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Director of Finance, Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

Washington, DC
Director of Finance
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Washington, D.C.

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, a non-profit, outpatient mental health center specializing in grief and trauma, is currently seeking an experienced director to join our senior leadership team as Director of Finance.
Primary Function:
Responsible for the financial management of the organization including medical insurance billing. Oversees finance and billing department, risk mitigation and compliance, and as a member of the senior team, provides leadership and financial strategy to the organization.

Financial Oversight and Reporting
  • Maintains accounting department in accordance with established internal controls, policies and procedures and GAAP
  • Supervises Senior Accountant and Billing Coordinator
  • Leads the preparation and implementation of organization’s annual operating budget
  • Develops and manages accounting policies and procedures
  • Monitors spending in accordance with budget, working closely with department and program directors of burn rate, spending patters, etc.
  • Tracks agency expenditures and receipts
  • Manages cost accounting and allocations for multiple programs and funders
  • Prepares cash flow projections and recommendations
  • Manages payroll service to assure accuracy/ reliability of payroll and related tax obligations and reporting such as quarterly Tax Form 941
  • Manages preparation of all DC and federal agency returns as required
  • Develops, prepares, and delivers all financial and managerial reports including monthly actual to budget, detail and analysis, board, funder, proposal and payables reports
  • Prepares for and manages the annual audit and federal grant audits when required (A-133)
  • Works closely with front desk administrative staff as well as other Department and Program Directors and managers
Financial Grants Management
  • Works with department and program heads to prepare and implement all budgets for grants and funding proposals
  • Tracks financial reporting requirements for funders and ensures accurate financial reporting and funder compliance
  • Submits monthly and quarterly financial grant reports, back up materials, invoices, etc.
Medical Billing
  • Utilizes and leads work with EMR/ billing software to track and provide useful reports, increase/grow collections, and assist in configuring billing software for maximized utilization
  • Oversees client and insurance billing, maximizing revenue and minimizing claim denials, and improving processes for collections and statements
  • Oversees and maintains contracts and compliance with insurance companies and provider credentialing, negotiates fee for service contracts, manages CAQH and other payer credentialing requirements 
Agency Leadership
  • Provides leadership to the organization as an active member of the senior management team
  • Engages in the development and implementation of the Center’s strategic plan
  • Engages in learning and growth activities to improve job and department performance
  • Understands/develops and/or implements policies pertaining to Department functions and effective, ethical financial management
  • Represents Department before Board of Directors
  • Attends Finance Committee and Board meetings and provides status reports
  • Advises Leadership Team and Board on financial issues and ways to maximize financial position
  • Provides oversight for organizational risk management/ liability reduction (liability insurance, etc.) 
Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Minimum 10 years non-profit finance experience in the areas of budgeting, managerial financial reporting, and grant reporting and administration required
  • Ability to manage extreme amounts of detail while being strategic required
  • Experience supervising staff required
  • Proficiency with accounting software and spreadsheets required
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred
  • Experience with insurance and fee for service billing preferred
  • Experience on a leadership team preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate the Wendt Center values;
    • We believe that healing from life’s worst moments is possible;
    • We express kindness to all; caring and compassion are at the heart of all we do;
    • We practice collaboration and teamwork, recognizing that none of us can do it alone;
    • We strive to be lifelong learners, and actively seek opportunities to expand our personal and professional knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and uphold the Center’s philosophy and mission
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience; benefits include paid holiday, vacation and sick time, flexible schedule, 403b, health insurance contribution, life insurance and parking.
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