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Budget Manager


Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean and works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


The Budget Manager position is responsible for all programmatic aspects of internal and external reporting for the Trash Free Seas® program. This position is the primary financial liaison with Trash Free Seas® program staff, and will lead efforts to coordinate alignment across executive, program and development staff related to financial information.


  • Review monthly internal financial statements
  • Research & respond to program staff inquiries regarding internal financial statements
  • Prepare/review journal entries for reclassifications of revenue and expenses related to program financial statements
  • Supervise/Assist Development and Program staff in preparing grant proposal budgets
  • Supervise/Assist Development and Program staff with grant reporting
  • Support integration of complex revenue streams into annualized program budgets during the work planning process
  • Lead coordination across programs and departments related to complex budget planning, execution and reporting
  • Track progress on programs with restricted funds
  • Support the planning, preparation, and review of annual Trash Free Seas® program budgets
  • Assist Development and Program staff with budget re-projections
  • Assist in any ad hoc reporting as assigned
  • Supervise preparation of internal management and Board reporting
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Requires 4 or more years of recent relevant experience in nonprofit budget management, including management of complex revenue streams
  • Knowledge of Federal compliance requirements
  • Experience with software enabled budgeting a plus
  • Experience working with program staff to translate effort to budget needs in annual work planning
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong attention to detail, solid written and oral communication skills, and deadline oriented
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and interpersonal communication skills that enable working with individuals from different roles across the organization


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Washington, DC
  • Finance
Reports To
  • Director of Finance
  • Full Time

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