The Director of Finance and Administration will perform the fiscal, administrative, and human resource functions of this start-up organization. The successful candidate will bring a roll-up-your-sleeves approach and be responsible for the organization's compliance with all federal and state tax and other reporting requirements, all human resource and employee relations activities including compliance, relationships with the organization's outside audit, payroll, and benefits firms, maintenance of all fiscal and internal accounting records and controls, and support of the organization’s Treasurer and Audit and Budget Committee.
The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure that accounts are being maintained in accordance with the policies set by CCI's Board of Directors;
Establish and maintain internal financial controls; ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles;
Oversee payroll, payroll records, and compensation; serve as the primary liaison with vendor in the preparation of payroll;
Prepares and submits AR, AP, and corresponding entries;
Ensure compliance with all tax and regulatory requirements;
Provide primary staff interface and support with external auditors;
Prepare and distribute monthly financial statements;
Report to the Board of Directors the results of the external auditor’s annual examination;
Prepare the budget and suggest modifications as appropriate;
Advise the Audit & Budget Committee and Board of Directors of the financial condition of CCI on a regular basis;
Provide primary staff interface and support with outside vendors;
Oversee human resources and employee relations activities, including employee handbook and organization policies; new hires, orientation, termination and; benefits and administration.
Administer CCI's benefit plans, advising employees of eligibility and options; preparing deduction schedules for payroll;
Ensure timely processing of 401(k) transactions; monitor benefit trends, costs and legislation and research and recommend changes to CCI plans.
Work with carriers/administrators on plan designs, special needs and requirements.
Assure that ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA requirements are met.
Coordinate annual renewals, open enrollment periods, contract negotiations and IRS filings.
Oversee all administrative functions, to ensure an effective, high quality work environment and efficient and consistent operations. Develop and implement processes as needed.
Ensure that all aspects of finance and human resources are in compliance with state and federal regulations
Review, approve, and ensure timely payment of bills, invoices
Supervise and manage all contracts and regrants. Ensure timely and complete reporting from grantees.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. Advanced degree/MBA considered a plus.
The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years’ experience in the field of finance and administration including budgeting; accounting and bookkeeping for not-for-profit tax exempt organizations; managing human resources activities, including performance appraisals, compensation, employee benefits, employee policy manual, recruitment and retention efforts, and employee training; a working knowledge of accounting and database systems; a “big picture” perspective; sound technical skills and an aptitude for systems and process improvements.
Excellent health care plan and competitive benefits, including retirement and annual leave.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
The tasks of this position are normally accomplished while seated at a desk and computer terminal; The position is remote for the foreseeable future; Requires regular phone and on-line communication.
CCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
The Search Process
Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter indicating qualifications and scope of experience to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. Advanced degree/MBA c
About Center for Climate Integrity
Center for Climate Integrity, was launched in August 2017. Our services include legal analysis, climate science expertise, communications and community engagement, fact investigation and document management, and policy.
Our central goal is to accelerate corporate and governmental policy changes that speed the energy transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources and that otherwise contribute to a safe climate. One way to advance this goal is to require fossil fuel producers to bear the cost of the damage caused by their products. To that end, CCI works to:
Effectively communicate climate change issues based on the principles of “polluter pays” and accountability for corporate misconduct;
Support meritorious climate cases aimed at holding fossil fuel companies and other climate polluters liable for the damages they have caused.
The Center works with partners in communities across the country to educate the public and policymakers about the massive costs of coping with the damage attributable to global warming, and the need for climate polluters to pay their fair share. We provide campaign infrastructure, resources, and strategic direction for citizens concerned about ...climate change, and communities working to communicate and organize around the concept of climate accountability and the polluter pays principle. We create content, coordinate across organizations, and investigate how best to engage citizens and decision makers to hold climate polluters – instead of taxpayers – accountable for these costs.
CCI, in partnership with Resilient Analytics (an engineering firm specializing in climate adaptation), recently released a groundbreaking study that reveals the baseline costs communities will have to pay to protect themselves from sea-level rise by 2040. The study, High Tide Tax: The Price to Protect Coastal Communities from Rising Seas, is the first large scale accounting of the costs states, counties, congressional districts, and cities in the U.S. face to adapt to climate change in the short term.
Time is short to slow accelerating climate impacts, with perhaps 15 years or less remaining to stabilize climate change before self-reinforcing feedbacks and irreversible tipping points increase impacts to catastrophic and perhaps even existential proportions.
Even if the U.S. and all the other Paris parties fully implement their voluntary pledges under the agreement, which is not likely, the world would not come close to staying within the 2°C warming target, let alone the more prudent 1.5°C—neither of which can guarantee climate safety given the impacts the world is already suffering today at 1°C of warming above pre-Industrial levels, and the impacts associated with today’s concentration of carbon dioxide, which include the possibility of 10 to 20 meters of sea level rise.
Current climate policy is inadequate, and opposition from major fossil fuel companies is a key reason. Judicial enforcement of the “polluter pays” principle against the companies whose products are the central cause of global warming addresses both:
the need to deal fairly with the consequences of their past conduct and
the need to encourage fossil fuel companies to change their behavior going forward.