Director, Finance and Administration

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Camp Fire National Headquarters is seeking an experienced accountant to overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department, payroll, and provide support to councils.

 Manages all accounting functions including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, annual audit, and budget which include: 

  • Prepare monthly general ledger journal entries.
  • Reconcile all cash accounts on a monthly basis. Reconcile all other balance sheet accounts on a periodic basis. Maintain the chart of accounts. Review month-end reports to ensure amounts are posted to the correct accounts from sub-ledgers.
  • Oversee the work of the Accounting Specialist.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements. Prepare monthly expense statements for directors and managers. Maintain sales tax exemptions.
  • Review employee timesheets, update employee demographic data, and transmit and receive completed payroll.
  • Lead Human Resource function including onboarding and termination of employees. Assist in finding and providing training opportunities for all National office staff to further their knowledge to enhance performance.
  • Coordinate and prepare the organization’s annual budget.
  • Prepare annual audit and IRS schedules. Plan and coordinate the organization’s yearly audit with external auditors. Coordinate the preparation of the IRS Form 990 with external accountants. 
  • Keep up-to-date on accounting standards and new regulations. Monitor and maintain appropriate internal controls. Maintain and prepare accounting policies and procedures.
  • Analyze financial health of councils through annual ratio analysis.
  • Negotiate and resolve issues of council obligations to national headquarters and payments:
    • Audit the Camp Fire financial reports submitted by councils to the national headquarters to assure that councils are consistently and equitably assessed.
    • Collect past due payments of financial obligations.
    • Negotiate settlements of and payment plans for past due balances.
  • Determine and establish allowance for doubtful collection of council assessments in support of national headquarters’ financial reporting.
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership ability including managing staff and making timely decision
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on details and quality enhancement

o   Analyze quarterly the integrity of accounts receivable from councils.

o   Identify fees and assessments that are not likely to be collected.

o   Establish an allowance for doubtful receivables.

o   Forecast timing of cash receipts, and makes a judgment call relative to short-term versus long-term potential for collections by council.

Candidate should possess the following competencies:

Required Education: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Location: Kansas City, MO
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