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Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024
The controller is responsible for helping the CFO and Deputy CFO implement and oversee day-to-day financial operation and supervision over accounting, treasury management, budgeting and reporting systems and applications for the DNC and any affiliated entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily accounting operations and serve as the primary interface for all day-to-day accounting matters with staff and outside parties and consultants
  • Responsible for all general accounting, treasury management, disbursements/accounts payable, receipts/accounts receivable.
  • Lead preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements and annual audited GAAP financial statements with footnotes
  • Recruit, train and supervise all finance/accounting staff
  • Work closely with the compliance team to ensure that transactions are recorded in accordance with FEC regulations and so that FEC reports can be efficiently compiled.
  • Assist compliance team to address FEC Requests for Additional Information and other correspondence from the FEC
  • Monitor expenditures and revenue recording to ensure proper tracking of financial activity
  • Work with the CFO and COO to ensure compliance with DNC policies related to expenditures
  • Work with the budget director and CFO to develop accurate and useful management reports.
  • Development, document, and implementation and verification of internal controls
  • Direct and manage the documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the annual external audit
  • Ensure that all sales and use taxes are accurately and timely filed.
  • Ensure that federal, state, and local tax returns are accurately and timely filed.
  • Serve as system administrator for all donation tracking systems, expense tracking system, bank and merchant accounts, and accounting system
  • Additional miscellaneous financial projects.
  • Keep abreast of accounting and regulatory requirements, including changes in FASB, FEC, IRS, DOL and other oversight organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • CPA required preferred
  • Public Accounting and non-profit experience preferred
  • Knowledge of FEC compliance regulations preferred
  • 7-10 years of Accounting experience, with 2 years in a managerial position required
  • Advanced experience with spreadsheets (MS Excel/Google Sheets) required
  • Experience with Sage Intacct, Ultipro, and Quickbase a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written format
The starting salary for the Controller position is $120,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This is a full-time, exempt position that may require work on weekends.
Due to federal campaign finance rules, only U.S. citizens or U.S. green card holders are eligible for this role. See 52 U.S.C. 30121; 11 C.F.R. 110.20(i).
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- Paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 5% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.