Finance Director

Website Prince William Sound Science Center

The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) seeks an experienced candidate for the position of Finance Director. The Director is responsible for accounting and business functions and plays a critical role in guiding and strengthening the financial stability of the organization. This position is responsible for executing and supervising all responsibilities within the areas of accounting, budgeting, grants and contracts, and some human resources (HR). The Finance Director is responsible for supervising and maintaining the daily accounting operations including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the general ledger at PWSSC, including all related activities with regard to PWSSC’s role as fiscal agent for other organizations such as the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI). This position’s HR responsibilities include oversight of benefits, personnel policies, and compliance with worker’s compensation requirements and state and federal labor and tax laws.

This role includes grants and contract management including reviewing incoming grant documents for alignment with PWSSC policies and compliance capabilities, initiating grant contract documents as requested by OSRI, and initiating and/or executing contracts and subcontracts and ensuring PWSSC meets federal requirements for subawardee management. This position also helps track and guide proposals, management team actions, and reporting for grants and grant budgets. The Finance Director reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and works with development and program staff as needed. This position has supervisory responsibility for the bookkeeper and is on the management team, which is also comprised of the CEO, Chief Science Officer, and Education Director.

Our ideal candidate has strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff, senior management, and outside parties.  They take ownership of their role and have the ability and experience to work independently, setting their own priorities, managing competing deadlines, and maintaining confidentiality. They consistently produce high-quality work, exhibit strong time-management skills, require minimal supervision, and care about mentoring, training and developing other team members. A critical thinker, this person uses problem solving skills to analyze data and develop meaningful solutions to specific problems.

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