Finance Director



Reno, Nevada

Application Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018
Salary Range: $110,000 - $135,000 per annum, DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt


Organizational Overview

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a national non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, is seeking a FINANCE DIRECTOR to build on the exceptional 81-year record of improving courts and systems’ practice and raising awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation’s children and families. As a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide. For an overview of NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to

The mission of NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice. NCJFCJ values staff who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NCJFCJ staff work collaboratively in a team setting to achieve this mission.

Government and quasi-governmental organizations have historically funded the NCJFCJ. Moving forward, we seek to enlist more support from individuals, foundations, and businesses and by partnering with similar community-based organizations. The transition from one-source to multi-source funding will require planning, networking and execution skills.

The Opportunity

The NCJFCJ seeks a strategic Finance Director with a track record of experience in non-profit accounting and tax reporting, including experience with compliance requirements over expenditures of federal awards. The Finance Director is responsible for aligning financial resources with the mission and vision of the organization and identifying concrete ways to engage in increasing financial reserves and cost-savings, such that NCJFCJ continues its 80+ year record as a stable, sustainable organization.

The successful candidate for this position must be able to relocate to Reno, Nevada – the NCJFCJ is not able to provide reimbursement for relocation expenses.  With a population of over 235,000, Reno is the largest city in Northern Nevada. It is nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the world’s largest concentration of ski facilities are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, hunting, fishing and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy.  The City of Reno was recently ranked as one of the top 20 most hipster cities in the United States:, and is considered one of the top Small Cities to live in 2018:

Reporting Relationships

The Finance Director reports to the CEO and, periodically to the NCJFCJ’s Board of Directors. The Finance Director will direct his/her own internal staff including the financial grants staff, accounting staff and travel coordinator.  He/She will also oversee and direct those responsible for producing annual financial statements, tax filings and other compliance documents and reports.

Core Responsibilities

The Finance Director will set strategy and vision, lead the Finance team, and allocate capital appropriately. Working with the CEO the Finance Director will set important financial goals for the organization and work systematically to meet them such as: set budgets, build financial reserves and financial goodwill, allocate financial resources appropriately, and hold him or herself accountable for the financial health of the organization.

The NCJFCJ Finance Director:

  • Serves as internal consultant to the CEO, Board, Program Officer, Development Director, Human Resources Director and other key stakeholders on all financial matters, making recommendations and suggesting pro-active strategies to keep NCJFCJ on track;
  • Provides oversight for and manages all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes;
  • Supports accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy;
  • Drives best financial practices by publicizing standard operating procedures, keeping the senior leadership team, Board and staff up-to-date on NCJFCJ’s financial status and by generally serving as a point of reference for all growth plans and projects;
  • Conducts compliance risk assessment and mitigation;
  • Reviews short and long-term goals in light of existing and projected financial resources available;
  • Creates data-based long and short term goals, budgets and forecasts;
  • Participates in all internal planning regarding NCJFCJ's proposed program expansion, to ensure alignment of program, outreach and training plans with financial projections;
  • Establishes annual priorities and benchmarks and conducts regular reporting, measuring projections against actual performance;
  • Generates weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash-flow and liquidity;
  • Builds relationships with banks, donors, vendors, outside consultants and others as needed to monitor NCJFCJ’s major expenditures and sources of revenue;
  • Utilizes technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions;
  • Ensures that NCJFCJ meets critical regulatory and legal compliance benchmarks;
  • Oversees benefit plan and endowment investments;
  • Manages business and charity registrations/filings;
  • Ensures that NCJFCJ meets state and federal grant requirements; specifically the compliance requirements of NCJFCJ’s federal award expenditures;
  • Keeps up with new trends in the financial industry, participates in professional development and shares this information with the senior leadership team; and
  • Builds a top-tier internal finance team by actively recruiting, training, developing and supervising talented accountants, analysts, consultants, auditors, tax planners and payroll staff, as needed.

Key Credentials and Personal Qualities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or related discipline(Master’s Degree preferred)
  • CPA required; Accounting Firm experience preferred
  • Experience managing and administering federal grant funded programs and/or working with grant funders
  • At least 8 years' senior financial leadership experience (e.g. budgeting, forecasting and fiscal management)
  • More than 10 years' total accounting/finance experience, which includes at least five years of experience in  non-profit/Fund Accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience at integrating IT/Systems to improve accounting productivity and accuracy
  • Knowledge of Office Suite and Excel, and familiarity with finance/accounting software (familiarity with the NCJFCJ’s current accounting system MicroInformation Product (MIP) preferred)
  • Experience at working with Board of Directors, external auditors, compliance and regulatory oversight
  • Skilled at presenting financial information to Executive Team, Board of Directors, committees, and staff
  • Outstanding problem-solving ability
  • Experience at change leadership and change management
  • Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Sense of humor, integrity, personal sense of accountability

A complete position profile is available at


The NCJFCJ offers a benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match after one year of employment. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, we invite you to submit your completed application materials.

Application Instructions

FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following no later than Friday, July 20, 2018:

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV, and
  • NCJFCJ Application form

Submission by email, in MS Word or PDF format, is preferred. Please direct all of the required application materials to:

Hard Copy:

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Attention: Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 8970

Reno, NV 89507


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