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The Ridge Project - building a legacy of strong families

The RIDGE Project

Company Profile: The Ridge Project, Inc. is an industry leader in the human services field.  Founded in 2000 as a faith-based, Christian, non-profit, The RIDGE Project specializes in Youth Intervention, Fatherhood, Healthy Relationship, Healthy Family, and Workforce Development services.  We currently operate throughout the state of Ohio.  Through our unique and cutting edge programs, we seek to end generational cycles of family disintegration by training clients to have strong, healthy and permanent marriages, and to be responsible citizens and role models in their schools, families and/or communities. We are rapidly expanding the scope of our services, and are seeking well-qualified individuals who are passionate about strengthening families.

Job Title: Fiscal Officer

Number of positions available: 1

Date: 09-03-2021

1 | Summary of Functions:

  • To effectively manage the financial processes, and to establish fiscal policies and procedures that further the company’s mission.
  • To ensure accuracy of all project and organizational financial records.
  • To ensure project compliance with fiscal requirements of various funding sources.
  • To budget/forecast and provide the Executive team with regular financial information and provide business analysis and insight.

2 | Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all duties related to preparing bi-weekly payroll, including verification that all employees submit their timesheets.Includes payment of all related taxes and required tax reports.
  • Lead in keeping record of all purchases and expenditures according to GAAP and in accordance with organizational practices.
  • Lead in providing financial reports and payment requests in each respective funder portal
  • Lead in filling out all required forms for employees (I-9, W-4, etc.)
  • Lead in compiling and preparing grant project reports – monthly, quarterly and annual.
  • Oversee 403b retirement plan contributions
  • Lead in preparing regular financial reports for RIDGE Executive Staff.
  • Work with Directors in preparing budgets for all projects.
  • Work with Directors in preparing all grant fiscal reports.
  • Work with Directors in preparing Annual reports.
  • Work with Auditor in annual audits.
  • Manage Fiscal Department staff.
  • Process project cost projections.
  • Process any needed financial reports and submit sales tax payments.
  • Record vender invoices in the computer and process all payments on a timely basis.
  • Make file copies of invoices and all supporting documents and file according to established practices.
  • Submit invoices and supporting documents for all AR.
  • Record payments received.
  • Deposit RIDGE payments received and record deposits (Make file copies of all paperwork)
  • Generate AP checks (Make copies).
  • Operates office equipment including computer, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Must be familiar with computer systems, manuals and policies and procedures.
  • Must participate in any required program training and remain on top of new trends by attending workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc. as needed.
  • Manage credit cards.
  • Data Entry (as needed).
  • Other duties as assigned by Directors.

3 | Organizational Relationships:

Reports directly to the Fiscal Officer.  

Job Location:

McClure, Ohio

Company Industry:

Not for profit, Ministry

Job Role:


Joining Date:

Fall 2021

Employment Status:


Employment Type:


Yearly Salary Range:

$46,500 - $50,000 depending on experience

Manages Others:

2 Bookkeepers

Number of Vacancies:




  • Must demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with the principles and goals of The RIDGE Project.
  • Must adhere to a strong conviction that healthy marriages produce healthy families and communities.
  • Must adhere to the policies and directives established by The RIDGE Project Board of Trustees.
  • Education or background in accounting is required (CPA not necessary but is preferred).
  • Prior non-profit experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience with Federal grants is preferred.
  • Demonstrable integrity, honesty and confidentiality is required.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, among others.
  • Must be well organized, have excellent time-management skills, and be able to write reports.
  • Prior experience managing financial office staff.
  • Experience with budgets over $5 million.
  • Experience with QuickBooks required.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently without supervision.
  • Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, spelling and proof-reading skills and follow-up effectively with all staffing levels and clients/customers.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, self-starter, energetic.
  • Ability to demonstrate good common sense and sound judgment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to all situations.
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment.
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction.
  • Must be willing and able to pass state and federal background check for working with children.

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job:

  • The employee will need to be able to occasionally stand, walk, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee will regularly sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee will need to use close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and an ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Career Level:


Years of Experience:

5 Years or more

Residence Location:

Northwest Ohio


Bachelors, Graduate Degree or CPA, and/or 5 or more years of experience