Founded in 2010, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors make more strategic disaster-related giving decisions. With a focus on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP raises awareness of the need for committed attention and localized, sustainable funding in support of vulnerable communities. As the intensity and frequency of disasters has increased, the role of CDP has become even more crucial.
A new Strategic Plan was adopted in November 2019, setting a course of action to enhance CDP’s thought leadership, advocacy and stewardship. The CDP vision is a world where the impact of disasters is minimized by thoughtful, equitable and responsible recovery for all. Our mission is to leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur.
CDP has three distinct focus areas: 1) Educational Resources including a comprehensive website, frequent webinars, speaking engagements, Disaster Philanthropy Playbook and the Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report; 2) Consulting Services to help donors become more strategic in their disaster giving; and 3) Grantmaking from CDP Disaster Recovery Funds for both domestic and international events.
CDP is a dynamic and growing non-profit. We were recently honored as one of the charities featured during CNN’s annual Heroes Tribute and were #8 on Charity Navigator’s list of Charities Expanding in a Hurry. CDP’s current operating budget is $2.9M, and our revenue in 2020 was more than $50M primarily due to donations to our COVID-19 Response Fund and other disaster funds.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, CDP seeks an Accounting Manager. The person in this position plays a critical role in ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of CDP’s financial position and maintaining donors’ confidence. This position is responsible for all accounting functions across multiple areas, funds and projects. This role is fast-paced and is perfect for someone who likes to be part of a high performing team dedicated to quality work and CDP’s values with a focus on being responsive to both internal and external constituents and the ability to meet deadlines.
Responsible for the overall Accounts Receivable function;
Responsible for the overall Accounts Payable function including grants payable;
Responsible for accuracy and reporting of employee hourly reports and employee expenses;
Review and recording of donations and monthly consulting services revenue and;
Review, reconciliation and invoicing of expenses associated with consulting services engagements;
Monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts and preparation of cash flow analysis;
Monthly review of financials to ensure all transactions recorded accurately and completely;
Quarterly preparation of financial reports for the Board;
Preparation of reports to donors to meet grant agreement requirements;
Monthly/quarterly preparation of fund/project reports;
Support the CFO with the annual financial audit, Form 990 preparation and the annual state registration filings;
Support the CFO with annual budget preparation;
Support the organization’s financial diligence efforts with respect to grantees;
Assist the CFO with certain HR-related tasks and projects;
Special projects as they arise; and
Other duties as assigned.
These responsibilities and related tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines with a geographically distributed team.
4-6 years of experience in public accounting or accounting role within a public/private company or non-profit
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (or Business with concentration in Accounting)
CPA a plus
Must be proactive, flexible, adaptable and have learning agility
Problem solver and self-starter, demonstrated through analytical and critical thinking skills
Extremely strong attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work
Experience collaborating with remote teams
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload based on needs and expectations against deadlines
Ability to research and propose appropriate accounting treatment
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Founded in 2010, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors make more strategic disaster-related giving decisions. With a focus on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP raises awareness of the need for committed attention and localized, sustainable funding in support of vulnerable communities. As the intensity and frequency of disasters has increased, the role of CDP has become even more crucial.