VP, Finance Job Opportunity

Review of applications will begin Monday, September 26, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 

For consideration please send resume and cover letter to: e-mail 

Vice President, Finance

Job Summary:

The Vice President, Finance will have the strategic vision and technical abilities to help the Chamber successfully manage its assets, growth and success. This position will be responsible for overall policy and management of all finance and accounting functions for the organization. The VP, Finance will be responsible for high quality, timely financial reporting, risk management practices, staff management, and systems that ensure the organization adequately meets its regulatory and fiduciary obligations. 

*Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
*Essential Functions to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation

Finance and Accounting:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Chamber mission in all work performed.
  • Evaluates and maintains financial information systems of the Chamber.
  • Maintains proper internal financial controls.
  • Prepares annual Chamber budget and related cash flow forecasts.
  • Reviews proposed operating and capital budgets with Finance Committee and Board of Directors annually.
  • Prepares monthly statements of financial position and performance for presentation to Finance Committee and Board of Directors. 
  • Monitors compliance with adopted annual budget.
  • Provides timely and accurate analyses of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board, and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Monitors and discusses variances from budgets with department managers.
  • Engages the Finance Committee in development of short, medium, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Reviews and evaluates an overall fund development sustainability plan with senior management team, Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Develops and recommends strategies and procedures for improved financial and operational effectiveness and efficiency in the Chamber work plan and programs.
  • Represents the Chamber to financial partners, including financial institutions, Board members, Chamber investors, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Coordinates and facilitates annual audit engagement and preparation of tax returns for Chamber and related entities with independent auditors.
  • Reconciles bank accounts, approves invoices for payment and manages cash flow.
  • Manages banking relationships, including bank accounts, investments, loans and lines of credit.
  • Oversees adherence with Board approved investment and asset management policies. Serves as an advisor on any contracts into which the Chamber may enter.
  • Functions as Controller for Chamber affiliate entities including Grow Quad Cities Fund – Iowa, Grow Quad Cities Fund – Illinois, Quad Cities First and Quad Cities Foreign Trade Zone.
  • Functions as the staff support to the Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation, providing accounting and administrative services.
  • Remains up to date on nonprofit audit practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by CEO and COO.

Human Resources, Facilities, Administration and IT:

  • Oversees internal operations staff to ensure proper maintenance of accounting systems and functions, human resource functions and related administrative support.
  • Works with Director, Human Resources to develop and maintain HR policies which reflect best practices in personnel management.
  • Understands the Chamber human resource information systems and processes semi-monthly payroll.
  • Oversees the Chamber 401k plan and other employee benefit plans such as health, dental, vision, group life insurance, etc.
  • Manages facilities operations and real estate transactions, including lease negotiations, tenant relations, general maintenance and security requirements.
  • Responsible for risk management and maintaining adequate property and liability coverage, including directors and officers liability coverage.
  • Manages outsourcing relationships and effective implementation of technology and telecommunications systems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of a BS in accounting; a CPA and/or MBA a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience as a controller, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $5 million.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.

Supervisory Relationships:

The Vice President, Finance reports directly to the CEO and manages the Accounting & Finance staff as well as the Director, Human Resources.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and membership database software.
  • Command of social and digital strategies, with savvy technology skills.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment.

Travel: minimal

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: Regular early mornings & after-hours. The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.

Note:  This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

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