Director Finance & Administration

J-ADD | Paramus, NJ, United States

Posted Date 12/06/2021

Director of Finance and Administration


Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Finance and Administration will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years. S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative and financial systems, including accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.

As a member of the senior management team, the director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for J-ADD’s expansion to new sites. In keeping with J-ADD’s values, the director will also interact with program staff as a mentor.

Specific responsibilities include:

Financial Management

  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for J-ADD’s board of directors.
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites.
  • Manage one full-time accounting administrator; hire and retain support staff as needed in the future.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.

Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Serve as a business partner to the ED on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Lead J-ADD’s technical staff to design an IT plan for the future, and implement it successfully to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows.
  • Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant, and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.) with assistance from the Residential department.

Human Resources

  • Manage one full-time HR Specialist; hire and retain support staff as needed in the future.
  • Oversee the hiring process for all agency staff.

Program Recipient Mentoring

  • Develop successful and trusting relationships with the program staff and recipients and create and sustain an environment at J-ADD that supports these relationships.


The Director of Finance and Administration will have at least five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a high-growth multi-million organization (preference given to nonprofit experience). S/he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization.

The Director of Finance and Administration will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to J-ADD’s mission.
Salary125000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Human Resources
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | kosher food option available | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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