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Rose Smoot Joins SEARCH as Director of Finance and Administration


RoseSmootMs. Rose Smoot joined SEARCH as Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) on November 12, 2015.

In this position, Ms. Smoot will direct all financial and administrative activities of the corporation, including accounting, audit coordination, budgeting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning, analysis and reporting.

Ms. Smoot replaces Ms. Rose Marie Florita, who has served as SEARCH DFA since 2003, and who will be leaving the organization in early January 2016.

Ms. Smoot has an extensive background in nonprofit finance and organization management, including as an independent consultant providing financial, human resources, and operational support to numerous clients in California. She has been involved in developing and implementing systems, policies and technology strategies, overseeing complex contract negotiations, managing multimillion-dollar budgets and investments, and conducting business process and cost analyses.

Rose will be a welcome addition to the SEARCH staff team. We look forward to the depth of experience she brings to this position, from a long career in non-profit finance, accounting, and administration.
-Scott Came SEARCH Executive Director

Ms. Smoot is a graduate of Madison University, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She earned an Institute of Organization Management (IOM) designation, is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and also has certifications in Financial Management and Nonprofit Management.

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