Position Title: Vice President- Financial Planning & Analysis, League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

Position Posting:https://www.lcv.org/careers/lcv-job-openings/vice-president-financial-planning-analysis/

Location:  Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCV office)

General Description

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 Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) who will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning and analysis functions within the finance department, working in collaboration with the Accounting team within the finance department led by the Vice President of Accounting. This position will work closely with the President, Senior Vice President of Finance and the Legal and Development Departments on various financial projects, schedules and processes including the Budget Projections, Budget Narratives, Net Asset Schedule, Variance Reports and Unrestricted Revenue Analysis. This is a new position, function and team within finance so they must effectively build out FP&A function in Finance and at LCV. They will lead and provide strategic oversight to the FP&A functions within the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund. This includes, but is not limited to Budget, Profit & Loss, Budget vs Actual and Projection processes; Grants Management (incoming & outgoing); Financial Modeling and Planning; and Financial Analysis. The Vice President of FP&A will support effective internal controls, ensuring efficient operations and assisting in the organizations’ compliance with relevant tax and campaign finance laws and regulations. The Vice President of FP&A will also support cyclical accounting processes as a back up when needed such as the annual audit, and filing of the IRS Form 990s.

Responsibilities

  • Direct and manage the organization’s financial policies and FP&A practices.
  • Develop policy, procedures, manuals, training, toolkits and process points to help build out the effective functioning of this new area within finance that positions the organization to lead an effective budgeting, analysis, grants management and financial planning team.
  • Manage the FP&A team directly and indirectly work with all finance staff to complete high level reporting, tracking and analysis across finance functions.
  • Collaborate with departmental staff to support their knowledge base around financial processes, budgeting and monthly review process.
  • Develop a projection process and budget owner meeting process.
  • Develop quarterly metrics and financial health dashboards to report to All Staff, Budget Owners, Departments and the Board Finance Committee and Audit Committee as needed.
  • Support the Director of Grants Management in the management of our Grants Management functions which track grant revenue and expenditures across entity, program, fiscal & contract year and department.
  • Work with other departments’ senior leadership on big picture support, knowledge transfer and guidance around grants management, budgeting and tracking.
  • Take an active role in working with the Board Finance Committee on presentation materials and communications with them on financial updates.
  • Conduct high level analysis for a wide range of needs including our CBA union process and all negotiations that require financial analysis and Strategic Plan Priority Areas. Manage finance report requests.
  • Work to build a bridge between finance and departments and partner with the Accounting team to set up effective help desk systems for communication, tracking and a ticket like system for requests, training and support.
  • Work with the President, SVP of Finance, Legal, and Development on major reporting, analysis projects and financial processes.
  • Work with the SVP of Finance, the COO and President on financial health decisions and considerations around asset management, investments, reserves and other assistance with compliance processes for the finance department to maintain accuracy and completeness of revenue and disbursements reported.
  • Monitor investment returns and relationship with organization’s investment brokers.
  • Support the development of business continuity and contingency plans.
  • Manage financial modeling and scenario planning.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the organizational financial budgeting system and budget narrative process. Facilitate a collaborative organization-wide budget process.
  • Support the selection, management and migration of a new budgeting software.
  • Develop dashboarding capabilities for financial reporting and train staff to these resources.
  • Serve as a consultant and advisor to departments/programs on all financial matters.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team.
  • Lead efforts to create a departmental and organizational culture that is inclusive, respectful, and equitable.
  • Ensure that hiring, employee development and performance management practices are consistent with racial justice and equity goals and philosophy.
  • Develop and track progress on both the department’s racial justice and equity goals and the organization-wide Racial Justice and Equity Strategic Planning allocated revenue and expense. Prepare financial analysis reports around these goals.
  • Provides consultation support for outgoing grant processes as needed.
  • Travel up to 10% of the time for staff, retreats, training, and conferences, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Work ExperienceRequired: Minimum of 10 years experience in budget development & FP&A functions, and management of finance staff within the nonprofit sector. Understanding of GAAP Accounting and Internal Controls. Experience with financial reporting and analysis in multi- entity or complex companies .  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly expertise with Microsoft Excel. Experience with AR Accounting, ASC 606 revenue recognition standards and revenue or grants/contract management software. Experience with conducting training to support staff around finance knowledge. Preferred – Experience working in a non-profit, political organization or campaign. Experience managing finance in national organizations or organizations at 100+million revenue or more. Database experience.
  • Skills: Strong manager and facilitator. Candidates must effectively manage time to meet multiple competing deadlines often under pressure. Strong technical acumen and understanding of modern financial reporting and frameworks. 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. 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 hr@lcv.org with “VP of Financial Planning & Analysis” in the subject line by February 5, 2023. No phone calls please.

In the body of your cover letter please respond to the following question:

  • How does your own lived experience align with our commitment to Racial Justice and Equity found here:  https://www.lcv.org/careers/commitment-racial-justice-equity/
  • How have you managed finance teams in complex (scope, size, diverse revenue streams,  multi-entity/inter-company, hybrid etc.) nonprofit organizations in your career.

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