Director of Finance and Operations


Director of Finance and Operations

Cincinnati, OH

Organization: REDI Cincinnati

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 base + bonus


  • Do you have a passion for Greater Cincinnati?
  • Do you enjoy translating financial information for a diverse group of stakeholders?
  • Do you want to help shape the future growth of the region over the next ten years?
  • Are you excited to join a small, entrepreneurial organization that can make a huge impact in the region?


The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point of contact for any company looking to locate to or expand within the 16-county Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. An award-winning organization, REDI Cincinnati’s purpose is to unite the region to compete globally to bring job creation and capital investment to the region. They are the Southwest Ohio JobsOhio network partner.


Reporting to the Vice President of Partnerships & Engagement, the Director of Finance & Operations is responsible for preparing and tracking the organization’s budgets and providing analysis and recommendations to the senior leadership team. They will provide reports to the Executive Committee and other key stakeholders and manage the shared services agreement for IT, HR, Accounting, Benefits and Payroll.


  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operating results to provide guidance to senior leadership
  • Prepare annual budgets and lead semi-annual budget reviews
  • Create Executive Committee financial reports
  • Review and approve monthly financial reports for shared services
  • Administer the REDI Site Revolving Loan Program
  • Support the Investor Relations invoicing activity and manage the processing and tracking of all payables and receivables
  • Meet monthly with each team lead to review budgets and discuss variances
  • Provide input to the annual salary review and bonus decisions
  • Provide offer letters, onboarding support, payroll review, employee handbook updating and other HR related needs
  • Support and lead other special projects as required


  • 5+ years’ experience leading the budgeting, financial planning, and reporting responsibilities for a service-based organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with all stakeholders as well as co-workers throughout the organization
  • Ability to prioritize your own wide-ranging workload and work independently
  • Experience translating financial information into understandable terms for all recipients
  • Experience presenting financial information to a volunteer Board a plus
  • Fluency with general HR issues a plus


  • Natural collaborator and listener
  • Analytical and data driven
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines
  • Hard worker who likes to win
  • Relationship builder
  • Holds themselves and others accountable
  • Desire for action
  • Strong business and strategic acumen


This is a unique opportunity to join a highly regarded organization that is driving growth and creating jobs in the Greater Cincinnati region. The target base salary range is $80,000 – $90,000 plus bonus potential and a competitive benefits package including a 401k retirement plan match.


This role will work out of REDI’s office in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.


Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.