Job Opportunities

ACCOUNTING MANAGER 

Full Time Exempt Position

RESPONSIBILITES:

The Accounting Manager has overall responsibility for the finances and financial strategy of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation and its affiliates. Working as a collaborative leader, the Accounting Manager is responsible for managing and reporting on all fiscal and fiduciary affairs of the organization, including reporting to grantors, lenders, government agencies; cash and investment management; budgeting and forecasting; and managing the day to day operations of the department.

 

The Accounting Manager will report to the Executive Director to assure that operations and growth are supported using different sources of funds and to assume a strategic role in the overall fiscal management of the company. The Accounting Manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, forecasting, strategic planning, and grant finance management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company
  • Understanding the present financial condition and managing the organizational budget
  • Ensures credibility of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets
  • Provides executive director strategies on the financial implications of business
  • Evaluates and advises on the financial impact on the introduction of new programs, strategies and regulatory action.
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of accounting functions
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and in compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Enters data into an accounting system, collects and applies cash receipts
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Oversees internal controls and year end audits
  • Maintains the general ledger, posts journal entries as necessary and prepares variance analyses monthly.
  • Responsible for the processing of payroll and allocation to funding streams
  • Monitors A/P and A/R, and performs reconciliation functions
  • Works with Program Managers on the development of program budgets
  • Monitor Asset Management financials to ensure sound financial practices
  • Coordinates with property managers to review annual operating budgets.
  • Handles special projects as necessary and all duties assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience

  • Experience with nonprofit financial structures required
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial leadership position
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office & accounting software Peachtree & QuickBooks
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standard, laws and regulations
  • BS in Accounting or Finance highly desirable
  • Must pass background check (BCI)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to satisfactory perform essential duties.

  • High level of interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to logically resolve problem situations and develop alternative solutions when faced with obstacles; use innovative ideas to resolve problems and develop effective solutions, take responsibility for actions.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and partners
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-oriented
  • Must be organized and effectively manage time and commitments.
  • Ability to effectively carryout the mission and philosophy of WEHDC and demonstrate a willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with multiple constituents

TO APPLY
Send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications via email to Jinnocent@westelmwood.org

 

HEZ Engagement Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Engagement Specialist will actively engage community members in the new Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative in Providence’s 02907 zip code.  In this role, the specialist will provide important insight into how to authentically engage community residents within the West End, Elmwood, South Elmwood, Reservoir and South Providence neighborhoods. The Engagement Specialist will help to ensure that resident voices both inform the work of the HEZ and are included in initiative decision making.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Support efforts to ensure that the 02907 community health assessment is informed by  community voices to identify both community strengths and challenges. 
  • Help members of the HEZ collaborative to engage individuals, groups, organizations and communities in the assessment through many strategies. 
  • Actively organize and help lead community events and activities (focus groups, community meetings, community events, surveys, etc.to collect community input. 
  • Represent the HEZ at local events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and with community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations. 
  • Share information with individuals, colleagues, and communities to help plan and carry out HEZ related programs, services, and advocacy. 
  • Gain insights about needed resources and changes required to improve community health.  
  • Gather information from different sources to better understand individuals, families, and communities.   
  • Assist communities to identify their goals, barriers to change, and supports for problem solving.  
  • Share community assessment results with colleagues and communities to inform planning and health improvement efforts.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Resident of the 02907 zip code (Providence’s West End, Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, or South Providence neighborhoods) preferred. 
  • Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and at least one other language commonly spoken by residents of the 02907 zip code. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Comfort working with diverse communities 
  • An intrinsic desire to improve the health of individuals and communities 
  • Enthusiasm! 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and partners. 
  • Ability to build and sustain trust and rapport with community members based on listening and respect.  

This is a part time consulting position and will require evening and weekend work.  The consultant will be expected to work approximately 120 hours between January 3 and June 30, 2019.  Continued work will be contingent on available funding and initiative priorities.  Benefits include the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community based team, opportunities to learn about and help address important  community issues, great networking, and professional development. 

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter via e-mail to Dominique Resendes at dresendes@westelmwood.org