Director of Finance

RASMUSON FOUNDATION   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 4, 2023

Job Title: Director of Finance
Reports to: Vice President of Operations
Date Revised: November 1, 2023
Salary: $133,050 - $199,575


Rasmuson Foundation, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people throughout Alaska. The Foundation awards grants to Alaska-based nonprofits, government entities, tribes, and individual artists to promote a better life for all Alaskans.


The Director of Finance has primary staff responsibility for the management, reporting and record-keeping of the financial activity of the Foundation, including the preparation of budgets, budget-actual analysis, payout, and tax returns and audits. This position works with the leadership and staff to accomplish goals, including a vibrant, collaborative work culture.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Foundation’s financial operating system and environment, including grant payout.
  • Approves check, electronic transfer, and out-going wire disbursements.
  • Oversees internal control and conflict of interest policy compliance for the finance staff.
  • Monitors financial operations to identify potential self-dealing and conflict of interest issues, alerting executive leadership with any concerns.
  • Responsible for monthly budget-actual analysis for operational and grant payout to the President & CEO and executive team.
  • Develops and provides needed reports and analysis to staff and leadership.
  • Reviews and approves all the financial aspects of all payroll activities and associated regulatory filings.
  • Manages audit and tax preparation relationship with independent contractor(s).
  • Responsible for the preparation of the annual budget, foundation payout, tax return schedules and audit responses as needed.


  • Alignment with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience handling different aspects of an organization’s financial activities, and three years or more of management experience, including presenting financial information at the executive level.
  • Proven accounting technical expertise and ability to manage deadlines.
  • Experience with foundation financial systems and non-profit tax reporting preferred.
  • Results in relationship building within a cross-functional team.
  • Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.

Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or above in an applicable discipline desired. Experience can substitute.

Position Competencies

  • Work product reflects high degree of accuracy, understanding of how tasks fit into the big picture, and sound reasoning consistent with accepted principles of accounting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High proficiency with office management systems and procedures, standard office equipment, and collaborative software, including Microsoft Office, Teams, and others.
  • Self-motivated. Strong organizational skills, ability to manage several projects at once.
  • Bridge-building ability to establish a network and collaborate with staff across the Foundation.
  • Good judgment and integrity.
  • Strong listening skills, demonstrated through problem-solving and applicable solutions.

Leadership Competencies

  • A service orientation.
  • A commitment to enabling individual and team success.
  • Proven ability to influence vertically and horizontally.
  • Role models ethics and professionalism.
  • Drives staff development plan for finance staff to assure competency in job performance, cross-training and professional growth.
  • Coaches and develops both direct reports and the broader team.

Rasmuson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and its role in building a more inclusive culture and ultimately, a more capable organization.