system and implement changes as appropriate to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

· Oversee the agency’s banking activities and actively manage cash flow to ensure it meets agency needs.

· Oversee direct reports. There are currently 7 direct reports. Department of 7

· Manage and control expenses and income and oversee management of all accounts receivable/payable, payroll, Medicare billing and treasury functions including ensure timely receipts and effective reporting.

· Manage MHA financial audit process ensuring compliance with agency audit requests, respond to financial audit reports in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. Ensures timely completion of required annual audit and state charities reports.

· Develop budgets for the agency, individual programs, and new/proposed/expanded services, including the preparation of budget revisions as needed.

Oversee and review the preparation of all programs financial reporting required for funding sources.

· Work collaboratively with the CEO and Executive team to prepare budget projections to ensure accurate annual operating budgets. Forecast, monitor and communicate regularly with stakeholders on budget challenges and coordinate budget modifications.

· Manage the agency’s liability insurance program, including ongoing risk analysis


· Strong leadership skills with minimum 3 years of experience in financial/accounting department management and at least 2 years of experience in a management/leadership position.

· Proven work experience as a Finance Manager, Comptroller, or Auditor, preferably in a nonprofit organization preferred.

· Bachelor’s in accounting or Finance required, Masters in same preferred. CPAs invited to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Strong analytical skills and an ability to clearly articulate and explain variances between projected and actual results, as well as to interpret cash-basis activities and reflect them in an accrual-based accounting reporting structure.

· Experience in grant accounting (including strong knowledge of conditional/unconditional & restricted/unrestricted funding). Demonstrable experience in subgrant accounting implementation and evaluation.

· Direct experience with County and NYS government contracts: budgeting, vouchering, multi-site allocations, indirect cost rates, and financial reporting, including agencies such as: OMH, DOH, and OASAS.

· Capable of managing difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.

· Ability to work well in teams, as well as independently, must be able to collaborate, supervise and build consensus internally and externally.

· Strong written, oral, communication and organizational skills.

· Understanding of and commitment to organization’s mission, vision, and values.

· Ability to handle complex challenges and balance multiple demands on time and attention.

· Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, and compassionate.

· CFR preparation Prepares annual Consolidated Fiscal Report (“CFR”) and works with audit firm for CFR certification

· Electronic Healthcare Record system.

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