Director of Finance

 About FamilyMeans

FamilyMeans is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1963. Our organization is a private agency, Rule 29 licensed community mental health center, and is accredited through the Council of Accreditation. We are funded by grants, donations, and client fees. FamilyMeans is headquartered in Stillwater, MN, with branch offices located throughout the Twin Cities metro area, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

FamilyMeans has a wide range of programs serving individuals and families including community-based youth programs, caregiver support, financial counseling, the Center for Grief & Loss and our general outpatient mental health services in the clinics and in schools. Our values include accessibility and a culture of respect. Our work is life’s challenges. We listen without judgement, offer encouragement, and believe in you even when you might not. Our mission is to strengthen communities by strengthening families.

Please feel free to visit our agency’s website to learn more about our history, programs, and what it is that makes our agency so unique:! We also invite you to hear our story via the following video:


  • Mission Statement: FamilyMeans strengthens communities by helping individuals and families* through challenges in all life staged.


  • Vision Statement: FamilyMeans envisions vibrant and resilient communities where everyone lives to their fullest potential.


  • FamilyMeans’ Definition of Family*: A family consists of people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, adoption, or the commitment to care for or about one another.


About the Position

The Director of Finance serves on the senior leadership team and will be a strategic thought-partner, and will report to the President and CEO. This individual will work at our central office headquartered in Stillwater, MN. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will lead and develop internal and external initiatives that will focus on items such as accounting, finance, business planning, financial planning and budgeting, and financial reporting. This individual will be a “big picture” thinker who enjoys conceptualizing how their functions impact the organization as a whole. The Director of Finance will be a strong support to the President  & CEO, Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors in identifying alternative methods for better efficiencies.

The Director of Finance will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as FamilyMeans Nonprofit continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. If you are a professional, responsible, and innovative individual who appreciates a team environment that welcomes new ideas, than this is a great opportunity for you! FamilyMeans believes in professional development and in ensuring that your satisfaction and security as a FamilyMeans employee is recognized as a priority to the agency. This position is of great importance to our agency as this individual ensures that our organization is sound financially and contributes to the implementation of the organization’s mission and overall strategic initiatives!

 Position Responsibilities

        The position responsibilities of the Director of Finance include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the organization including but not limited to: cash receipts, billings, cash disbursements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, allocations, journal entries, general ledger, account reconciliations, and file maintenance.
  • Execute agency payroll processes on a bi-weekly basis; including W-2’s, 1099’s, State and Federal taxes, quarterly payroll/unemployment reports.
  • Responsible for the annual audit and other audit activities, and for preparing audit work papers as well as coordinate the completion, communication, and publication of audited financial statements.
  • Responsible for the preparation and filing of tax and other returns in addition to other related reports to ensure compliance with governmental reporting requirements.
  • Direct the preparation of the FamilyMeans annual operating budget in collaboration with program directors. 
  • Work with program directors in developing and monitoring department budgets, identify training needs, and understanding the process.
  • Serve as a liaison and partner to the President & CEO, senior leadership team and the Board of Directors on accounting and financial matters including the budget and monthly results.
  • Establish annual priorities and benchmarks, and conduct regular analysis and reporting measuring projections against actual performance.
  • Collaborate with and advise the President & CEO, and the Finance Committee, on financial matters of the organization; assist in the identification of “areas of opportunity” for FamilyMeans.
  • Manage the agency inventory: inventory depreciation schedules, maintain inventory records.
  • Monitor Mental Health billing, payments and receivables to ensure that they are current, accurate and compliant: postings/deposits, management of delinquent accounts, collection process, reports.
  • Participate in the agency’s strategic planning process and support the strategic initiatives of agency programs and services.
  • Develop and maintain a diverse work force; ensure that services are delivered with cultural sensitivity and competence.
  • Create and maintain a work climate that is inclusive and free of bias.
  • May supervise a team of employees as needed; manage others in ways that maximize the potential of all employees by assuring sensitive and respectful treatment by and toward all members of staff.
  • Values both collaboration and independent work, strives to be innovative, willing to help where needed to meet strategic goals and initiatives, and values the professional development and satisfaction of supervisees and all counterparts.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in accounting, working with general ledger, accounts payable, financial reporting and in executing payroll processes.
  • Knowledge of human service, social service and behavioral health.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit fund accounting.
  • Three to five years’ experience in working in an office setting, collaborating on a leadership team or in supervising an employee or team of employees.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to identify and resolve financial problems and suggest “areas of opportunity”.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Previous experience working for a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using financial software and spreadsheets.
  • Previous experience with software such as Procentive (Insurance/Billing) or Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains (Payroll/Accounting) preferred.
  • Ability to teach budgeting and basic financial management skills to managers.
  • Strong values of accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all staff, volunteers, interns, program participants and other supporters.

COVID-19 Considerations

The health and well-being of our employees is a top priority. Our leadership team works diligently to ensure that our agency’s business continuity and preparedness plans are updated on an as needed basis to meet the suggestions and guidelines of all applicable third parties, such as local health departments and the CDC, to ensure that we have the best practices in place at all times. FamilyMeans is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees.

Application Instructions

Does this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you? If so, we invite you now to apply by visiting the following link: This link will direct you to our Job Openings page where you will have the opportunity to submit an Application for Employment, your cover letter and resume to Human Resources. A PDF version of the FamilyMeans Application for Employment, in addition to Human Resource's contact information, will be available to you on this page. An application MUST be fully completed and submitted for consideration. We look forward to your submission!