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Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance 16310575

Washington, DC
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Our highly reputable mission-based client is looking for a Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance!  This is a direct hire/full-time position!  The SVP manages and provides oversight to daily financial transactions and reporting, including deposits and receipt of funds; manages, insures, and protects assets; oversees technology systems; hiring and benefits administration. The SVP, Finance also works closely with the President & CEO to determine strategic plans and long-term success of the organization.

SVP Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the financial operations of the organization, including the establishment of GAAP and financial policies and procedures to ensure a sound financial structure and effective internal controls.
  • Oversight of daily operational accounting functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. Preparation of financial monthly reports for senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Ensures all accounting processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, account coding, general ledger transactions, supporting schedules, audit schedules, journals, account reconciliations and tax schedules (as needed for certified audit preparation and compliance with tax and regulatory authorities) – managed in accordance with GAAP and internal policies and procedures.
  • Oversees special projects and provides financial and administrative oversight to staff in financial planning of projects, setting fees and initiating programs.
  • Develops and creates budgets in collaboration with the organization and various departments.
  • Ensures financial reports, projections, analysis, and variance reports are provided to staff and volunteer leadership on a monthly schedule.
  • Collaborates with departments on business processes related to database transactions and integration between CRM database and financial records.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization’s accounting functions, including grants management and payroll.
  • Handles cash management and banking relations, including receipts, custody, and disbursement of funds, lines of credit, and investment of surplus funds.
  • Participates in Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Finance Committee meetings.
  • Procures various insurance policies, such as Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, General Liability, Umbrella, Travel, and Event/Conference interruption.
  • Work closely with organization’s President & CEO and Chief Operating Officer to ensure that all human resource functions are managed.
  • Oversees payroll processing, health and other insurance, retirement plans (401k), recruitment efforts (talent acquisition & retention), staff onboarding/off-boarding, terminations, and adherence to best practices and current employment laws.
  • Works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and oversees relationship with IT partners to ensure hardware and software are operating efficiently for staff to accomplish their work.
  • Make recommendations on appropriate internal policies, insurance coverage and other HR-related actions to address potential liabilities.
  • Work with staff and outside legal counsel to manage the organization’s legal affairs, including contracts, consultants, and vendors.

SVP Requirements:
  • 10+ years of work force experience within accounting and finance providing leadership, project management and oversight, preferably in a tax-exempt organization.
  • Active CPA required.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, internal controls, association management software and Microsoft office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in professional manner, including payroll and financial information.
  • Experience in overseeing or managing human resources support functions.
  • Experience in managing legal and risk management functions, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a diversity of interests including staff, boards of directors and members of the organization.
  • Dedicated professional with excellent leadership and management abilities who demonstrates the potential for growth within the organization.


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