Institute for Political Innovation (IPI) Action Fund, a national nonprofit organization, seeks a full-time, highly qualified Finance Manager to optimize, organize, and oversee the financial health and excellence for IPI Action Fund and its affiliated tax-exempt organizations. This person will report to the Co-Executive Directors and will collaborate with Leadership to build an environment of responsibility and accountability. She/he will perform full charge day-to-day bookkeeping and, for example, assist Leadership in preparation and monitoring of budgets; staff an annual audit; adapt and strengthen internal controls; recommend updates to the existing financial system; and serve as the primary liaison with IPI Action Fund’s professional employer organization (PEO). The Finance Manager will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors for the IPI Action Fund. IPI Action Fund was founded in June 2021 to contribute theory, scholarship and strategy that catalyzes model, modern and nonpartisan political change in America. IPI Action’s vision is a restoration of healthy competition in American elections and legislation at federal and state levels, in service of optimal democratic outcomes.
DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Support and engage the establishment of the annual and long-term financial strategy in partnership with Leadership.
• Manage best practices for execution of that strategy, such as day-to-day owned/delegated administration over repetitive functions, i.e., payroll, corporate and tax filings, internal controls, etc.
• Provide full charge day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting functions which includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger preparation, financial statement preparations. 1099’s and other accounting activities.
• Serve as the primary liaison with IPI Action’s PEO.
• Work closely with the fundraising team to build budgets, systems, and practices and to prepare grant-specific financial reports, as needed.
• Provide financial trainings and support to staff.
• Administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate.
• Staff an annual audit.
• Manage business insurance, in coordination with Leadership.
• Ensure all financial activities, policies and procedures comply with applicable local, federal, and state regulations and laws.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTER SKETCH:
• BA/BS or MBA degree in business, nonprofit financial management or accounting (MBA preferred).
• Five or more years of experience managing nonprofit accounting including grants and contributed income required.
• Budgeting experience required.
• Highly organized with demonstrated ability to simultaneously balance deadlines and projects in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent proficiency in the use of QuickBooks accounting software.
• Experience with multi-company accounting.
• Proficient technology skills and knowledge and experience with CRM (Salesforce), Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Dropbox, databases, and meeting technology. Ability to quickly learn and become proficient at other software programs.
• Attention to detail and consistent quality of work.
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, in a team environment.
• Proactive and resourceful approach to work, taking initiative to get things done.
• Eager to accept and quickly implement feedback.
• Honest, responsible and flexible.
• Understands that the utmost in confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism is required.
• Willing to sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement.
• Outstanding, verifiable references.
• Willing to perform other duties as may be requested.
• English proficiency
• Able to work legally in the United States
• Willing to take a post-offer pre-employment physical, and, if requested, a drug screen
• Proof of good credit history will be required. A credit report (authorized by the candidate) will be used to make a decision regarding employment. A poor report may result in elimination from consideration for this position and/or continued employment.
• A criminal background check will be commissioned by IPI Action Fund post-offer. Any offense revealed that had not been discussed during the interview process may be cause for IPI Action Fund to withdraw its offer.
While this profile is intended to be an accurate reflection of the most significant duties of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, efforts, requirements or expectations. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
IPI Action Fund strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration, and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in the workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission.
IPI Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability; or on any other basis prohibited by law.
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate who needs reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us.
TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to Alyssa Larkin, [email protected].