The Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) is searching for a Fiscal Officer who will be responsible for managing the internal fiscal functions of the Michigan Humanities Council. These functions include financial systems and budgeting to ensure all funds are properly accounted for and monitored. The Fiscal Officer ensures compliance with all federal and state policies and regulations, and ensures the Council’s compliance with the financial reporting requirements for grants received from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other entities. The ideal candidate will have a B.A. in accounting, business, finance or related field, non-profit experience and proficiency with Quick Books. The Fiscal Officer reports to the Council’s Executive Director.
The responsibilities of the Fiscal Officer include the following tasks:
- Develop spreadsheets and related information for annual compliance reporting.
- Use QuickBooks to post invoices, issue checks, reconcile accounts and prepare reports.
- Prepare annual budget and supporting materials in conjunction with the Executive Director.
- Prepare and present reports to the Executive Director for submission to the full board on pertinent financial matters.
- Prepare documents to facilitate the annual audit. Ensure that auditor files all government forms (Form 990 and Solicit to License) before deadline dates.
- Develop and distribute RFP (request for proposal) every three years to potential firms to conduct annual audit.
- Prepare and submit reports on a timely basis to comply with National Endowment for the Humanities’ requirements, all financial reporting requirements, and other state and federal regulations concerning tax exempt status, status as charitable trust, the right to engage in fund-raising, etc.
- Review Michigan Humanities Council grant proposal budgets and financial reports to ensure that expenditures align with grant awards and Council guidelines. Assist grant applicants with proposal budgets as needed.
- Assist the Council’s Program Officers with the development of program budgets.
- Prepare budget information to meet Cultural Data Project (CDP) requirements associated with grants awarded to the Council. Assist the Council’s Grants Officer with the integration of CDP reporting into the Council’s grant programs and serve as the Council’s CDP liaison.
- Track staff leave time and prepare travel reimbursements
- Monitor the Council’s fiscal compliance with grants received from National Endowment for the Humanities, state, and other funding sources.
The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Council is a 501C-3 private, nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer. Benefits include health care insurance/cafeteria plan, disability and life insurance, and a 401K/deferred compensation plan.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Officer Search Committee, MHC, 119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 3B, Lansing, MI 48912-1270. Applications accepted until September 7, 2012.