he salary range for this position is $120K- $130K, depending on experience. We have a generous benefits package including group health insurance, dental benefits, unlimited vacation time, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.
Mighty Earth is pleased to be accepting applications for a Senior Director of Finance & Accounting, a key position on our leadership team.
Who We Are
Founded in 2016, Mighty Earth is a growing global advocacy organization, with a goal to protect Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. We aspire to be the most effective environmental advocacy organization in the world.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Mighty Earth has built strong partnerships globally and currently has staff based across the U.S., South America, Europe and the United Kingdom. The organization manages a significant amount of restricted foundation and government funding, with a budget of approximately $7M and expectations of continued growth.
The Senior Director is a full-time position reporting to our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and working closely with our Chief of Staff. The Senior Director is responsible for leading the Finance & Accounting function and will partner with senior leadership and the Board to set the strategic direction and ensure the financial health of Mighty Earth. The Senior Director provides strong technical and visionary leadership to the Finance Department and will serve as a strategic thought partner to leaders across the organization.
The Senior Director will have primary day-to-day oversight for accounting, grants management, financial planning and analysis, and compliance. The Senior Director will build and nurture a high performing finance organization, coordinate closely with our program staff and encourage and develop financial literacy and accountability throughout the organization. This position supervises a full-time Accounting Manager and a Senior Associate, Grants & Finance.
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Be a strong strategic partner and thought leader to the Leadership team, the Finance & Audit Committee and the Board
Drive long-term strategic financial planning
Oversee cash flow forecasting and management
Develop and drive a vision for optimizing systems to enhance accuracy, consistency, and efficiency of fiscal operations
Represent the organization to financial partners, including financial institutions, government agencies, foundations, partners, auditors, public officials, etc.
Support the Leadership team to build out Mighty Earth’s international operating model
PLANNING & ANALYSIS
Lead financial planning for the organization, including the annual budget development process and building out Mighty Earth’s medium to long-term planning capabilities
Provide the CEO, the organization and the Board with accurate, complete and timely financial information that enables optimal decision-making
Drive increased financial visibility and ownership throughout the organization through monthly budget vs. actuals reporting, burn rate analyses, spending forecasts, etc.
Collaborate with the CEO, the Program teams and Development department to bring insightful financial business intelligence to support program spending and revenue growth
ACCOUNTING & GRANTS MANAGEMENT
Oversee integration and adoption of Acumatica - Mighty Earth’s new Procurement and Finance & Accounting system
Oversee and continuously improve key components of fiscal operations, including month and year-end close, towards simplification, standardization and automation
Oversee the contracts and grants management process, including supporting leaders to develop budgets, providing access to up-to-date and accurate financial information, and overseeing compliance and reporting
Supervise the Accounting Manager and Senior Associate, Grants & Finance
PARTNERSHIP WITH PROGRAM & DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
Provide financial leadership to support Mighty Earth’s revenue strategy, including telling the organization’s financial story to internal and external stakeholders
Lead the collaboration between Finance and Development, including timely reconciliations of records and systems
Lead regular financial reviews with program leadership, supporting the development of financial acumen across the organization
COMPLIANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements; monitor fiscal compliance with funder requirements
Formulate, recommend, and implement sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls
Oversee the timely completion of external audits and the IRS Form 990
Ensure that Mighty Earth is compliance with international accounting and tax regulations
Manage and develop finance department staff - establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, establish priorities and conduct annual performance evaluations
Oversee trainings for staff in nonprofit financial management, especially during roll out of process or system updates in support of successful change management
What we’re looking for in you:
You have at least ten years of finance and accounting experience in a nonprofit setting
You have a minimum of five years of in a leadership capacity for a finance department, preferably at a nonprofit organization
You have the ability to work effectively at a senior level, including partnership with the CEO and the Board of Directors
You have experience driving systems change and process improvement
You have non-profit finance and accounting knowledge as demonstrated by a thorough understanding of organizational audited financial statements, budgets, monthly reports and projections and experience with financial planning, analysis, accounting, reporting, and grants management
You have experience with a systems-based approach to ensure effective & efficient financial operations including budgeting and reporting
You have experience with fund accounting and cloud-based billing and expense management systems
You have a record of producing accurate financial information in a timely manner, having established trust from all data users
You have a collaborative, team-based approach
You have experience working in an international context
You have excellent problem solving, analytical, and reasoning skills
You have the ability to work independently and successfully manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, and excellent attention to detail
You have an interest in protecting the environment and advancing a more just society
You have experience with and a commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, and the LGBTQ+ community
Experience working in an advocacy or campaigning setting
Experience working with colleagues based across the globe