Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley
  • Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • 70,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Finance Manager is responsible for directing the day-to-day fiscal functions of the organization and its subsidiaries in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Finance Manager is a support to the Senior Management Team and participates in the leadership of the agency. The Finance Manager supervises the agency's accounting staff and works closely with program directors, the Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Finance and Administration and the auditors.


General Management and Supervision

  • Supervises the fiscal staff, including orientation, training, onboarding, assigning duties, as well as coaching, counseling and evaluating employees.
  • Develops and maintains systems and procedures for the agency's financial operations, in consultation with the DED for Finance.
  • Maintains positive relationships with funding sources, auditors, regulators, and representatives from other authorities.
  • Maintains up-to-date professional and technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, to ensure compliance.

Financial Management

  • Prepares and implements all financial procedures either directly or by delegation.
  • Develops, in consultation with the DED for Finance, internal controls to protect organizational assets and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Assures adherence to the internal controls and procedures.
  • Plans, manages, and reports on the business and financial activities of the agency and its subsidiaries, in consultation with the DED for Finance.
  • Authorizes payment of agency invoices.
  • Advises the DED for Finance on cash management issues for the agency and its subsidiaries, including debt instruments and short-term investments (outside the pension fund).
  • Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets and financial reports on a monthly and as needed basis to assist the program directors and the Senior Management Team in performing their duties.
  • Participates in the preparation of all budgets by establishing schedules, as well as collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, working closely with program directors and the Senior Management Team.
  • Establishes comprehensive fiscal calendar to coordinate agency operations and contractual reporting requirements.
  • Maintains knowledge and compliance with Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance Purchasing Procedures.
  • Serves as a resource to program directors in purchasing matters to assure compliance with agency procurement procedures.
  • Assists the DED for Finance in providing staff support to Boards of Directors and committees of the agency and its subsidiaries, as well as the programs' advisory groups
  • Reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual status reports for appropriate grants.
  • Maintains and updates internal Fiscal Standard Operating Procedures manual.

Program Development

  • Evaluates and advises on the financial impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs, strategies and regulatory actions.
  • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization.
  • Analyzes and advises, from the financial perspective, on any contracts into which the agency may enter.

Building, Property and Vehicle Management

  • Documents accuracy of and maintains all fixed asset records.
  • Serves as a fiscal resource with community revitalization and development projects.
  • Serves as a fiscal resource with the purchasing/leasing decisions of the agency.
  • Serves as a fiscal resource in the negotiation of all rental/lease agreements for real property and equipment.

This description contains the information and facts considered necessary to accurately reflect the duties of this position. It should not be considered an exhaustive description of all the work requirements to be performed, but indicates the kinds of duties and levels of responsibility required by the position. The Executive Director or his/her designee will have the prerogative of adding or deleting responsibilities as circumstances may require.


Site: 1337 East Fifth Street

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Other: Out-of-town and overnight trips are possible.

Some off-site work at other program sites is possible.


  • Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time-
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 2- and 5-year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 days annually
    • 10 Observed Holidays


Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration

Five years' experience in financial management, preferably in a non-profit environment

Skills and experience include fund accounting, budget preparation, financial analysis, fixed asset management, cash management, purchasing, risk management.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex contracts and financial documents

Excellent communication skills

Must meet the bonding requirements established by the agency's insurance carrier

Valid driver's license and good driving record required

Personal vehicle or access to independent transportation required

Proof of motor vehicle insurance (for use of personal vehicle)

Criminal Record Check required

Child Abuse History Clearance required

FBI Background Check required

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