Director of Finance

The Ability Center (ACT) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living. Together, we will work to make our community the most disability friendly in the nation by increasing independence for people with disabilities, discovering true passions, and changing the community’s perception of disability.

The Director of Finance will play a pivotal role in providing leadership for all financial operations and accounting functions within our organization. This includes overseeing financial analysis, tracking income and expenses, budgeting, payroll management, purchasing, grant monitoring, audits, and contract reviews. The role requires the implementation of financial statements and general ledger activities in accordance with GAAP standards. The Finance Director will be responsible for coordinating fiscal management, conducting compliance audits, and tracking special revenue funds.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all accounting and grant management functions.
  • Direct the formulation and implementation of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Supervise the maintenance of fiscal records and preparation of financial reports.
  • Implement internal control systems to ensure data integrity and compliance with accounting standards.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Program Directors in developing the annual budget.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of accounts and oversee audit activities.
  • Interface with external auditors and CPAs.
  • Report HR operational data related to financial perspectives and compliance standards.
  • Investigate funding streams, review financial trends, and anticipate cash flow opportunities and challenges.
  • Conduct relevancy and competency analysis of all data integrity to adhere to GAAP and A-133 audit standards.
  • Oversee Information Systems functions related to purchasing/internal controls.
  • Regularly report to the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Board Committees.
  • Supervise the Accountant and Payroll/Accounts Payable Administrator.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred.
  • 7-10 years of accounting/fiscal management experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP for nonprofit organizations.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Proficient in computerized accounting systems, audit/grant experience, Word, Excel, and QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge of investments and employee benefits, including retirement accounts.
  • Prefer experience with Medicaid Waiver billings and state reporting.
  • Excellent leadership skills with strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to maintain effective, positive working relationships with management and employees.

Essential Physical Demands: The employee may occasionally move within the office to access supplies, filing cabinets, desks, computers, etc. Frequent movement may occur between office spaces and buildings. The employee may handle office items/equipment weighing up to 15 pounds and may operate a personal or company-owned vehicle.

At the Ability Center, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of belonging by changing perceptions and discovering true passions.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Your life experiences, self-expression, and unique capabilities represent our team, and the diverse communities we serve.

 ACT is an equal opportunity employer.  The Ability Center is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package.

Please visit the careers page of our website to apply or fax resume to 419-885-5005