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Director of Finance

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Published 15 days ago

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This role is responsible for supervising members of the Common Cause finance team, ensuring accurate, timely recording of all transactions and the timely preparation of reports, enforcing accounting principles, implementing policies to ensure adherence to internal controls and statutory requirements. 


This is a full-time position working in our national office. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Manages and monitors all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Supports organization objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations and directing the finance team to meet the objectives.
  • Oversees revenue processing, including review and approval, and the upload of all contribution data to the accounting system.
  • Oversees grant management from a financial perspective to ensure accurate recording of restricted and unrestricted grants, proper spend down and adherence to grant budgets and schedules.
  • Working with the development team, assists with grant budget proposals and generates progress reports as needed.
  • In conjunction with the CFO, coordinates budget preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information, and advising senior management on the collection and analysis of data.
  • Generates reports to assist program managers to carry out their budget responsibilities. 
  • Develops and enforces internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.
  • Oversees and supports the accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.
  • CPA preferred.
  • 10+ years progressively more responsible professional experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices, processes, and procedures of non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and coordinate accounting operations and direct personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and accounting software(Sage Intacct, or similar programs a plus.)
  • Strong computer literacy to include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Sharepoint.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to act with tact, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Working Knowledge and proficiency with social media tools including Facebook and Twitter.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.

TO APPLY: Please submit Resume and Cover Letter t o Common Cause’s Senior Director of Human Resources and include Director of Finance in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.

SALARY: $120,000- $130,000, plus generous benefits package. 

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Founded with 4,000 core members in 1970 to serve as a people’s lobby, Common Cause has grown into a nationwide network of more than 1 million members and supporters, with a presence in 30 states and Washington, D.C.

We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. To be truly of, by, and for the people, government must reflect everyone it serves. We’re all better off when people from all walks of life participate in self-governance. Every American wants and deserves a voice in shaping the future for our families and communities. We believe democracy is how a free society resolves its differences. And in order to do that well, we must all agree the process is fair, produces equitable outcomes, and reflects our communities, our values, and our priorities. Nobody wins all the time, but if the process is fair, at least we can trust it.

We side with no one but the people. Working together, we are building a democracy that works for all of us. Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible, and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes and the people we elect to serve us.

We are solutions-oriented. Our network of democracy experts, working at the state and local level across the country, are winning pragmatic, common sense solutions and building a national movement that will make sure our generation secures and strengthens democracy for the next. We work to ensure that every vote counts, that every eligible voter has an equal say, that our elections represent the will of the people, and that our government is of, by, and for the people.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.







ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This role is responsible for supervising members of the Common Cause finance team, ensuring accurate, timely recording of all transactions and the timely preparation of reports, enforcing accounting principles…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    September 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 26, 2022
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USD $120,000 - USD $130,000
/ year


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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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