Assistant Director-Finance

Position Overview
The Assistant Director – Finance is accountable for creating accurate and timely financial records
for the organization and optimizing the organization’s financial position in order to help advance
the Organizational Mission.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Records, monitor and reconcile bank accounts, as well as process monthly and annual closings;
recommend resolution for report discrepancies and problems
• Optimizes the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies
to enhance cash position
• Monitors Cash and transfers from cash institutions to ensure proper payments and cash
• Advises organizational leaders of current budgetary information and work with managers to
create a fiscal strategy that aligns with the goals of the organization and practices appropriate
within the industry
• Establishes, monitor and enforce best practices pertaining to the Finance Policy for the
• Manages all AP Functions and journal entries to evaluate process is accurate and timely manner
and in accordance with departmental procedures (Evaluate efficiency semi-annually)
• Troubleshoots for and communicate with team members, management, donors, vendors and external
constituents in a timely, courteous and professional manner regarding financial inquiries
• Coordinates and prepare pertinent information for external accounting firm and auditors
• Works with the Finance Department in the development and maintenance of Finance-related
policies and procedures, facts and forms, and Finance Policy updates
• Participates in development of department goals and objectives and communicate job-specific
activities to better coordinate department activities
• Manages the entering and tracking of Project UNIFY grant budget
• Review all financial entries for end of month closing and end of year closing
• Provides support on other projects and personnel as needed and assigned

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field
• Five+ years’ related experience, with at least three+ years’ direct accounts
receivable/payable experience
• Excellent computer skills; must be proficient in MS word, Excel, and Power Point software
• Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex
accounting issues
• Ability to learn relational databases and manage records housed within those databases
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; must have good command of English
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Able to work collectively with the Special Olympics Illinois team

Work Schedule
● Based out of Headquarters Office in Normal, IL
● Reports to Senior Director – Finance
● Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as position demands
● 1-2 event attendance is required annually
● Position is security-sensitive and requires the signature of a Confidential Information and
Nondisclosure Agreement
● Independent in-state travel occasionally required, including some overnight and weekend travel
as an essential function of position
● Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in setup and breakdown at
events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles
● Light work required, which involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent
lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds; requires a good deal of walking, standing,
and/or sitting with some pushing and
pulling of arm or leg controls; includes sedentary work
● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles
● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required

● Commensurate with qualifications and experience
● Excellent medical, dental, vision, and disability benefits; 401(k) retirement plan with matching organizational contributions.

To Apply
● To apply for this position, please send a copy of your resume, reference list, along with a cover letter to Nathan Rudge at