Director of Finance

Washington D.C.
$100,000-$130,000, based on experience
Sep 23, 2019
Oct 28, 2019
Full Time

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a national organization dedicated to making domestic violence a national priority, and creating a social, political and economic environment in which domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking no longer exists.

NNEDV is seeking a Director of Finance to lead our finance team. This is a full-time, hands-on, Washington D.C. based, exempt position reporting to NNEDV’s Executive Vice President. The successful candidate will integrate big picture planning with the details required for federal grant compliance.

The Director of Finance will work closely the Development Team and programmatic teams on grant applications and grants management. The Director of Finance will supervise 1) the Finance and Administrative Manager and 2) the Budget Manager. This is a great opportunity for a proven leader with strong analytic, finance, operational, and people skills to contribute to a strong organization with a critical mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Through direct personal engagement or through supervision of the work of relevant staff, you can expect to contribute to NNEDV’s success by:
  • Advising the Executive Vice President and other key leaders on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, grant compliance, and related matters.
  • Serving as the lead staff person on the annual Single Audit (formerly named A-133 Audit) and any federal OIG audits or site visits.
  • Working closely with NNEDV’s Outsourced CPA.
  • Serving as the key liaison to the Audit Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and representing and presenting status reports to the Committees, and to the full Board as needed.
  • Overseeing all financial, project-based, and grant accounting, including cash flow and forecasting, and ensuring their accuracy and integrity.
  • Working closely with the Finance and Administrative Manger to continually assess and upgrade internal controls, and ensure compliance with accounting and grant standards and other relevant finance policies and practices.
  • Working closely with the Budget Manager to develop an annual budgeting process that builds on NNEDV’s strong financial management and clean audits, and ensuring that each team has the budget information they need to manage their grants and projects.
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in interactions internally and in approaches to processes such as vendor selection.

Required Skills, Education, and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience, including grants management, financial planning, and analysis, along with responsibility for shepherding an organization or large division through an A-133 or Single Audit process.
  • Strong experience with nonprofit finance and accounting, and with relevant regulations, especially federal grant policies and regulations such as Cost Principles and OMB Uniform Guidance.
  • Significant experience with nonprofit budgeting and federal grant management
  • Experience supervising staff and working collaboratively
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • A high degree of personal initiative and proven interpersonal and team skills.
  • Outstanding communications, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Flexibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Sage Intacct (or similar accounting software).
  • Experience at a state or territory domestic violence coalition.
  • Experience with managing grants from OVW/DOJ, OVC/DOJ, and/or FVPSA/HHS.
  • Demonstrated Tetris-like logic: the ability to think through problems systematically while integrating information from multiple sources to form a comprehensive plan and strategy up from many parts.

Location: This position offers a flexible and collegial working environment in our many-windowed offices on Thomas Circle in downtown Washington, DC, near McPherson Square Metro. Minimal travel required.

Anticipated Salary Range:

  • Director: $100,000 - $125,000, 12 years of relevant experience
  • Senior Director: $105,000 - $130,000, 14+ years of relevant experience


NNEDV pays the entire cost for each employee’s Health, Dental, Life, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance. NNEDV contributes 3% to each employee’s 401k retirement plan (no match required), and provides at least 17 (and up to 22) paid holidays (including the last full week of each year), three weeks of annual leave, and 10 days of sick leave each year. NNEDV offers vision insurance at a nominal cost.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, combined into a single PDF to Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President, at Please also include your cover letter in the body of your email. Applications received by end of day Friday, October 4th will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. No U.S. mail or faxes please.

NNEDV is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage your application to join our highly accomplished team!

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