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Accounting Manager


The Accounting Manager provides useful financial insight, guidance, and analysis to management in accordance with FWW/FWA’s strategic plan. In addition, the Accounting Manager will provide financial leadership to other managers of the organization and recommend and report benchmarks to measure organizational performance.


  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and others as requested.
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and business taxes.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Help with quarterly and year-end financial audit activities and the annual financial controls audit.
  • Supervise junior finance department staff.
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  • Administer US-based payroll, using various tools and partnering with payroll service provider to deliver accurate payments and reports.
  • Assist HR with payroll service trainings and benefits reconciliation.
  • Assist in management of grant reporting and compliance.
  • Create, implement, and manage financial policies and procedures for best practices related to accurate reporting and internal controls.
  • Assist with monthly closings and annual budget preparation
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Accounting; Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners
  • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • 100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
  • Three weeks paid vacation to start and three personal days.
  • Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
  • Paid sick days.
  • Paid family and medical leave.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
  • Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
  • 8 hour shift
  • GAAP: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CPA (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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