Director of Finance & Administration- Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

The mission of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Originally founded as The Girls Club of Chattanooga, Girls Inc. has educated and empowered girls since 1961. Through in-school, after school and full day camps, our organization annually serves a diverse group of more than 700 girls, ages 6 to 18. Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is an affiliate of Girls Inc., which serves more than 144,000 girls annually through a network of 83 affiliates across the US and Canada.

Summary of Leadership

Through visionary leadership, the Director of Finance & Administration is responsible for managing the financial and administrative health of the organization. The Director of Finance & Administration oversees support staff, financial and human resources functions, as well as general operational functions like IT and operating systems.

Serving as a senior member of the management team and a strategic partner to the CEO, the Director of Finance & Administration plays an integral role in the leadership and success of the organization, staff, committees and board of directors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial – Oversight and management of all financial needs of the organization, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and in accordance with GAAP.

• Oversees all financial functions including payroll, general ledger entry, purchase orders, petty cash, accounts receivable and payables.

• In conjunction with the Sr. Director of Program Operations, the DFA manages operational expenses within budget and ensures that Girls Inc. has adequate operating funds at all times.

• Develops annual budgets, monthly financials, cash flow and forecasting reports for the board, finance committee and senior team.

• Provides documentation for and coordinates the annual, independent financial audit.

• Develops and updates financial and investment policies and procedures and monitors performance.

• Submits required local, state, and federal reports and licensing, including the IRS Form 990, Form 5500 for the annual 403(b) report.

• Prepares financial portion of grant and funding applications and reports.

• Engages the expertise of the Finance Committee to advance the mission.

Human Resources – Oversight and management of all human resource functions, ensuring that Girls Inc. has the staff capacity in place to fulfill its mission and goals.

• Assists CEO and board in maintaining a culture of transparency, accountability, trust and teamwork; fosters high performance to achieve extraordinary results while staying grounded in the mission.

• Complies with federal, state, and local legal employment requirements by studying existing and new legislation; obtains qualified opinions from board members; enforces adherence to requirements; advises management on needed actions.

• Manages all hiring and onboarding functions to include job postings, interviews, drug screens, fingerprinting, background checks and compensation.

• Identifies premier benefit options for employees, including retirement, health, dental, vision, and additional supplemental insurances; informs and enrolls employees, manages benefit records and accounts.

• Supports senior staff in performance related activities, including performance coaching and the performance management process, including goal setting, performance reviews, performance improvement plans, etc.

• Develops and updates employee handbook policies and procedures.

• Engages the expertise of the board to advance the mission.

Administrative – Management and effectiveness of assets, internal operations, risk management and systems compliance.

• Manages vendor relationships to ensure safety, insurance and most competitive service costs.

• Oversees all general maintenance needs, occupancy contracts, and accounts; manages expenses within budget.

• Facilitates all technology needs, including phone systems, email accounts, hardware and software needs.

• Oversees all insurance policies and risk management, as well as worker’s compensation functions.

• Works with the program director to oversee the transportation needs and ensure the safe transportation of girls and staff.

• Provides leadership to support staff and direct reports.

• Attends staff, board and committee meetings as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Works with a sense of urgency to achieve organizational goals and to overcome obstacles, challenges and constraints that arise in fulfilling those goals.

• Open to new ideas and ways of working to improve outcomes; maintains a positive, “can do” attitude in the face of challenges.

• Advocates and networks confidently on behalf of the organization in the community.

• Energetic and passionate about the mission, the organization and the community.

• Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; experience in QuickBooks is preferred.

• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all board, staff and management.


• Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent

• CPA preferred


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested parties are asked to please email a resume and cover letter to For additional questions or information, call the office at 423-624-4757.