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Director of Finance

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

About The Greater Manchester Chamber

Incorporated in 1911, the Greater Manchester Chamber (GMC) is the largest chamber of commerce in northern New England and largest business organization in the greater Manchester region. GMC is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)6, member-driven business organization. Our services and initiatives are primarily funded by the membership through annual dues and program revenue. All of our work ties back to focusing on our vision and mission as follows:

Mission - Be the voice of business, shaping economic success to enhance the quality of life in Greater Manchester.

Vision - Greater Manchester is a vibrant and prosperous destination for business and people. As of February 2022, the Greater Manchester Chamber had approximately 800 diverse and active members that employ thousands of individuals across the region. The GMC’s programming is rich and varied – from small, professional development gatherings, state of the state and state of the city events with the governor and mayor, and the annual Citizen of the Year event, there are events and activities that align with the wide range of members. Additionally, GMC also runs the annual Leadership Greater Manchester program, the Manchester Young Professionals and has a separate 501(c)3 foundation. Operating in recently renovated space in the heart of downtown Manchester, GMC is run by an experienced and engaged staff and overseen by an active board of directors that is representative of the business community. Its history, breadth of services and influence make GMC is a highly respected and community-engaged organization. 

 

About Greater Manchester

As the economic hub of New Hampshire, the Greater Manchester region is home to more than 270,000 people and includes Manchester and the surrounding communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, and Merrimack. Greater Manchester has a sound, a flavor, and a rhythm that makes it a dynamic, exciting place to be. It’s a big city with a small-town vibe, and that’s what really sets it apart. The region features all the amenities and attractions here of a big city with the everyday networking of a small town. From foodies, to artists, to history buffs, to outdoor adventurers, the city and surrounding towns have something unique here for residents and visitors. Manchester is the largest city in Northern New England. Located on the Merrimack River, the city is 50 miles from Boston, 40 miles from the seacoast, features a rich a major airport, a minor league baseball stadium, a large performing arts venue and much more. While its roots trace back to the early 1700s when the first group of Scot-Irish settlers arrived, the early history is dominated by the presence of growth of the Amoskeag Mill companies in the early 1800s. By the 1850s, workers from countries including Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada settled in the city to primarily work in the mills. At its peak, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company has 30 buildings and employed 17,000 people, becoming the largest cotton textile plan in the world. While the manufacturing of textiles primarily ceased in the 1930s, these mill building have been renovated and are inhabited by hundreds of businesses, thousands of residents, and colleges and restaurants. They are the connection between the past and future and their prominence dominates the cityscape from the Merrimack River and highway that bifurcates the city. Today’s Greater Manchester region is diverse – with more than 50 languages spoken – and is well-positioned for additional growth as more individuals continue to be attracted to the region for its resources, culture and location.


The Greater Manchester Chamber (GMC) is excited to announce a new role within their team: Director of Finance!

This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity at one of the leading non-profit and business advocacy organizations in the state of New Hampshire. As part of the GMC team, you will be driving the Chamber’s mission to shape economic success and the quality of life in Greater Manchester. The Director of Finance is a key full-time position within the innovative and driven GMC organization.

We offer a creative, innovative and rewarding environment that provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with the key business and community leaders of New Hampshire. The Chamber offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), strong benefit package including paid vacation and personal time, health and dental plan, and 401k.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements: Five+ years of finance/full charge accounting experience and demonstrated success, Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, and proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office applications.

Skills Required:  Experience in financial accounting and management, preferably the non-profit sector, and ability to manage multiple deadlines.  Proven understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and ability to reconcile, analyze and understand financial transactions. Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member. Excellent people skills to include interpersonal skills, oral and written communication with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary and dynamic environment. Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways to create efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.  High adaptability, detail orientation and excellent organizational skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Execute full charge accounting functions including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, managing the General Ledger and reconciliation process
  • Process bi-weekly employee payroll with third-party payroll provider and review all related payroll tax filings
  • Conduct all banking activities, including bank deposits, as required
  • Drive the preparation and maintenance of the annual budget, operational and cash flow projections
  • Finalize and close books on a monthly basis including the preparation of journal entries
  • Prepare comprehensive and accurate monthly financial reports to include internal/external reporting requirements and maintain financial reporting systems
  • Perform budget vs. actual variance analysis on monthly P&L
  • Present monthly financial report to Finance Committee
  • Reconcile all bank accounts monthly and manage fixed assets and depreciation
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and monitor internal controls and procedures for effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by enforcing adherence, filing financial reports, and advising CEO on needed actions
  • Collect, interpret and report financial data to provide status of financial condition to the CEO and Board of Directors
  • Prepare for annual audit by coordinating schedules and reviewing accounts for accuracy and work in partnership with audit firm to complete the audit process
  • Inform CEO of needed financial policy changes, financial status updates, and budget deviations
  • Other fiscal related matters and special projects as required
How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to careers@manchester-chamber.org

No phone calls please.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: May 4, 2022

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