Senior Finance Manager for Fiscal Sponsorship, Third Sector New England

Organization Description

Third Sector New England provides management and leadership resources to help nonprofits support strong, healthy communities. With a staff of nonprofit professionals, TSNE is an effective fiscal sponsor, convener, consultant and grantmaker, offering a unique blend of capacity-building programs and services. Our work also complements that of the funding community and other capacity builders.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for overseeing the quality of financial management services provided to over 65 small to medium-sized charitable initiatives (referred to as projects), including supervision of the Grants and Finance Managers (GFM) who serve in a capacity akin to a CFO for their respective portfolio of projects under TSNE’s umbrella. The position also includes providing direct financial consulting services to a small portfolio of organizations and overseeing grants and finance management standards and client relationships.

Essential Job Functions

Team Oversight and Supervision

  • Supervise the Grants and Finance Managers, each of whom has a portfolio of 12-15 projects with individual project budgets ranging from $100,000 – $5M;
  • Support the professional growth of GFMs with an emphasis on excellence in customer service, financial analysis, presentation preparation, financial compliance, reporting, and development and application of an organizational development lens to their work;
  • Refine and lead onboarding and training for new GFMs joining the team;
  • Support healthy team dynamics and collaboration.

Financial Management

  • Support TSNE grants and finance staff in establishing and implementing standard budgeting tools;
  • Develop and enhance standard internal procedures and tools to assure quality of grants and finance skill building and effective services;
  • Serve as high-level resource for internal and project staff around financial management best practices;
  • Working with other team members, improve reporting function internally within the program, as well as externally;
  • Review financial reports to identify any issues with accounting entries and to ensure financial health of projects;
  • Assist with financial projections, conduct financial analysis and highlight programmatic implications;
  • Monitor timeliness of reports.

Direct Financial Management Services

  • Act as GFM for a small portfolio of projects, with responsibility for client relations, grants management and financial management;
  • Coordinate services with the staff accountant, human resources manager and other specialists;
  • Provide financial management assessment and improvement support to other organizations as the opportunity arises.


  • Update and implement policies and procedures for grants and financial management;
  • Provide onboarding and training for new staff and continuing in-house and external training for fiscal sponsorship staff.

General Program Responsibilities

  • Support the objectives and direction of the Fiscal Sponsorship program as established by the Fiscal Sponsorship Practice Leader in consultation with TSNE’s Fiscal Sponsorship Council and Leadership Team;
  • Serve as a member of the Fiscal Sponsorship Council;
  • Provide troubleshooting and risk management support;
  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Minimum of ten years’ experience managing grants and finances within nonprofit organizations, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting and management of federal awards;
  • Ability to participate in and manage aspects of a complex system change process;
  • Experience with information management systems such as Salesforce, Concur and NAV is a plus;
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting software, spreadsheets and data management systems;
  • Strong customer service skills and demonstrated ability to develop outstanding client relationships and trust;
  • Supervisory experience is required;
  • Budgeting experience is required;
  • Experience working as part of a team delivering coordinated services is required;
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to pay close and accurate attention to details;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment;
  • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations.

The hiring pay range is $74,690 – $108,000.

REQUIRED: Please indicate how prospective applicants should submit their materials or contact you:

We strongly encourage online applications. Please include a resume and cover letter.
We do accept applications by mail or fax. Send to: Third Sector New England; NonProfit Center, 7th floor; Attn: HR – 89 South Street; Boston, MA 02111 or Fax: 617.523.2070

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status


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