The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis currently seeks a Director of Finance. 

Director of Finance

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has been working to strengthen our community through philanthropy since 1969. The Community Foundation is a place where generous people from diverse backgrounds come together to make our community a better place. Collectively, they have created the largest grantmaker - public or private - in the Memphis area. We fulfill our mission by:

  • Developing and managing charitable funds and endowments, offering the highest level of service to donors;
  • Actively addressing the needs of the community; and
  • Encouraging philanthropy and the growth of charitable resources among individuals, families, businesses, and community institutions.

The Community Foundation has many audiences – donors, professional advisors, nonprofits, students seeking scholarships, and the public in general. 

Position Summary

The Director of Finance is a member of the finance department of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, along with the Vice President of Finance, Senior Accountant, and Accountant. The Director of Finance is responsible for:

  • Developing the Community Foundation’s annual operating budget and providing monthly analysis and commentary of year-to-date results;
  • Oversees the reconciliation of the Community Foundation’s investment and bank accounts, and assists the Vice President of Finance with the preparation and analysis of all financial and investment reports;
  • Oversees the monthly closing process for the Community Foundation’s financial statements;
  • Prepares of the annual IRS form 990 for the Community Foundation and its supporting organizations;
  • Monitors internal controls associated with processing contributions, other receipts, grant distributions, and operating distributions;
  • Coordinates the annual audit with the Community Foundation’s audit firm in cooperation with the Audit Committee, including preparation and review of audited financial statements and other financial activities;
  • Assists with coordination of all Investment Committee activities including working with the Community Foundation’s investment consultants to ensure investment policies and objectives are followed;
  • Provides supervision of the Senior Accountant and Accountant.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA certification;
  • Demonstrated experience as a controller, with experience in public or fund accounting;
  • Proficient computer skills – in particular, knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management – and a willingness to learn new software programs;
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently and effectively.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • The initiative and responsibility necessary to manage a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • Organizational skills, self-motivation, and flexibility in changing circumstances;
  • Integrity, judgment, and discretion in working with confidential information;
  • Ability to take a proactive role in team efforts, promotes cooperation and collaboration between team members, and encourages open communication in multi-disciplinary teams.

Additional Requirements

This position requires the candidate to work between 6-10 evenings a year at various foundation events.

Competitive salary, with benefits including paid time off and parental leave.
Reports to: Vice President of Finance

Resume and cover letter should be submitted via email to finance-careers [at] cfgm [dot] org. Inquiries by email only.

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

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