Director of Finance

The Director of Finance ensures organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial and business functions, serving as a strategic, hands-on and participative leader to support finance, business planning and budgeting. The Director of Finance coordinates these functions with other facets of the organization, including the development of fiscal policies and efficient work procedures and processes. The Director of Finance also provides strategic analysis and advice to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, and ensures ample security for materials, assets and information. This position manages audits, directs the annual budget process, ensures compliance with applicable contract and regulatory reporting requirements, manages fiscal transactions, tracks and manages cash flow, ensures the timely completion of financial reporting, analyzes and interprets statistical and accounting information, and forecasts fiscal position to management and Board of Directors Finance Committee.

A successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration (MBA or CPA Preferred), and will have a minimum of seven years of professional level experience performing varied and responsible accounting, or business management involving the use of electronic data processing systems. A minimum of five years of experience in the non-profit sector including working with a Board of Directors as well as non-profit management and leadership experience, and a minimum of three years of experience supervising accounting and administrative staff. Additional requirements include: a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices, as well as budgeting, purchasing, and electronic data processing applications, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and problem solving abilities, the ability to learn and apply complex governmental guidelines relating to accounting, personnel, purchasing, and management information reporting systems, demonstrated knowledge of fiscal analysis, procedures, coordination and management, extensive working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel. A track record in grants management compliance and reporting, experience managing a variety of funding sources, experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors and familiarity with a networked computer system is preferred. Bilingual competency is a plus.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:

Director of Finance Job Description