Director of Finance (Remote)

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Laudato Si' Movement

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Remote

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22 days ago

About LSM

Laudato Si’ Movement (LSM) is an international network of 900 Catholic organizations and thousands of grassroots leaders, all working together to care for our common home and advance climate and ecological justice. We strive to be led by the Holy Spirit and find joy and support in our faith and in each other. We act at the forefront of faith-based efforts to protect the environment, and our work is very fast-paced, with multiple projects and priorities managed daily. We enjoy a collaborative working environment in which everyone is committed to tackling the planetary crisis with courage and love. We believe as Pope Francis said in Laudato Si’, that “truly, much can be done!”

About the position

The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial matters of LSM, reporting to the Executive Director and partnering with senior colleagues and the Board of Directors’ Internal Affairs Committee. The Director of Finance must be able to adapt to a continually evolving startup environment with big dreams to save the world, thriving in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while overseeing a bookkeeping and accounting vendor. The ideal candidate would have experience with both the needs of a US-based 501c3 (LSM’s main entity) and the complexities of an international operation (60+ LSM staff based in nearly 20 countries) while being comfortable with the constraints of a small nonprofit ($3 million annual budget) supported by multiple small and medium-sized grants.

Responsibilities

Finance

  • Coordinate the development of budgets in partnership with the Executive Director and the Director of Development, as well as the monitoring of budgets with programmatic staff.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts, accounting for multiple grants with differing timelines.
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash and investment management.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and plans.
  • Engage the Internal Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent LSM to financial partners, including auditors, bank reps, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as relevant.

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the financial recordkeeping and accounting vendor to ensure proper development, maintenance, and updating of all accounting systems and functions.
  • Ensure development, maintenance, and updating of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures, including the identification of new platforms as needed.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for funders and the Board of Directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and filing of tax returns as relevant.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Manage LSM’s finance platforms including Stripe, PayPal, and credit cards.
  • Manage payroll in compliance with government regulations and policies.

Qualifications

The Director of Finance will be a seasoned leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources.

The following experience and attributes are needed:

  • A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • At least five years experience as Director of Finance (or equivalent) in a US-based nonprofit organization funded by multiple grants, preferably one with international operations.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in developing and implementing creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of compliance audits.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
  • Strong commitment to LSM’s mission to care for our common home and advance climate and ecological justice.
  • Comfort with working in a Catholic environment that is rooted in prayer and the spirituality of Laudato Si’ (being Catholic is not a requirement).

Languages: Fluency in English is required and proficiency in other languages (such as Spanish and/or Italian) is desirable.

Location: United States

Work environment: Remote

Type of position: Full-time

Application deadline: Rolling until hired

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: Remote