The SC First Steps Director of Finance will direct the accounting, budgeting and grants management activities of the organization which operates as both a state agency and a non-profit. The Director of Finance will provide financial and other reports as required and will provide advice and support to the Director of Administration.

Manage, supervise, and direct all activities of the agency finance department; including timely funding of expenditures; interpret accounting and audit standards, annual reports, travel, reimbursements, closing packages, and advise office staff accordingly. Plan and implement accounting policies and procedures applicable to the financial and procurement regulations and mission of the agency.
Assist with annual agency budget requests; prepare reports, documents, etc., as needed for program managers and others. Establish budget goals and objectives in conjunction with Senior Management of the agency. Work closely with Information Technology, Communications, and Human Resources to establish spending needs and budgets.
Develop and prepare financial data and reports for state, federal and non-profit reporting. Utilize Grants Accountant to ensure federal and other grants expenditures meet all requirements of state, private and federal grants. Work closely with Senior Management, Program Managers and Grants Managers to develop monthly reports and manage the needs for each budget area. Develop and distribute reports monthly, quarterly, and annually as needed.
Supervise the financial functions of the agency, which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management.
Assist with other fiscal and accounting duties or projects as requested. Work closely and coordinate with Local Partnership finance staff, outside Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firms, and other state agencies to ensure compliance with all state statutes, regulations, and provisos.
Fulfill administrative management functions and assist Director of Administration with general administrative matters as needed.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
5+ years’ of professional experience in a related area, such as accounting, auditing, finance, or banking
Excellent organizational and planning skills in general administration and financial matters
Strong communication and analytical skills
Knowledge of accounting principles and financial management.
Must be able to interpret and analyze complex financial data, with reports using SCEIS, or comparable complex financial management system, and Microsoft Excel.
Must be able to interpret federal & state statutes, rules, and regulations.
Ability to manage and supervise.
Ability to demonstrate and promote inclusivity and cross-cultural competence.

Preferred Qualifications
Current CPA license
Knowledge of the State Procurement Code and Regulations
SCEIS ECC experience

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