Director of Finance-Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Job Description

Under the direction of the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (HMFP) Executive Director, the Director of Finance is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the HMFP, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational assets and report accurate financial results. 


  • Develops financial organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction 
  • Establishes financial operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies
  • Prepares and reviews all significant regulatory and financial reporting.
  • Ensure all financial operations comply with federal, state and local requirements.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action. 
  • Evaluates the Capital Campaign and manages the administrative/reporting aspects of the fundraising program, capital requests and budgeting processes. 
  • Develops and promotes sound strategies for optimal capital sourcing and usage.
  • Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements
  • Develops credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the Board Chair/Executive Director 
  • Directs and manages insurance, safety, cyber security, information technology and risk management activities. 
  • Protects best interest of the company in contract reviews. 
  • Oversees employee benefit plans negotiations, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package. 
  • Promotes quality hiring, training, and succession planning in keeping with company values. 
  • Provides timely reports to the Finance Committee of the Board including financial statements and budget to actual comparisons.
  • Oversees the audit process and preparation of the IRS form 990 and manages the relationship with the external auditors


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or relevant field.
  • Minimum 10 years of accounting or finance experience
  • Masters degree in finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Important:  Management reserves the right to change or otherwise modify the functions of this job in order to meetthe needs of the company. Additional duties may also be assigned. Consideration will be given to make reasonableaccommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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