Director of Finance & Accounting (Part-Time)

The Climate Leadership Council (“the Council”), seeks a part-time Director of Finance & Accounting to support and help to oversee the financial health of the organization by regularly monitoring performance to budget, managing expenses, and ensuring the Council has the needed financial resources to achieve its mission and goals/objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: The Director will handle the finance and accounting for the Council and affiliated organizations including reporting, administration and compliance. The core responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining financial controls, procedures and files for the Council and affiliates
  • Providing regular financial reporting including monthly reports and forecasts for the CEO and periodic reports to the Board
  • Processing accounts receivable and payables including generating invoices, facilitating approvals and vendor payments, and reviewing employee expense reports
  • Developing annual organizational budgets and project/grant specific budgets
  • Overseeing the annual audit including compiling information and schedules for the outside auditor, ensuring the 990s are accurate, and providing information for workers’ comp audits
  • Assisting in payroll administration and coordinating with outside HR Consultant regarding semi-monthly payroll, benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations.
  • Performing other related duties including filing census and lobbying disclosure reports and maintaining sufficient corporate insurance
  • Presenting recommendations to management on short- and long-term financial objectives
  • Providing financial analysis on request, review/negotiate contracts
  • Managing banking relationships and conducting in-person and online transactions as needed
  • Performing special projects as requested by the Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience with demonstrated expertise in 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) financial management and accounting, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Characteristics and capabilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Superior knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications; accurate reporting skills
  • Proficient in accounting software including QuickBooks,
  • Ability to multi-task, meet pressing deadlines, anticipate needs and adjust in a changing environment
  • Excellent budgeting, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to continuously identify and implement practical solutions
  • Impeccable integrity and honesty and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong verbal and written communications and the ability to present in a group setting

Location: Ultimate flexibility as the position can be in-office, remote or hybrid; candidates must be able to occasionally attend in-person meetings.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience. Part-time position (approximately 20-25 hours per week). Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

The Climate Leadership Council is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the bipartisan Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan as the most popular, equitable, and politically viable climate solution.

The Climate Leadership Council is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. The Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with U.S. state and federal laws.

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