Title: Vice President, Accounting
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Finance
Positions Reporting to this Position: Senior Director of Accounting and Senior Revenue Accountant
Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCV office)
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Union Position: No
Job Classification Level: M-IV
Hiring Salary Range (depending on experience)*: $125,000-$165,000
*Hiring salary range reflects 10 or more years minimum experience
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
The Vice President of Accounting will be focused on cyclical financial and accounting processes (month/year end close, accounting transactions, audit, 990 and financial filings). They will oversee the financial operations and systems within the accounting department to ensure our financial accounting of record is accurate. They will work in collaboration with the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team within the finance department led by the VP of Finance (Financial, Planning & Analysis) who focuses on future financial planning including budgeting, investments, grants management and financial reporting/analysis. The VP of Accounting role is a new position within finance so they must effectively work with the accounting team to build out best practices in our accounting functions in Finance and at LCV. They will lead and provide strategic oversight to the financial compliance, audit and cyclical functions within the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund. This includes, but not limited to Financial Statements, Month End/Year End Close, Budgeting Support, Profit and Loss, Budget vs Actual, Balance Sheet Statements, Revenue Statements and Reconciliations, Cash Management and Revenue Restrictions. They will directly supervise the Senior Director of Accounting and Senior Revenue Accountant and indirectly lead a team of 6 accounting staff. The Vice President will support effective internal controls, GAAP principles ensuring efficient operations and assisting in the organizations’ compliance with relevant tax and campaign finance laws and regulations. The Vice President will also manage annual processes including the annual audit, filing of the IRS Form 990s and other financial business filings.
- Direct and manage the organization’s financial policies and accounting practices, ensuring they align with the financial, planning and analysis process developed by the VP of Finance.
- Develop and set policy, procedures, manuals, training, toolkits and process points to help build out the GAAP accounting and strong internal controls within finance that positions the organization in effective fiscal management.
- Manages two direct reports and indirectly works with all accounting staff to complete GL entries, adjustments, allocations, tracking, reconciliations and financial reporting. Collaborates with the VP of Finance and FP&A team on work projects.
- Provides leadership on cyclical cash and accrual accounting including Financial Statements, Month End/Year End Close, Budgeting Support, Profit and Loss, Budget vs Actual, Balance Sheet Statements, Revenue Statements and Reconciliations, Cash Management and Revenue Restrictions.
- Collaborate with departmental staff and the SVP of Finance to support their knowledge base around financial processes, budgeting and monthly review process.
- Develop efficient month end close and year end close processes.
- Work with the SVP of Finance to contribute to quarterly metrics, financial health dashboards and presentation materials for the Board Finance Committee and Audit Committee with the VP of Finance.
- Support the Senior Revenue Accountant in the management of our Revenue Management functions and collaborate with the VP of Finance and Senior Grants Accountant around grant revenue and expenditures across entity, program, fiscal and contract year and department.
- Work with other department Vice Presidents and SVP of Finance on big picture support, knowledge transfer and guidance around fiscal stewardship and responsibility.
- Take an active role in working with the Board Audit Committee on presentation materials and communications on financial updates in partnership with the SVP of Finance.
- Support reporting, tracking and financial information needed for various high level projects including the Collective Bargaining Agreement union process, Restricted/Unrestricted reports, Investment Income, Depreciation and Roll Over Activity.
- Support program and department relations using customer support best practices.
- Work with the SVP of Finance, the VP of Finance, the COO and President on financial health decisions and considerations around asset management, investments, reserves and other assistance with compliance processes for the finance department to maintain accuracy and completeness of revenue and disbursements reported.
- Manage our bank accounts and activity, bank relations, bank migrations and account management and shifts in collaboration with the SVP of Finance.
- Manage annual processes including the annual audit, filing of the IRS Form 990s and other financial business filings with the SVP of Finance.
- Develop business continuity and contingency plans in partnership with the SVP of Finance and other finance staff.
- Support the VP of Finance in financial modeling and scenario planning projects.
- Provide leadership within the budget processes and support the FP&A department and program departments, as needed in collaboration with the VP of Finance.
- Support the selection, management and migration of a new General Ledger, Expense, Dashboard and other finance software. Manage software integrations and system considerations for Revenue, Accounts Payable, and other cloud-based systems and integrations for accounting. Ensure the organization’s effective use of technology for efficiency.
- Support the management of dashboarding for financial reporting and help staff track their financial detail, make reclassifications and corrections, as needed.
- Serve as a consultant and advisor to departments and programs on all financial matters.
- Lead efforts to create a departmental and organizational culture that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable with other finance staff.
- Ensure that hiring, employee development and performance management practices are consistent with racial justice and equity goals and philosophy with the SVP of Finance.
- Develop and track progress on both the department’s racial justice and equity goals and the organization-wide Racial Justice and Equity Strategic Planning allocated revenue and expense. Prepare financial accounting reports around these goals for the SVP of Finance.
- Travel up to 10% of the time to attend staff retreats, meetings, conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Required - Minimum of 10 or more years experience in nonprofit accounting, accounting management, and management of finance staff. Understanding of GAAP Accounting and Internal Controls. Experience managing multiple entities or with complex inter-company transactions, Experience with developing financial policies, audit and 990 preparations, preparing financial statements and managing cyclical financial processes. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly expertise with Microsoft Excel. Experience with AR Accounting, ASC 606 revenue recognition standards and revenue or grants/contract management software. Experience with conducting training to support staff around finance knowledge. Preferred - Experience working in a political organization or campaign. Experience managing finance in national organizations or organizations at 100+million revenue or more. Database and experience as an auditor are a plus.
- Skills: Strong manager and facilitator. Candidates must effectively manage time to meet multiple competing deadlines often under pressure. Strong technical acumen and understanding of modern financial reporting and frameworks. Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, strong word processing and spreadsheet skills (Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel required, PowerPoint preferred), attentive to details, and adept at developing and maintaining systems and processes. Comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic environment; Ability to adapt well to new technologies and effective time management skills. Must demonstrate initiative in problem-solving; critical thinking skills; must be able to communicate effectively with members of the Finance Team as well as staff members of other departments and vendors; self-starter, ability to juggle multiple tasks.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and lead on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to anti-racism, equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. The location of this position is flexible. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “VP of Accounting” in the subject line by June 8th, 2022. No phone calls please.
In the body of your cover letter please respond to the following questions:
- How does your own lived experience align with our commitment to Racial Justice and Equity found here: https://www.lcv.org/careers/commitment-racial-justice-equity/
- How have you managed accounting teams in complex (scope, size, diverse revenue streams, multi-entity/inter-company, hybrid etc.) nonprofit organizations in your career.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact email@example.com.