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Non-Profit Director of Finance and Accounting

Position:  Non-Profit Director of Finance and Accounting (CPA required)

Reports to: Vice President of Infrastructure


Job Summary

The Director of Finance and Accounting has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of Thread’s financial processes, information and reporting. This position maintains the organization’s financial books and records and develops and generates financial reports required by colleagues and as directed by the Vice President of Infrastructure for management purposes, the Board of Directors for governance purposes, and outside accountants for audit purposes. The Director will work with other operations team members, including volunteers, to segment day-to-day bookkeeping duties. In addition, the Director ensures the smooth running of administrative program operations, including purchasing and management/execution of the reimbursements processes for both staff and volunteers.


Key Responsibilities

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Perform day-to-day accounting functions to assure up-to-date financial information and timely financial reporting on a month, quarterly and annual basis as well as periodic ad hoc reporting
  • Oversight includes general ledger, A/P, A/R, reconciliations, revenue, etc.
  • Provide reporting and analysis of actual financial results compared with goals to Vice President, CEO and leadership team
  • Provide weekly and monthly financial reporting; P+L Statement, Cash Flow analysis, Budgeting, General Ledger review
  • Development and production of reports and records that are compliant with all state and federal requirements including  2 CFR Part 200 and OMB Circular A-133
  • Maintain records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Assist with annual company budgeting process
  • Lead coordination of the annual audit and tax filing:
  • Prepare all schedules for audit and ensure financial records are accurately prepared prior to the audit
  • Ensure audit is disseminated to all relevant parties in partnership with the Vice President, Systems, Operations & Finance
  • Ensure completion and filing of state and federal reporting as necessary
  • Develop, implement and provide meaningful and flexible financial reporting and information to all relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare, execute, and record organization payroll with ADP
  • Manage the process for expense reimbursements for both staff and volunteers
  • Support grant development and reporting
  • Develop and lead training for staff on policies, procedures and tools used in financial management
  • Lead coordination of reviewing and updating accounting policies as needed
  • Development and maintenance of revenue reporting including conditional, restricted and unrestricted revenue streams
  • Support Thread staff in interpreting and understanding budgets and financial reporting
  • Lead development of other ad hoc reports and projects on an as-needed basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field strongly preferred; CPA required
  • Experience managing funds according to OMB A-133
  • 5+ years experience in nonprofit accounting
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software
  • Ability to manage tasks, prioritize issues, execute work in an efficient and timely manner and track and manage multiple work streams at once
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Proficiencies with other technology (e.g. Microsoft Office, including Excel), Google Platform and willingness to adapt to new technologies
  • Solid experience in reporting
  • Experience in managing vendors and working with auditors
  • Able to interact with staff at all levels including explaining financial concepts to non-finance staff
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion


More About Thread

Our Why

Studies have shown that the defining difference between Rust Belt cities that struggled and those that were hotspots of rejuvenation was the structure of social networks. The Thread Community Model brings together a broad cross-section of our city by forming authentic, mutual, and enduring relationships and in turn provides a vehicle for sustained change. Thread believes that the power of relationships—the dynamic web of interconnectedness created when futures are woven together—can end the poverty of isolation and allow both youth and Baltimore to realize their full potential.

Thread is weaving a new social fabric where everyone thrives and which is expanding to connect with even more students, volunteers, and collaborators. Thread currently serves 303 students and alumni with the support of over 800 volunteers and over 175 collaborators. We plan to continue to increase our annual and total enrollments until we meet our long-term goal of engaging 300 new students each year (5% of every high school freshman class across Baltimore City). This expansion and evolution requires that Thread be nimble and innovative, and leverage identified opportunities in a way that is congruent with our values and core competencies.

Our How

Team members at Thread are hard- and smart-working, collaborative, curious, passionate, gritty, strategic and resilient. We meet people where they are. We go all in with care, compassion, and empathy. We believe small acts make a big difference. We trust each other to be sincere, reliable and competent. The outcomes Thread has achieved are exemplary. However, the road to excellence is peppered with iterative learning. We make mistakes often and fail frequently, but we learn from our mistakes and continue to tenaciously try and try again. We are about building communities of responsibility and have high expectations of students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff. We believe that each human being has a purpose in life and have found that individuals living on purpose have discovered the intersection of their skills, passion, and what the world needs. The journey to find this intersection, one’s dot, is often simultaneously exhilarating and difficult. Thread creates a safe and challenging space for all individuals in our community—students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff— to find their dot through deep reflection, honest feedback, and in-depth coaching.

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