Finance Director

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $80,000
Details: Salary will be dependent on qualifications.



Start Date



United States


Nonprofit salmon recovery organization, Long Live the Kings (LLTK), seeks a Finance Director to oversee the financial health and sustainability of our organization. This role is responsible for providing strategic financial direction, performing all accounting and financial reporting, developing and analyzing budgets with staff, monitoring financial performance and fiscal controls, maintaining personnel records, and administering insurance and benefit plans.

This full-time position is a member of the organization’s senior management team, including the Executive Director, Partnerships Director, and Deputy Director. This role reports to the Deputy Director and has significant interaction with the Executive Director, LLTK’s prestigious Board of Directors and other donors and partners. The Director of Finance oversees a Financial and Administrative Associate who helps with accounts payable, ledger maintenance, reporting, benefits research, development and event work, and administrative needs.

About Us

Long Live the Kings’ mission is to restore wild salmon and steelhead, and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1986, we have been advancing science, improving management, and implementing solutions to balance the needs of fish and people. LLTK envisions a sustainable Northwest with a growing human population, a thriving economy, and flourishing salmon runs.

Long Live the Kings functions as a regional leader in salmon recovery. We work and partner with other not for profit organizations, government agencies, Tribes, universities, corporations, foundations, schools and the public to carry out our mission. This work puts LLTK in a position to set the direction of our joint work and also requires LLTK to manage project performance and complex financial relationships between funders and subcontractors.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Operations

  • Accounting: Conducts/oversees general ledger accounting, revenue accounting, accounts payables, payroll, and events financial management. Ensures appropriate internal controls are in place. Reporting includes annual 990 filings.
  • Contracts: Works with senior staff to maintain contracts for research, maintenance, communications and other activities where LLTK manages multi-partner projects or outsources works.
  • Audits: Works closely with outside auditors and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to ensure LLTK maintains a clean audit report.
  • Compliance: Oversees compliance with all legal and reporting requirements, and negotiates and maintains lease agreements, insurance policies, and liability waivers for our multiple locations.


Budgeting, Forecasting, and Financial Reporting

  • Conducts financial planning, analysis, and forecasting, to inform decision making and advise on strategic directions to maintain fiscal solvency (e.g. annual operating budgets, quarterly budget to actuals and rolling cash flow analyses).
  • Coordinates the Board Finance Committee, manages the relationship with the Finance Committee Chair and reports on financial matters to the Board.

Administrative Duties

  • Administers and maintains insurance and benefit plans.
  • Manages onboarding and offboarding process in collaboration with direct supervisors and maintains all appropriate employee paperwork.
  • Maintains LLTK’s employee benefits handbook, personnel policy, and personnel records.

Skills & Qualifications

  • At least five years of senior level accounting experience; CPA a plus.
  • Experience with non-profit accounting and financial management preferred. This includes performing Single Audits when an organization expends more than $750k/year in federal revenue.
  • Ability to think strategically and have foresight.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Good natured team member, diplomatic, flexible and willing to contribute to the overall success of the organization.
  • Strong data management and broad familiarity with MIP, Quickbooks, or other modular accounting software. Experience with budget, timesheet, and other modules in addition to core ledger functionality preferred.
  • Familiarity with donor/fundraising data management systems and methods for crosstalk between fundraising and fund accounting systems preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience managing one or more employees a plus.


Generous benefits provided including health and dental insurance, 401k with up to 5% of salary matched (after one year of employment), and ORCA commuter pass.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter and resume to Michael Schmidt at Applications received prior to September 7th will receive priority.