Finance and Compliance Coordinator

  • EMILY's List
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Apr 26, 2018
Full time Administrative Compliance Accounting Finance

Job Description

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is searching for a Finance and Compliance Coordinator to join our Finance team.  EMILY’s List has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.  


Principal Responsibilities


The Finance and Compliance Coordinator is an integral part of the Finance team and will play a large role in executing all our accounts payable functions. The Finance and Compliance Coordinator will also be the primary compliance contact for all recommended campaigns.


This is a cycle position with an end date of December 31, 2018.


Specific Duties


  • Oversee the Finance and Compliance team’s relationship with recommended campaigns;
    • Work with campaigns to help with compliance issues, bank reconciliation, and FEC reporting;
    • Serve as liaison to banks and merchant services providers to help campaigns open new bank accounts, merchant accounts, and web processing gateways;
    • Act as the point of contact on the Finance and Compliance team for all candidate mailing activities;
  • Review, code and process requested payments on a weekly basis;
  • Monitor expense report submission to ensure timely payments;
  • Review, code and process credit card payments on a monthly basis;
  • Serve as the backup for deposit processing and reporting;
  • Compile periodic tracking reports on spending in Concur;
  • Assist all staff with questions regarding payment requests, reimbursements and expense reporting;
  • Perform other duties as assigned; including assistance with State and Federal Campaign Finance Reporting and other projects.



  • 2-3 years of relevant bookkeeping or accounting experience, preferably with a Political Action Committee, Non-Profit or Consulting Firm;
  • Prior experience using an accounting software;
  • Good understanding of debits, credits and account reconciliations;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Knowledge of Federal Campaign Finance regulations preferred;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Concur a plus;
  • Commitment to electing pro-choice Democratic women;
  • Commitment to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.

This is a cycle position with an end date of December 31, 2018.


EMILY’s List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to - subject line including your name and the job title.  No calls, please.


EMILY’s List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.