Finance Manager

Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Finance Director he/she will perform general accounting functions relating to the accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger systems.  He/she will develop customer service focused relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Perform other duties related to the administrative and financial functions of the Finance department.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process and verify invoices and check requests for proper account codes, department codes, discounts, payment terms and the appropriate signature approval.
  • Create and maintain Financial Edge records and paper filing system in an efficient and effective way to ensure accuracy, and ease of information/invoice retrieval. 
  • Build and sustain professional customer focused relationships both internally and externally for responding to questions effectively, resolving billing problems; acts as the Finance Department liaison between departments and vendors.
  • Set up grant codes and coordinate with the appropriate staff (Grant Managers/Grant allocators) to ensure all grant-related cost transfers are prepared accurately and timely with appropriate back-up documentation and entered into the general ledger.
  • Produce and distribute grant reports on a monthly basis.  On a quarterly basis, have in depth conversations with grant allocators about budget variances. 
  • Performs the month-end close in Salesforce; which includes investigating and resolving transactions impacting the close.
  • Produce and run financial reports within Salesforce. 
  • Run and distribute monthly financial statements in Financial Edge; ensuring variance departmental reports are submitted to the Finance Manager for organization wide budget reporting to the Finance Director. 
  • Account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Serve as backup for some elements (bank reconciliation, journal entries and budget input) of the Finance Director role. 
  • Act as Department representative with Salesforce (current and enhanced systems).
  • In the absence of the Finance Director acts as second-in-command internally/externally as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite – with emphasis on EXCEL
  • Not-for-profit experience preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team Player with excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience.