Finance and Risk Manager

Hartford, CT


Under the direction of the Controller, manages the accounting and reporting for all elements of the revenue accounts that he/she oversees to ensure the delivery of accurate, timely and efficient work product.  In addition, the Finance and Risk Manager will ensure that the Council maintains the proper levels of insurance (General Liability, Property, Automobile, D&O, and Workers Comp) coverage to protect its assets at a reasonable cost, manages the day-to-day administration of the insurance coverage, and coordinate the Council’s enterprise wide risk management processes to ensure the Council has the proper reporting and plans to measure, monitor and manage risk.


  • Develops financial analysis to support decision making
  • Responsible for accounting for all revenue items
  • Run cash receipts reports to verify, validate, post and file, perform monthly journal entries.
  • Responsible for Financial Edge data entry of all product sales deposits.
  • Prepares, posts, verifies, and records customer payments and transactions related to accounts receivable.
  • Drafts correspondence for standard past-due accounts and collections, identifies delinquent accounts by reviewing files, and contacts delinquent accountholders to request payment.  Perform all Collection functions pertaining to NSF, Bounce Back, Cyber Collect and Collection Agencies
  • Performs Accounts Receivables responsibilities on specified days that include matching deposits, entering/posting cash receipts, completing deposit slips for cash/checks and verifying individual credit cards for Hartford Shop and monthly journal entries for Retail Shops, Intra-Council Transfers and Vouchers. 
  • Performs the month-end close in Salesforce; which includes investigating and resolving transactions impacting the close.
  • Produce and run financial reports within Salesforce. 
  • Act as Department representative with Salesforce (current and enhanced systems).
  • Oversee the utilization of Camp Debit card and Cash Advancements and perform monthly reconciliation.
  • Ensure Financial Edge and Raiser Edge reconcile on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible to perform monthly journal entries for Retail Shops including Inventory and COGS
  • Perform monthly journal entries for Prepaid Insurance, Spending Policy and GSUSA Pension.
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries about cash receipts while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Scan bank accounts for all deposit information to properly research and account for the transactions.
  • Maintain locked safe, cash receipt file, deposited checks.
  • Prepares and developing reports and other materials for Audit


  • Ensures Department Managers regularly assess and evaluate their policies and procedures to ensure they meet the ever-changing fast pace environment.  Maintains or develops Council-wide policies not otherwise managed within a specific department.
  • Manages ongoing relationships with outside insurance brokers and carriers to ensure proper coverage is maintained, manages the filing of claims from open to closing, and supports the CFAO in negotiation of premiums. 
  • Directs the gathering of appropriate data to file insurance and workers compensation claims on behalf of the council
  • Oversees the COI process to ensure troop activities are conducted in conformance with GSUSA standards and sound risk management practices.
  • Prepares periodic review, reporting and update of the  council’s Enterprise Risk Management priorities to Management and develops materials for the CFAO to inform the Audit Committee
  • Stay current/relevant to GSUSA and other best practice standards/guidelines pertaining to Risk and Insurance and disseminates that knowledge within the Council


  • Manage the Finance and Risk related activities of the CFAO assistant.  Coordinate his/her schedule with other department leaders to ensure support is available and provided based on need.  Gather feedback to perform ongoing performance appraisals and provide timely feedback along with establishment and support for his/her development plan.
  • Utilizes various computer applications and software packages; maintains and generates reports; inputs, maintains, and utilizes data to develop reports using spreadsheet software; may create, format, and revise charts, graphs, flowcharts, worksheets, booklets, and forms using word processing, desktop publishing, and other computer applications
  • Embrace and enhance a culture that reflects the council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Performs related duties and special projects as required.


  • 3-5 years’ experience in a management position that includes the supervision of employees and budgeting/planning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail, superior organizational skills and strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Not-for profit experience preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all Service Center locations.
  • Not-for-profit experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop and motivate a team.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate solid Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other technical skills
  • Become a registered member and maintain membership of GSUSA