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Director of Finance - Revised 

Category Accounting/Finance  


The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and monitor a national certification system, and to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained board certification. The organizational mission is to advance counseling as the premier certification body of the profession with a vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling. NBCC and Affiliates is comprised of three organizational affiliates: the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and the NBCC Foundation (NBCC-F).

NBCC and Affiliates has operations and partnerships in 40 countries providing certification, training programs and public mental health services through institutes and residencies. Over 66,000 Board Certified Counselors serve the public and advance mental health efforts across the globe. With a portfolio of nine credentials related to professional counseling, mental health, addictions, human services and career development, NBCC and Affiliates seeks to expand the professional capacity of counselors and human service professionals. NBCC is focused specifically on credentialing, certification and quality assurance, while CCE focuses on providing education and training opportunities and leveraging credentials to best serve communities. Additionally, CCE provides organizational management services for associations, boards and other management clients. The NBCC Foundation engages in capacity building, seeking to expand access to mental health services in underserved and never-served communities and increase the accessibility of high quality professional development resources for counselors.


The Financial Services and Accounting Department performs essential functions around budgeting, forecasting and monitoring daily financial operations. As a core operational department, this department manages, monitors and evaluates daily financial activities of the company including payroll, accounts receivable/payable, invoicing and other financial transactions. Within this department, bookkeeping and data entry is managed for all of the affiliates and reports for the Boards of Directors and Trustees are developed by the Director and the Financial Services Team. This department prepares reports for the leadership team on company's financial health, direction and strategic fiscal planning. The Financial Services team works to create and monitor the organization's budget and provides guidance and support to division and department heads as they monitor and manage division and department operational budgets. The department articulates and facilitates processes for reviewing and approving/disapproving spending requests. In short the Director of this department and his or her team serves as the administrative authority on all financial matters and must strive to remain up-to-date on contemporary trends and professional education in financial operations.

The Director of the Financial Services and Accounting Department provides leadership for and evaluation of all employees within this department. The department staff currently includes a payroll specialist, financial analyst, grants financial analyst, director of accounting, two accounts payable clerks, two accounting clerks, an accounting database specialist and a cash receipts analyst. The Director of Financial Services and Accounting is responsible designing and managing the processes and operational tasks of the department and will serve as the financial authority for the Affiliate group.

Position Requirements


The Director of Financial Services and Accounting will oversee all operations of the Financial Services and Accounting Department and supervise and evaluate all personnel. The Director will supervise, manage and evaluate managers, accountants, accounting technicians, payroll specialists, financial analysts and support personnel within the department. The Director is directly responsible for providing accurate, transparent financial information to the CEO, COO and Board of Directors for NBCC. The following responsibilities and duties are a summary of the essential roles and functions of the position. Other duties may be performed as needed or requested to achieve department, division and/or organizational goals.

  • Lead and present monthly and quarterly financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting activities for all affiliates
  • Design and implement annual budget and quarterly forecast process
  • Provide status of financial condition of Divisions and Departments by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data
  • Plans and directs the installation, maintenance, and use of a variety of accounting systems and databases, specifies needs and works with systems analysts and programmers to implement ideas
  • Develops, facilitates and revises policies, standard operating procedures and processes related to financial operations
  • Oversees and directs financial services staff engaged in the monitoring of general ledgers, revenues, and appropriations; accounts payable, payroll activities and reports.
  • Provides support and direction to supervisors engaged in the monitoring of general ledgers, revenues and departmental and division budgets.
  • Reviews proposed contracts to ensure financial soundness of the proposed relationship and that appropriate financial controls are included in contractual obligations.
  • Remains apprised of current federal and state grants procedures and their impact on the organization’s financial status and requirements.
  • Gathers information for use in the annual audit report; works closely with auditors to provide them any needed financial data needed.
  • Oversees the preparation of the 990s for the affiliates and management clients.
  • Authors, compiles, reviews, and edits significant official and compliance reports for the affiliates and management clients as appropriate.
  • Ensures adequate internal controls are embedded and functioning in organizational processes.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in accounting and/or financial degree or degree in a related area from a four-year college or university required; master’s degree in business, financial-related field preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in managing an accounting function.
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant preferred.
  • Or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including clear feedback, team building, collaboration, and intra-organizational cooperation.
  • Leadership skills for the management of financial and accounting operations
  • Demonstrated professional and cultural aptitude with an ability to work with diverse individuals, groups and organizations;
  • Commitment to self-development through continuous learning, position related training and professional development;
  • Demonstrate mastery with use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Business acumen regarding contracts, client relationships, and customer service preferred.

The application process for this position may include a criminal background check and/or credit check.

NBCC and Affiliates is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Director of Finance - Revised  
Close Date 3/19/2019  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ACC-19-00002  
Open Date 1/16/2019  
Location National Board for Certified Counselors  
About the Organization
EOE Statement NBCC and Affiliates is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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