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Community Systems, Inc.

Director of Finance and Administration

  • Location

    Torrington, CT
  • Posted On

    November 19, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Nonprofit Administration
  • Experience Level

    5-10 Years
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary


Job Description

Community Systems, Inc.  Connecticut

Open position: Director of Finance and Administration

Job Summary

The role of the Director of Finance and Administration will include supporting the CSI mission…”Helping persons with disabilities to find happiness in their own homes, in their personal relationships and as contributing members of their community” by performing the essential functions, duties and responsibilities listed below.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

1.       Maintaining all computer based accounting and other financial records including general ledger and any supporting journals, working under the direction of the Executive Director, corporate officers and the external auditor.

2.       Maintaining and reconciling the checking accounts, including the principal operating accounts, payroll accounts, and investment accounts.  Overseeing the maintenance reconciling and auditing of house checking accounts.

3.       In the absence of a Director of Human Resources, or in concert with such person, maintaining personnel records, including time/attendance, leave records, benefit records and other records, as pertaining to personnel.  Be knowledgeable of employee benefit plans.  Be responsible directly, or through designee for explaining benefits to new staff, answering questions from staff, and, as necessary, intervening with vendors on behalf of staff if difficulty obtaining benefits arises.

4.       Supervising the issuing of all agency checks, payroll, accounts payable, and other checks; obtaining signatures and following corporate procedures.

5.       Reviewing, reconciling and issuing internal financial statements monthly.

6.       Preparing financial documents for the Board of Directors package, to include budget variances and analysis.

7.       Exercising full office management responsibility, upon being designated for this task.  Office management includes supervision of full- and part-time clerical or bookkeeping assistants and temporary employees; liaison with the auditor and insurance vendors; maintenance of supplies; machine operation and maintenance; and telephone equipment and maintenance.

8.       Supervise and evaluate support staff in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other office/business office functions within the agency.

9.       Preparing Federal, state and other administrative / financial documentation that may be required by funding sources.

10.    Upon request of the Executive Director, assisting in representing CSI before the community, funding sources, and other constituencies.

11.    In carrying out the duties and responsibilities described above, acting as liaison to:

–        the external accounting / auditing firms

–        corporate officers and members of the Board of Directors, employee benefit brokers and benefit providers

–        equipment vendors relative to equipment leases, lease purchase agreements, or service contracts

–        the vendors, relative to account status, charge accounts, payment schedules, etc.

–        banks, relative to accounts and lines of credit, and their status.

12.  Serving as coordinator of information technology, to propose upgrading of hardware and software.

13.  Problem solving with the Executive Director and corporate officers whenever necessary to safeguard the financial health of the organization.

14.  Preparing / assisting in preparation of the annual budget document with the support of corporate officers.

Preparing supporting documentation where needed.  Negotiating the budget with government counterparts when needed.

15.  Oversight of maintenance with respect to repairs, capital improvements and development of all CSI properties.

16.  Performing other duties as may from time to time be assigned.


The Director of Finance and Administration’s work environment is primarily in an office.  He/She may be required, and/or have the opportunity to work from his/her home, or other designated off-site location.  He/She will be required to travel for business purposes to include, but not be limited to, Board of Directors’ meetings and training conferences.

Required Trainings

The Director of Finance and Administration will maintain all state/CSI mandated trainings as per CSI policy.

Job Qualifications

The Director of Finance and Administration shall have a B.S. / B.A. in Accounting, Finance, Business or other related field, plus at least 3 years’ experience in accounting / fiscal analysis.  Other appropriate related combinations of education and experience may substitute.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The ability to physically assist people out of a structure in the event of an emergency
-Communicate effectively using English both verbally and in writing
-Sufficient dexterity to operate standard business equipment
-Vision for everyday reading
-Ability to walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs
-Kneel so as to perform CPR
-Stand/sit for extended periods of time

Compensation: Salary is $90,000. CSI offers a generous benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, vacation, wellness and loyalty incentives, and more.

Learn more about CSI at

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a letter of intent and resume to Cathryn Denault at  An online application is available here.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.