Title: Director of Disbursement
Reports to: Vice President of Accounting
Positions Reporting To This Position: Accounts Payable Specialist, Staff Accountant(s)
Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Union Position: No
Job Classification Level: M-I
Salary Range (depending on experience): $89,557 -$108,000
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
LCV is hiring a Director of Disbursement who will be responsible for facilitating the expense related financial operations of the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund. In addition to developing and maintaining effective internal controls, this role will be responsible for ensuring efficient operations and assisting in the organizations’ compliance with relevant tax and campaign finance laws and regulations, the Director of Disbursement also assists with preparation for the annual audit, filing of the IRS Form 990s and supporting the coordinating of the annual budgeting process. The Director of Disbursement supports the management of all accounting processes aligned with GAAP and Internal Controls. The Director of Disbursement supervises the Accounts Payable Specialist and two Staff Accountants and provides guidance and support to the accounting staff.
- Monitor and approve expense coding during the weekly disbursement cycle.
- Monitor expense coding for monthly credit card expense transactions.
- Provide technical support to the Accounts Payable Specialist and Staff Accountants related to the accounting systems.
- Work with the VP of Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Grants Management to manage appropriate grant expense coding.
- Review all staff accountant entries that cross expense related activity.
- Adhere to financial policies and month close timelines.
- Ensure all records of incurred expenses in the accounting database are accurate; which includes managing sync errors between Bill.com & Sage.
- Manage and support audit requests for areas of responsibility.
- Assist in the preparation and review of wire transactions.
- Reconcile investment accounts.
- Work with the VP of Accounting, VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounts Payable Specialist and Accounting Staff to support and review various schedules and feeder documents around expenses for major processes and projects (i.e. 990, Audit, Financial Statements, Cash Report, Balance Sheet Report, Asset Reports and FEC and state compliance reports and filings, etc.).
- Reconcile accounts in income statements and balance sheets.
- Develop policies and procedures for the Finance department.
- Lead process improvement efforts to ensure efficiency of the department’s processes and support organizational growth while enhancing the internal control environment review.
- Manage, and provide feedback and coaching to members of the Accounting team based on areas of responsibility.
- Support efforts to create a departmental and organizational culture that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable across teams.
- Participate in developing and tracking progress on the department’s racial justice and equity goals. Support the Vice President of Accounting and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis in the preparation of financial accounting reports around these racial justice and equity goals for the Senior Vice President of Finance.
- Plays a leadership role in all finance and accounting migrations, system selections and implementation, including the Salesforce integration to Sage Intacct.
- Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as needed.
- Travel up to 10% of the time for staff, retreats, training, and conferences, as needed.
- Work Experience: Required – Five years of experience in finance or accounting positions, with at least two years of Accounts Payable management experience. Understanding of GAAP Accounting and Internal Controls. Experience with expense management software. Prior experience managing and supervising staff. Preferred – Experience working in a non-profit, political organization, or campaign, Salesforce database experience, Bill.com experience, Sage Intacct experience, and a CPA candidate.
- Skills: Ability to effectively manage time to meet multiple competing deadlines often under pressure. Strong technical acumen. Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, strong word processing and spreadsheet skills (Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel required, PowerPoint preferred), attentive to details, and adept at developing and maintaining systems and processes. Exceptional supervision and coaching skills including managing staff. Comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Ability to adapt well to new technologies and effective time management skills. Must demonstrate initiative in problem-solving; critical thinking skills; must be able to communicate effectively with members of the Finance Team as well as staff members of other departments and vendors; self-starter, ability to juggle multiple tasks.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and lead on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Director of Disbursement” in the subject line by August 20, 2023. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.