Director of Operations/Comptroller

Director of Operations/Comptroller


The Director of Operations/Comptroller will lead the operations and administration of a growing political/non-profit organization. The portfolio of the DoO/Comptroller will include:

  • Accounting and financial management of multiple vehicles: a 527, a 501c4, and a 501c3 as well as a Super-PAC;
  • Oversight of compliance, which includes federal and state filings in coordination with outside legal counsel;
  • Oversight of HR and the administration of group benefits;
  • Participation as a member of senior staff team member;
  • Management of 2-3 FTEs.

As DoO/Comptroller, manage all aspects of accounting and financial reporting for Client, ensuring that the organization’s financial records are accurate, timely, and compliant with internal and external requirements. The DoO/Comptroller maintains a comprehensive set of controls to mitigate risk, ensures the accuracy of financial records, and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as compliance with regulatory reporting. The DoO/Comptroller works with department heads on the management of their respective budgets.

The DoO/Comptroller oversees G/L, A/R, A/P, and Payroll and benefits, maintains financial systems and associated processes and procedures; and serves as an expert resource to all parts of the organization on accounting matters. The DoO/Comptroller works with staff and leadership to ensure financial processes, systems, and internal reporting support the achievement of organizational goals.

The DoO/Comptroller reports to the Executive Director.


  • Manage daily accounting processes and month- and year-end close, ensuring a professionally staffed and well-run Accounting function.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and sound internal controls.
  • Develop and prepare financial statements for both internal and external use on an established schedule. Serve as an expert resource to the organization on accounting and financial reporting matters.
  • Manage and oversee all financial systems to ensure timely, accurate and high-quality data.
  • Work closely with external auditors to complete annual financial statement audit and 403(b) plan audit within established deadlines and fees. Oversee production, review, and submission of IRS Forms 990, FEC filings, and state-by-state filings.
  • Oversee the time-keeping system and processes and semi-monthly processing of payroll.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director on key initiatives in support of the broader financial operations of the organization. Work with senior staff department heads on managament of their budgets.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance and at least five years related experience; CPA required. MBA a plus.
  • Extensive experience with GAAP and not-for-profit accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Experience with audit preparation and execution;
  • Experience managing engagements with service providers including accounting firms and law firms.
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and general ledger accounting systems.
  • Ability to analyze and apply independent judgment to the proper application of relevant regulatory framework to complex or unique transactions.
  • Political and/or Political Compliance filing experience a plus.
  • Innovative thinker with a track record of problem solving, developing action plans, and delivering results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills.

This organization is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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