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Finance Manager

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

The Finance Manager supervises and performs day-to-day accounting duties, including: payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing and invoicing, and accounting that requires knowledge of specialized rules and regulations; assists in preparing and monitoring organization budgets; provides accounting expertise to departmental management in order to help the department achieve fiscal goals; supervises the day-to-day fiscal operations and assists the Finance Director with long-range fiscal planning and policy-making; performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution, or CPA, or equivalent combination of education and experience in finance.  At least two years supervisory and management experience.


• Supervises/assesses professional, paraprofessional, and clerical accounting staff on day-to-day operations; performs day-to-day accounting operations; identifies training needs of subordinate staff and colleagues and provides or arranges for training; evaluates performance; provides technical guidance on difficult accounting problems.
• Assists the Finance Director with preparing technical fiscal reports, departmental budgets, staff reports for the Board of Directors, time studies, and audits; assists with cost accounting and cash management; assists with analyzing revenue sources to maximize revenue recovery; analyzes departmental fiscal operations, identifies opportunities for increased fiscal effectiveness and efficiency, and assists with developing and implementing solutions.
• Assists in contract negotiations by providing executive staff with detailed fiscal analysis of potential negotiating positions and recommending strategies; occasionally represents the department directly in negotiations with external agencies and organizations; assists as departmental fiscal liaison with state and federal agencies, elected officials, and others, providing information, advocating the department’s position, and explaining accounting methods.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Supervises the day-to-day fiscal staff: Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable/Financial Assistant's.

General Expectations:
• Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations. 
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Plan, assign, coordinate, organize and prioritize work.
• Models direct, positive, honest, and respectful behavior in every aspect of work with children, families, staff and community members.
• Energetically engages people, issues and work.
• Applies the highest ethical standards to themselves and others on a daily basis.
• Supports other in their efforts to be productive and effective and succeed in work and life.
• Actively participates in teambuilding, which includes sharing ideas and mutual support of team members. 
• Consistently uses interpersonal skills that are appropriate for individual styles, personalities, cultures, the nature of the work, and the environment in which the work is being done.
• Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.

How to Apply:

Email resume and letter of interest to

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Date Added: September 12, 2017

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