Project Finance Manager – Washington – American Farmland Trust

Position Description:
The Project Finance Manager is responsible for the oversight of American Farmland Trust’s project financial management, including budgeting, grants management, and forecasting, as well as assisting the finance department with other department functions and projects of both entities.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Budget Management
In collaboration with Project Directors, prepare project budgets.
Prepare analytical and monthly financial reports for assigned projects.
Monitor and analyze project finances and budget activity.
Conduct monthly reviews of activity with budget managers.
Maintain central online filing system of complete and fully supported budget files for all projects.

Grants Management
In collaboration with Project Directors and Development staff, prepare grant budgets and financial reports.
As needed develop reporting templates and provide analytical reports.
Maintain central online filing system of complete and fully supported grant files for all active grants and contributions.
Coordinate, track and reconcile revenue activity, including grants and individual giving with the Development team on a monthly basis.
Ensure the appropriate allocation of grant awards and cash receipts.
Manage grant related issues ensuring timely resolution. Provide timely escalation of important issues to the VP of Finance and Administration.
Perform monthly adjustment and reconciliation for use of restricted funds.
Prepare invoices for Federal and governmental grants (generally quarterly) based on actual expenses incurred.
Track and monitor match fund requirements and progress on a monthly basis.

Financial Management
Serve as liaison between Finance and project staff.
Serve as a liaison between Finance Team and the Development Team.
Assist with development of Organizational Budget.
Assist with preparation of reports for the annual financial audit.
Assist VP of Finance and Administration with special projects as requested.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required. CPA and/or MBA highly desirable.
5+ years’ experience in a non-profit organization with a minimum budget of $12 million.
Thorough knowledge of all federal and state accounting regulations and reporting procedures.
Advanced proficiency in financial, accounting, and spreadsheet (Excel) programs, proficient in word processing (Word) programs. Financial Edge experience is highly desirable.
Strong, verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills.
High level of ethics, integrity, transparency, and trustworthiness. Keeps commitments, maintains confidentiality.
Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Demonstrates thoroughness and success with detail work. Results-focused: maintains productivity with minimal direction and supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with individuals, teams and committees. Ability to translate financial concepts to individuals at all levels in the organization – including non-finance employees.

Compensation and Contact
Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. AFT offers an excellent package of benefits.

Send resume, with cover letter, three references and salary history by November 16, 2016to Amanda Ragula at