Work at SOKY

While most Special Olympics services are provided by a dedicated group of volunteer coaches, fundraisers and event workers, Special Olympics Kentucky does employ a small staff to help organize competitions fundraising events and handle day-to-day operations of our statewide program. This offers opportunities for work in a challenging and rewarding environment that helps to change the lives of the athletes we serve and their families.

Open Positions

Title: Finance & Administration Director
FSLA Status: Full Time, Exempt (Salaried)
Location: Frankfort and Louisville
Reports to:  President/CEO

To be included for job posting purposes:  Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to athletes, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. The athletes of Special Olympics — over 10,000 strong in Kentucky — are constant reminders of all that is right with the human spirit. For more information about SOKY visit

Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) is looking for a Finance & Administration Director who is passionate about our mission and organization.  The ideal candidate is a hands-on, participative and personable accountant that will be responsible for the financial accounting for all state and local program accounts.

Summary:  The Finance & Administration Director is responsible for the management and maintaining of financial records, including preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements, budgets, purchasing, and daily accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  This person will be working with, guiding and assisting volunteer bookkeepers of 85 local programs as well as oversee and manage the data entry staff.  This person is an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, helping to lead the mission and values of the organization.

General Responsibilities:

  • Actively manages SOKY’s daily financial activities, (i.e. AP, AR, cash disbursements, payroll & deductions, etc.) through Quickbooks Premier.
  • Prepares, analyzes and presents monthly financial statements, program budgets, grant reports, and any additional activities
  • Establishes internal audits, financial reporting systems and controls to ensure compliance with company expenditure requirements, ensuring donor and athlete needs are met.
  • Serves as the organization’s primary liaison with its independent auditor to ensure the financial audit is completed smoothly and timely through proper preparation.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and cash flow projections.
  • Manages the organization’s liability insurance program, including ongoing risk analysis.
  • Oversee all elements of SOKY’s employee Benefits program.
  • Maintains and updates Quickbooks and Raiser’s Edge (donor database system)
  • Oversees the Special Olympics International Accreditation process
  • Manage and oversee the SOKY vehicle purchasing program.
  • Manages state gaming certification and account
  • Plays a key role at summer games and special events
  • Represent SOKY at State/National meetings and conferences where appropriate.
  • Maintain inventory records, prepare and enter journal entries to record changes.
  • Maintain and reconcile centralized disbursement and depository accounts. Prepare and enter adjusting journal entries as needed to record bank fees and other non-routine cash items.
  • Maintain updated records of local bank accounts and authorized signers.
  • Administer credit card program including analyzing coding to ensure accuracy and timely reporting plus manage the integration process from credit card system to accounting software.


  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in accounting.
  • 5-7 years of broad accounting experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Premier accounting software.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of HR-related laws, regulations and practices
  • Knowledge of payroll reporting and processing of payroll taxes
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of SOKY

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Provide submit the following;

  • cover letter,
  • resume,
  • references,
  • salary requirement.

Submit via email:

Submit via mail:
Special Olympics Kentucky
Attn: Finance & Adm Director
105 Lakeview Court
Frankfort, KY  40601

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