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Senior Finance Manager (Bellingham, WA)

The Non-GMO Project

compensation: $76,000 ‒ $96,000 Annually
employment type: full-time
job title: Senior Finance Manager

Role: Senior Finance Manager 

Department: Operations 

Reports to: CFO

Location: Bellingham 

Employment type: Full-time, salaried 

Professional Level: Senior Manager

Starting Salary Range: $76K - $96K (Depending on Experience)


About the Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization offering rigorous product verification and trustworthy education that empowers people to care for themselves, the planet and future generations. The work culture at the Project is informed by our values. We’re passionate about what we’re doing as an organization, but also about who we are being and becoming through our everyday actions. We endeavor to be open-hearted collaborators, creatively and intentionally impacting the world we live in with our individual and collective choices.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Non-GMO Project embraces the pursuit of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work as critical to our mission. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, national origin, color, gender (including gender identity), sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, family, marital or parental status, religious affiliation, creed, the presence of any physical, mental or sensory impairment, immigrant status, age, personal appearance, veteran status or any other protected class in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We collectively uphold this commitment.

About the Operations Team:

The Operations team is all about keeping the Non-GMO Project plane flying. From recruiting to internal policy, financial stewardship to facility management, total rewards benefits to conscious leadership, everything we do comes from the belief that the well-being of our people matters, the integrity of our systems is critical, and the health and vibrancy of our workplace culture is paramount. 

What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for a seasoned Senior Finance Manager who will play an active role in overseeing the financial health of the organization and help ensure our continued vitality and resilience. This role reports to the Chief Executive of People & Finance and will oversee important finance functions, including but not limited to our programmatic invoicing functions, internal financial controls, monthly and quarterly financial analysis and reporting, tax filings and annual audit. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is energized by tracking and analyzing everyday financial activities and subsequently providing a quarterly financial narrative that can help inform decision-making as it relates to business strategy. 

Areas of Responsibility 

  • Maintain the financial health of the organization with robust oversight of financial systems and internal controls while tracking the broader strategic landscape 
  • Produce accurate and timely financial reports and strategic data analysis and modeling 
  • Oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the organization 
  • Oversee annual audit, and liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained
  • Analyze and report on the success of business initiatives 
  • Manage the budget development and maintenance process in collaboration with the Chief Executive of People & Finance
  • Work with internal stakeholders to track budget spending and approvals and engage staff in regular quarterly financial updates   
  • Maintain cash flow forecasting and work with internal stakeholders to forecast short and long term financial performance and business activity 
  • Actively manage cash reserves and cash sweep accounts
  • Ensure all financial activities are compliant with 501c3 regulatory requirements
  • Partner to complete the annual 990 tax filings with CPA  
  • Support project analysis, validation of strategic project plans, and ad-hoc requests
  • Implement processes for grant administration and compliance with grant requirements, including the use of restricted funds and reporting.
  • Actively demonstrate the Non-GMO Project’s behavioral values in action 
  • As a team player,  step in at any level of work to contribute to the final product 
  • Engaged with issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Engage with a continual learning and developmental culture  
  • Adaptable and comfortable with an agile approach to day to day work and strategy 
  • Problem-solve with diplomacy
  • Handle confidential or sensitive information with sound judgment and discretion 

Experience You Bring 

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent background in accounting, finance, business administration or related field of experience 
  • Proven experience as a Financial Manager (5+ years of experience)
  • The ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • The ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with internal stakeholders 
  • Excellent business judgment, analysis, and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of robust financial reporting tools, including demonstrated use of Excel, Word, Google Suite and PowerPoint to communicate financial data and inform decision-making 
  • Proficient user of finance software (Quickbooks), experience with Salesforce a plus
  • A solid understanding of financial accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Working knowledge of non-profit accounting and associated regulation 
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze a variety of financial and business information
  • Familiar with non-profit accounting regulations, 990 tax requirements and annual financial audits 
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, service-leadership and relationship-focus

Current Benefit Package 

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance includes a wide range of medical insurance options to choose from. The Project contributes a flat rate ($420) towards employee premiums which covers the base-level HSA medical plan in full. Employees have the option to opt into more robust plans at a slightly higher premium.  
  • Paid time off: 10 paid holidays, your birthday, 8 care days, and paid vacation starting at 15 days a year  
  • Annual training & development budget
  • 401k Retirement Option and a 3% company match 
  • Annual Variable Pay (per person bonus)
  • $500/year WFH benefit
  • Flexible schedule and remote-first work arrangements (office based in Bellingham, WA)
  • 36 hour workweek
  • Engage in meaningful, mission-oriented work in a values focused work environment

About Your Application

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should address your interest in working with the Non-GMO Project and any particular skills or strengths you feel would qualify you for this role. We are committed to reviewing your application and hold ourselves accountable for creating an equitable process for each candidate. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website (www.nongmoproject.org). 

Reasonable Accommodations 

If you’re a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to accommodations@nongmoproject.org

Please apply online with The Non-GMO Project at: https://the-non-gmo-project.rippling-ats.com/job/802832/senior-finance-manager?s=cl

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