Finance Director

Headquarters: 32 Laight Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Status: Full-time

About the National Center for Learning Disabilities
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life.

About the Position
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is looking for a Finance Director.  The Finance Director is responsible for managing all financial matters of NCLD and its programs. The Finance Director will report to and work closely with the Chief Administration Officer.  In addition, she/he will partner with NCLD leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The Finance Director will oversee all compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants. She/he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

Essential Functions:


Manage organization’s budget process.

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management.
  • Oversee finance strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
  • Create financial reports and participate in quarterly finance meetings with leadership.

Planning, Policy and Investor Relations

  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development.
  • Engage the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Remain up-to-date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal laws regarding nonprofit operations.

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee semi-monthly payroll process to ensure accurate and timely payroll, and ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local wage and hour laws.
  • Oversee the Finance Team to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; manage NCLD’s finance staff.
  • Create financial policies and ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, corporations and NCLD’s Board of Directors.
  • Manage NCLD’s audit process and proper filing of tax returns, including interfacing with the auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and preparing the financial statements and all required schedules.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Work closely with NCLD’s Development Team to prepare financial portions of grant applications.
  • Oversee the compliance-related functions for NCLD’s retirement plan, including overseeing the filing of the 5500.

The Finance Director will be a leader with at least 5 -7 years of broad finance experience, with at least 3 years of experience in a non-profit organization ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas delivered nationally.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; a CPA and/or MBA preferred but not required.
  • At least 5 – 7 years of broad finance experience with 3 years of experience in Finance in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of government grant reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of up-to-date applicable federal, state and local wage and hour laws.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and delegate tasks in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Excellent Excel skills.

How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject “Job Application: First Name Last Name, Finance Director”

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

For additional information on the organization, please visit their website at

For additional information on learning and attention issues, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, executive functioning issues, nonverbal learning disabilities, processing issues and more, please visit


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