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Director, Finance

Peer Health Exchange

The Details

Start Date: Summer 2024

Salary Range: Approx. High $90,000 to Low $100,000

Location: Remote / Virtual / Work From Home**

** Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the following states within 30 days: California, Illinois, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Georgia

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The Opportunity

About the role

As the Director, Finance you will create and maintain the appropriate infrastructure for efficient processes and for ensuring effective practices in finance and accounting.  You will report directly to the VP, Finance & Administration.


Here’s what you will do as part of our team


Financial Management

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day accounting and financial activities, including accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.

  • Supervise and manage the annual budgeting process, prepare both the initial and revised budgets, and monitor progress towards meeting budget goals through preparing actuals-to-budget report monthly.

  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data and ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws

  • Lead and coordinate the annual audit process with external auditors

  • Provide support to the VP, Finance & Administration in creating financial ad hoc reports to provide visibility about the financial health of the organization

Data Analysis, Systems Management & Staff Trainings

  • Oversee the research, selection and integration of accounting, budgeting and other systems with new platforms

  • Conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of financial data, prepare and present financial reports and budgets, including monthly financial statements and annual financial reports

  • Create and implement effective and relevant staff trainings in conjunction with other departments

Leadership and Management

  • Manage and mentor direct reports to a sustained high level of performance through coaching, mentorship, to ensure that they have the necessary tools and resources to perform their duties effectively

  • Create and implement effective and relevant staff onboarding and training in conjunction with other departments

  • Exemplify to PHE’s core values and advance PHE’s vision for health equity in all aspects of our work, internally and externally

  • Manage and train the Staff Accountant and Financial Analyst

The Skills You'll Need

If you meet most but not all of these qualifications, please still apply. We recognize that excellent candidates might not always check every box. We are looking for alignment on values and experiences, not perfection.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s mission to build healthier communities with young people; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health Equity, Commitment, Communication, Agency

  • Centers youth inclusion, community partnership, and equity work visibly, broadly, in action in part through deep listening and hearing with a lens of inclusion.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 7 years of relevant accounting and finance experience

  • Strong understanding of accounting for non-profit organizations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Strong knowledge of Excel

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • 3 years of managerial experience

  • Demonstrated experience with final responsibility for the quality and content of financial data, reporting and/or audit coordination

  • Action-oriented and a demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments/Teams

  • Ability to manage and mentor a team of financial professionals effectively

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a group with of individuals with divergent goals and purpose

The People

About the Finance & Administration team

The small but mighty Finance, Technology and Operations team, also known as FTO Team is in charge of three main functions: 1) finance and accounting (from budgeting and ensuring financial sustainability to processing accounts payable); 2) internal technology (monitoring systems and deploying hardware); 3) operations (supporting and managing our nationwide offices).

The Organization

Founded in 2003, Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that aims to build healthier communities with young people. In schools and online, PHE creates education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions. Near-peer Health Facilitator Fellows implement PHE’s health curriculum to 12,000 high school students in under resourced communities across the country. PHE’s online platform,  selfsea.org , reaches over 200,000 young people 13-18 with support, resources, and stories. Selfsea was designed together with young people as a safe digital place where they can see themselves reflected within a supportive and inclusive community that prioritizes their identity and experiences about mental health, sexual health, and beyond. Our mission is critical, our team is diverse, and our work is vibrant. Check us out on TikTok (@peerhealthexchange)!


Learn more about our digital work in this article co-authored by PHE Staff and young people “Youths Know What They Need to Support Their Mental Health”!

The Next Steps

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role!


At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!


Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

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