Organization Overview

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables comprised of 784 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).

It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, and single women. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.

Position Overview

State Voices seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented Chief Financial Officer to manage the financial operations and compliance for the organization. The Chief Financial Officer will be a hands-on, participative, and strategic thought-partner working closely with the senior staff, the Chief Executive Officer, and board members to support the organizational program goals with the strong financial systems.

Primary Functions

The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Serving as a financial best practices resource for the State Voices network.
  • Supervising the Finance Manager.
  • Providing oversight & review of the organization’s accounting & payroll functions.
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations for the organization’s accounts.
  • Preparing monthly budget-to-actual, cash flow, and ad hoc reports for management, including financial analysis and narratives.
  • Preparing quarterly reports for the board of directors and participating in board of directors’ meetings.
  • Coordinating and participating in quarterly budget reviews with senior departmental staff.
  • Completing financial reporting for development proposals and reports.
  • Preparing and distributing timely monthly reporting for the organization’s fiscally sponsored projects.
  • Overseeing the organization’s employee credit card program.
  • Serving as the liaison between the organization’s auditor, payroll vendor and bank.
  • Working with the payroll vendor to prepare and distribute tax documents.
  • Setting quarterly and yearly benchmarks evaluating the quality of financial management.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; advanced degree a plus
    Active CPA
  • At least ten years’ experience in financial management & oversight, ideally in a team leader role
  • Understanding of the complexities of a national, multi-state organization
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Strong analytical nature with a focus on the long-term financial health of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies
  • Must possess excellent judgment & complete dedication to organizational compliance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build strategic partnerships with colleagues, board members, and vendors
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Experience with detailed project-level budgeting & long-term budgets
  • Experience with accounting software conversion procedures
  • Ability to oversee all financial postings of the organization
  • Experience working with and preparing for auditors & tax preparation firms
  • Experience managing payroll required; familiarity with benefits administration and compliance desired
  • Experience working with payroll services with employees in multiple states
  • Experience with maintaining organizational files
  • An approachable nature and ability to timely handle questions and requests
  • A sense of humor is a plus

To Apply

  • Please send your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to [email protected] Please include “Chief Financial Officer” in the email subject line.
  • Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however preferences will be given to resumes received by Friday, January 10, 2020.
  • No calls, please.

Compensation: Compensation is $110,000-$125,000, including a generous benefits package (commensurate with experience).

Location: Washington, DC (the candidate must work out of the Washington, DC office)

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.