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Vice President, Finance and Accounting


Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.

Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President has the responsibility for the overall strategic financial leadership, goals, objectives, and controls of Urban Resource Institute (URI). This position oversees the activities and directs the development and management of operating and capital budgets, and protects the financial assets of the organization. The VP works closely with the Executive Team and others to assure optimum resources for URI’s financial needs and priorities.

• Develop, plan and recommend strategic financial approaches to assist in aligning financial resources with key business objectives to protect URI’s assets
• Work with CEO, COO and other members of the Executive team to develop long range financial strategy and regular key performance indicators
• Lead and support organizational budget process; proactively identify and assess risks and opportunities; while developing financial policies, practices, procedures and controls
• Work collaboratively with CEO and COO to ensure that URI is financially sustainable and accountable to its funders and key stakeholders
• Direct, administer and maintain uniformed fiscal controls and/or activities across URI for the purpose of regulating our operating and capital expenses, and maintaining required accounts
• Oversee all tax associated transactions, including the preparation for and execution of auditing events and the filing of URI’s tax returns
• Interact with Federal, State, and City government financial authorities to determine URI’s utilization of funds and disbursements
• Directly supervise the Finance team by providing ongoing mentoring, coaching and opportunities for professional development
• Other duties as requested based on department and/or organizational need

• Masters with a concentration in Finance and/or CPA required
• 10+ years related work experience within a large non-profit experience is required
• Strong understanding and command of financial management and business operations within a non-profit is required; experience with Account Mate is ideal
• Budgeting, cash flow management, forecasting and financial analysis experience with multiple funders required
• GAAP content knowledge and expertise
• Demonstrated experience interacting with Board members and managing board relations is required
• Proven successful track record of building, motivating and mentoring high-performing professionals across functional areas
• Exceptional, interpersonal, communications, writing, speaking and presentation skills
• Extremely high reliability and integrity
• Flexibility and aptitude in working with non-financial colleagues
• Strict confidentiality and a proven ability to exercise good judgment are essential
• Works well under pressure and tight deadlines
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to careers@urinyc.org for consideration.

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