Job Title: Director of Finance and Accounting

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. We believe that every Coloradan should have an equal opportunity of living a healthy life. Healthier Colorado aims to make meaningful change to improve people’s health throughout our state’s diverse communities.

We are the only health advocacy organization in the country that deploys the full range of political activity—from political giving, to grassroots organizing, to lobbying to further our mission. We believe in the power of public policy and in the power of voters being informed participants in our democracy. Mixing politics and health is uncommon work, but we’re comfortable being a bit of a unicorn.

Healthier Colorado is the flagship, 501(c)(4) nonprofit entity in a family of separately branded organizations. The family includes The Fund for a Healthier Colorado, our 501(c)(3) sister organization; Healthy Air and Water Colorado, dedicated to addressing climate change for the sake of public health; Colorado’s Health Capitol, a collaborative workspace that is home to dozens of mission-aligned organizations; and Open Answer, a nonprofit that provides field services and strategy to provide communities with the power to make change. 

 

Position Overview

Healthier Colorado is looking for a talented and motivated Director of Finance/Accounting to join our dynamic and growing team. The first priority of the person occupying this position will be to manage the accounting for Healthier Colorado’s family of organizations. Secondarily, Healthier Colorado is exploring a shared services accounting model through Colorado’s Health Capitol, and the Director of Finance/Accounting would be a strategic thought partner in how we develop that model. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Job Duties

  • Maintains general ledger accounts
  • Reconciles bank statements
  • Conducts monthly and year-end closing procedures
  • Prepares monthly financial statements for Healthier Colorado’s family of organizations
  • Assists with audit and preparation of state and federal financial filings
  • Full accounts receivable and payable duties
  • Generates needed reports and invoices
  • Reconciles company credit card statements and staff expense reports
  • Updates time and expense categories as program and funders evolve
  • Collaborates with Development Manager to ensure that work and expenses are appropriately tracked to meet funder expectations
  • Collaborates with staff to develop annual budgets and collaborates with CEO to present budgets to boards of directors 
  • Aligns the financial accounting categories in a way that maximizes the usefulness of the
  • information for staff in making decisions
  • Develops and helps maintain a cost accounting system, primarily aimed at internal stakeholders, to measure relevant performance and inform strategic decisions.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) rules that keeps us legally compliant, and allows us maximum flexibility, efficiency and utility
  • Collaborates with staff in the financial management of our Small Donor Committee and supports the filing of required reports to the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Assist in developing a shared services accounting program for Colorado’s Health Capitol

Preferred Skills:

  • Earned an accounting degree, at least at the Associate’s level
  • 4+ years of broad-range general accounting experience
  • Non-profit accounting experience a plus, and experience with mixed 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations even better
  • Small – Medium size business accounting experience a plus

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills, as this is a deadline driven role 
  • Self-directed and results-oriented, handling multiple tasks and deadlines 
  • Proactive and independent problem solver 
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, cost principles, & audit requirements, and IRS requirements for non-profit organizations
  • Ability to think critically and strategically 
  • Ability to create new cost accounting systems that yield informative results to guide strategic decisions
  • Exceptional ability to communicate technical and financial information to individuals without a financial background 
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff with a collegial spirit
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and Excel

Compensation and Benefits

 

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary range is $85,000 to $95,000 annually. 

 

Benefits

Healthier Colorado offers a very generous benefits package. We value the opportunity for our employees to support their physical, mental, and social health as well as practice a work and life balance. Our benefits package includes: 

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance;
  • Retirement plan (no match requirement);
  • 20 days of PTO to start;
  • Eight paid holidays;
  • Professional development stipends; 
  • Wellness, parking and cell phone benefit reimbursed monthly; and
  • Paid sabbatical after five years of employment

Healthier Colorado Non-Discrimination Policy

Healthier Colorado is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Healthier Colorado does not discriminate in employment or advancement opportunities on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation (including gender identity and gender expression), disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

We believe that traditional hiring practices have historically and systemically marginalized entire groups of people — including people of color, people from different socio-economic backgrounds, women, and people in the LGBTQIA+ community, to name a few. We believe that we are better as an organization when we work to deconstruct barriers and build a team that has authentic representation from diverse communities, backgrounds and beliefs. Hence, we strongly encourage qualified candidates from those mentioned, as well as other marginalized communities, to apply for roles within our team.

 

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