Working America
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time
  • Competitive benefits include health insurance and 401(k) with employer match.

With 3 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don't have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.

Working America is a 501(c)(5) labor organization with a related 501(c)(3) public charity, the Working America Education Fund. We are seeking a Director of Finance who will be responsible for developing systems and infrastructure to maintain and improve the financial and business functions of Working America and the Working America Education Fund.

Reports to: Executive Director


  • Oversee the day-to-day financial and accounting functions of a national organization according to policies and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with federal, state and local tax and regulatory agencies;
  • Timely preparation, review and filing of the annual audit and 990 in coordination with outside accounting firm;
  • Oversee organization-wide budget, investments, income, purchasing, finance and financial controls, records and business functions, financial and insurance policies, and operational audits;
  • Advise senior leadership on financial and operations-related matters;
  • Oversee the proper allocation of invoices and expenses according to funding source and expense categories;
  • Direct accounting team;
  • Oversee compliance of all personnel and benefit related provisions of Working America's collective bargaining agreements; ensure consistency with personnel policies and procedures;
  • Work with payroll and human resources team to support the efficient administration of payroll to include systems, processes and controls;
  • Monitor organizational expenditures for fraud, waste, negligence and cost savings;
  • Conduct financial analysis for executive management;
  • Provide periodic financial reports, including budgets and annual financial statements;
  • Supervise the effective expenditure of budgetary funds, monitor budgetary expenditures, and report any perceived budgetary problems;
  • Oversee the negotiation of all contracts with vendors and procurement of all major assets;
  • Manage the identification and measurement of financial and operational risk; maintain and develop risk mitigation plans;
  • Oversee the management of all leases, equipment purchases and asset inventory;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Management Accountant designation required;
  • Thorough familiarity with GAAP and IRS requirements for a non-profit organization;
  • Significant experience with progressive level of responsibility and familiarity working in a tax-exempt organization or labor organization required;
  • Experience with the financial management and compliance requirements for a 501(c)(4) with a related 501(c)(3) strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analysis of financial data; ability to forecast and assess financial impact of proposed projects; proactive leadership to identify and recommend solutions;
  • Strong focus on details and time management;
  • Skills in negotiating cost-effective contracts for goods and services;
  • Ability to translate complex organizational data into clear and simple messages for a wide range of audiences;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently;
  • Experience with Quickbooks Enterprise Edition and other financial software a plus;
  • Proficiency in Excel required.


  • Washington, DC

Position Type:

  • Full-time/ Regular
  • FLSA status: Exempt

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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