Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, SMOC, a non-profit 501c3 Community Action Agency is seeking a Fiscal Director, with energy and vision to lead our financial systems and processes. We are a strong agency that serves southwest Minnesota’s individuals, families, and communities. Community Action changes lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. This is not simply a job. We are extending an invitation to help make a difference in the communities that we live and serve. If you are looking for purpose, we have purpose.

We strive to build a culture that develops employees professionally and personally. Employees enjoy a familial atmosphere and a supportive management team that appreciates the value that each team member contributes to the agency. Our philosophy is to promote teamwork, collaboration, and communication.

The Fiscal Director will be responsible for general ledger accounting, accounts payable and receivable, grants and contract accounting, and all agency budgeting and financial reporting. The Fiscal Director will manage activities and financial processes and procedures related to grants to ensure continued compliance with all rules and regulations.

The successful Fiscal Director will be financially savvy, with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investments in people and systems; will have sound analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Decision-making and problem-solving skills are critical, and this role will act as a close partner to our Executive Director. The Fiscal Director is also responsible for the supervision and mentoring of direct reports to accomplish individual, team, and department goals.

The Fiscal Director position is a regular full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director. Position is based in Worthington, MN.


v  Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university, foreign educational achievements will be considered, and experience with a multiple-fund accounting system is desired. CPA desirable but not required.

v  Knowledge of current accounting standards for GASB and GAAP.

v  Knowledge of various financial software/accounting systems.

v  Willing to engage in professional development efforts as available for the position in order so that the organization stays in compliance with Uniform Guidelines, OMB and other financial reporting requirements.

v  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.

v  Prior management experience preferred.


v  Relationship-building talents.

v  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Skilled at building consensus and achieving buy-in.

v  Organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize multiple projects and initiatives.

v  Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and stress while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.

v  Willing to learn about Community Action as a concept, and support the C.A. ethics, ideals and maintain professional relationships within the network.

v  Proven results-oriented work style.

v  Professional presence in appearance, actions, and personal demeanor.

v  High level of integrity.

v  Positive and approachable.

v  Effective conflict management skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

v  Oversee and direct treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, long range forecasting, and insurance activities for the organization.

v  Provide interpretation of, and apply corporate financial policies, governmental legislation, accounting theory, and financial regulations so that all pertinent financial matters are effectively communicated in a timely manner.

v  Appraise the organization's financial position and issue periodic reports on organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.

v  Analyze financial information to determine present and future financial performance.

v  Collaborate with the Executive Director to identify trends and recommend improvements.

v  Direct preparation of reports, and analyses in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial plans, governmental requirements, statistical reports, cash flow, and business forecasts.

v  Conduct studies to analyze complex financial actions and prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action in order to keep financial information relevant and current.

v  Assist Program Directors in preparing budgets based on goals, current revenue, expenses and past performance.

v  Coordinate with all levels of management to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, acquisition activity, new program planning, government requirements, and operating forecasts.

v  Maintain procedures and computer application systems necessary for proper recordkeeping and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.

v  Analyze financial impact of programmatic or organization-wide modifications (or plans) by collaborating with internal directors.

v  Prepare reports which summarize and forecast organization business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

v  Direct determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets.

v  Arrange and prepare information for annual agency-wide audit.

v  Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies and governing board.

v  Establish relations with banks and other financial institutions.

v  Ensure organization adherence to Uniform Guidance, and laws, guidelines and regulations pertaining to fiscal policies and procedures.

v  Build relationships with our SMOC partners by visiting different locations.


Involvement with Board of Directors

v  Chair SMOC Governing Board Finance Committee meetings.

v  Attend monthly Board meeting to communicate the financial health of the agency and also clerk meetings, preparing minutes.

v  Provide informed financial responses to board questions or concerns, as applicable.

Staff Supervision and Development

v  Manage and lead our accounting team, developing processes for greater efficiency. Translate the goals of SMOC into clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations within the team. Provide regular performance feedback in order to promote growth and professional development. Provide leadership, direction, and mentoring. Help staff understand how their individual activities contribute to the total SMOC purpose.

v  Provide appropriate staff development and training opportunities.

v  Create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout day-to-day operations.

Compensation: Based upon qualifications and experience $63,790 to $70,725

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, transcripts and agency application (which can be obtained at application materials to:

SMOC Executive Director

PO Box 787

Worthington, MN  56187 

Applications will be accepted until August 5th or until position is filled.

SMOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accomodations for special needs will be furnished upon request.