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Director, Finance

Job Title: Director, Finance
Department: Finance
Division: Finance & Administration
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reports To: Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt


Founded in 2003 by MacArthur Fellow Dave Isay, StoryCorps has given more than 400,000 people the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for the future. StoryCorps shares edited excerpts of these interviews through popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best­selling books. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.


The Director, Finance plans, organizes, and directs the overall financial activities of StoryCorps. The Director plays an integral role in organizational decision-making and provides a balanced picture to the Executive Team and Board as to the organization’s finances.  The Director, Finance reports to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer and works in concert with the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors. The Director supervises the work of two staff – a Senior Financial Analyst and a Bookkeeper. StoryCorps’ Finance department is a small team, and the successful Director must contribute to the hands-on, day-to-day operations of the department (e.g., working with Development and Programs on budgets, reports, and reconciliations, providing supervision and coaching to the Finance team) and will also be capable of advising on strategy and thinking “big picture.”

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices – from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to collect the experiences of Latinos. We also seek to recruit and develop a staff whose diversity matches the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community.


  • Manages all aspects of financial planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Prepares the annual budget with the Executive Team
  • Prepares reports for internal use and Board review including short and long-term financial forecasts.
  • Supports the Finance and Audit Committees in performing their oversight responsibilities
  • Works closely with the Program staff to create grant budgets and reports
  • Works closely with the Development Department on creating revenue budgets and forecasts, and reconciling donations and grants received
  • Analyzes all departmental and program expenses and revenues
  • Directs the annual audit and oversees regulatory filings
  • Develops, implements and maintains accounting policies and procedures
  • Maintains relationships with bank officials and auditors
  • Manages the implementation and upgrade of financial systems
  • Maintains controls over receipts, deposits and disbursements of funds
  • Monitors financial contract compliance
  • Monitors investment and bank activities
  • Performs other duties to support the Finance function, as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Accounting degree strongly preferred)
  • 7 to 10 years of applicable experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, grant budgeting and reporting
  • Experience in a non-profit organizational environment with an annual budget in excess of $5 million
  • Proficiency with financial management systems and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels in the organization and to finance and non-finance positions
  • Exceptional organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
  • Integrity, sensitivity and discretion in dealing with confidential financial information
  • Proven ability as an effective leader, with strong collaboration skills
  • Experience providing staff supervision and coaching
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to contribute to problem-solving activities within a growing, changing organization
  • Cultural Competence: Passionate about StoryCorps’ mission and thrive in a diverse working environment. StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a people of all backgrounds and beliefs, with a special focus on communities that aren’t always heard in mainstream media
  • Stature and confidence to gain credibility and respect of senior leadership, internal staff and the Board of Directors


  • Advanced Degree in Accounting or a related field
  • CPA (strongly preferred)
  • Experience with Financial Force, Salesforce and Concur Expense


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to  and include your last name and the position title in the subject line: for example, “Jones – <Director, Finance at StoryCorps>” Include your cover letter and resume as attachments titled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past.

A background check will be required before an offer of employment is extended.

StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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