The Director of Finance is an organization’s chief financial officer. As such, the Director of Finance works cooperatively and collaboratively with the senior leadership team, providing direction and support in the management of financial resources. The position is directly responsible for the budgeting and accounting functions, applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial and operating reports, works in a spirit of community with internal and external partners, supports board finance, audit, and investment committees, and generally provides financial leadership for the success of a business or non-profit organization.
A 4-year degree in accounting from a four-year college or university is preferred. CPA certification is usually required.