Vice President of Finance

Posted: 05/13/2021

- Bachelor's (Required)
- Finance / Accounting: 10 years (Preferred)
- Budgeting / Financial Analysis / Investments: 10 years (Preferred)
- CPA (Preferred)
- US work authorization (Preferred)

The Vice President (VP) of Finance serves as a key member of GHS’s executive leadership team and his/her expertise will be relied upon to help the credit union achieve both tactical and strategic progress toward goals.

The VP of Finance is involved in a broad spectrum of activity across the institution. This includes the planning and overseeing of our accounting endeavors in areas such as process improvement, quality assurance, budgeting and accounting/ reporting operations. This includes creating and enhancing systems to provide accurate and timely financial reporting that is in compliance with GAAP, regulations, management and investor requirements. The position also performs financial analysis for management, Board of Directors and outside agencies. The VP of Finance works with the President / CEO to direct investment activity and manage Asset Liability Management (ALM).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

- Oversees the Accounting Department to ensure efficient operations.
- Prepares financial reports; ensures complete/accurate financial, statistical, and accounting records of the Credit Union.
- Directs the Credit Union's investment activities as custodian of funds, securities, and assets of the organization; promotes the - Credit Union in financial markets to assure sources of capital.
- Oversees and directs Treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, and insurance activities.
- Provides safekeeping, control, and accounting for assets and securities.
- Writes, reviews, and distributes financial policy and procedure statements to ensure regulatory and policy compliance.
- Oversees reporting to regulatory authorities and to the Board.
- Works with auditors/examiners on audits and examinations.
- Formulates and executes investment policy; prepares financial forecasts.
- Implements and reviews risk management initiatives.
- Directs preparation and evaluation of budgets and capital plans; directs receipt, disbursement, and expenditures of money or capital assets including departmental and operating budget.
- Prepares and oversees all aspects of ALM process; ensures the balance sheet is in compliance with ALM policy.
- Reviews operational procedures to obtain optimum efficiency and reduced costs.
- Evaluates/changes loan and deposit rates to remain competitive and provide liquidity.
- Evaluates and models for profitability and cash flow purposes: new products, delivery channels, changes in existing vendors and platforms.
- Oversees the Compliance and Support Services departments.
- Oversees the Information Technology vendor relations.
- Other duties, tasks and functions, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience: Minimum of ten years similar or related experience.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting required, CPA preferred.

This position involves personal contact with others inside and/or outside the organization and requires professionalism, courtesy, finesse, tact and diplomacy. This position requires the ability to engage and influence others by building rapport. Employees must demonstrate clear concise professional verbal and written communication. This position requires extensive personal contact with others and may be of a personal or sensitive nature.

Other Skills:

- Excellent analytical skills, people skills, and self-direction.
- Proficiency with PC accounting, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Background in financial data processing systems preferred. Overall knowledge of Credit Unions programs, policies and procedures is required.
- Lead employees; demonstrate fairness and consistency to adherence to policies/procedures and in accordance with all laws and regulations. Must demonstrate ability to provide positive and constructive feedback and do so regularly and when appropriate. Coach a team to achieve individual and business goals with regular communication and transparency on results; must possess good reasoning and problem solving skills. Ensure team work. Engage all employees, promote collaboration within team and interdepartmentally. Demonstrate techniques to motivate team to work together to achieve credit union goals and strategic plan. Coordinate team meetings or events to build communication within own team and the branch.
- Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding credit union staff and member information.
- Demonstrate organization and quality work product by producing error free communications, transactions and required forms and paperwork.
- Position requires occasional travel, rotational weekend Manager On-Call coverage for branches and extended hours and attendance for meetings and seminars.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires both sitting and standing for extended periods of time. The use of fingers, hands and arms is regularly needed for keying, the use of calculators, typing, counting money and other tasks outlined in the essential duties. Regular communication by talking and listening to members and employees is required. Periodic lifting up to thirty (30) lbs. and occasional lifting up to fifty (50) lbs. may be required. Stooping, crouching and/or kneeling may be needed on occasion. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. May need to move furniture and/or assist in facilities management.

Work Environment:
Employee is required to contribute to a positive work environment and demonstrate the credit union brand of "The Relationship of a Lifetime" by demonstrating our Service Standards of customer focus with positivity, personal ownership and accountability, clear communications and responsiveness. Collaboration, consistency, respect, trust and demonstration of integrity are some of the professional behaviors regularly required.

This job description is intended to be a guide and may not be all encompassing or may amend/modify as business needs change.

GHS is an equal opportunity employer. At GHS, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. GHS believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Job Type: Full-time


- 401(k)
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance

- 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
GHS Employees are required to follow all New York State COVID-19 safety measures including hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, mask requirements while on GHS premises and New York State Department of Health sanitizing procedures.

- Bachelor's (Required)

- Finance / Accounting: 10 years (Preferred)
- Budgeting / Financial Analysis / Investments: 10 years (Preferred)

- CPA (Preferred)

Work Location:
- One location

Work Remotely:
- No