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Finance Director Denver Colorado

Job Ref: JOB-1310

The Lincoln Group has partnered with a leader in the non-profit industry in search of a Finance Director, on a direct-hire basis, to join their exceptional team!  The Finance Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director.  They will be responsible for financial activities within the non-profit sector in Denver, Colorado.

Type of Hire: Direct Hire
Software: Microsoft Office, BlackBaud
Location: Denver, CO
Work Schedule: Hybrid
Compensation: $98K – $115K DOE


Conduct review and analysis of cash and investment accounts monthly and submit to Treasurer for review and approval

Prepare and perform monthly monitoring of annual administrative budget, including the submission of same for approval by the Board of Directors, and prepare updates and respond to questions from Board members and/or Executive Director when required


Prepare monthly statements reflecting administrative activity and related budget and submission of same to Board of Directors and Executive Director for review, including narrative regarding the activity for the period

Prepare and submit various reports as requested by the Executive Director or Board of Directors

Monitor General Ledger activity on an ongoing basis, including the preparation and posting of all required journal entries.

Prepare monthly comparative statements (year to year) for administrative activity and submission of same to Board of Directors and Executive Director for review

Prepare and provide ongoing analysis of fixed assets and related depreciation, including the tracking of equipment locations as well as the preparation of posting of fixed asset-related journal entries

Monthly (or as needed), review every bank and/or investment account and prepare reconciliations for each, including an analysis of realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investment activity


Review and/or assist with preparation and monitoring of monthly invoicing for VA Fiscal Service including the generation of electronic invoicing required for the same

Review and/or assist with preparation and monitoring of periodic CRADA invoicing monthly including discussions and/or meetings with appropriate research coordinators

Conduct ongoing review of deposits, including tracing them through General Ledger and to the bank accounts

Maintain in-person, telephonic, and electronic interaction with numerous sponsors regarding the coordination and various submission requirements for project

Review and/or assist with preparation and monitoring of monthly invoicing for Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements including the generation of electronic invoicing required for the same

Review and/or assist with preparation and monitoring of monthly invoicing for Contracted Services Agreements

Review and/or assist with preparation and monitoring of periodic sub-award invoicing monthly, including discussions and/or meetings with appropriate research coordinators

In conjunction with Executive Director and/or Grants & Contracts Department, hold initial meetings with investigators and/or coordinators to begin billing process with various sponsors for new studies


Develop, update, and maintain all financial policies and procedures, including the submission of revisions to the Board of Directors for approval

Supervise and manage the performance of staff (e.g., staff accountant, bookkeeper) reporting to the Executive Director and initiate the engagement of independent contractors as necessary

Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files

Available and able to conduct or participate in meetings

Assist the Executive Director with the development of long-term strategic plans for financial growth

Prepare and submit an annual Indirect Cost Proposal

Maintain accounting and payroll software and systems in good work. Make recommendations for and implement improvements to optimize, simplify, and create process efficiencies.

Ensure that all payroll and non-payroll tax payments are identified and made timely to applicable city, county, state, and federal tax authorities.


Prepare entity non-profit information return Form 990

Direct the matching of invoices to checks, attainment of all signatures for checks, and timely processing and distribution of checks

Prepare quarterly and/or monthly project reports and submission of same to each PI

Review monthly bank statement reconciliation

Ensure that effective control procedures and policies are maintained

Review and monitor the preparation of periodic CRADA invoicing monthly including discussions and/or meetings with admin staff and/or appropriate Principal Investigators and research coordinators

Maintain compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations

Prepare annual Form 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan

Prepare annual Forms 1096 and 1099 for numerous vendors who perform services

Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices

Perform or direct monthly/quarterly/yearly closing activities

Contribute substantially to the accuracy and timeliness of financial reports and statements

Project manage annual financial and single audits, function as communications intermediary with auditors


Direct and review the reconciliation of the statement of credit card purchases and service

Direct and review preparation of weekly deposits

Manage and work with the other accounting staff to oversee proper handling of all AP/AR

Direct and review the reconciliation of vendor statements; assist with research and correction of discrepancies


Assist Human Resources with various aspects of payroll when needed


In conjunction with Executive Director and/or Grants & Contracts Manager, assist with and monitor the submission of federal awards – organize, obtain required documents from PI and submit said documents on various website portals

Ensure ability to execute submission to online grant application systems such as SAM, eRA, Commons,, EBRAP, WAWF, etc.

With executive support, assist with and monitor project budget development with various Principal Investigators

In conjunction with Executive Director and/or Grants & Contracts Manager, assist with and monitor the CRADA intake process from the initial phase (CDA) through completion of regulatory & legal review, development of participant payment fee schedule, fully executed CRADA, and implementation of study milestones

Ensure conformity to online Federal & State Monitoring Systems – DUNS, SAM, State of Colorado, Federal Wide Assurance, etc.


Working knowledge of FASB rules 605 & 606, ASU 2016-10, and ASC 842

Outstanding relationship-building skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to work in a high-volume office with deadlines

Ability to prepare and present an analysis of issues and translate complex information into easily comprehensible terms

Working knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 220, 2 CFR 215), OMB A-133, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and other applicable Federal and State laws and regulations relating to research administration at a non-profit institution

Use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, and Above-average skills with Excel, including the use of formulas.

Demonstrated leadership skills

Excellent analytical skills including the ability to apply basic math principles

Ability to prioritize and use good judgment

Ability to understand and interpret applicable laws, policies, regulations, rules, guidelines, etc.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels


5 years of professional level accounting experience

3 years in a manager position

A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a directly related field

3 years working in the non-profit sector or with city/state/municipal governments

Knowledgeable of and adept at account management principles, accounting software, and customer service.

Hold and maintain a CPA license, preferred

Experience with BlackBaud software, preferred

A Masters degree in accounting or a directly related field, preferred

Experience with industry-sponsored clinical research administration, preferred

Able to be federally badged via a WOC (without compensation) Letter as administered by the VA and to include any background tests or screenings as required by the VA.

Able to travel to attend conferences, training, and other events as required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position


From the first day

o403(b) employee match up to 5%

After 30 days

oShort-Term Disability

oBasic Life Insurance


oLong-Term Disability

After 60 days

oHealth, dental, and vision insurance

oFlexible schedule

oDependent Care account

oHealth savings account

oEmployee assistance program

oFlexible spending account

oPaid time off


For IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, please apply immediately with your resume and availability to interview.  They are scheduling interviews immediately and are ready to make an offer immediately.

About Lincoln Group: We are a woman-owned executive search and professional solutions firm specializing in a tailor-made approach to service.  We are experienced leaders in the industry with expertise in filling a wide variety of executive, professional, and skilled business positions on a permanent, contract, interim, or contract-to-hire basis.  We serve companies looking for a holistic talent solution.


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