Director of Finance

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights. We are currently seeking a Director of Finance to lead our accounting and finance functionThe ideal candidate will have a degree in accounting or finance, CPA preferable, with extensive experience in nonprofit accounting practices and demonstrated leadership abilities. 



The Director of Finance provides oversight of the organization’s long-term financial health. Responsibilities include ensuring timely financial reporting, month-end close and budget reconciliation, financial planning, preparing reports for leadership and Board of Directors, monitoring account activity, and research and analysis. The Director of Finance will lead in developing and enforcing policies and procedures consistent with standard accounting and financial reporting practices. 

Reports to:  Don Byrd, Chief Operating Officer 

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the organization’s accounting process, including month-end close, budget reconciliation, financial reporting to leadership and board, annual audit and tax filings 
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding financial issues to CEO and COO 
  • Maintain compliance with accounting standards, government regulations and tax laws 
  • Develops and adheres to accounting policies and procedures ensuring financial control and availability of financial information for review an analysis 
  • Work with department and organizational leaders to determine annual budget; track budget to actual, and provide reporting 
  • Work with audit firm to deliver annual audited financials and 990 tax return 
  • Assist with annual report 
  • Work with development team on grant and donor management, restricted and unrestricted spending accuracy 
  • Work in collaboration with Director of Human Resources on payroll and benefit payment and reporting 
  • Account reconciliation and reporting 
  • Manage banking relationships 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by COO 


Qualifications and Competencies 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required; CPA strongly preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in progressively advanced accounting roles 
  • Prior nonprofit accounting experience required 
  • Prior experience working with CRM database; prior Altru experience a big plus 
  • Proven ability to lead and direct peers and direct reports in a collegial and productive manner 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to successfully manage deadlines and competing priorities 
  • Working expertise with accounting software; technical ability to determine solutions and best practices for solution integrations.  Prior Sage Intacct and Prophix a plus 
  • Proven working experience and compliance with FASB, GAAP and other established accounting standards

Physical Requirements 

Reasonable accommodations may be made as needed. 

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time 
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing and/or moving 
  • Cognitive ability to process information, analyze and make decisions 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds 
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling 

 Employment Eligibility 

NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.  

About Us 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives.  The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website civilandhumanrights.org. 

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].