Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI

Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

(Full Time / Exempt)


The Director is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that the agency’s assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, the agency’s financial policies, contractual agreements and/or regulatory requirements.


He or she is responsible for the supervision and control of all general accounting and financial reporting functions.  This includes the general ledger, payables, receivables, cash management/reconciliation, budget preparation/reporting, and any internal or external financial reporting, forecasting and analysis.



  • Provides leadership direction and development for all direct reports.
  • Directs/oversees the hiring and termination of staff in collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Prepares, analyzes and reports financial performance of individual programs and the agency as a whole to Leadership and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. 
  • Provides consultation to agency leadership in establishing, collecting, analyzing, and reporting critical benchmarks/measurements to support financial/operational strategies and goals.
  • Provides guidance to agency leadership in developing corrective actions and strategies to respond to program financial performance shortfalls or challenges.
  • Analyzes costs and assists with establishing cost allocations for agency programs.
  • Oversees the development and management of the agency annual operating budget.
  • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the agency. 
  • Provides leadership in the financial analysis related to new programming, services, contracts, etc.  Assists in identifying/assessing new funding/contract opportunities, preparation of prospective budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Monitors agency cash flow. Maintains sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements/obligations.
  • Coordinates the work relating to both internal/external audits or reviews of the agency’s financial records.  Responsible for the preparation of the annual financial statements and other required supplemental schedules in conjunction with the annual financial audit.
  • Functions as a member of the agency leadership team to assist in short and long term strategic and operational planning and implementation for the agency.
  • Monitor, review, meet or exceed applicable service delivery, administrative & management standards established through accreditation, licensing, contractual agreements, or other regulatory bodies and assures the standards and practices are consistent with the philosophy of STVCC and Catholic Social Teaching.



Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. 5 – 10 years of Public Accounting and/or Private Industry accounting and financial reporting experience.  Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting, required.  Preferred skills in: 1) Budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and strategic planning; 2) Previous experience in MS Dynamics (Great Plains) Accounting Module and MS Office Suite 3) Excellent communication and leadership skills 4) Problem solving.  CPA certification preferred.


This is a full-time regular position with the following benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP, a health advocate service, life, disability and retirement.   Our retirement includes two plans, a defined benefits plan as well as a 403(b) option.  The defined benefit plan has a five year cliff vesting for eligible employees.  In addition to the benefits package, there are paid holidays, vacation and sick time. 



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Attn:  Maria Zdybel

Fax: 517-886-1191



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