Director of Finance, Ocean Conservancy

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  • Washington D. C., DC, USA
Full time Finance

Job Description

Director of Finance
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, D.C.

About Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.
Position Summary
This position is generally accountable for:
Management of all accounting/finance operations;
Management of all external reporting functions;
Providing support to the CFO in the management of the annual budgeting process;
Management & supervision of the annual audit processes;
Management of interim financial analysis and all other internal financial reporting; and
Management of Finance department staff.
Specific Responsibilities
Ensure a superior customer service environment
Assist staff at all levels, in all departments, with meeting their department and program financial goals
Assist the CFO in development of efficient and effective accounting and internal control systems and processes, and financial management infrastructure of systems, processes and procedures for forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, analysis and reporting
Direct implementation and operation of efficient and effective accounting systems, ensuring accurate and timely processing of accounting transactions and reports
Ensure compliance with all GAAP and regulatory requirements
Support compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations for all federally funded programs
Direct the financial management infrastructure of systems, processes and procedures for financial forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, analysis, and reporting
Assist in the annual budgeting process, direct the monthly re-projections process and processes for any special reporting requirements
Direct treasury and cash management activities
Direct the annual audit and any special audits
Perform other duties as assigned

A sincere interest in the mission of ocean conservation. 
Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required (CPA preferred)
Minimum of 7-10 years relevant nonprofit financial management
Minimum of 3 years staff supervision/management
Superior understanding of all aspects of nonprofit accounting and financial management, appropriate knowledge of tax laws and related issues and regulations for 501(c)(3) & (c)(4) organizations, including federal and state filings and sound internal controls.
Experience with single audits and Code of Federal Regulations requirements preferred
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing; ability to effectively manage many tasks simultaneously and prioritize duties
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
Must be able to produce high quality work and exercise good judgment
Expertise in accounting, donor and office software
Exceptional ability to train, develop, manage, and lead professional and support staff