Director of Finance

Samaritas  |  

Grand Rapids/Detroit, MI

The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing the finance department of Samaritas and contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial operations. 
  • Coordinate, analyze, and report financial performance to Management (financial performance, projections, and other special projects as required).
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Manage treasury functions, including investments, cash flow, and forecasts. 
  • Maintain account software, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and other related systems.
  • Coordinate with other Central Support Service Departments, including participating on various committees and work groups.
  • Ensure proper monthly and annual close of financial records, including oversight of financial statements and account reconciliations.
  • Manage the organization’s general insurance claims and coordinate with the insurance company and attorneys.
  • Monitor compliance with GAAP, OMB, ERISA, and other regulators.
  • Establish and monitor internal controls across the organization.
  • Liaison for the Samaritas Foundation Board and other Samaritas board and committees as needed.
  • Travel to various locations within Michigan to assist Samaritas employees, provide training, and attend various meetings.
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction.
  • Assist the CFO with financial reporting as required at Board meetings and with various other projects.
  • Lead, motivate, mentor, and hold staff accountable. Provide guidance and training to staff to ensure that they understand goals, staffing plans, and job responsibilities.


Qualifications + Requirements

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, required
  • MBA or equivalent, preferred



  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Not-for-Profit experience, required


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP, Not-for-Profit rules, and regulations including OMB Uniform Grant Guidance compliance
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management 
  • Outstanding knowledge of electronic spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of foster care reimbursement, skilled nursing reimbursement and government contracts, preferred. 


Samaritas has retained, recruiting partner, Palladian West to perform the search and manage the interview process. If this sounds like an excellent fit for you, please send your resume to Corey Turner at

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