Employment opportunities in EE
- Director of Finance
Terms: Regular full-time, exempt position.
Reports to: CEO
Eureka Recycling, based in the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, is the only organization in Minnesota that specializes in zero waste. The organization's services, programs, and policy work present solutions to the social, environmental, economic and health problems caused by wasting. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Eureka Recycling's mission is to demonstrate that waste is preventable, not inevitable. Because this mission is realized by any person or group that chooses to prevent waste, Eureka Recycling provides opportunities for everyone to experience firsthand that waste can be prevented.
Perhaps most well-known for its $9 million annual recycling operations, Eureka Recycling has provided curbside and apartment recycling services, education, and advocacy since 2001. Eureka Recycling also has a wide range of other initiatives designed to prevent the needless wasting of our discards through reuse, recycling, composting, waste reduction, producer responsibility and more. These initiatives directly provide over 100 jobs for the individuals who work here and demonstrate our mission every day in the work that they do.
The Director of Finance is responsible for the assessing the financial performance and managing the fiscal risks of the organization within the context of a "Triple Bottom Line" organization. As a non-profit organization that operates as a social venture enterprise, Eureka Recycling looks beyond the strict viewpoint of the financial performance of profit and loss, to include the ultimate environmental and social benefits that the organization's programs and actions provide to the communities and stakeholders we serve. She/he will be comfortable with managing the dynamics inherent to a mission driven organization that operates within a social venture business environment. The Director of Finance will develop and implement the strategic financial direction of the organization within the context of balancing financial impact with the social and environmental impacts. He/she will be responsible for developing reporting structures that measure and account for the organization's performance in all three of these critical areas. This position is a member of Eureka's leadership team and will work in collaboration with this team to see that our goals and objectives as set forth in our strategic plan are met.
1. Direct and oversee the Accounting, Finance and IT functions of the organization including, but not limited to: internal and external financial reporting, controls, audit and compliance; cash flow management; general ledger; Payroll; A/R and A/P, budget development; recordkeeping, etc.
2. Provide directors and managers with consultative support and education through financial and management information analyses, reports, budgeting and recommendations so that departments become empowered to manage the financial aspect of their respective areas.
3. Create, manage, and evaluate performance measurement and reporting systems for the organization programs with an attention to assessing the balance of economic impact, social impact, and environmental impact.
4. Create and execute short- and long-term financial strategies that will grow Eureka's business in line with its strategic plan, mission and values.
5. Develop, implement and manage a customized purchasing function that will empower staff to make purchasing decisions that align with our mission.
6. Ensure that the organization has adequate business insurance coverage and required business licenses.
7. Take initiative to understand, demonstrate, communicate and support the mission of the organization.
1. BSBA in Finance or Accounting, CPA designation, ten years of experience in senior-level finance or accounting management position, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles. Experience with finance for a social venture business desired.
3. Demonstrated success in growing a business through sound financing strategies.
4. Ability to translate financial reports and analysis into relevant information for Eureka staff and external clients.
5. Thorough understanding of the triple bottom line reporting system.
6. Experience in effectively researching and developing long range scenario forecasting and business plan pro formas.
7. Demonstrated skills in equipment purchase and property acquisition and financing.
8. Experience in developing and managing a purchasing function.
9. Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
10. Ability to motivate teams and align staff to a vision.
11. Willingness to work a flexible schedule. Some evening and weekend hours required.
12. Energetic, forward thinking, creative, with high ethical standards.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work will require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
Complete application packets (including resume, cover letter, and required application) will be accepted until position is filled. To request the required application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (651) 222-7678.
2828 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Fax: (612) 623-3277
Affirmative Action Policy Statement:
Eureka Recycling will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, familial status, age, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or affectional orientation.
- Posted: 5/2/12
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