Director of Finance & Accounting

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Chicago, IL  [Hybrid]

Job ID:127950

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Job Description

Lasalle Network has partnered with a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and girls. As they continue to grow and expand their reach, we are seeking an experienced Director of Finance & Accounting to lead the establishment and development of their finance department. 

This role is full time/direct hire, will be in the office on the Chicago Loop three days a week and is budgeted up to a base of $115,0000. 

As the Director of Finance & Accounting, you will be a key member of our leadership team, responsible for building and managing the finance and accounting functions from the ground up. You will play a crucial role in shaping the financial strategy, ensuring compliance and driving financial sustainability in support of our mission.

Director of Finance & Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Department Establishment: Create and develop the finance and accounting department, including designing processes, selecting systems, and hiring and training a team
  • Financial Strategy: Develop and execute financial strategies that align with the nonprofit's mission and objectives, including budgeting, forecasting and financial planning
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and present accurate financial reports to the board, executive team, and external stakeholders, maintaining transparency and accountability
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, nonprofit accounting standards and grant requirements
  • Grants Management: Oversee grant financial management, tracking and reporting, ensuring funds are allocated appropriately and effectively
  • Audit and Tax: Manage annual audits, 990 filings and other financial compliance matters
  • Cash Flow Management: Monitor cash flow, investments and liquidity to support the organization's financial health and sustainability
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial risks and develop appropriate risk management strategies
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing finance and accounting team, providing mentorship and guidance to team members
  • Strategic Partnerships: Collaborate with other departments to integrate financial planning and analysis into decision-making processes

Director of Finance & Accounting Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field. CPA or CMA preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in nonprofit finance and accounting, with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles, compliance and reporting
  • Experience with financial software and systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute effectively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Commitment to the nonprofit sector and our clients mission

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on the nonprofit's financial foundation
  • Join a passionate and collaborative team dedicated to a meaningful cause
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements

If you are a dedicated financial leader with a vision for building and leading a finance department in a nonprofit setting, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Finance & Accounting role! 

Thank you,

Arden Dyer 
Senior Project Manager 
LaSalle Network 


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.