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Robert Half Director of Finance in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia


Our client, well known, established and successful trade association, is recruiting for their new Director Finance. This exciting Director of Finance role will support a Vice President with strong tenure at the organization who is known to be a great mentor. The VP will also guide and support the transition for the new Director of Finance given their knowledge of the details of the position. There are plenty of areas to add a personal signature to the role including with systems and process enhancements as well as exposure to top management. Key duties for this newly opened Director of Finance position will include:

Leading the preparation of the association’s financial reporting package and related analytics

Hands on leadership of the month end close including journal entries, general ledger reconciliations and preparation of the financial statements for all affiliated entities

Supervision, management and mentoring a staff of two responsible for accounting operations (A/R and A/P)

Leading the budget, forecast and planning process and working with leadership of the operating departments

Overseeing the annual external audit and act as lead liaison with outside CPA firm

Supporting the preparation of annual tax return files including form 990, 990T and other necessary federal filings

Working closely with outside departments and operations such as association membership and event planning

Supervising the payroll process and review of related payroll filings

Responsibility for regulatory filings, various lobbying reports and overseeing the association’s timekeeping system

Assisting with management of the association’s investment portfolio working with outside investment managers

Developing relationships with operational departments and providing financial as well as general business support

Performing special projects as requested by leadership

Please submit your resume in confidence to Raj Khanna, Senior Vice President, Robert Half or directly via LinkedIn for consideration for this or one of our other immediate openings in the Washington, DC Metro area


BS Accounting or Finance (or related area) with 10 or more years of finance and accounting experience

CPA and/or MBA is a plus

Previous experience within a public accounting firm is a plus

Proven experience managing a finance and accounting staff of two or more

Prior non-profit industry experience is a plus

Hands on Excel skills including use of pivot tables and LOOKUP functions

Experience with managing a month end close and responsibility for financial reporting

Demonstrated knowledge of Great Plains, Intacct or similar level of mid-market accounting software product

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