Director, Finance

Washington, DC

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) seeks to fill a vital role on our Finance team - Director, Finance. The incumbent will assist the CFO in the Association's financial management and support and serve as backup for the CFO position. The position is also responsible for all aspects of the A/R and A/P functions.  

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manage A/R function, including preparing deposits, coding receipts, preparing monthly journal entries, and reconciling cash receipt logs to the GL. 
  • Prepare and distribute all Association invoices.
  • Manage A/P function, including coding A/P invoices/expense reports, preparing semi-monthly check runs, and reconciling reports to the GL.  
  • Prepare annual 1099 Forms for vendors.
  • Reconcile American Express statements and ensure receipt and approval of backup for all charges.
  • Maintain accounting files, including capital asset and depreciation and amortization schedules. 
  • Maintain positive liaison between Association vendors, members, and internal staff.
  • Assist the CFO in developing and implementing financial practices and policies.
  • Support and serve as the CFO’s backup in timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Assist the CFO in managing the annual budget development process and updating and implementing the Association’s 5-year Financial Plan.
  • Support the CFO in managing the annual audit process and tax return preparation by preparing audit reconciliations and schedules.
  • Assist the CFO with a variety of administrative and financial tasks as assigned.
  • Direct and manage the finance-related workload of the Human Resources & Finance Assistant.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills who enjoys people and will thrive in a team-oriented organization, and will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting - required. CPA desired
  • 2-6 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Intacct,, and NetForum desired

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position has excellent benefits, including 100% coverage of medical and dental insurance premiums for NACWA employees and immediate dependents; flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent daycare accounts; employer contribution to a retirement plan without employee match; and a generous paid time off program.

Occasional domestic travel is required for this position. This position is eligible for hybrid telecommuting. NACWA employees must be in the office minimally every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but it may occasionally be necessary to be in the office more. 

NACWA's offices are accessible by Metro and public transportation and near the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC. For more information about NACWA, visit – 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with "Director, Finance" as the subject line no later than 5 pm EST on February 29, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with interviews for promising candidates scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

NACWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, gender, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.