Vice President, Finance


The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims, residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, and residential programs for homeless families. With a $73 million annual budget with over 500 staff, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

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

•MBA with a concentration in Finance; CPA is a plus
•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

Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@urinyc.org