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Finance Director

United Way for Greater Austin
Austin, TX 78702
United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX)

Finance Director

Finance and Planning

Regular, Full-time, Exempt



Who we are:

United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) brings people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community. As an investor in impact, we believe the key to transformative change is in working together. The how of our work is in our name: We bring the community together in a united way to serve as a convener of and backbone for powerful collaborations that create pathways out of poverty. Together, we can create a thriving community for all.

Who we want:

The Finance Director is a strong leader with an adaptive management style who is passionate about UWATXs business, accounting, and planning processes being aligned with our core values and strategic goals. You will be responsible for all accounting operations of UWATX including but not limited to, the production of financial management reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of UWATXs reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. As the Finance Director, you will oversee core accounting activities to ensure accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing and payroll tax compliance.

Who you are:

  • Mission focused and results driven. Youre committed to building philanthropy and breaking down barriers to economic prosperity in our community. Youre focused on driving your team toward a common goal and dont shy away from challenges as you work toward positive results.

  • A strong critical thinker. You thrive on solving complex accounting problems you understand and analyze the root causes quickly, assess internal and external conditions that affect your priorities, and can act on the big picture by developing creative solutions for moving forward.

  • Detail oriented and organized. Youre committed to ensuring organization and consistency in all activities related to the UWATXs accounting practices. You coordinate and execute all tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • A brilliant manager. You know it takes a thriving, multidisciplinary team to achieve community change and youll advocate for, leverage and develop talent to maximize impact.

  • An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate complex accounting information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences.

  • Technologically Savvy. Youre proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office, accounting software, and other tools. 

What youll bring:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited college or university required.

  • 3 - 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting required.

  • At least 3 years experience in a management position required.

  • CPA certification preferred.

  • Experience with non-profit accounting preferred.

  • Strong analytical skills. strategic thinker, creative and innovative problem-solver.  

  • Superior customer service and organizational skills. 

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.

  • Excellent electronic spreadsheet and word processing skills in a Windows/Microsoft environment.

  • Must be able to accomplish accurate, detailed tasks in short time frames with minimal supervision.

  • An ability to work and meet deadlines in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment.

  • Valid drivers license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation.

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. UWATX is an at-will employer.


This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.


  • Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Government

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