Director of Shared Accounting Services

The Director of Shared Accounting Services will direct the management of accounting activities for the Revenue Assurance Services, Accounts Payable, Financial Systems, Purchasing and Treasury across all of Heartland Alliance entities. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual personal and organizational goals, within the framework outlined below. In conjunction with the CAO, this individual will be responsible for recommending, developing, and harmonizing policies and procedures agency-wide and across multiple platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals. Formulate, implement, and update departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output. Monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures
  • Ensures that the agency’s allocation policies are adhered to at all times
  • Undertaking risk management activities to protect the agency’s financial well-being and assets.
  • Ensure compliance with government grant contracts and other regulations by ensuring the accurate and timely completion of financial reports and other filings

Project Management

  • Create and establish monitoring tools that will assist management and program staff maximize opportunities for revenue recognition by reducing unallowable costs
  • Monitor, manage and improve for efficiency of Financial Systems
  • Facilitate coordination and communication between FAS and the broader user groups of Heartland Alliance
  • Working with the CFO, Executive Directors, Chief Compliance Officer and other stakeholders identify ways to obtain agency-wide savings by leveraging the agency’s purchasing power in the current market place
  • Able to make presentations to various entity boards on any of the subject matter task under the purview of his/her responsibilities.

Systems Support

  • On a monthly basis, analyzes and communicates to management (controllers) and program staff variance to contract-to-year billings, voucher exceptions that will include amounts rejected by funders and the consequential action taken or to be taken by the revenue assurance department.
  • Partners with other areas within Accounting to ensure the proper recording of business transactions

Qualifications and Essential Job Function

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information tailored to the diverse needs of top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors .
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, 3 plus years of progressive business experience is required with an emphasis on processes that relates to Accounts Payable, Revenue Assurance, Banking, and Purchasing

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to key, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization’s AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987I,A3303_837_0

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