Reporting to and working in close partnership with the National Executive Director (NED), the Finance Officer (FO) will lead all financial operations at FRA by establishing strong fiscal systems, maintaining internal controls, and ensuring compliance with GAAP. This is a hybrid-work postion with 4-day work week. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
To be successful in this role the FO will need in-depth, hands-on knowledge of non-profit accounting standards, full understanding of the general ledger process through monthly closing, and extensive experience with accounting and financial management software (e.g., Sage products) and operating systems.
Roles & Responsibilities:
will oversee and actively manage the day-to-day accounting, budgeting, audits, financial reporting, and risk management functions.
will collaborate with and produce financial reports for the National Board of Directors, and the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee (BFA).
will guide the management of both earned and contributed revenue, expenses, and cash flow.
will supervise a small, dedicated team of finance professionals responsible for the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
will manage the relationship with the FRA investment manager, independent auditors, and other vendors.
will serve as the FO of an associated 501(c)3 entity.
Skills and Experience Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in non-profit finance and accounting that includes hands-on experience through the full general ledger cycle, compliance, and reporting.
B.S. in Accounting
Experience with preparing, monitoring, and reporting on a $3-5 million annual budget.
Oversight for accounting operations and transactional processes including collections, billing, payables, cash disbursements, fixed assets, and monthly closing.
Proficient with ERP systems (e.g., iMIS and Sage 100), MS Office 365, and Microsoft Teams.
1 years supervisory experience with the ability to expand the accounting knowledge of those being supervised.
Ability to work effectively in an environment with diverse audiences, management levels, cultures, and personalities.
Past responsibility for assuring that the annual audit and federal and state tax returns (990 & 990T) are completed in a timely fashion. FO should have experience with providing PBCs to external auditors.
Administrative oversight for payroll processing and management of employee benefits including the FRA 401K plan.
Ability to act as a resource for FRA Branch treasurers seeking help with financial questions.
The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a congressionally chartered, 501(c)19 non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy on Capitol Hill to protect and enhance the pay and benefits of current and former members of the USN, USMC and USCG. FRA assists its members and their families by being a liaison for them with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other government agencies.