Finance Director

Bainbridge, WA, United States of America

Job location: 4450 Blakely Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Work week: Hybrid – Monday through Friday (expectation to be officed based initially then sliding into a hybrid role.)

*For Seattle-based candidates: There are plans to open an office in Seattle in the future but before it opens, you would need to come into the Bainbridge Island office.

Salary: $92,000 to $114,000 + 401(k) with 4% match

Benefits: 100% of employees benefit paid for by employer – Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long-term disability, short-term disability

Additional Benefits – HSA, FSA, 3 weeks PTO, 12 annual holidays, + sick time.

Education / Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.

Required Experience: The must have experience managing the full control of a ledger. Experience running/managing audits. Budgeting experience required. Previous supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience: Licensed CPA, experience working for a non-profit organization, Sage software experience, & exposure to working with higher education / financial-aid background.

We are a nonprofit organization located on a 250-acre campus at Bainbridge Island. Our mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. The Director of Finance leads and oversees the effective execution of finance, accounting, and reporting functions, while supporting all programs and leadership teams with financial analysis, budgeting, and strategy. The Director manages day to day finances, develops accounting policies and procedures, and ensures accurate recording and documentation of all financial transactions in support of our long term financial objectives and organizational strategic plan by providing analysis and recommendations supporting growth and financial sustainability. The Director applies strong problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills to influence decision-making supporting short-term and long-term objectives. The Director works in collaboration with other departments leaders and staff across the organization.



  • Lead the financial accounting and reporting function, tracking/monitoring organizational progress, provide an analysis of organizational financial status, and help develop a plan of action for improvements towards organizational financial sustainability objectives.
  • Lead the finance and accounting function by ensuring accuracy of all accounts, ledgers, and reporting in compliance with appropriate US GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the integrity of our financial management systems and data; ensures integrity of Sage-Intacct as a core system of record for all financial transactions.
  • Analyze and present financial reports to leadership team in an accurate and timely manner; clearly collage and submit financial reporting materials for all donor segments and oversee all financial program and grants accounting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to, and that financial data and cash flow are steady to support operational needs.
  • Partner with and work across departments responsible for revenue generation and fundraising to strategize, monitor and analyze earned and contributed revenue and endowment funds.
  • Work across departments to ensure all internal and external financial information is accurate and the financial information in all systems is accurate and timely.
  • Responsible for annual budgeting and planning process in collaboration with the Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while supporting/training budget holders regarding annual budgets and budget management system.


  • Develops new finance or accounting policies and procedures; identifies ways to improve current systems.
  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue and actual expenditures.
  • Manage and ensure proper and timely filing of tax returns, sales tax, and state registrations.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting
  • Continuously collaborate with directors and leadership to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance systems to support program operations.
  • Manage and tracks the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines in conjunction with the CFOO, CEO, Finance, and Investment Committees
  • Responsible for management and coordination of audit process and preparation of all information for the annual audit.
  • Mentor, coach and provide feedback for improvements for direct reports.

Other Duties:

  • Supports the CFOO in managing all banking and financial institution relationships.
  • In CFOO absence, acts as staff liaison to Board Finance and Investments Committees.
  • Prepares Finance and Investment committee meetings minutes

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in accounting; CPA highly desired; MBA a bonus
  • 6+ years accounting experience; including non-profit experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone
  • Extensive computer skills, including the use of accounting software (i.e., Sage Intacct), Excel, Word, and CRM database systems like Salesforce.
  • Some experience with university/college financial aid and budgeting is desired
  • Commitment to support IslandWood’s work towards social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Experience in engaging with diverse communities/teams.
  • Must be able to comply with and maintain a drug-free work environment.
  • Must pass child safety screening procedure, post-offer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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