• Full Time
  • Appleton, WI
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: Pay based on experience. Contact us for details.
Job ID: 140230


Are you a Director of Finance who has a strong connection to nonprofit organizations? Are you a Director of Finance who thrives on variety in your role?

Established in 1993, our client builds houses using volunteer labor and funds raised from the support of local businesses, churches, individual donors and fund-raising events.


As a Director of Finance, you will have an array of responsibilities:


  • Contribute to the organization’s strategic goal setting process, development of priorities and objectives, and development of operational plans that tie to strategic goals.
  • Establish and monitor investment strategies and policies in accordance with objectives set by the finance committee

Financial Operations:

  • Oversee all aspects of the general ledger; prepare monthly financial summary, balance sheets, profit and loss statement; prepare general ledger account reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly tax returns
  • Manage the annual audit and prepare work papers


  • Manage the organization’s bank accounts, loan servicing, escrow, deposit and reconciliation processes; accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash, mortgage pledging, mortgage sales and new market tax credit transactions
  • Review documents for accuracy

Financial analysis:

  • Analyze trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses; analyze/prepare cash forecasts
  • Prepare annual fiscal year budget
  • Prepare annual escrow analysis and related correspondence to habitat homeowners


  • Ensure financial compliance with the organization’s commitment related to financial gifts, grants, loans, and other contractual obligations
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws related to the organization’s financial management

Cost control

  • Maintain accurate records of purchase and sales orders related to inventories
  • Manage fixed asset tracking system


  • Maintain accurate records work collaboratively with the management team and staff to maintain a positive, supportive and mission focused work culture
  • Provide leadership to the finance department, ensuring operations are consistent with mission and strategy of the organization and that staff receive appropriate development opportunities

Internal and external representation:

  • Staff liaison to the finance, risk management and committees
  • Develop strong, positive, and lasting relationships with staff and volunteers throughout the organization
  • Manage relationships with accounting firm and banks


  • 7-10 years accounting experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Nonprofit regulations knowledge preferred
  • Proven ability to create budgets and break down complex data
  • Strong understanding of fiscal policy
  • Experience analyzing trends to reduce financial risks associated with making investment and spending decisions
  • Ability to manage finance and accounting functions & supervise professionals
  • Strong comfort level with technology
  • Passion, interest and commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity values
  • Ability to work professionally with finance committee and board of directors


  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • PTO
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) participation and matching
  • Employee assistance program, adoption assistance and education assistance
  • Innovative and collaborative in approach to addressing needs in the community


Hours: 8:00 – 5:00, Monday – Friday

Length: Temporary to Hire or Direct Hire

Pay for the Director of Finance position: Pay based on experience, contact us today

Location: Appleton, WI

Job ID: 140230

Job descriptions may not include every responsibility or qualification of the position.

Cadre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.