Full Time

Director of Finance and Operations

Jewish Family Services 184 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany NY

Job Summary

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York has continuously provided support to vulnerable members of the community for 170 years. The agency’s expert staff provides mental health support, offers services to facilitate aging in place, care managemen  and essential services like transportation, food security and health care advocacy.


The Director of Finance and Operations will provide the leadership and strategic direction in the management of the organization’s financial, administrative and human resource functions to ensure the organization complies with applicable federal and state regulations, grant reporting, budget, internal controls, funders and donor intent.



  • Oversee all agency accounting functions, including accounts receivable, payable and maintain general ledger
  • Develop and manage agency budgeting, cash flow and reconcile general ledger; prepare regular forecasting reports for CEO, Board of Directors and Finance Committee
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for CEO and Board
  • Maintain highest standards of judgment and care at all times
  • Process payroll, manage personnel files / records; enroll staff in benefit programs as requested. File new hire paperwork in individual personnel files.
  • Act as custodian for financial records (and legal and personnel)
  • Maintain an up-to-date Accounting Manual of all function and procedures
  • Oversee practice billing; ensure timely receipt of reimbursements from insurance agencies and fee-for-service clients
  • Assist in grant budget preparation & modification
  • Prepare and submit required vouchers for the JFS’ reimbursable expenditures per contracts, coordinating supporting documentation as necessary
  • Monitor grant tracking & reporting for several funding streams with various year ends & contractual spending obligations
  • Correspondence & meetings with fiscal contract managers and subcontractors, as necessary
  • Coordinate annual audit with independent auditors, prepare support schedules and provide assistance for timely and efficient annual audit
  • Review of prepared required tax filings and other required annual reporting, and their timely submissions
  • Human resource management functions including but not limited to policies, procedures, payroll, initial employee orientation, reporting, contract and benefits management 
  • Orient all new staff to payroll process, compensation & benefit information & practices, ensure existing staff are informed of changes as they occur
  • Responsible for corporate compliance of all human resources laws and regulations


Other Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the agency’s senior leadership team
  • Provide support to Finance and other committees as requested by CEO
  • Maintain written internal control procedures to meet best practice standards
  • Implement investment strategies in accordance with board approved policies
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or related field required; CPA, Master’s degree or professional certification preferred
  • Familiarity with GAAP as it applies to nonprofits and consistently review this information for relevant updates
  • Experience with grant voucher process
  • Promote the agency mission, values and strategic plan
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in accounting, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
  • Ability to interpret financial data
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Suite
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in broad range of administrative, human resource and management areas
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in being part of a dedicated, passionate, fun-loving team


For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jewish Family Services: jginsburg@jfsneny.org

Competitive vacation and benefit packages include health insurance, dental, and retirement plans. Flexible, family-friendly office.

Founded in 1854, Jewish Family Services enriches the lives of individuals, families and the community by providing compassionate, collaborative human services, guided by Jewish values.