Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager provides useful financial insight, guidance, and analysis to management in accordance with FWW/FWA’s strategic plan.

The Accounting Manager provides useful financial insight, guidance, and analysis to management in accordance with FWW/FWA’s strategic plan. In addition, the Accounting Manager will provide financial leadership to other managers of the organization and recommend and report benchmarks to measure organizational performance.

Office Location: Washington, DC (remote schedule negotiable)

Compensation: $93,500 – $110,000 annually, dependent upon experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and others as requested.
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and business taxes.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Help with quarterly and year-end financial audit activities and the annual financial controls audit.
  • Supervise junior finance department staff.
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  • Administer US-based payroll, using various tools and partnering with payroll service provider to deliver accurate payments and reports.
  • Assist HR with payroll service trainings and benefits reconciliation.
  • Assist in management of grant reporting and compliance.
  • Create, implement, and manage financial policies and procedures for best practices related to accurate reporting and internal controls. 
  • Assist with monthly closings and annual budget preparation.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with Finance Department and other Department Managers; a moderate degree of contact with other staff; and a low degree of contact with donors and vendors.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

Essential Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting; Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners
  • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet, and spreadsheet software; specifically, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.                                             

    Click here to apply. Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.

    We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Please include a Cover Letter with your submission. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch (FWW) strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

    Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

    Contact Email: [email protected]

    Post Date: 01.13.23

    Job Type: Full Time

    Office Location: Washington DC

    Department: Finance