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Director of Finance

It is the policy of Pathways Vermont that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or disability.  Pathways Vermont is committed to a diverse workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people including people with military experience, individuals with disabilities, and people of color.

The Company: Pathways Vermont is a dynamic nonprofit agency that ends homelessness and provides alternative mental health services.  Pathways believes housing is a basic human right and practices housing first – immediate access to housing without preconditions.  Client choice, harm reduction, non-coercion, flexibility and person-centered housing plans are core elements of our practice.  Pathways offers a great benefit package including dental and health insurance, generous paid-time-off and paid holidays.

The Role: The position of Financial Manager/Controller is a full-time responsibility reporting directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the agency’s Senior Management Team. The position will be based at Burlington, Vermont. will have overall responsibility for the financial operations of the agency.  They will be responsible for the development (in conjunction with the Senior Management Team) and implementation of Pathways Vermont’s fiscal policies and procedures.   

Service Area: Vermont

Supervisor: Executive Director

Job Responsibilities:

  • Production of timely and accurate monthly financial statements; 
  • Design of financial management system operations to assure optimal internal oversight, including budgeting; 
  • Timely and complete filing of all regulatory reports to federal and state government entities. 
  • Manage cash flow, utilizing all resources to maximize income and minimize debt obligation; 
  • Manage investment portfolio according to agency policy; 
  • Train agency office staff regarding general accounting system organization and design; 
  • Supervise and provide back up to Business Office employees; 
  • Monitor financial reports and determine ways to reduce costs
  • Keep up to date on the financial market and state budgets to understand how to maximize profits and find new expansion opportunities;
  • Maintain effective relationship with external financial partners and stakeholders as well as internal program leadership, the Director of Development and the Executive Director; 
  • Liaison to funders, endure that funder reporting requirements are met, ensure compliance with funder requirements, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Uniform Guidance, and annual IRS Form 990 filing;
  • Prepare and present financial reports at quarterly Board of Director meetings;  
  • Prepare financial documents such as business reports, financial forecasts and statements;
  • Understand the financials of the company in order to meet legal requirements and keep the financial state in good standing; 
  • All other duties as directed. 


  • The successful candidate will possess broad managerial skills and the ability to integrate the oversight of financial operations with the primary mission of the agency.         
  • An MBA or MS degree and/or CPA accreditation; 
  • Ten or more years of experience with increasing responsibility in a variety of financial operations roles including director or executive level. At Least five years of financial management experience in a non-profit setting (mental health services setting preferred but not required);  
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communications skills; 
  • The ability to be detail oriented while fully cognizant of the impact on the agency as a whole; 
  • Must have proven leadership ability as a senior decision-making team member, leader, program innovator and manager. Experience managing staff of various levels with a philosophy that encourages and promotes professional competence and teamwork among staff members and between departments. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Almost constant operation of a computer and other office machinery.
  • Regular, repetitive movement of hands and fingers including substantial movements of wrists, hands and fingers for typing and/or writing, grasping paperwork, using technology equipment and other tasks. 
  • Frequent talking and participation in exchanging ideas through spoken word as well as ability to hear and receive detailed information through oral communication.
  • Mostly sedentary work in a seated position.
  • Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching, reaching with hands and arms and light lifting.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
  • Frequent utilization of close visual acuity and reading from a computer screen, must be able to read information captured in type and free hand form.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Long Term Disability/Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (accrual of 210 hours per year to start)
  • All-Staff days off 
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Longevity Recognition Rewards


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]