Director of Accounting

Non Profit Organization
Arlington, VA
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Full Time
Reporting to the chief operating officer (COO), the director of accounting will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The director of accounting will lead all day-to-day finance operations, supervise a part-time bookkeeper, and support the senior leadership team. The director of accounting will work closely with all staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures and to explore how the finance function can support program operations. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an upcoming leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience. She or he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit or association that has multiple programs. Primary Duties Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures Direct supervision of part-time bookkeeper Build and improve on financial procedures Prepare/review journal entries Maintain records for all general ledger activity Maintain budget information in the Accounting software On a monthly basis, review assigned department(s) budget to ensure that department(s) expenses are within the parameters of the adopted budget Manage all audit and 990 activities Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of financial status. Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate Support the COO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice presidents to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations Qualifications Proactive hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the COO, the responsibility for finance and accounting Proven experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments Management and budget experience Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Excellent communication skills - written and oral Ability to learn new programs High level of confidentiality and business ethics Able to work well both independently and as a member of a team Leadership, ensure staff and leaders have core competencies to deliver quality, integrated services Experience managing grants Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related field Financial stability, maximizing organizational efficiencies through productivity and program improvements Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting