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Dec 21 / BARD CEP

Director of Finance- NYC

Organization: Sustainable South Bronx

Position Title: Director of Finance

Location: 1231 Lafayette Avenue, 4th floor., 4th floor, Bronx, New York, NY, 10474, US

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Competitive compensation and benefits

Application Deadline: not listed


Organization Overview

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx – and throughout New York City – through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.


SSBx is currently seeking a dynamic, full-time Director of Finance to join our senior management team. The Director of Finance will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of SSBx’s financial activities as well as long-term financial planning. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, experienced and talented individual who seeks to have a central role in the development of a nonprofit organization with ambitious plans for growth.


  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget in coordination with senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Appraises the organization’s financial position and provides regular financial reports to the Board of Directors
  • Oversees cash, investment, and asset management; maintains relationships with various vendors, including all financial service providers
  • Ensures that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored; prepares periodic reports to funding sources
  • Performs all accounting functions and facilitates the completion of the annual financial audit and tax returns
  • Formulates, recommends and implements sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls
  • Oversees the development of and adherence to internal control policies


The Director of Finance will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 5 years of broad finance experience in a nonprofit and/or corporate setting. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government contracts as well as foundation/corporate grants. The Director will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred but not required)
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, grant accounting, cost allocation, forecasting, compliance, and reporting
  • Experience working with information technology to manage/optimize accounting software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for working at a nonprofit organization committed to social justice

Competitive compensation and benefits. SSBx is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter addressed to Michael Brotchner, Executive Director, to: finance{at} The subject line of the email should read “Director of Finance.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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