The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc, is looking for an experienced individual with a strong background in both non-profit accounting and project and systems management to complement our team and contribute to the success of the organization. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, this position will play a key role, supporting and bridging two areas of focus: accounting and operations. This is a mid-level career position, and requires ASL-fluency or willingness to learn ASL on the job. This position is exempt and primarily located in Alexandria, VA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SUMMARY: The Finance and Operations Manager is responsible for the on-site oversight and support of key department staff, the management of department workload priorities in order to meet firm regulatory and audit deadlines, and the strategic goals of the department, as set forth by the Director of Finance and Operations. The manager will support the Staff Accountant with all accounting tasks, and lead the Operations Specialist in projects related to the successful and efficient operation of the RID HQ building, staff support systems, and bookstore.
In Finance and Accounting, the Manager will:
Assist the Director of Finance in preparing, monitoring and revising the organization’s annual budget
Manage and assist with accounting workloads to ensure that deadlines are met for key weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting and financial reporting activities
Ensure that accounting policies are followed, and act as a layer of internal control and review for key accounting processes, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, and Inventory
Maintain electronic and paper accounting files in a standardized, audit-ready manner
Prepare financial and budgetary analysis, materials, and reports as requested
Assist the Director of Finance in preparing for and conducting the organization's annual audit and filing annual federal, state, and local regulatory and tax filings by required deadlines
Assist in compiling financial information for the organization's annual report
In Operations, the Manager will:
Compile and maintain an electronic manual, documenting all Operations-related policies and procedures
Collaborate closely with the Office Specialist to maintain the office in good working order, including the physical building, office equipment, technology, and furnishings; Follow the capital systems maintenance and replacement schedule; Ensure the monitoring of and proactive management of all office machines and equipment (e.g., printer, copier, fax, mail machine, phone system, and videophones) according to the contracts and recommended maintenance/ replacement schedules
Supervise and support the Office Specialist in managing the physical storage, organization, and selection of office supplies and tools available to support the staff, both on-site and remote
Monitor and control for waste and demonstrate a commitment to source all products in a sustainable, environmentally conscious manner
Monitor and proactively manage the contracts for all operations service vendors (shipping, landscaping, parking, custodial, etc.)
Support the Office Specialist in operating the RID Bookstore in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and maintain an organized and accurate inventory system
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Communication skills: RID is a Deaf-friendly, ASL work environment, and all of our stakeholders, including the Deaf community and professional interpreters, require the ability to communicate in ASL. Fluency in ASL, or the ability and willingness to immersively learn and work in ASL, are mandatory. Bringing an understanding of and sensitivity to oppression dynamics and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups also valued.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, business systems design, or a related field; Equivalent and relevant non-profit professional experience in lieu of a degree will be considered - military service also considered.
Minimum of 4 years of full charge accounting experience - nonprofit accounting a plus; Those who have obtained or will obtain CPA, CMA, or CAE certifications are highly encouraged to apply.
Proficiency in QuickBooks Non-Profit Enterprise, Microsoft CRM databases, Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Google Drive, Gmail, Asana, and Slack; Basic IT troubleshooting ability required.
Understanding of various budgeting principles and approaches.
Demonstrated integrity and honesty; the ability to compile, present, and discuss accurate and appropriate financial information to various levels of stakeholders.
Tact, sensitivity, and good judgment in regard to handling confidential information and communicating with colleagues and organizational leadership.
Strong business writing skills.
Time-management skills, organizational and multitasking skills, personal flexibility and efficiency, and the ability to prioritize appropriately in an environment with evolving priorities, are critical.
Ability to work independently, as well as part of an interdisciplinary and diverse team; ability to take direction, commit to personal accountability, prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines.
The Manager handles all work with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, and the right individual will possess a strong and thorough understanding of non-profit accounting principles. Additional experience in supporting budget development and maintenance to achieve the organization’s financial goals is also essential.
Because this position balances a variety of competing responsibilities in a dynamic organizational environment, reliability, punctuality, and a professional attitude are required. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who values clear communication with colleagues, and commands a strong attention to detail. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will bring their “why” with them to the position, and demonstrate a commitment to service for both internal and external stakeholders.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter of interest, and an updated resume via email, referencing “Finance Manager” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential consideration. Application materials will be accepted for review through August 15, 2019.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: RID offers excellent benefits, including, but not limited to:
Medical/dental/vision/ life insurance
Retirement contribution matching
Generous paid annual, sick and personal leave plus all federal holidays off
Flexible work schedules and telework
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Parking and transit subsidy
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Find us online at www.rid.org.
About Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
RID has played a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. We encourage the growth of the profession, educate the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.The mission and values of RID are encompassed in our strategic plan, reflected in the statements below and incorporated into the actions and activities of all RID initiatives:Mission – What We Do:The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.Vision – Our Desired Future:By honoring its past and innovating for the future, RID envisions a world where:Its members recognize and support the linguistic rights of all Deaf people as human rights, equal to those of users of spoken languages;Deaf people and their values are vital to and visible in every aspect of RID;Interpreted interaction between individuals who use signed and spoken languages are as viable as direct communi...cation;The interpreting profession is formally recognized and is advanced by rigorous professional development, standards of conduct, and credentials.Diversity Statement:The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) understands the necessity of multicultural awareness and sensitivity. Therefore, as an organization, we are committed to diversity both within the organization and within the profession of sign language interpreting.Our commitment to diversity reflects and stems from our understanding of present and future needs of both our organization and the profession. We recognize that in order to provide the best service as the national certifying body among signed and spoken language interpreters, we must draw from the widest variety of society with regards to diversity in order to provide support, equality of treatment, and respect among interpreters within the RID organization.Therefore, RID defines diversity as differences which are appreciated, sought, and shaped in the form of the following categories: gender identity or expression, racial identity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, deaf or hard of hearing status, disability status, age, geographic locale (rural vs. urban), sign language interpreting experience, certification status and level, and language bases (e.g. those who are native to or have acquired ASL and English, those who utilize a signed system, among those using spoken or signed languages) within both the profession of sign language interpreting and the RID organization.To that end, we strive for diversity in every area of RID and its Headquarters. We know that the differences that exist among people represent a 21st century population and provide for innumerable resources within the sign language interpreting field.OUR COMMITMENTRID is committed to diversity in the following ways:1. HeadquartersOur headquarters is a place where diversity is appreciated and promoted. Beyond being an Equal Opportunity Employer, RID is committed to ensuring that our staff is diverse and that it receives ongoing diversity awareness training. Our staff may range in cultural and ethnic backgrounds, interpreting and non-interpreting experiences, hearing and deaf, various religious and political affiliations and beliefs. These differences make our headquarters a hub of resources.2. Board of Directors and Committee Chairs and MembersThe RID Board of Directors is committed to diversity. We recognize that within diversity, there are hosts of valid and valued opinions and experiences. In order to lead RID effectively, we are committed to promoting diversity among the Board of Directors such that we reflect the multicultural environment in which we live and work. In the same way, we are committed to ensuring that our committees have a broad range of qualified diverse people to serve so that RID as a whole and the communities we serve, receive the broadest range of benefits of such diversity, which can include students and other associate members.The RID Board of Directors is committed to having diversity awareness training on a continuous basis, including along with each new board. This training is modeled for committees, councils, task force chairs, volunteer leaders, and all levels of the organization.3. RID Regional, State, and Local LevelsRID is committed to promoting diversity among all its constituent parts. We encourage all regional, state, and local levels of RID to create a statement of diversity modeled after this one and to create plans of action that promote diversity on all levels. In so doing, we all benefit from the plethora of experiences and strengths gained from diversity as defined above.4. The Field of Professional Sign Language InterpretingRID recognizes the historical and social context diversity has played in the field of sign language interpreting. We recognize that diversity’s role in these contexts have been both virtuous and pernicious. To that end, we promote diversity in the sign language interpreting field in the following ways:Partnering with organizations like the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc., Mano a Mano, Children of Deaf Adults, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Sacred Circle, and others who promote ethnic and cultural diversity among sign language interpreters;Partnering with Deaf organizations like the National Association for the Deaf, National Black Deaf Advocates, Deaf People of Color Conference, Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf, American Association of the Deaf-Blind and others who promote language and cultural diversity in the field;Partnering with interpreter education organizations like the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, American Sign Language Teachers Association, and the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, and others who promote interpreter education through workshops and presentation of diverse methods and studies;Continuing publishing and seeking diverse studies, scholars, abstracts, and articles related to Sign Language Interpreting, including a range of diverse individuals represented in photographs, and other marketing materials during the RID professional development conference;Continuing to promote diversity on our website through graphic, video, and printed communication.