Finance Manager

Job Locations
US-NY | US
Type
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
ID
2020-4429
State/Province
NY

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

 


 

Position Summary

The Finance Manager is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices. They will support the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices, and areresponsible for the organization, preparation, review and control of annual operating budgets, as well as the semi-annual forecasts. 
 
They are responsible for regular reporting for both internal and external stakeholders, variance analysis, and will interact with State leaders and office staff to facilitate financial planning and clarify/resolve financial issues.   The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, communicates frequently and well, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State offices. 

Essential Functions

The Finance Manager performs professional analysis work related to budgeting, forecasting, budget controls, revenue tracking, and accounting and information systems.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manages the preparation and review operating and program budgets, and two required reforecasts, for Audubon’s field offices.
  • Manages the financial matters of field programs and departments, including development of the budget and reforecasts; variance reporting and reporting to external stakeholders including state boards.
  • Coordinates with leaders and staff, as well as finance department colleagues responsible for grant and accounting support.
  • Balances an understanding of complex financial, audit and budget guidelines with the unique business needs of the organization to assess and resolve fiscal issues.
  • Monitors, reviews and analyzes budget performance and accounting reports.
  • Conducts revenue analysis and forecasting.
  • Ensures accurate coding of expenditures and timely recognition of revenue.
  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates, develops findings and makes recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
  • Performs high level, time-sensitive special projects and studies as assigned by leaders state leaders.
  • Coordinates with Grant specialists frequently.
  • Prepares and distributes regular monthly reporting on financial performance and reserves. Suggests reporting improvements as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in budget management/preparation.
  • Non-profit and management experience in a similar position required.
  • In depth knowledge of financial and budget systems, with a demonstrated ability to create new system-generated reports. Knowledge of Financial Edge and Prophix a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong planning, problem solving, data collection/management, and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge financial accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to create, interpret and accurately represent financial reports and technical documents.
  • Excellent technical skills are a must. Ideal applicant can verify the completeness and accuracy of budgetary information and data.
  • Ability to perform financial and comparative analyses of budgetary documentation/data and make sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

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