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Director of Finance
AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. We seek to fulfill our mission through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy/advocacy, technical assistance and formative research. AIDS United advocates for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and the organizations that serve them.

We are currently seeking a Director of Finance. The Director of Finance’s responsibilities straddle strategic planning for the enterprise, hands on responsibility for accounting and financial operations, and reporting that includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and taxes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance; CPA and Master’s degree are preferred. Must have at least five years of supervisory experience and fifteen years of progressive experience in finance and accounting with a leadership background.

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and generally accepted accounting principles and practices and risk management.
  • Knowledge and experience working with federal grants and agreements, A-133/Super Circular requirements, and Federal indirect cost rates.
  • Familiarity with non-profit accounting practices, specifically related to FASB116 and 117, and ASU 2016-14.
  • Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, fixed assets, accounting for investments, and separate entity accounting.
  • Proven experience in the implementation of operational best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of staff and to explain accounting terms to non-accountants, experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management and Board.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Intacct and Salesforce is highly preferred.
  • Experience in grants management and reporting on government, corporate, and foundation grants to funders and required external reporting.
  • Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software and systems implementations; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Outstanding analytic, organization and problem-solving skills for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.

  • Finance and Accounting
    • Ensure accounts, ledgers and reports comply with GAAP and regulatory requirements.
    • Prepare, review and, approve financial statements, reporting package and month-end entries for accuracy and timely distribution to management. Monitor and evaluate financial performance monthly to keep all staff apprised of financial status.
    • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipts, payments, fixed assets and recording transactions.
    • Serve as primary point of contact with outside auditors to coordinate audit activity.
    • Serve as Finance lead on tax compliance and reporting.
    • Manage and optimize grants, and indirect costs from federal and corporate sources.
    • Recommend and implement improvements for accounting processes to increase efficiency and accuracy.
    • Extensive financial analysis, forecasting and reporting to staff, senior leadership, and board of trustees.
    • Provide guidance to stakeholders on finance and accounting best practices to support effective program implementation.
    • Provide support to Board of Trustees, Finance and Investment Committees.
  • Annual Budget Process
    • Lead the annual budget process and lead monthly department budget review meetings.
  • Cash Management and Investments
    • Monitor operating account balances and recommend necessary cash transfers.
    • o Review and approve monthly investment reports.
  • Internal Controls
    • Develop, communicate, and update Finance and Accounting policies and procedures.
    • Review and update Finance SOPs to clarify roles and responsibilities. Coordinate with Finance management to assign system rights and responsibilities to ensure balance separation of duties with appropriate access.
    • Enforce established internal controls and recommend changes as necessary.
    • Establish the controls for assets to include, but not limited to, maintenance of the fixed assets ledger and a process for periodic inventory.
  • Team Leadership
    • Motivate and implement training programs for team members to develop skills and increase knowledge base; clarify roles and responsibilities while building a supportive team environment.
    • Strengthen internal communications with staff; promote process efficiency and accuracy across functions.

Finance and Accounting Staff

Position requires no travel.


This is a Washington, DC based position. Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant phone and email contact with staff, grantees, and the general public. The Director of Finance is required to undergo a background check. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations.

TO APPLY Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line “Director of Finance”. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

AIDS United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to diversity in the work place. We encourage minorities and persons living with HIV to apply.

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