Director of Finance

Teachers Development Group - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Director of Finance

Employer: Teachers Development Group

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Effective Date: August 1, 2018 preferred start date but negotiable

Summary: Provide leadership in the design, implementation, and analysis of a well-established and thriving nonprofit’s overall financial and accounting planning and practices and make recommendations on all financial operations, including finance and business planning and budgeting.

About the Organization: Teachers Development Group (TDG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with an annual income that typically ranges from $3 to $7 million. For over twenty years, TDG has been headquartered in West Linn, Oregon, partnering nationally and internationally with districts, universities, and educational agencies to carry out its mission to improve all K-12 students’ mathematical understanding and achievement through meaningful, effective professional development designed to deepen math teachers’ and school leaders’ knowledge of mathematics content, pedagogy, and leadership. TDG employs many full- and part-time Mathematics Professional Development Specialists, who live nationwide and travel extensively to provide this professional development on-site in schools across the country. The organization is committed to serving students, teachers, and leaders in the highest needs school settings and truly welcomes and celebrates diversity in all aspects of its work.

The majority of TDG’s income is generated by contracts with schools and districts, and a significant portion of its annual income is also generated by external grants. This finance position is a newly created part of the leadership and operations team that supports TDG’s professional development specialists and partner organizations. TDG is viewed as an innovative national leader in mathematics education with strategic goals that include: collaborating with math education researchers and practitioners to enrich and expand its program offerings; continuing to increase grant funding from public and private sources for creative research and practice projects; and expanding its professional development offerings to meet its partners’ current and future educational needs and interests.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design and implement grant, audit, payroll, tax, Board, internal control, and general policies, procedures, and reporting.
  • Implement and assure implementation of company accounting policies, coordinate systems, and procedures, and prepare and analyze operating data, and special reports, including interim and year-end financial statements.
  • Assist with and review monthly and payroll liability payments.
  • Create, analyze, and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Produce financial reporting materials as needed and oversee all financial and grants accounting.
  • Effectively communicate, present, and respond to financial matters with the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as liaison with external auditors.
  • Coordinate and lead audit processes.
  • Assess, update, and implement fiscal policies and practices.
  • Lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with other members of leadership team.
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets.
  • Ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Direct and participate in accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Prepare and submit tax forms.
  • Monitor and implement multiple state tax filings and quarterly reporting policies and requirements.
  • Review insurance policies, 403(b) retirement plan and vendors and mitigate risks by balancing vendor selection, contract negotiation, and cost on an annual basis.


  • Minimum of CPA license or Masters degree in finance, accounting or equivalent field.
  • Minimum of five years leading financial operations for a company or nonprofit.
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and financial reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects.
  • Proficient in accounting and reporting software.
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Accounting experience with OMB uniform administrative requirements, cost principles and audit requirements for federal awards.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts and effectively collaborate with colleagues who do not necessarily have financial backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Strong accounting and financial analytic skills, with acute attention to detail.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work with continuously growing needs and evolving priorities.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


  • Life and disability insurance and 20% benefit allowance
  • 403(b) retirement plan participation available
  • Unlimited personal leave policy
  • Flexible work schedule

Application Process:

With the subject line of “Director of Finance” submit via email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Deadline for submissions: July 5, 2018. We are strongly committed to the promotion of race, gender, ability, and class equity throughout the organization. All inquiries will be handled with confidentiality. Teachers Development Group is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Job Type: Full-time


  • nonprofit finance: 2 years


  • Master's


  • CPA