Assistant Director of Finance

URJ | Remote, United States

Posted Date 5/04/2022


Location:         Remote/Online (Default)/In person meetings, as needed 

Department:        Finance 

Reporting to:        Director of Finance 

Direct Reports:        yes 

Start Date:        ASAP 

Salary Range:        $125-150K plus competitive benefits package 

Organization:        URJ (default)     

Employment Type:    Full Time, Benefits Eligible      



The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Finance Team  seeks an  Assistant Director  of Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager (ADF/FPA) to help the URJ run the business for sustained growth and deepening of program impact. As a key member of the finance team, the ADF/FPA directly supports the Director of North American Finance in all aspects of the department operations by providing support and direction to the finance team, which ensures timely and accurate reporting of financial information to management and lay leaders, which influences business decision making. 


The Assistant Director of Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis Manager  reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the following: 

  • Help to lead the annual budget processes for URJ in North America and Israel.  

  • Develop quarterly projections with analytical comps using key performance indicators, etc. 

  • Work with divisional/program partners to develop forecasts to predict/project business performance (revenue and expenses) and highlight key issues. 

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements (and ad-hoc requests), internal and external. 

  • Maintain/Evaluate shared and central services cost centers and allocation methodology. 

  • Assist with evaluation of current processes to drive efficiencies and value-added applications, make recommendations for operational changes. 

  • Manage direct reports to ensure work completed timely and accurately. 



  • Finance & Accounting. Advanced knowledge of accounting, GAAP, finance, web-based financial systems (Intacct and Adaptive a huge plus); working knowledge of Canadian ASNPO and Israeli GAAP a big plus; knowledge of Salesforce, also a plus. Strong technical aptitude and excellent comprehension and literacy for reports, computers, ledgers, etc. 

  • Analytical & Strategic. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills. Ability to analyze large data populations, activities, and information, and interpret same to arrive at fiscally responsible conclusions. Ability to work with large amounts of data without losing sight of the big picture. Ability to synthetize and report out financial data in a manner that others, including program and organizational leaders, can interact with to inform decision making. Strong decision maker – ability to make decisions guided by policies and procedures. 

  • Management & Supervision. Strong management and supervisory skills. Self-starter with ability to supervise team of highly productive accountants, managers; ability to identify “coaching” moments; ability to lead and motivate and knows when/how to ask for help.  

  • Communication. Strong oral and written communicator. Ability to provide information in clear and concise manner including to those that are less comfortable with finance/technical language. 

  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities. 


  • Minimum ten (8) years relevant experience in for profit or not-for-profit sector, with at least four (4) years in a management/supervisory role. 

  • CPA preferred – public accounting firm experience a huge plus. 

  • Minimum degree BS in accounting. 

  • Frequent virtual meetings 

  • Ability to work from anywhere 


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today. 


Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you! Please click the link to APPLY ONLINE! Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

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