Columbus or Cleveland, Ohio

Director of Finance, Philanthropy Ohio

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Position Overview

Philanthropy Ohio Job Posting

Position Title: Director, Finance

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategy

 Position summary

The Director of Finance is a member of the finance and operations team, manages the administrative, financial, and employee benefits functions and ensures the efficient execution of daily operations.

This is a full-time exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week, can be based in either our Columbus or Cleveland office and may require regional travel. Philanthropy Ohio is currently operating in a hybrid work environment that includes remote and in-office work; the hybrid work schedule is reevaluated periodically and subject to change.

This position will be full-time for Philanthropy Ohio through 2022. Beginning in 2023, the position will work three days a week for Philanthropy Ohio and be contracted out for accounting services two days per week to a foundation member or nonprofit partner.

Salary range: $58,000 – $65,000.
Philanthropy Ohio offers 15 days paid vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, and a collegial work environment.


Finance and Accounting  

  • Supports the Sr. VP Operations & Strategy with the long-term resource strategy and annual budget planning to insure sustainability of the organization
  • Directs financial systems including accounting, accounts receivables and payables, budget management, projections, internal controls, and risk management
  • Processes payroll; submits state and federal tax reports; creates W2s and 1099s for employees and vendors at the end of each fiscal year
  • Produces monthly financial reports and committee reports as required
  • Oversees the annual financial audit and 990 preparation process; maintains relationship with independent auditors
  • Under general direction from the Finance Committee and the Sr. VP of Operations & Strategy, maintains contact with outside investment managers and implements investments within Philanthropy Ohio’s investment strategy policy

Human Resources  

  • Manages employee benefits plans, including but not limited to medical, vision, dental, life, FSA and HRA, and retirement


  • Manages office facilities including leases, subleases, space planning, equipment and furnishings
  • Maintains the legal records of Philanthropy Ohio
  • Ensures all licenses and government required filings are processed on time, including reporting for the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee
  • Assists Sr. VP Operations & Strategy in developing and submitting RFPs for outsourced services; selects vendors and manages vendor relationships


  • Commitment to our core values of Community, Courage, Voice, Integrity and Equity
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required, advanced business degree a plus
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in nonprofit finance and managing employee benefits
  • High degree of confidentiality, integrity and diplomacy
  • Exceptional organizational, administrative, and communication skills to move projects successfully to completion
  • Proficient with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Slack, Salesforce, project management tools, etc.

How To Apply

Applicants must send both a cover letter and resume no later than July 29, 2022 to

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