Manager of Finance and Operations

SHALVA | Illinois

Who We Are:

Founded on the principle that every Jewish woman has the right to be safe in her personal relationship with her partner, SHALVA's mission is to support Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse through counseling, supportive services and community education.

Position Overview:

SHALVA, a $1.1 million nonprofit organization, seeks a skilled and collaborative professional for the position of Manager of Finance and Operations. In partnership with the board treasurer and Executive Director, the Manager of Finance and Operations is responsible for the organization’s financial operations and oversight, effective use of resources and management of daily operations to ensure sound financial practices and sustainable growth.

The Manager of Finance and Operations reports to the Executive Director. Part-time hours (24 - 30 hours/week) will also be considered.

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package available.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to

Required Qualifications, Characteristics and Skill Sets:

  • BA/BS required. Major in non-profit administration, accounting, business administration, finance or related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years-experience in an accounting, bookkeeping or business management role.
  • Excellent mathematical, organizational, time management and project management skills, with attention to detail and ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Expertise in MS Excel and QuickBooks required. Experience with DonorPerfect a plus.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets. Grant management experience preferred.
  • Fundamental understanding of Jewish culture and traditions is beneficial.
  • (Post-hire) completion of 40-hour Domestic Violence training is required.



  • Manage the accounting cycle from data and transactional inputs to the timely production of managerial/board reports and monthly financial statements.
  • Serve as primary contact to board treasurer and finance committee.
  • Create and monitor monthly and annual budgets.
  • Generate monthly reports to monitor and forecast expenses, revenues and cash balances to effectively manage cash flow and compare budget to actual.
  • Process accounts payable and receivable and maintain accounts in QuickBooks.
  • Organize and maintain vendor records. Reconcile all bank accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Work with an outside CPA firm to support the annual audit process and preparation of the 990 return.
  • Work with Development Director to create, monitor and update grant budgets.
  • Manage all financial activities, maintaining compliance with the highest ethical standards, all applicable laws, regulations and requirements of funders.

Human Resources

  • Manage all compensation benefits and legal compliance for a staff of 14.
  • Prepare and submit bi-monthly payroll. Track time use in compliance with funding requirements.
  • Administer 401k.


  • Oversee information technology and vendor relations, office maintenance and relationship with building management.

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