Senior Finance Manager, Central Flyway

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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 Senior Finance Manager, Central Flyway is responsible for performing a broad range of fiscal, budgetary and analytical duties for Audubon’s field offices in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. They are primarily responsible for the preparation, review and control of the annual operating budget for each State Office, 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, as well as grant specialists, 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 effectively, and is very well organized. The position reports to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis for State Programs.



$83,000 - $110,000 / year (contingent on geo-differential)

Essential Functions

  • Manage the financial matters of field programs and departments in the Central Flyway (North and South Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming), including development and review of the operating and program budgets and reforecasts; variance reporting and reporting to external stakeholders including state boards.
  • Coordinate with leaders and staff in the Central Flyway, as well as finance department colleagues responsible for grant and accounting support for Central Flyway offices.
  • Balance an understanding of complex financial, audit and budget guidelines with the unique business needs of the organization to assess and resolve fiscal issues.
  • Monitor, review and analyze budget performance and accounting reports.
  • Conduct revenue analysis and forecasting.
  • 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 and the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for State Programs.
  • Assist Development with the preparation of budgets for foundation and government grant proposals.
  • Prepare and distribute regular monthly reporting on financial performance and reserves. Suggest reporting improvements as needed.
  • Travel infrequently as needed for team building and site visits.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 8 years of experience in budget management/preparation in a nonprofit organization, working with diverse funding sources, including public funding.
  • Direct experience in nonprofit budgeting and variance reporting required, with experience tracking expenses in a decentralized organization preferred; must be able to communicate financial management concepts to varied audiences.
  • In depth knowledge of financial and budget systems, with a demonstrated ability to create, interpret and accurately represent new system-generated financial and technical reports. Knowledge of Financial Edge, Prophix, and Salesforce software a plus.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and strong knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong planning, problem solving, data collection/management, and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • Interest in, understanding of, and commitment to conservation and the mission of National Audubon Society.
  • Ability to travel as needed for team building to travel for site visits within the Central Flyway.

This position 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.

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