Chief Finance and Administration Officer at Amnesty International USA Job Listing at Koya Leadership Partners in New York, NY

Koya Leadership Partners

Location: New York, NY
Application deadline: None
Type: Full-time
Career Level: Executive
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Nonprofit
Description
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) seeks a highly skilled financial and operational strategist to serve in the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) role. As a member of the leadership team, the CFAO serves as an important strategic partner to the Executive Director and will oversee all aspects of AIUSA’s core financial strategy, administrative, and operational functions. The successful candidate will be a proven team and organizational leader who is well versed in nonprofit finance and accounting and brings a strong systems-oriented approach to improving performance and efficiency. This is a tremendous opportunity for a strategic finance and operations professional to strengthen and scale the internal capacity of AIUSA and ensure that the organization continues to expand and deepen its impact.

The CFAO has oversight over financial planning, accounting, and control systems as well as all of AIUSA’s operational needs, including its Legal, HR, and IT functions. H/She will be a key partner to the Executive Director and also provide information and guidance to the Finance Committee of AIUSA’s Board of Directors to ensure that sound fiscal policies, and proper organizational infrastructure and systems are in place to support substantial growth.

AIUSA is the US section of Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Amnesty International is a global movement of 2.8 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. AIUSA’s mission is to conduct research and take action to prevent and end grave abuses of all human rights—civil, political, social, cultural and economic. The organization works on a broad range of issues and is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and is funded mainly by membership and private individual donations.
Responsibilities
The CFAO will be a key leader in the organization, particularly in the New York office. In addition to serving as a thought partner to the Executive Director and colleagues on the Executive Team, the CFAO will serve as a day-to-day manager and leader for the Finance, IT, HR, and Real Estate/Office Management teams (16 team members total with 5 direct reports).

Other core responsibilities include the following:
Financial Management

In partnership with the Executive team, develop strategic options that support the Amnesty mission, ensuring that the economic model of the organization and underlying systems and structures effectively support AIUSA’s programmatic work
Maintain working relationships with peers at Amnesty’s International Secretariat (London); coordinate AIUSA’s annual payment (“assessment”) to the global movement
Provide leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long-term financial objectives, including providing recommendations for enhancing AIUSA’s investment performance and revenue opportunities
Lead AIUSA’s annual budgeting process, ensuring timely budget development in collaboration with Executive team members
Serve as a financial liaison to the Board of Directors, working with the Board Treasurer and Executive Director to prepare presentations and ensure the Board is up to date and informed
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place, including compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws
Manage AIUSA’s annual audit, generation of financial statements and timely submission of legally required filings and tax documents
Provide actionable analysis for financial performance, trends and forecasts
Supervise AIUSA’s finance staff’s day-to-day accounts payable/receivable, cash management and payroll functions; ensure expenses are allocated to appropriate units and projects
Create/enhance systems for tracking lobbying expenses and for grant reporting
Coordinate and manage all banking relationships and online banking activity
Strategize and recommend ways in which AIUSA can improve fiscal efficiency and effectiveness
Operations
Enhance and enforce operations policies and procedures including purchasing, security and safety procedures
Support development staff by ensuring that contact and donor tracking databases are appropriately supported and integrated with finance and administration systems
Manage all AIUSA’s leases and contracts for office space (headquarters and regional offices), vehicles and other service providers such as Internet, insurance and banking
Manage IT staff and/or external consultants
Recruit, mentor and manage AIUSA’s administrative staff
Ensure effective IT infrastructure and delivery of IT services across the organization
Purchase equipment and services; seek donations as appropriate
Maintain phone and Internet systems both in AIUSA offices and for remote communication
Human Resources
Ensure that HR department is providing high levels of service to the organization across all areas, including recruitment, labor-management relations (some staff at AIUSA is unionized), benefits, talent management and personnel policies/relations
Ensure that HR is properly resourced and represented within the senior management team
Ensure compliance with all labor laws in the US
Legal
Serve as liaison to AIUSA’s general counsel; seek legal assistance as necessary
Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements
Oversee business insurance including General Liability and Directors and Officers
Standardize contracts with vendors; review and approve Foundation agreements and artist agreements
With the Executive team, monitor and protect the AIUSA brand
Requirements
The CFAO must offer extraordinary leadership, financial, and operational skills. H/She will have the strategic vision required to build infrastructure and systems that allow AIUSA to deepen its impact and reach as well as a strong personal commitment to the AIUSA mission.

Additional desired qualifications include:
At least 10 years of professional experience as a senior financial manager, including managing the finance and administration of a high-growth, non-profit organization, with preference given to those with experience in organizations with budgets of at least $20M
Previous experience managing most of the following functions is required: treasury, information technology, human resources, procurement, office administration, and facilities management
Demonstrated leadership and team management ability
Thorough understanding of and demonstrated success with non-profit accounting and financial management
Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
Proficiency with financial management software; Financial Edge preferred
Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; exceptional project management skills and overall execution orientation
Strong work ethic and the entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate a high level of responsibility and multiple priorities
A deep sense of integrity and drive to ensure that mission-driven organizations like AIUSA are operating at the highest possible levels of financial and operational efficiency
Bachelor’s degree required; CPA, MA/MBA preferred

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