Assistant Director of Finance & Operations

Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc. - City of Industry, CA

The AD of Finance & Operations, is responsible for monitoring the overall organizational compliance, assuring all services and functions are completed with quality and in a timely manner. Directly assists the Executive Director on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. This position also coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, a group of program departments and/or administrative units, utilizing knowledge of departmental functions and company policies, standards and practices.  The incumbent assists with the oversight of the implementation of comprehensive Head Start/Early Head Start services, including administration, operations and other areas as appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience

Education: Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field with strong background in accounting and financial management is required; Advance degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other related field or is highly or C.PA. license is highly preferred.

Experience: Minimum of at least eight (8) years of progressive more responsible management experience; must have at least 5 years of experience in non-profit or government-funded programs, Head Start preferred. Must have experience management and advance coursework in accounting policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: Knowledge of principles and practices of management of complex programs and operations. Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the principles of financial projections and accounting services. Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change. Must demonstrate knowledge of non- profit accounting principles in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.

Ability to: Develops Head Start/Early Head Start grant applications, budget development and monitoring. Participates on community advisory committees and maintain collaborative relationships with community programs providing services to low- income families to assure resources are available and accessible to Head Start/Early Head Start families. In the absence of the Executive Director. manages day to day operations in accordance with established policy and procedure. Assists with the planning and completion of the annual Community Assessment and Self-Assessment. Oversees updates to all organizational policies, procedures and forms to ensure consistency and that required documents are maintained and distributed effectively. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; works with members of the management team to plan and implement adjustments as necessary. Provides individual and group staff training as needed to ensure high- quality services are delivered to children and families in the program. Creates and maintains updated administrative policies and procedures. Prepares and submits requisitions for supplies and materials; maintain an inventory equipment forecast needs for supplies, materials, equipment, repairs and other expenditures. Prepares and maintains accurate records, including financial records, in-kind contribution, and all others as required, using accurate calculations. Works closely with members of the management team to plan, problem solve and implement continuous improvement plans as needed. Complies with LACOEpolicies and procedures, administrative regulations, State of California Health and Welfare Codes including Title 22, Head Start Performance Standards, and other applicable state and federal regulations.



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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: City of Industry, CA

Salary: 7991.26 - 9267.41

Posted On: November 6th, 2019

Agency Details


Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services is a non-profit agency that specializes in providing Early Head Start and Head Start educationto children 0-4 years of age, living within the Los Angeles county.  Our program was designed with the future of our children and families in mind.  Our mission is to empower families to become self-sufficient by providing educational opportunities, support services, and community resources.  We want to prepare all Head Start Students for a successful transition to Kindergarten through strong parental partnerships and the best employees.