Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site


This position contributes to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s overall mission by leading financial, operational, and human resource management systems. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with solid financial management skills, knowledge of nonprofit and fund accounting, experience in operations and a working knowledge of human resource practice.  S/he will play a critical role in collaborating with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making. In addition, s/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and a keen interest in the Presidential Site’s mission.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) reports to the President & CEO and also interacts with the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee on fiscal and investment matters.


The DFO has primary responsibility for all financial functions, policies and procedures. The DFO also oversees human resource functions through a PEO, procurement, and facilities.

Financial Management

  • Ensure all financial policies, procedures and documentation requirements are adequate to protect the organization.
  • Manage the annual budget development process, monitor expenditures and variances, and update income and expense projections.
  • Develop and manage general ledger and fund accounting systems and procedures.
  • Perform all balance sheet reconciliations (bank accounts, investments, prepaids, deposits, accruals, depreciation, etc.) and prepare month-end close.
  • Manage restricted grant budgets, including periodic updates on budget variance.
  • Prepare monthly and ad hoc financial reports for the President & CEO and the Board of Directors.
  • Chart cash flow and ensure cash flow needs and adherence to finance policies.
  • Manage annual audit and tax return process; serve as the primary liaison with audit firm.
  • Negotiate, prepare, and monitor all vendor and consultant contracts.
  • Manage grant and donor receivables and coordinate tracking with Advancement team.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee.

Human Resources & Operations

  • Oversee human resources (HR) functions through a PEO,
  • Oversee payroll and benefits administration and compliance with state and federal registration and reporting obligations, including state charity registrations.
  • Maintain updated personnel, operations, and performance management policies and procedures and ensure compliance.
  • Work with President & CEO on facilities management.
  • Oversee management and maintenance of all office systems
  • Supervision of administrative staff and administrative volunteers as appropriate.


  • At least 5 years of professional experience, and/or a minimum of 3+ years of nonprofit financial and operations management experience.
  • Accounting degree or financial management credentials required.
  • Able to set priorities and multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the Presidential Site’s mission.
  • Ability to thrive as part of a team with diverse experience, expertise, skills and objectives.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by e-mail to and Please put “DFO Search” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. Only applicants being considered will be contacted. The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment.


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The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closed from December 31, 2023-January 22, 2024 for annual deep cleaning.


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