Finance Manager

Website Neighborhood Partnerships

About Neighborhood Partnerships
Neighborhood Partnerships’ mission is to create a better Oregon in which everyone has access to opportunity, stability, and what we need to thrive. For us, this begins with financial well-being and a stable, affordable place to call home.

In addition to housing justice advocacy, Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) manages the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative. With an IDA, Oregonians with low incomes have their savings for an education, home, small business, or other investment matched by state funds. NP serves as funder and coordinates the IDA-related work of twelve non-profit direct and network providers, with IDAs reaching communities statewide through upwards of 70 local organizations.

We dedicate time and resources at every level of the organization to address disparities based on identity and to apply an equity lens to all decisions, programs, and policies.

About This Position
Neighborhood Partnerships manages $23-$34 million of Oregon IDA Initiative assets and has an operating budget of $2 million and growing. The Finance Manager position is responsible for management of NP’s finances and financial management systems.  They demonstrate integrity, commitment to dismantling racist systems, and mature judgement, as well as strong administrative, leadership, communication and writing skills. A key role of this position is monitoring and maintaining compliance and managing risk.  They must have a strong belief in NP’s vision, mission and equity work and will support the long-term strategies of NP. In support of NP’s strategic intentions and the dynamic staff who carry out the work, this position must embody curiosity, vulnerability, and openness. A deep comfort with shared leadership is also required.

Position Responsibilities & Essential Job Functions
Finance (75%)
Financial Management:

  • Manage accounting system, including general ledger and journal in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and applicable governmental accounting requirements.
  • Oversight and performance of monthly close process, reconciliation of Balance Sheets accounts, and review of bank and investment accounts ensuring proper month close.
  • Prepare monthly financials for program and government reporting including supporting notes to the financial statements. Research and analysis of variances actuals from budget and providing written explanations supporting variances.
  • Oversee budget development for organization budget, grant applications and support grant tracking and reporting. Develop financial forecasting and multi-year budgeting tools.
  • Lead annual audit and filing of organization’s Form 990 process including interfacing with external partners and Board Finance Committee.
  • Provide confidential, strategic input and data analysis to the NP Leadership related to collective bargaining and administration of labor contract, including costing bargaining proposals and evaluating fiscal impacts of potential changes to terms and conditions of employment.


  • Oversight and monitoring of third-party payroll processing including coordination from in-house to a third party.

Compliance & Oversight:

  • Update, maintain and ensure compliance with NP’s Financial Policies and industry best practices to ensure effective internal controls, segregation of responsibilities and risk management.
  • Ensure maintenance of financial soundness of 501(c)(3) status, to promote compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Perform fiduciary agent duties, along with the Executive Director, for the NP retirement plan including all required reporting and ERISA compliance.
  • Lead financial institution relationships and accounts management for organizational resources, lines of credit, cash flow planning and management, & oversight of investments.

Supervision & Support (15%)

  • This position supervises two positions including the Operations and Finance Specialist and IDA Fiscal Manager.
  • Provide support and oversight for IDA Fiscal Manager’s effective management of IDA Initiative investments with the guidelines provided by the board-approved investment policy.
  • Support IDA Tax Credit marketing and oversee records and reporting compliance.
    Staff NP Board Finance Committee and present budget and financials to NP Board.

Organizational Responsibilities (10%)

  • Equity work: Support ongoing anti-racist work to integrate equity perspectives and structures into all aspects of organizational operations, planning, and work. Contribute to development and hold yourself and others accountable to annual NP equity goals and the organizational Agreements of NP.
  • Participate in shared support roles for staff meetings, staff retreats, community building and supporting practices, biannual two-day RE: Conference, and other organizational projects. Occasionally assist with hiring and onboarding of new NP employees; help advance the mission of the organization where appropriate.

Core Competencies

  • 5 + years nonprofit accounting and funding experience
  • Demonstrated progressive roles in supervisory and management experience of finance-accounting department
  • QuickBooks experience required- proficiency in monthly close processes through financial reporting.
  • High level of accuracy, critical thinking and refined organizational skills to make sound decisions independently
  • Sense of humor and the ability to work joyfully in a changing environment
  • Resourceful, flexible, with the ability to adapt to change and anticipate challenges and act on opportunities
  • Skills to navigate complex programs, manage competing priorities, support accountability and see projects to successful completion
  • Practiced capability to handle confidential information with the utmost attention to detail, privacy and security
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including SharePoint, with Intermediate to Advance skill level Excel
  • Good written and verbal communication

Desired Competencies

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field; CPA certification a plus
  • Experience with State contracting

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