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Finance Director

  • Science Central
  • Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, highly-skilled, self-motivated, self-directed and organized individual to direct its finances and accounting activities. This is a professional, senior-level position, reporting to the executive director. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in accounting, monthly statements, annual audits, staff management, project planning and multi-tasking high-level, concurrent and future activities. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing.

Duties will include:

  • Preparation of all daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting and Budget operations
  • Reconcile credit cards and monthly statements, and managing collections, deposits, and payments
  • Track and analyze cash flow, investments, payroll funds
  • Communication of financials to the Executive Director, leadership team, Development Team, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and funders
  • Coordination with leadership, other departments and committees in weekly meetings, planning events, strategic planning, etc.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Comfortable with and interested in science and public education; interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and necessary documentation; ability to keep detailed records; able to attend internal staff and committee meetings and external community meetings; verbal and written communication skills; skilled with Microsoft Office programs, familiarity with QuickBooks, databases, journal entries and data management; outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and practice; energetic, enthusiastic; highly organized, detail-oriented and meticulous; strong leadership abilities; must be able to be both self-directed AND work in a team-oriented environment; have strong sense of humor; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules.

QUALIFICATIONS: This is not an entry-level position. Minimum of Associate’s degree (accounting, finance, etc.), but additional education is preferred; previous nonprofit accounting/finance department experience is strongly preferred; experience managing grant funding and restricted funds; experience with managing staff. Must be comfortable working in a science-related organization. Must have a flexible schedule, ability to drive, valid Driver’s License, and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check and Financial Background Check are required.

SCHEDULE: Full time; schedule is flexible but will include days, as well as some occasional weekends, early hours or evenings during special events.

WAGE: $50,000-60,000 per year, depending on experience; exempt position; annual raises; full benefits, including medical, dental, etc. and generous paid time off.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.


  1. completed application
  2. cover letter
  3. resume
  4. portfolio examples of successful grants, sponsorships, fundraisers, special events, etc.
  5. minimum of 5 professional references

HR Coordinator
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated: April 5, 2024 at 11:23 am