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.
The Director Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for State Offices is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary, and analytical duties for Audubon’s field team. The Director of FP&A is responsible for the preparation, review, and control of Audubon State’s annual operating budget, as well as the semi-annual forecasts. The Director FP&A for State Offices is directly responsible for financial management of offices in the Atlantic Flyway and will supervise those performing similar duties in the remaining states/flyways .
The Director FP&A is 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 Director FP&A will also supervise Flyway Finance Leads dedicated to supporting the field in their financial needs. The ideal candidate has a high degree of financial acumen, strong financial systems skills, extraordinary customer service skills, and is very well-organized. The position reports to the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis.
Planning & Budget
• Supervise and manage the State financial planning and analysis team.
• Manage the preparation and review of operating and program budgets, and required reforecasts, for Audubon’s State and centers including reporting to external stakeholders such as national boards.
• Answer high priority analytical questions to drive better understanding of business value drivers and identify areas of opportunity.
• Improve forecasting process by engaging with state-based staff, using data-driven analyses to help shape conclusions.
• Support State teams in creation and revision of long-term business plans.
Reporting & Analysis
• Manage the direct financial matters of field programs and departments in Atlantic flyway, including development of the budget and reforecasts; variance reporting and reporting to external stakeholders including state boards.
• Monitor, review, and analyze budget performance and accounting reports.
• Conduct revenue analysis and forecasting.
• Ensure accurate coding of expenditures and timely recognition of revenue.
• Research, analyze, evaluate, develop findings, and make recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
• Perform high level, time-sensitive special projects and studies as assigned by leaders of the Central Flyway offices.
• Assist Development with the preparation of budgets for foundation and government grant proposals.
• Prepare and distribute regular monthly reporting on financial performance and reserves. Suggests reporting improvements as needed.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.
• At least 10 years of experience in budget management/preparation.
• Non-profit and management experience in a similar position required preferably with a decentralized organization.
• In depth knowledge of financial and budget systems, with a demonstrated ability to create new system-generated reports.
• Experience providing excellent customer service to a wide range of constituents. Must have the ability to interact with a wide range of staff with varying degrees of financial acumen.
• Strong planning, problem solving, data collection/management, and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of nonprofit accounting is critical to the successful candidate’s ability to maintain Audubon’s proprietary grant tools and analyze the impact of projects, grants and initiatives on Audubon’s operating budget.
• Interest in the environment and conservation.
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.
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