Director of Finance

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About the job

JUST is a nonprofit financial platform working to create generational wealth by investing in Black and Brown female entrepreneurs in Texas through capital, peer coaching, and community. Our higher purpose is to help people live with less stress and more joy.

 

Launched in January 2016, JUST developed an innovation on the Nobel Peace Prize-winning approach to microcredit through a female leadership program. We are a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that makes business loans across the state of Texas based on trust, not a credit score.

 

We are a tech-enabled nonprofit headquartered in Austin with operations in Dallas, Houston, and El Paso and we have plans to expand across Texas. We are motivated to prove the potential of underestimated communities to be their own change agents when given access to the right resources.

 

JUST has made over 12,000 loans totaling more than $24M in Central Texas to a range of businesses from house cleaning to nail artists to flea market vendors. We are on track to reach 2,500 clients by the end of 2024 across the state of Texas.

 

We believe in and make decisions around the JUST Core Values:

 

  • Empathy: People First – We begin and end with curiosity.
  • Action: A bias toward action – We test, not to be right, but to learn.
  • Community: Juntos salimos Adelante – We focus on solutions, remain open, and act with consistency.
  • Trust: Believe in potential – We believe trust is earned and a two-way street.
  • Perseverance: Keep going – We believe change happens over time.

 

 

Learn more: www.hellojust.com

 

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

In preparation for significant growth ahead, we are now ready to add a finance leader to our team to help us elevate our internal capabilities, increase data-driven decision-making, and plan for the best way to capitalize our organization. This position will lead the finance and accounting function for our team, report directly to the CEO, and will initially have one direct report, our full-time Accountant.

 

We have historically worked with a virtual CFO service provider and while that continues to be a valuable relationship, we are looking forward to having an internal team member who has a passion for our mission and will be able to work creatively and collaboratively with our team to solve challenges and identify opportunities that will enhance our operations as we grow. We are a financial institution ourselves and therefore we wish to build an impressive finance function that is capable of raising various forms of capital. The person in this position will play an essential role in helping us serve many more Black and Brown female entrepreneurs by optimizing our financial capabilities.

 

This position presents an incredible opportunity for a finance professional who wishes to apply their skills toward making a significant impact and changing lives for the better. Additionally, this role is an excellent career-building opportunity for someone who is ready to grow as a leader and who would like to join a small organization as we build the foundation for growth, scale, and community transformation.

 

 

 

Compensation & Benefits

 

  • Base salary commensurate with nonprofit organizations of similar size
  • Eligible for discretionary bonus based on individual and organizational performance
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Hybrid/remote work with a flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

 

 

Work Environment

 

  • Highly collaborative, entrepreneurial work environment with distributed workforce
  • Headquarters in Austin, TX
  • This position can be based in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio or Houston
  • Hybrid/remote work includes occasional team meetings at our headquarters in Austin, Dallas, or Houston
  • Full-time, 40 hours/week with a flexible schedule

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Own and manage the finance and accounting function for JUST, including financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, day-to-day accounting, compliance and audits.
  • Participate in strategy and provide insights and recommendations on how we capitalize our organization for future growth.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and management of finance and accounting team members.
  • Increase our ability to make data-driven decisions by ensuring budgets and reports are designed to capture what is most valuable to the team; assist with extracting insights and translating the data into practical business application.
  • Proactively and continuously seek out areas to improve processes and gain efficiencies, especially with technology.
  • Participate as a member of our leadership team, active contributor to the growth and success of our whole organization, and brand ambassador of JUST’s values and mission both internally and externally.

 

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Bachelors in Accounting; a Masters degree is a plus
  • CPA is a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting and finance, including experience managing others
  • Experience leading external audits
  • Experience managing all aspects of an accrual-based accounting team
  • Experience with direct responsibility for all aspects of creating and presenting financial statements
  • Experience with direct responsibility for budget development and forecasting
  • Experience evaluating long-term capital needs for large projects
  • Experience renegotiating bank debt is a plus
  • Experience with government contracts and/or nonprofit accounting is a plus
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus
  • Experience building or managing tech for accounting, such as experience transitioning from Quickbooks to a more complex accounting platform is a plus

 

 

 

Skills & Character Traits

 

  • A personal connection to the communities we serve and a strong desire to help Black and Brown female entrepreneurs build wealth
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; a self-motivated, creative problem solver who enjoys building an organization
  • Servant leader; someone who leads by helping others perform at their highest potential
  • Tech savvy; comfortable with figuring out, using, and optimizing technology

 

 

We value diversity and commit to making hiring decisions based on the skills and traits needed to be successful in this role. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome your application! All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

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