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 Job title:

 Director of Finance

 Annual Salary Starting:

 $90,000/yr + Healthcare Benefits



Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) social benefit organization, providing fiscal sponsorship to over 100 social justice programs and projects in Baltimore, seeks a Finance Director to lead Fusion’s financial team.  This is a unique opportunity to serve and support an active and progressive hub of solution-focused social justice projects who create meaningful change in their communities.

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance provides leadership and direction to the organization regarding all financial matters of Fusion Partnerships, Inc and its affiliated fiscally sponsored Partners. This role ensures Fusion Partnerships’ business, financial and grant practices are consistent and in compliance with industry, legal, and ethical standards. The Finance Director  oversees the effective management of Fusion Partnerships’ accounting and financial reporting functions. The Finance Director  supports the delivery of technical assistance to Fusion Partners. The Finance Director works in partnership with the Leadership team while managing three  finance staff members. He or she must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in a deadline-oriented environment. The Finance Director  is a full-time, exempt position. 

Position Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee financial systems, strategies and activities as well as banking relationships.
  • Continuously review and maintain excellent financial controls, policies, and procedures. Ensure efficient functioning and documentation for all financial systems/processes including receipts, disbursements, billing, bookkeeping, budgeting, and accounting. 
  • Supervise and oversee the accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable team members, ensuring accurate and timely financial information. Review and evaluate reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for accuracy and completeness.
  • Act as the custodian of all funds. Ensure proper cash controls are implemented to mitigate risk.
  • Review, analyze and track organizational business models and prepare regular predictive financial analyses to provide insights into the organization’s operations and business plans.  

Planning and Strategic Engagements:

  • Develop a deep understanding of Fusion Partnerships’ business processes, organization, programs, and initiatives to provide strategic financial consulting, modeling and financial analysis to the leadership team and Board. 
  • Lead organizational budgeting, cash flow and forecasting efforts. Work with staff and Board to develop and implement Fusion core budgets, and work with staff and Partners to develop and implement Partner and Project budgets.
  • Develop financial plans and forecasts for the organization as well as affiliated partners.
  • Monitor, interpret, and present financial results of operations and Partners/Projects each month. Serve as financial liaison/staff to the Board.
  • Represent organization to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • In coordination with the Partner Engagement Team, strengthen Partners in financial planning and analysis aspects of organization management. Support the development  and implementation of finance training for Fusion Partners in partnership with the finance and PEC Teams.  Assist Partner Engagement Coordinators in one-on-one Finance training with Fusion Partner project leaders.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Administration and Management:

  • Oversee payroll processing and manage the annual benefits renewal process. 
  • Support Partner Engagement Team and Partners by analysing complex financial and compliance requirements for contracts and grant agreements, etc.. Set standard approaches for budget and budget notes preparation and review.
  • Ensure that the internal system is created to monitor grant compliance.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Team prepare systems to review and consistently monitor and report financial information for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continuously seek to streamline our operational processes to enhance accounting as well as financial planning and analysis functions. Lead financial system transition from QuickBooks to FinancialEdge.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, public accounting experience, MBA and 
  • or CPA certification are preferred.
  • Minimum 8+years of broad nonprofit finance experience, including experience in gathering and evaluating complex financial information, managing staff as well as multiple funding sources, and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. A detailed understanding of nonprofit finance and cost accounting functions is critical. 
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to collaborate with the leadership team on financial analysis and expense control. Capable of enforcing accountability, and ability to develop and empower leaders from the bottom up and lead from the top down.
  • Strong analytical, communication and people management skills. Ours is a collaborative environment, so understanding cooperative decision making is important.
  • Experience with financial system transitions and automatization is preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated with attention to detail and a strong commitment to follow through. 
  • A commitment to social justice is important. 

Salary & Benefits:


  • Annual salary starting $90,000
  • Employer contribution to individual health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave
 ***This position will work in the office and from home.

To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or the Idealist Job listing.

We believe that marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do, including people of color, disabled people, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Fusion Partnerships is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

Details at a Glance:

Salary: At least $90,000

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance costs covered by employer.

Location: Temporarily Remote, Work must be performed in or near Baltimore, MD

Associated Location:  Baltimore, MD, USA