We Are Hiring

Director of Finance

About Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.

Position Summary
This position is generally accountable for:

  • Management of all accounting/finance operations;
  • Management of all external reporting functions;
  • Providing support to the CFO in the management of the annual budgeting process;
  • Management & supervision of the annual audit processes;
  • Management of interim financial analysis and all other internal financial reporting; and
  • Management of Finance department staff.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure a superior customer service environment
  • Assist staff at all levels, in all departments, with meeting their department and program financial goals
  • Assist the CFO in development of efficient and effective accounting and internal control systems and processes, and financial management infrastructure of systems, processes and procedures for forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, analysis and reporting
  • Direct implementation and operation of efficient and effective accounting systems, ensuring accurate and timely processing of accounting transactions and reports
  • Ensure compliance with all GAAP and regulatory requirements
  • Support compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations for all federally funded programs
  • Direct the financial management infrastructure of systems, processes and procedures for financial forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, analysis, and reporting
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process, direct the monthly re-projections process and processes for any special reporting requirements
  • Direct treasury and cash management activities
  • Direct the annual audit and any special audits
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A sincere interest in the mission of ocean conservation.
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required (CPA preferred)
  • Minimum of 7-10 years relevant nonprofit financial management
  • Minimum of 3 years staff supervision/management
  • Superior understanding of all aspects of nonprofit accounting and financial management, appropriate knowledge of tax laws and related issues and regulations for 501(c)(3) & (c)(4) organizations, including federal and state filings and sound internal controls.
  • Experience with single audits and Code of Federal Regulations requirements preferred
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing; ability to effectively manage many tasks simultaneously and prioritize duties
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
  • Must be able to produce high quality work and exercise good judgment
  • Expertise in accounting, donor and office software
  • Exceptional ability to train, develop, manage, and lead professional and support staff


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


If you need reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application, interview or some other portion of the selection process, please contact Delmy Lara.

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
  • Full Time

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