Director of Finance

Director of Finance

  • Full Time
  • Boston

Website The Greater Boston Food Bank

GBFB Overview

Through the compassion and commitment of our supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) takes a bold, innovative and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here. GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. We are committed to increasing our food distribution to provide three meals a day to every person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities. Our progress toward this goal is documented by town on our interactive map.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. 

Through compassion and action, together we can create a hunger free Eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB Team Members will support the Mission to End Hunger Here. They will live our Team Member Values of Team Member Wellbeing, Teamwork, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Respect, Trust and Our Eastern Massachusetts Community. 

GBFB Core Competencies 

GBFB Core Competencies summarize the capabilities that are important across all jobs and that we believe collectively contribute to GBFB’s overall success. We believe they support our mission and our values.  At the same time, the expected behaviors as they relate to Core Competencies may vary according to the specific job duties, requirements, and level within the organization.  Core Competences are usually interpersonal and strategic and are at the heart of how we do our work.

The GBFB Competency Framework focuses on six Core Competencies: 

Contributes to a High Performing Team
Builds a Shared Commitment
Empowers Others
Drives Continual Improvement
Communicates Collaboratively
Displays Authenticity and Transparency

Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

GBFB provides equal employment opportunities to all Team Members and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, handicap, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

No Team Member or applicant will be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following: (1) filing a complaint of employment discrimination; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity. 

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GBFB is considered an essential response organization in times of disaster.  As such, Team Members are expected to report to GBFB locations as required, after securing the safety of their families, and may be asked to perform duties that are critical (but outside of their regularly assigned duties) in times of disaster.  

Position Summary 

Coordinate and execute financial transactions and activities, such as bill payments etc. Prepare regular financial reports and assist the Vice President of Finance and CFO in the presentation of reports to managers and executives. Create and adhere to budgets for specific departments, projects, and business needs.

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure business processes, administration, and financial management.
Maintain accounting system.
Assist the Vice President of Finance in planning and forecasting activities with business partners to achieve business and company goals.
Assist the Vice President of Finance in preparing financial forecasts.
Monitor financial details to ensure legal compliance.
Analyze revenue, expenses, cash flows, and balance sheets.
Supervise Accounts Payable Team members.
Assist the Vice President of Finance in investigating means to improve profitability.
Review and processes payments. 
Maintain an accurate filing and record keeping system for all financial statements and company documents.
Participates in the execution of changes to procedures, policies, and systems to facilitate expansion, compliance, and scaling of the business.
Cover for the Vice President of Finance in their absence.
Assist as needed in Accounts/receivable and invoicing.
Skills & Competencies

Attention to detail
Strong quantitative skills
Working knowledge of GAAP principles
Ability to manage multiple projects
Understanding of confidentiality
Adept at analyzing information
Decision making skills
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent report-writing and communication skills.
Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, NetSuite and other financial planning software.
Strong negotiation skills
Financial modeling skills
Mandatory Education and Experience

BA or BS finance or accounting or related field
3-5 years managerial experience
Proven experience as a Financial Manager
Experience in the financial sector with previous possible roles such as financial analyst
Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns
Demonstrates the required digital competencies that result in the effective usage of the full range of digital technologies at GBFB. 
Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Ability to sit a minimum of 3 hours
Lift up to 25 lbs.
Valid driver’s license
This role follows a hybrid schedule working in accordance with GBFB’s hybrid work policy. Our in-office time is used primarily for team meetings and formal and informal collaboration necessary to foster and support a positive work culture. This schedule is subject to change based on the organization’s mission to end hunger. 

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