Job: Director of Finance – Community Cycling Center (FILLED)

Job Title

Director of Finance

Company / Organization

Community Cycling Center

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Director of Finance who shares our vision, embraces our mission and has the skills to work effectively with our Board and staff and provide excellent financial management, to strengthen and grow the organization in the coming years.

This is a part-time position but also one of only four Director-level employees. We are seeking a highly qualified candidate who can spread their hours over at least four days per week and who will split their time between our office and our full-service bicycle shop, in order to get to know our full team and our full operation.

This position requires a hands-on approach to getting things done and collaborating effectively with managers throughout the organization, together with the ability to work well independently.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Financial Management (60%)

Manage comprehensive organization budget and budgeting process, consisting of multiple departments & types of revenue, unrestricted and restricted funds, inventory, cash flow management, and the full range of general ledger accounts using GAAP accounting standards.
Track expenses by category and track restricted expenditures against restricted funding sources; assist with program-specific financial information for grant applications and reports.
Ensure timely and accurate recording of all transactions, maintenance of the general ledger, monthly account reconciliations and month end close.
Prepare timely monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual financial reports to the Executive Director, department heads and Board of Directors.
Manage payroll.
Manage our lease (and possible office relocation.)
Supervise part-time bookkeeper.
Continually improve financial systems.
Follow “financial policies and procedures” manual and update it as systems change/improve.
Coordinate all audit/review activities and interface with outside accounting/auditing firms to facilitate year end close and preparation of financial statements.

Risk Management (20%)

Formulate and administer internal control policies and procedures to ensure protection of agency assets and minimize risk.
Ensure the organization maintains adequate and cost-effective insurance, such as property and casualty, general liability, “umbrella,” and directors and officers.
Manage all fiduciary and fiscal responsibilities related to insurance and personnel.

Organizational Leadership, Development, & Training (20%)

Coordinate & support the Finance Committee of the board; lead projects as requested.
Work closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and several department heads, with varying levels of financial management experience; provide training and support as team members learn about financial management.
Meet bi-weekly with other staff-level Directors to discuss a wide range of organizational issues.
Manage the organization’s technology/hardware including phones, internet service, computer hardware and software.

Qualifications & Characteristics


A deep appreciation for the mission and values of the Community Cycling Center, as well as a thorough understanding of the unique and complex community development and social justice issues facing Portland residents.
At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience.
Demonstrated excellence with financial management in the nonprofit sector or in retail environments (for-profit or social venture enterprise).
Experience with full cycle accounting through month end close, financial statements, audit, budget, payroll and benefits administration, and inventory.
A history of continual process improvement.
Excellent people skills, including experience collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team.
The ability to communicate effectively in both words and numbers, and to provide financial information in a concise and easily understandable manner.
Ability to multi-task while also being willing to “roll up the sleeves” and get tasks done.
Strong references.
Excellent skills using Microsoft Excel and accounting software, preferably QuickBooks
A demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Demonstrated experience and competence with financial management in both the nonprofit sector and retail environments (for-profit or social venture enterprise)
Experience with inventory management, purchasing, and point of sale systems (preferably Lightspeed)
Fluency in English and one (or more) additional language(s) spoken commonly in Portland, e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Somali, Russian.
Lived experience as a member of a marginalized community and/or with mixed income housing, title 1 schools, immigration, and/or communities of color.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Director of Finance Application” as the subject line to

This announcement was originally posted on May 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning May 29th.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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