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Finance Director


This position requires a dedicated individual with a bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, or nonprofit management; or 5+ years of comparable nonprofit accounting experience. This is a full-time position accountable for the financial and personnel records for the organization at the LARA site as well as its off-site locations. Responsibilities include all financial activities, reporting on revenue, training accounting staff, budgeting, risk management, implementing policies, and improving financial processes.


  • Monitors all program finances in compliance of state, federal, and board policies
  • Drafts and maintains budget with Executive Director (ED) for the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) grant
  • Manages Lafayette Educational Opportunities (LEO) 501c3 accounting records
  • Produces all financial reports for LEO board, LSC, DWD, and other grant providers
  • Reconciles accounts for checks and balances with Accounting Clerk
  • Collaborates with Marketing Development Director with fundraising responsibilities
  • Coordinates with external firms for audit and tax functions
  • Oversees donation procedures
  • Defines company policies and implements training
  • Manages hiring procedures and assists with job description creation
  • Maintains and negotiates contracts with vendors
  • Approves supply requests, accounts payable vouchers, and payroll
  • Assists in forming grant proposals
  • Attends quarterly check-in with ED and LSC business office


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, non-profit management, or similar field; or 5+ years in nonprofit accounting required.
  • QuickBooks or similar accounting software experience required.
  • Knowledge and expertise working with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with State Board of Accounts financing preferred.

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