Senior Finance Manager/Assistant Controller

Da Vinci Science Center Allentown , PA 18106

Posted 2 months ago

General Description

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and CFO, the Senior Finance Manager/Assistant Controller is a member of the leadership team at the Da Vinci Science Center and holds lead responsibility for financial analysis, planning, reporting and cash management activities for the base operation of the Center.The position has overall responsibility for assessing and evaluating the financial performance of the organizations current operations and providing recommendations to support the DSC's short and intermediate-term growth plans.The position will also provide support to the CFO on the Centers efforts to build a major new facility in downtown Allentown, with specific focus on business planning and financing activities.The Senior Finance Manager will work closely with the Finance Professional responsible for the organizations accounting function and the HR Generalist responsible for the Centers HR and payroll functions.


Holds leadership and oversight responsibility for timely and proactive management of the following:

Strategic Planning and Management

  • Working with the Senior Leadership Team, create and establish annual financial objectives that align with DSC's annual goals;
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance and advance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Manager of Institutional Giving and coordinate efforts to attain grant financing and fulfill grant reporting and

compliance requirements.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting

  • Coordinate the annual budgeting, forecasting, and planning processes, working closely with the CFO, senior leadership team, and

the Audit-Finance Committee to provide accurate and timely consolidation and reporting for the organization;

  • Oversee the month-end close process; review procedures to increase efficiencies;
  • Monitor and report budget performance and cash flow monthly (key financial metrics weekly); review, analyze, and provide

recommendations to Senior Leaders for improvement;

  • Prepare quarterly financial performance reports with year-end forecast;
  • Prepare year-end reports; coordinate the preparation of annual financial statements and income tax returns with external

auditors/accountants; prepare the annual charitable returns;

  • Participate in the Boards Audit-Finance and Investment Committee meetings as needed.

Financial Management

  • Oversee management of grants, contracts, leases, and other financial commitments;
  • Ensure the responsible management of cash and investment accounts;
  • Ensure proper financial policies and procedures are kept up to date and followed to ensure proper controls and that they meet all

regulatory, GAAP and grant compliance requirements;

  • Revise finance policies and procedures as necessary to maintain sufficient controls as operations expand;
  • Monitor risk management policies


Bachelor's degree in business or accounting; CPA/CMA/MBA preferred


  • Five years minimum experience as controller or finance manager; Non-profit experience preferred;
  • Significant experience with business planning to support plans for growth including financing development of long-term operational

goals, budgets and forecasts;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems; knowledge of QuickBooks Non-Profit Edition preferred;
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel required
  • Advanced proficiency in other MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) preferred
  • Experience with tax laws and compliance issues related to employee compensation, government contracts, and non-profit 501(c)3

accounting and reporting;

  • Understanding of ethical behavior and business practices with own behavior consistent with these standards;
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills which support and enable

sound decision making;

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and

external stakeholders;

  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility;
  • Knowledge of the Lehigh Valley educational environment and dedication to the mission of DSC;
  • Able to maintain a flexible schedule with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
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