Vice President of Administration and Finance

Pittsfield, MA

General Description:

Working in support of the mission and goals of the Brien Center, the Vice President for Administration and Finance serves as the Chief financial and Administrative officer of the organization. Responsible to the President/ Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, the position provides leadership, planning and direction over areas of finance and administration, including planning, general accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, contracting, information technology, facility operations, support services, compliance, risk management, billing and banking.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist the President and Chief Executive Officer and leadership team in carrying out the mission and strategic goals in the areas of finance and administration. Responsible for development and attainment of short and long range operational plan and goals and objectives for finance and administration in support of the organization’s strategic plan.
  • In collaboration with other management staff, develops and maintains adequate controls over assets and essential operating systems. Assumes a strong role in strategic planning to ensure appropriate allocation of resources to support the organization’s mission and priorities.
  • Provides vision and creative leadership for strengthening the organization and its mission.
  • Provides leadership over all business and financial operations including internal controls, accounting and financial operations, budgeting, plant operations, purchasing, information technology, banking, support services, risk management and compliance.
  • Advise the President and Chief Executive Officer in shaping organizational  policies and planning, management and long-range master planning.
  • Directly oversee organizational risk management and insurance plans. In collaboration with Vice President of Service Operations, oversee the work of Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement.
  • Participates in human resource planning and administration.
  • Participate with the Chief Executive Officer and executive staff in planning and policy development.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal policies, guidelines and laws.
  • Provide executive leadership for capital projects and systems implementations.
  • With the Director of Finance, provides staff resources to the Board Finance Committee
  • Staff resource to the board of directors.
  • Provide direction Direct and supervise Director of Finance, IT Operations Manager, Billing Manager, Facilities Manager, Clinical Business Systems Coordinator, Coordinator of Billing Systems and data analysis and other assigned staff.

 Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in business / accounting/finance.
  • 5-10 years senior executive experience in non-profit administration, business, accounting, financial management.
  • Senior management of non profit behavioral health business and financial operations, with knowledge of state and federal contracting, UFR reporting, third party billing and contracting. 
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting, payroll, planning, third party billing, budget analysis, purchasing, contracts and grants, physical plant and security and personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of information technology and software applications
  • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the organization and the public. Ability to develop both short-term and long-term plans for the areas under direct supervision to successfully complete organizational goals and objectives; and to contribute to development of organization goals and objectives
  • Excellent problem-solving and management skills.
  • Proven interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop and interpret policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to manage, plan and coordinate technical activities while making sound decisions, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines on a regular basis by effectively managing own time and delegation to subordinates.
  • Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to professionally represent the organization to general staff  and in all community contacts
  • Ability to organize and direct a staff of professional and administrative personnel.

 Other requirements

  • Able to complete and pass a Criminal Offender Record Information check (CORI).
  • Able to complete and pass a Driver’s License Check (RMV).