The ACLU of Vermont seeks a highly motivated, organized, and skilled professional with financial management experience to join our team.

The Budget & Finance Manager is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of sound fiscal procedures and practices essential to the smooth operation of the organization. The position requires experience in accounting and financial management, strong administrative and organizational skills, superb attention to detail and deadlines, the ability to work collaboratively, a strong ability to track and prioritize tasks, and excellent oral and written communications.

This position is 20 hours/week, based in Montpelier, and reports to the Executive Director.

ABOUT ACLU OF VERMONT

The ACLU of Vermont integrates impact litigation, policy advocacy, community organizing, public education, and strategic communications to defend and advance civil liberties for all people across a broad range of constitutionally protected rights and freedoms. Founded in 1967 and based in Montpelier, the ACLU of Vermont is the statewide affiliate of the national ACLU, a nationwide organization with a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. The ACLU fights tirelessly for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin. 

We are a passionate, highly-motivated group of community leaders and organizers, coalition-builders, lawyers, and public policy and legislative advocacy experts, and we are looking for exceptional talent to join our team. To learn more about the ACLU of Vermont, visit our website.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guide the organization’s accounting processes through review, design, and implementation of financial management systems and procedures to guide current and projected operations;
  • Produce and analyze income and expense reports for internal review by the Executive Director and for review and approval by the Finance Committee;
  • Prepare and consistently update long-range financial and cash flow projections to monitor the financial performance of the organization, and perform financial analyses on an on-going basis as necessary to assist the Executive Director in making strategic decisions for ACLU;
  • Prepare an annual budget in conjunction with the Board’s Finance Committee, the Executive Director, and project and department directors;
  • Assist the Associate Director’s day to day work with financial transactions and bookkeeping by helping to regulate cash flow, creating adjusting entries, and serving as backup when needed;
  • Research and set appropriate financial allocations between 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations as well as the allocation of shared expenses between programs;
  • Oversee the annual audit and annual information returns, including ensuring the timely completion of Form 990s, 1099s, and tax reports, and serve as primary liaison with the independent auditors;
  • Work with the Board’s Finance Committee on budget, audit, and financial planning, including monitoring a diversified investment portfolio that is managed by the Finance Committee;
  • On occasion, deliver presentations to the Board of Directors regarding organization’s current/future financial position;
  • Work with the Associate Director and development staff to coordinate revenue sharing policies with the National ACLU. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years’ experience in financial management. CPA certification or accounting degree strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, including a strong attention to detail. Ability to manage several projects at various stages of completion;
  • Experience and a high degree of comfort working with computers, spreadsheets, and databases. Experience using accounting software; QuickBooks experience preferred;
  • Work experience that demonstrates a confident and professional work style and an ability to work creatively and independently;
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively with volunteers, staff, and Board members;
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance;
  • A commitment to the goals of the American Civil Liberties Union in protecting and furthering civil liberties is essential.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The ACLU of Vermont is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive office culture. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive.

The ACLU of Vermont strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or prior involvement in the criminal justice system. The ACLU of Vermont undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position for 20 hours per week. Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave is provided on a prorated basis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to search@acluvt.org. Include in the subject line of the email: your last name and “Finance Manager.” Please indicate where you learned of the posting in your cover letter.

DEADLINE

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, at which point the position will be removed from our website.

 

 

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