Director of Finance

Job Overview

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) seeks an experienced Director of Finance to lead the organization’s finance, accounting, and insurance operations as it enters an exciting new chapter and works to build a physical home in Washington, D.C. This position offers a unique opportunity to spearhead organizational finance operations—already in good condition—for a growing nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and help NWHM create a space for all to inspire, experience, and amplify women’s impact.

The Director of Finance is responsible for the integrity of the organization’s accounting system and internal controls and ensures accurate financial reporting and underlying accounting records. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Finance is responsible for financial oversight and development, forecasting, budgeting, and analysis; managing treasury/banking functions; organizing, overseeing, and maintaining all legal contracts and relationships; and coordinating the annual audit and other annual administrative tasks.


  • Develop and maintain solid accounting policies and ensure accounting records are current and accurate; ensure a strong system of internal controls exists and is monitored;
  • Maintain the organization’s general ledger and accounting records in compliance with GAAP and manage the closing process;
  • Prepare and issue financial statements and ancillary reports in accordance with approved finance calendar;
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for President/CEO and Board Treasurer to review in support of meetings for the Board of Directors (BOD) Finance Committee; prepare financial reports for the BOD in support of meetings throughout the year; participate in monthly BOD Finance Committee meetings;
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts and reporting/analysis;
  • Oversee and issue weekly Cash Flow Forecasts for the President/CEO;
  • Process payroll; manage daily cash;
  • Coordinate the annual audit, including preparation of external financial statements and footnote disclosures;
  • Coordinate the workpapers preparation of federal and state tax returns; ensure state and local tax compliance and file state sales and use tax reports; review financial information for state registration filings;
  • Oversee monthly allocations, the JE’s, and maintain G/L accounts for monthly reporting;
  • Work with insurance brokers to facilitate annual insurance renewals; coordinate annual insurance premium audits; evaluate proposed insurance providers/policies (property and casualty, business owners, workman’s comp, health, etc.);
  • Manage the accounts payable functions using and its integration with QuickBooks;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field from an accredited college or university; CPA or CMA strongly preferred;
  • Not-for-profit experience strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of Director of Finance level experience (nonprofit preferred);
  • Strong GAAP knowledge with Fund Accounting emphasis;
  • A thorough knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and systems with a solid understanding of accounting, tax, treasury, cash flow, and internal controls;
  • Knowledge of third-party app integration with QuickBooks;
  • Continual improvement mindset;
  • Desire to lead and hold him/herself accountable;
  • Highest ethical standards and values;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong PC skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint), QuickBooks, and required.


To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] and include “Director of Finance​​​​​​​” in subject line. Salary is commensurate with experience; NWHM is an equal opportunity employer. For priority consideration, please submit your application by October 21. Position will remain open until filled.

Development Department Intern

The National Women's History Museum is seeking an intern to assist with a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, supporting the development department by conducting prospect research; grant research; updating donor/prospect profiles in donor database program; and conducting general administrative support.

  • The internship opportunity is open to upper-level college students or recent graduates.
  • This role includes membership-related engagement, data entry and management, including working with accounting to ensure accurate data input.
    • Experience in fundraising and data management programs like DonorQuest, Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Sage or MissionAssist strongly preferred but not required.
  • Internship will run from September 2019 through December 2019.
  • Must be able to work at least 16 hours per week to total 200 work hours over the course of the internship.
  • Must be able to complete all work hours in the Museum offices located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Interns will receive a stipend of $1000 to be used for travel, housing, and other expenses.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line of “Development Department Internship.”

To be considered for Fall 2019, applications must be submitted by 9 am ET on Monday, August 26th  2019.