88 Vilcom Center Drive, Suite L110
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Position Description
Finance Director
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God's people and resources to help families in need build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities.

Reporting to and under the direct supervision of the Executive Director (ED), the Finance Director (FD) serves as the Chief Financial Officer and is a member of Habitat's management team. The FD will be a goal-driven, highly results-oriented accounting professional who plans, manages, and implements the affiliate's financial management function.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Hours are flexible, averaging 32 hours per week.

While the FD will be substantially focused (estimated 75%, but will be adjusted as needed) on the day-to-day operations of accounting (A/P, A/R, payroll, budget development, cash flow analysis and forecasting, and financial statements), the FD is also responsible for other key business operations, including homeowner mortgage loan processing, banking, purchasing, insurance, and ensuring organizational compliance with federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations. The FD manages 1-2 Operations staff members, manages various outsourced contractual services, and works closely with other members of management to achieve organizational financial goals. This will include close coordination with all departments. Together with the management team members and the Finance Committee, the FD is responsible for developing and implementing the annual budget, which supports the goals and objectives of the organization's strategic plan.

The FD is responsible for all financial accounting activities and will assume responsibility for routine transaction processing and consolidation of accounting information from the various units of the organization prior to month-end closing. The ideal candidate will be adept in automated systems and will have the capability to function in multiple roles at the senior accounting analyst level or senior financial management level, depending upon the need. The FD applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, prepare a variety of specialized financial reports/statements, perform complex financial analysis, and prepare management recommendations to increase efficiency and capacity-building for all operations.

Specific Responsibilities

Accounting Management and Oversight

  • Supervise and review the work of staff performing data entry which affects the organization (including A/P data entry, the proper completion of check requests, homeowner mortgage loan processing, the integration of data from the ReStore, and donation receipts from the eTapestry application).
  • Supervise and review the work of staff regarding mortgage program, including mortgage pricing, loan originations, and closing process.
  • Complete or manage the completion of monthly bank account reconciliations.
  • Complete or manage the completion of monthly accounting system reconciliations with mortgage, escrow, and donor ledger systems.
  • Manage semi-monthly check run.
  • Generate monthly construction reports.
  • Prepare monthly, semi-annual, and annual project/departmental and operational financial statements by researching, compiling, and analyzing financial data.
  • Prepare financial statements for grant applications, semi-annual and annual funding reports, applications, and various other ad hoc reports as required.
  • Develop, update, and document financial policies and procedures and internal controls in compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Reconcile monthly and annual interrelated accounting/operational results and prepare schedules for annual audit; serve as key liaison with external auditors.
  • Serve as liaison to the Finance Committee and as a management member of the Foreclosure Committee.
  • Perform other special projects as assigned, such as preparing expense projections, audit schedules and reviews, revenue analysis, return on investment analysis, and other reports as needed.

Budget Creation and Supervision

  • Establish procedures and processes to develop the annual budget and track budget-to-actual results, including monthly departmental budget results, and communicate results monthly to Board and management.
  • Include rolling two-year budget projection as part of annual budget process to track effects of ongoing revenue and expense items; communicate long-term effects of budget to Board in annual budgeting process.
  • Update and analyze 5-year cash projection on an annual basis in anticipation of the budget process. Assist Finance Committee in application of cash projection data in recommendations for long-range strategic planning.
  • Provide additional reports as requested by the Board, Finance Committee, or ED in analyzing the cash effects of various options; provide risk analysis and opportunities for risk mitigation for identified significant risks.

This description covers principal duties only and is not intended to include all the duties that may be assigned to positions within this classification.


  • Consistently passionate representation of the mission and purpose of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Motivated by achievement of goals, quick learner, self-directed, self-starter—capable of working both independently and interdependently with a team.
  • Handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Remain flexible and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Use discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Comfortable with some evening and/or weekend work hours.
  • Comfortable with some travel, mainly within our service area.


  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree (preferred) in Accounting.
  • Professional accounting certification (CPA and/or CMA) is highly preferred.
  • 5-7 years of related, directly relevant experience in financial management with supervisory experience in private business or nonprofit organizations.
  • Advanced knowledge of nonprofit accounting systems, including related financial software and other technology.
  • Advanced spreadsheet and computing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Current knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Strong ability to develop and document financial policies and procedures.
  • Effective communications skills and experience.

Application Instructions
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to The cover letter should state why the candidate is interested in the position and in working for Habitat. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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