Finance and Human Resources Director Posted Feb 10
The Alaska Center , Anchorage, AK
Finance & Human Resources Director

Organization Background
The Alaska Center envisions a thriving, just and sustainable Alaska for future generations. We engage, empower, and elect Alaskans to stand up for clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. We are working toward an equitable transition from an extractive to a regenerative economy. Our issue priorities include advancing climate action, protecting salmon habitat, and amplifying Alaskans’ voices in the public process. Together with our sister organization, The Alaska Center Education Fund*, we provide opportunities for Alaskans of all ages to engage in building a just and sustainable future. We have a dynamic and dedicated team that works each day to make our vision a reality.

Position Summary
We are seeking a talented and committed individual who is inspired by, and aligned with, our mission and values to join our team! This is a varied and exciting position that requires a strategic, systems thinker and leader. The Finance & Human Resources (HR) Director provides leadership for the financial vision and strategy for our organizations, managing day-to-day financial activities and operations, and performing the essential financial and accounting duties. The Director will lead the overall process for financial planning, accounting, budgeting, tax form preparation and auditing activities. The Director is responsible for organizational fiscal stewardship by maintaining computerized financial records, providing auditing support, conducting financial analysis, producing financial reports, managing investment performance reports and delivering information to stakeholders in a timely and transparent manner.

The Director will have a leadership role in both organizations, advising the Executive Director and Boards of Directors on long-term financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited to the Following

Financial/Operational Compliance and Efficiencies
Manage, track, and provide financial reports for all restricted funds including deferred revenues, fiscal sponsorships, and board reserves
Ensure organizational compliance with IRS requirements and other federal and State laws and regulations, including preparation and filing of state and federal reports
Maintain and keep current the corporate records of both organizations to include: current and archived by-laws, articles of incorporation, business licenses, financial records, and HR records
Track and maintain organizations’ assets to include inventory, depreciation schedules, and maintenance/replacement cycles
Manage all finance and accounting systems including bookkeeping and payroll software, finance-related applications, corporate credit card accounts, and any secure financial website logins
Ensure books are accurate, up-to-date and GAAP-compliant
Supervise Bookkeeper
Procure and oversee independent annual audits as required for both organizations
Provide supporting documentation and coordinate staff support for annual audits
Prepare and provide supporting documentation for the annual 990 filings
Responsible for the organizations’ relationships with contractors, vendors, and financial institutions
Create fiscal and operational policies and ensure compliance
Provide strategic insight to the organizations’ Finance Committee
Oversee, manage and execute any financial agreements and transactions between the two organizations

Budget Development & Management
Develop and maintain budget tools and spreadsheets for both organizations
Work with key staff to develop annual program and department budgets
Provide timely financial statements, complete with analysis of variances for key staff, Finance Committee and Board of Directors
Provide year-end projections to facilitate planning
Create and implement financial strategies to ensure financial viability and stability for both orgs

Human Resources
Possess demonstrated human resources experience, including knowledge of employment law (EEO, FLSA, DOL, DHR) and best practices
Negotiate and administer benefits packages for all employees
Support hiring processes (including working with external consultants) and prepare and update job descriptions, categories and salary bands.
Establish and maintain all essential insurance coverage for both organizations
Provide risk-management insights to Program Directors, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors
Manage insurance claims including Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation
Complete and maintain insurance records and reports required by law
Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state/federal labor laws
Procure and administer benefit plans including medical, dental, 401(k) retirement, and HSA Plan
Ensure compliance with ACA and ERISA regulations

Required Skills and Qualifications
Excellent systems thinker and manager
Excellent analytical and leadership skills
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively as a member of a team
Ability to provide strategic leadership to the organization
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and timely records and reports
Strong knowledge of fund or cost accounting is preferred
Proven track record of effective professional finance and accounting--expertise in quickbooks and excel
Familiarity with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) regulations and compliance
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. Starting salary range is $70,000-$75,000 DOE with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and retirement plan. All Alaska Center staff have access to professional development training and support. The Alaska Center is an equal opportunity employer. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status,or any other protected characteristic as established under law. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Position open until filled. First review of applications will take place February 12, 2021.

*The Alaska Center is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and The Alaska Center Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.