Finance Manager

Job Locations
US-DC | US
Type
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Accounting/Finance
ID
2021-4797
State/Province
DC

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

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 are responsible 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. 

 

The Finance Manager manages the budgets and financial position including analytical duties of several field offices.

Essential Functions

  • 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).
  • Thorough 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.

This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 31, 2022, unless they are approved by Human Resources for a qualified exemption. Those unvaccinated after January 31st will be required to follow a weekly testing protocol.

 

All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks or other approved facial coverings while working indoors at all times or outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Further, effective December 13th, any unvaccinated staff person entering an Audubon building must submit a negative Covid-19 test that has been taken within 72 hours. 

 

This policy is effective through February 27th and may be changed due to changes in the law and/or changes to Audubon policies such as the Return to Work/Hybrid Work policy.

 

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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