Director of Finance and Administration for National Peace Corps Association

National Peace Corps Association
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 01

Position description

The Director of Finance and Administration develops policy and manages finance, information technology, and facilities operations for the organization. The Director of Finance and Administration position has overall management of the accounting function to ensure all required audit, tax, grant, and compliance reporting is completed on time, that policies and procedures are properly implemented and consistently adhered to, and that the financial records are accurate and complete. The position reports to the Vice President and has supervisory responsibilities.  



Fiscal Management Functions

  • Develop and ensure adherence to fiscal policies and procedures for the organization

  • Oversee and direct treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, and financial management for the organization

  • Support the President & CEO with new strategic initiatives and ventures and advise on long-range financial plans

  • Liaise with the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors

  • Establish business relationships with banks and other financial institutions

  • Appraise the organization’s financial position from periodic financial and operating reports

  • Direct and coordinate the establishment and monitoring of the organization’s operating budget

  • Design and implement an organizational cash management system

  • Oversee disbursement of grant funds to Community Fund projects

  • Ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory tax filing and audit requirements

  • Negotiate insurance coverages for the organization 


Administration and Compliance

  • Oversee goods and services procurements

  • Negotiate and oversee all vendor contracts

  • Oversee processing of all agreements, contracts, and memorandums of understanding


Facilities Management Functions

  • Negotiate all vendor contracts for leases of property, equipment, and other facility-related matters

  • Responsible for overall major property management issues of other operational sites


Information Technology Functions

  • Manage the organization’s technology needs and liaise with any outsourced IT consultants

  • Negotiate contracts and develop relationships with external IT consultants

  • Other duties as required


  • At a minimum, bachelor’s degree in accounting. Advanced degree preferred. Active CPA preferred.

  • 8+ years of progressive non-profit experience, preferably working with 501(c)(3) organizations. Public accounting experience preferred.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate technical budget and financial information to board members and staff who do not have accounting or financial backgrounds

  • Experience in budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and the management of grants and other restricted funding

  • Knowledge of accounting theory and practice; an expert understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Familiarity with a variety of revenue sources including individual, foundation and corporate gifts and grants; federal grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts; and earned income 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Sage50 experience is a plus.

  • Experience in account analysis and monthly closings and the willingness to perform accounting tasks

  • Detail-oriented, analytical, responsible and self-motivated, and able to multi-task and problem solve

  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s mission

  • Highly motivated, resourceful and creative, thriving on the opportunity to contribute to the Peace Corps community

  • Peace Corps or other national service experience desirable, but not required

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