Director of Finance

Administrative · Austin, Texas
Department Administrative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

About the Organization

The Holdsworth Center is a non-profit organization founded and largely funded by Charles Butt, Chairman of H-E-B, a regional retail company.  Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders.  Based in Austin, Texas, our campus and  programs are being developed in honor of Charles’ mother, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, who was an educator, a philanthropist and a lifelong champion for social justice.

We partner with public school districts over five years to help them grow outstanding leaders at all levels so that staff thrive, and students excel in every classroom.  At Holdsworth, we believe leadership isn’t just about titles.  We make a deep investment in leaders at both the district and campus levels, including teachers who lead students in the classroom and influence and lead their colleagues.  

We are seeking a Director of Finance who shares a deep commitment to our mission and whose experience and vision will deepen our capacity and enhance our impact as we strive to serve public school districts across the state of Texas.


About the Position
The Director of Finance, reporting to the Vice President, will manage the organization’s financial operations, including oversight of accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, production of financial statements and reports, and advisement of the senior management team on financial decisions. The Director of Finance is responsible for monitoring and maintaining internal controls, while overseeing financial systems and related compliance requirements.

In alignment with strengths and skills, the Director of Finance will:

  • Manage the overall financial operations of the organization.
  • Directly supervise the Financial Accountant responsible for day-to-day financial maintenance responsibilities.
  • Maintain generative interactions with all members of the management team.
  • Raise issues to and participate in key decisions as a member of the management team.
  • Assist in formulating the organization’s long-term financial plan.
  • Develop and maintain a system of performance measures that support the organization’s strategic direction.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the board on all financial matters including as a member of the Finance Committee.
  • Maintain a system of policies and procedures that impose an adequate level of control over all financial activities.
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Manage the investment of the organization’s endowment funds.
  • Manage the annual financial audit.
  • Manage the preparation of all tax returns.
  • Manage vendors and relationships with outsourced support functions (Oasis, Certify).
  • Ensure and maintain appropriate insurance coverages.
  • Manage overall financial risk profile of the organization.


Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include:

  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration. 
  • Certified Public Accountant credential (required).
  • 7-10+ years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Experience partnering with an executive team and ability to cultivate relationships at all levels (internal and external).
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft NAV financial reporting software.
  • Experience in a non-profit organization is a plus, but not required.


How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter, including 5 professional references, detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center by clicking here:  Director of Finance application

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Position is open until filled.  Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified. 


The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor