Director of Finance

Job Type

Full Time




4401 Ford Avenue
Suite 700
United States


The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1938 and is the national trade association representing the jurisdictions that control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. The mission of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales. NABCA is an established non-profit, offering an excellent employee benefits package and competitive salaries.


NABCA has an immediate opening for a Director of Finance. The Director of Finance will be responsible for developing the annual budget, preparing monthly financial statements in a timely manner, completing the monthly closing process, managing the Accounting Dept., and other duties as assigned. The Director of Finance reports to the Sr. VP of Administration, CFO.




Financial Management, Reporting and Compliance

  • Develop and manage annual organizational budgets, with participation from relevant members of the Executive staff and management.
  • Guarantee timeliness, accuracy, and meaningfulness of financial reporting internally and to the Board of Directors.
  • Manage and maintain current and prospective cash flow planning.
  • Work with auditors to plan and conduct the annual audit and ensure proper filing of tax returns.
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls and financial procedures; ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all financial functions.
  • Identify and address strategic budgeting and reporting needs and develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections; Develop annual dues and subscription budgets along with other financial reports analyzing budget to actual activity for significant revenue and expense categories.
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends, patterns, etc. to assess financial status; alert SVP, CFO regarding potential issues.

Accounting Operations

  • Manage Accounting Department staff; assign projects and tasks and monitor workflow; evaluate performance, conduct annual appraisals and recommend training.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations for the organization including, accounts payable, accounts receivable, periodic billings, bank reconciliations, etc.; reconcile accounts on a monthly basis; conduct cash and asset management, including all incoming and outgoing transfers of funds and payments.
  • Research and recommend banking relationships and services, financial software vendors, and consultants; Serve as the organization’s liaison with these entities as appropriate.
  • Oversee vendors responsible for implementing accounting system upgrades.
  • Approve all accounting-related improvements, updates and changes to membership database; performs appropriate due diligence to verify the accounting implications of all database changes. 
  • Serve as a member of the internal team responsible for researching and implementing a new membership database to ensure that accounting requirements are met; and provides substantive updates to the SVP/CFO regarding the progress of the database transition.
  • Maintain and regularly update the Accounting Policies Manual for annual review by the Finance Committee; Alert the SVP/CFO concerning any compliance issues in a timely fashion.
  • Special projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Economics and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible accounting experience is required; equivalent experience may be substituted for the degree requirement; recent experience as a Director of Finance, Asst. Director of Finance or equivalent managing the accounting department for an association is required; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Must have advanced proficiency with nonprofit accounting and financial (non-profit) compliance; demonstrated knowledge of laws governing nonprofits and GAAP is essential.
  • Current/previous experience must demonstrate the applicant’s ability to prepare accurate financial statements and analyze, evaluate and communicate financial information to senior leadership; s/he must have experience managing accounting, budgeting, control, analysis, and reporting functions. 
  • Must be a “shirt-sleeves” professional who takes pride in producing work that is accurate, responsive to requests, logical, and well-organized; the ability to ensure that accounting projects and tasks assigned to staff are accurately completed is essential.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills; strong writing and presentation skills are essential.
  • Experience working collaboratively and constructively with executive and management staff to develop and manage organizational budgets is required.
  • In-depth experience with the financial reporting and budgeting modules of accounting software programs, such as Sage, MS Dynamics, PeopleSoft, or similar accounting system is required; experience synching a membership database accounting module with an accounting system is required; association experience must include responsibility for developing supplemental budget and analytical reports for membership dues, meetings, publications, subscriptions, etc.
  • Excellent judgment, analytical and abstract reasoning and strong problem-solving skills are essential to the success of the individual selected for this position.
  • Must be tactful, diplomatic and professional; demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must be a team player who is organized, courteous, able to manage multiple projects successfully, meet deadlines, and manage time effectively.
  • A passion for accuracy, improving accounting processes and introducing efficiencies is essential for the individual selected for this role.


FSLA Status: Exempt



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

No phone calls please; submit resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and salary history to by July 31, 2018.