FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center supports policy, research and messaging for progressive reforms.  With the progressive movement on the rise and the Congressional Progressive Caucus growing in strength to more than 90 members, the Center sees an opportunity for major expansion. Now the Center is seeking a Finance and Operations Director to help manage its rapid growth.

Position Description

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center seeks a Finance and Operations Director to oversee the financial management of its growing organization. This position will also oversee human resources and all operations, including office administration, purchase and vendor agreements, and consulting contracts.

This position is responsible for all financial planning, record keeping, reporting and analysis of financial data as well as the operation of all administrative functions including, personnel and human resources management, IT, facilities, and equipment management.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Executive Director. Member of the senior leadership team.

  • Develops and implements financial budgeting, tracking and planning systems.

  • Handles bookkeeping of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and various allocations, tracking and reporting of data, as well as cash management and banking activity (without signature authority).

  • Prepares financial records for annual audit and tax return; responds to auditor’s questions, reviews draft documents with Executive Director to obtain approval to present to audit committee.

  • Processes payroll bi-weekly including necessary banking activity.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance with IRS, DOL, EEOC, GAAP, ERISA, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies.

  • Serves as advisor to the Executive Director on financial, HR, and administrative issues.

  • Manages the annual budget preparation.

  • Prepares financial reports for projects and funders.

  • Ensures compliance of financial systems with donors’ rules and regulations, and award requirements.

  • Develops, analyzes, and monitors program budgets.

  • Tracks expenditures and obligations against budgets.

  • Directs all human resource and personnel functions, including employee relations, onboarding and termination activities.

  • Manages benefit administration.

  • Remits the employees’ retirement plan contributions timely.

  • Directs purchasing, lease negotiations on equipment, as well as insurance needs.

  • Assists with securing appropriate office space; coordinates internal office moves as needed.

  • Oversees the facility and equipment, including safety and security and liaison with building personnel, including the landlord.

  • Prepares spreadsheets, written and oral reports for the Board of Directors and committees.

  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required. An MBA or CPA degree is preferred.

  • 7 to 10 years of relevant non-profit experience, including significant experience overseeing budgets and finances, human resources, operations and handling compliance issues.

  • Demonstrated success implementing and managing financial budgeting, planning and tracking systems.

  • Relevant skills in commonly used automated accounting software and databases.

  • Knowledge of generally-accepted accounting, budgeting, and financial control principles.

  • Experience managing finances for a nonprofit engaged in direct advocacy and political activity.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to produce work at a high level of accuracy; attention to detail.

  • Significant experience with property and office facilities management, to include management of physical office space and procurement/maintenance of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

  • Extensive knowledge of laws and regulations related to employment and benefits issues.

  • Knowledge to create systems to ensure that the Center’s offices provide a safe and functional environment in which staff and guests may function on a day-to-day basis.

Salary Range

$90,000 to $120,000

Benefits

The Finance and Operations Director will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid health insurance, fully paid life insurance, and fully paid long-term disability.

Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply

Please send the following materials in a single PDF to jobs@progressivecaucuscenter.org with “Finance and Operations Director” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.