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Governor's Early Literacy Foundation

Director of Finance

Governor's Early Literacy Foundation


Job Summary

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To direct and oversee all the financial activities of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, including the preparation of current financial reports, summaries, and forecasts for future foundation growth and impact.


Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation has historically had the role of Vice President to fulfill both the COO and CFO functions and responsibilities. In 2019, the foundation experienced a steep growth trajectory and recognized the need to have these roles filled independently. Our foundation is seeking to bring on a director-level role responsible for the oversight of the foundation’s financial position. This individual will work directly with our Executive Team and outsourced financial services firm to ensure the future work of the foundation is fiscally prudent and funds are handled with a high degree of fiduciary responsibility. For the right candidate, this exciting role will contribute to shaping future revenue and program growth in support of the foundation’s mission and affords ample opportunity to grow in responsibility as the foundation expands its early literacy footprint in Tennessee.


Job Responsibilities


  • Retains integral knowledge of and oversees the accounting functions of the foundation, payroll, accounts receivable/payables, preparation of the annual budget, annual audit, and Form 990 tax filing in conjunction with outsourced partner accounting/audit firms.
  • Reviews all monthly and annual financial reports, including budget to actual, and reports regularly to the Executive team and Board of Directors on the current and projected state of the Foundation’s financial position. 
  • Works with the Development Director, Data Manager and Program staff to provide financial and use of funds reporting required or requested by grantors, funders, and state/federal agencies.
  • Ensures financial regulatory compliance, timely filing of audits, annual/quarterly tax returns, and reports for government regulatory agencies and granting/funding organizations.
  • Meets regularly with the Executive Team to review the current financial position of the foundation, funding needs, investment performance and to offer insight and direction.
  • Confers with President and Vice President to coordinate and prioritize strategic planning involving revenue, program and operational expenses, and capital improvements/expenditures.
  • Supervises investments, both short and long-term, in conjunction with the foundation’s financial services partners; works closely with the foundation’s banking partner to ensure operational capacity and maximize short-term investment returns.   
  • Stays abreast of long-range economic trends and regulatory changes affecting non-profit organizations to position the foundation for future growth and maintain regulatory compliance.




  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or finance or equivalent work experience
  • MBA in Finance or Accounting (or equivalent) desirable; CPA designation a plus
  • Knowledge of database and accounting computer application systems to supply the most accurate financial information.
  • Experience with annual budgeting and forecasting
  • 8-12 years of experience in financial management with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning.
  • Nonprofit financial accounting experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational skills.

Additional Information



  • Competitive salary 
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • TN Consolidated Retirement
  • 401K 

How to Apply


  • Full-time, exempt employment (typical office hours are Monday Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm).
  • Hybrid work – in office Wed/Thu, remote Mon/Tue/Fri
  • On occasion, duties as well as responding to issues, may be necessary outside of normal working hours (e.g., program deadlines, urgent requests)

How to Apply

To apply, please follow this LINK: the Predictive Index assessment and cognitive assessment.

  1. Send your resume and cover letter to .
  2. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email for in-person interviews. 


  • Date Posted: June 21, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 07/17/2022
  • Salary Range: 90,000-100,000
  • Working Hours: Monday Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm