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Martha O'Bryan Center

TAEM Finance Manager

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary

Do you believe that all Tennessee families deserve to thrive? Do you want to be a part of a team that works collaboratively to make that vision a reality? As the backbone agency for the Tennessee Alliance for Economic Mobility (TAEM), a new public-private partnership compromised of 32 organizations, the Martha O’Bryan Center is now hiring positions that will be critical to the collaborative’s success. Through a three-year $25 million investment from the Tennessee Department of Human Services, TAEM will reimagine how to support families in moving out of poverty and into opportunity. Across 7 counties, TAEM will support 900 families in moving beyond the benefits cliff—the point when families abruptly lose their benefits due to often nominal increases in income (think: just a few dollars more per hour), which leaves families worse off financially when they increase their income. In making the most fiscally responsible decision for their families, many limit their potential by not pursuing increased earnings or education in response. Through an innovative transitional benefit, financial counseling, family-centered coaching, wrap-around supports, and equitable access to employment and education pathways, TAEM will demonstrate a new way forward for the Tennessee safety net, thus creating a scalable statewide solution that incentivizes employment and increases family self-sufficiency.

About The Martha O’Bryan Center

Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.  Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948.  This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations.  Martha O’Bryan Center serves 12,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.

Position Summary

The TAEM Finance Manager receives, processes, and submits invoices to the TAEM Senior Finance Manager, supports training of partners and provides technical assistance on finance-related guidance from the State of Tennessee, processes and records accounts payable transaction and cash receipts, and prepares financial reports. This is a full time, regular position, located at the Martha O’Bryan Center. This position reports to the TAEM Senior Finance Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives invoices from partners, consultants, vendors, etc.
  • Processes and submits invoices, and drafts and submits financial reports, to TAEM Senior Finance Manager
  • Supports training of partners on the contents of their MOU related to the State of Tennessee’s guidance on appropriate documentation of expenses, allowable costs, invoicing, payment, and other terms and conditions required by the state
  • Performs the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are paid accurately and in accordance with Finance policies and procedures
  • Manages the processing of cash receipts, recording of revenue and receivable and work closely with the Backbone Team to ensure that revenues and receivables are reconciled with data systems at any given time; Posts entries to the subsidiary ledger and maintains records in balance between ledgers.
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual reporting.
  • Maintains payroll data, entering and adjusting staff information as needed.
  • Provides technical assistance to partners, consultants, vendors, etc. to follow guidance of written policies/manual related to the State of Tennessee’s guidance on appropriate documentation of expenses, allowable costs, invoicing, payment, and other terms and conditions required by the state.


Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Experience working with computerized accounting systems.
  • Three or more years of experience working in non-profit fund accounting preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and translate complex data and information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Limited regional travel within Middle Tennessee (up to 10%).


Additional Information


The position is benefits eligible.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000