Senior Director of Finance, Campaign Legal Center

Location: Washington, DC
Senior Director of Finance
Campaign Legal Center
Washington, DC

About The Campaign Legal Center

The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Through litigation, policy analysis and public education, CLC works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. CLC is adamantly nonpartisan, holding candidates and government officials accountable regardless of political affiliation. We will continue in the fight for democracy reform until the United States’ political process is accessible to all citizens, resulting in a representative, responsive and accountable government.

Position Summary
The Senior Director of Finance is responsible for the organization’s annual budget process, financial strategy, analysis, and compliance. The Senior Director will work closely with the President and executive team to develop a robust financial plan that drives decision-making around CLC’s short- and long-term objectives, fundraising strategy, and cost management. The ideal candidate will bring previous experience in a similar role, ideally at a high-growth nonprofit. S/he also will bring exceptional communication skills, including an ability to translate technical concepts and terms to non-financial staff members.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Financial Management: Effectively support the day-to-day financial systems, planning, and analysis for a growing organization
  • Annual Budget Development and Management: Create and administer a clearly defined annual and long-term budgeting process; work closely with the program heads in developing their budgets, and monitoring their department status during the budgeting cycle
  • Financial Strategy, Analysis, and Forecasting: Review and analyze past and current financial statements, provide reports, and make informed recommendations to the staff and Board
  • Grant Budgeting and Reporting: Work collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer and Grants Manager to develop, track, and report on grant budgets
  • Training and Coaching: Provide training to non-financial staff on key elements of the budgeting process and how to translate financial data to drive programmatic decisions
  • Manage Relationship with Accounting and Auditing Firms: Liaise directly with external accounting and auditing firms to ensure accurate and timely data exchange and reporting
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law requirements for all accounting and financial reports
  • 10+ years of relevant experience managing the financial strategy, analysis, and systems of a high-performing nonprofit organization
  • Excellent financial acumen and analytical skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding attention to detail and highly organized
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