Accounting Director


The Accounting Director is to support the Food Bank’s mission and vision through leadership and management of government grant preparation and submission, financial reporting, internal controls and accounting functions (general ledger).  This position also plays a key leadership role in the annual budgeting process under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

  • Maintain effective internal controls to assure compliance with GAAP Non-profit Accounting and non-profit state and federal tax laws
  • Maintain effective internal controls for SEFA reporting and compliance
  • Coordinate grant budgets, budget amendments, budget change forms and related documents
  • Manage Financial records, prepare financial reports and ensure compliance with financial regulations
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports reflecting expenditures and reimbursement
  • Ensure compliance with grant/contract-specific guidelines including submission of financial reports and completion of documents as required by specific grant
  • Serve as primary fiscal contact for grant sub-recipients and funders
  • Ensure a robust system of internal controls surrounding all accounting functions, including those outside the accounting department
  • Financial management and reporting including appropriate consolidations for multiple departments, programs and resource centers.
  • Coordinate preparation of schedules and completion of the audit, the annual 990, and the annual Network Activity Report (NAR)
  • Ensure response to external and internal inquiries, work with constituents to develop and customize reporting
  • Coordinate the annual insurance renewal process, including ensuring the preparation of necessary schedules, the payment of premiums, managing claims and requests for certificates of insurance
  • Monitor investment accounts and prepare monthly activity reporting
  • Lead monthly budget-vs-actual reporting and variance analysis working with department managers on corrective action plans as needed
  • Design and implement the annual budget process and develop the annual budget through collaboration with the CFO, Senior Leadership Team and all responsible department managers
  • Determine and implement workflow necessary to meet deadlines
  • Perform ad hoc requests and other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • College degree in relevant field and equivalent work experience, CPA a plus
  • Five years in a non-profit Controller role or similar experience
  • Experience with GAAP non-profit Accounting, non-profit state and federal tax laws
  • Financial Process improvement and system implementation experience a plus
Skills and Abilities
  • Background working with governmental agencies and other nonprofits
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, dynamic, and creative professional with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must possess unquestioned integrity, exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills, strategic thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and professional skills, builds trust-based relationships
  • Exceptional collaboration skills. Ability to work with staff at all organizational levels and serve as a thought partner to CFO and Senior Leaders.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Business Solutions, NAV or other ERP system
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Jet Reports experience a plus

This position works in an office environment and requires sitting at a computer for prolonged periods.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.

Please send resumes/cover letters to:
East Texas Food Bank
c/o Human Resources
3201 Robertson Road
Tyler, TX 75701
No phone calls please