Budget Director
Requisition Number:2022-CA/FI-001
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

As a member of the Finance Department at ABCD, the Budget Director will report to, and partner with, the Chief Financial Officer and will directly supervise the Budget team.  They will oversee accounting and analytical activities to support timely month end and year end closing, program and organizational budgeting, and forecasting. The Budget Director will maintain systems and manage the contract, grant, and fee for service billing function for the agency, in partnership with program leadership and development staff. This individual responds quickly and with sound judgment to a variety of situations in a fast-paced environment and handles sensitive information in a professional manner. They will be hands-on and contribute at all levels including fiscal controls, internal and external reporting. 

Duties include: 

  • Develop and lead annual budgeting process and monthly budget to actual updates;
  • Develop processes and oversee staff to ensure that contract and grant expenditure billings are maximized and aligned with grant outcomes and program budgets. Assure compliant collection and submission of financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
  • Stay current and ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements;
  • Assist with annual financial statement audit and filings with external audit team, and lead funder driven audits and fiscal reviews;
  • Manage, maintain and upgrade the agency financial fund accounting system and other financial applications to promote compliance and efficiencies;
  • Responsible for generating the state Uniform Financial Report (UFR), the Schedule of Federal Awards and the Schedule of Direct and Indirect Costs by Category, annually;
  • Assist program directors with budget preparation process;
  • Distribute, monthly, budget performance reports to program managers;
  • Supervise and coordinate staff and provide mentoring, coaching and written annual evaluations;
  • Assist with maintaining compliant record retention policies for agency accounting files;
  • Provide training to staff on financial processes, updates, and compliance matters;
  • Work collaboratively with, and provide assistance to, fellow team members to encourage cooperation and ensure performance goals are met;
  • Ensure high level of satisfaction, trust, and reliability for leadership, staff, and funders;
  • Perform other related duties and projects as requested.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management or related field, Master’s degree a plus and 5+ years of progressive experience in a nonprofit organization;
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles including reporting requirements and procedures related to federal/state contracts and grants, cost accounting and Uniform Guidelines;
  • Extensive knowledge of nonprofit revenue recognition, statement production and compliance;
  • Proficiency with nonprofit fund accounting systems; Financial Edge a plus;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Intermediate/Advanced Excel is a requirement);
  • Professional demeanor with demonstrated leadership skills, direct staff supervisory experience a plus;
  • Confident self-starter with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple deadlines and projects;
  • Ability to troubleshoot, design, implement, and manage systems that contribute to an efficient working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong detail oriented, organizational, planning, problem solving and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with senior leadership, staff, volunteers, and peers;
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

 Why ABCD?

  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays