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  • Director of Finance

    Posted: 01/18/2023

    Due to an upcoming retirement, Connections Area Agency on Aging has an opportunity for a fiscal leader and member of our management team to be our next Director of Finance. Must have proven success in fiscal field and work well within a team. Experience with federal grants and state appropriations is a plus.

    Agency offers competitive salary; excellent benefits, and IPERS.

    POSITION TITLE: Director of Finance

    FLSA Status: Exempt,FT

    POSITION SUMMARY: Forecast and Assess the Financial needs of the Organization and Direct Funds Appropriately.

    The following responsibilities are representative of recurring tasks. These are not to be construed as exclusive or inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. These responsibilities must be performed satisfactorily with or without accommodation.


    · Supervise Fiscal Department

    · Develop and Monitor Annual Budget

    · Plan Monthly Budget Meetings with Internal Staff

    · Assist the Auditors in the Annual Audit

    · Track and Monitor Cash Flow

    · Supervise and Assist in Month-end Closings

    · Prepare Monthly Financial Statements for the Board of Directors and Internal Management Staff

    · Prepare Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Reports as required by the State of Iowa and various grant agencies

    · Provide Feedback to Management regarding Fiscal Trends; Analysis of potential Fiscal issues; Analysis of Agency Capacity

    · Assist in daily activities of the department as needed

    · Other tasks as needed by management


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Admin or Finance, CPA preferred

    Experience: 5+ years of Related Experience, Audit or Fiscal Forecasting Experience,

    and Adherence to the Standard Principles of Accounting

    Management Experience: 3+ years

    Accounting Software Experience: Abila MIP, a plus

    Mandatory Requirements: Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and be able to travel in and outside of service area. Must successfully pass a Criminal and Dependent Adult Abuse background checks before hire.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • Exceptional Customer Service
    • Commitment to Connection’s Mission, Values, and Culture
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Strong Business Acumen
    • Able to Work in a Professional Manner
    • Ability to operate a PC, laptop, and other office equipment
    • Ability to learn Computer Software and Applications
    • Ability to Manage Projects with Attention to Detail and Deadlines
    • Accurate Data Entry
    • Able to Work Independently and in a Team Environment
    • Perform other Duties as deemed necessary for the success of the agency
    • Good Attendance and Reliability for Completion of Assigned Tasks
    • Maintain Client and Agency Confidentiality
    • Able to react to Change Productively and Handle other Essential Tasks as Assigned


    The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.

    The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

    Employee must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

    Vision abilities required to perform this job include close vision.

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is an EEOE.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: Commensurate with experience


    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement plan
    • Vision insurance


    Physical setting:

    • Office



    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday


    COVID-19 considerations:

    Currently, our offices are not open to the public.

    Ability to commute/relocate:


    • Council Bluffs, IA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



    • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)



    • CPA (Preferred)


    To apply submit your resume and cover letter to Kelly Butts-Elston at kbutts@connectionsaaa.org 

    Position Type: Full-time


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