Senior Finance Manager | Finance and Administration

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Salary range:  $81,000 – $96,000


CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy) seeks a high energy, solutions-oriented Senior Finance Manager. The right candidate will provide crucial operational leadership and implementation skills to support a mission-driven organization of approximately 60 total staff to address urgent threats to people with low incomes, including immigrants and people of color, while also working to advance a positive vision.

The Director of Finance will oversee the work of the Senior Finance Manager, who will work closely with the finance and administration team. The Senior Finance Manager will collaborate with the Administrative Manager and the Program Assistant, while also working with other key colleagues such as the Director of Human Resources Manager and the Senior Board Governance Manager, who report to the COO.

CLASP Values for Racial Equity

We understand that inclusion is the first step toward fostering sustainable racial equity in our society and organizational culture. At CLASP, we value the importance of including multiple perspectives in shaping our organizational culture and engaging in our policy and advocacy efforts. However, we also know that to move beyond inclusion and achieve true racial equity, we must intentionally center and prioritize the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of people of color. Historically white-founded and led policy and advocacy organizations must commit to full and immersive racial equity to achieve true and sustainable change in our country.

This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.


  • Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Senior Finance Manager coordinates financial data, reporting, and federal tax returns assists the Director of Finance to translate financial concepts to other management members and effectively collaborate with program colleagues who may not have finance backgrounds.
  • Assists with organizational and departmental budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow, coordination of audit activities, IRS 990, and accounts payable and receivable.
  • Assists the development and policy team staff in preparing budgets for innovative programs, proposals, grant reporting, and contracts in conjunction with the Director of Finance
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements, including timely filing of all financial and other reporting.
  • Oversees banking and investments, financial statements, and review.
  • Manages relationships with outside accountant and audit firms.
  • Oversees accounts receivable and accounts payable (including invoicing) using accounting software Intact and and travel/meeting expense management using Tallie.


  • The ideal candidate will bring substantial practical knowledge and experience, along with being a self-starter, an independent thinker, resourceful, and eager to learn.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the circumstances of people who are vulnerable and have low incomes, along with immigrants and communities of color.
  • Effective implementer and comfortable in a small-sized nonprofit where everyone takes on multiple roles and responsibilities, including strategy and implementation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration
  • At least four years of relevant experience in role(s) with progressively increasing experience.
  • Experience providing broad financial and operations management at nonprofit organizations with budgets over $5 million.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexibility, including ability to handle multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines.
  • Able to work collaboratively and collegially in a team environment.
  • Technologically savvy, with examples of having worked with IT consultant/staff.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage and mentor staff and develop systems.

COVID Policy 

Full COVID-19 vaccinations are required for new hires effective February 2022 or a required weekly negative COVID test (for non-vaccinated employees) with documentation shared with Human Resources.


Salary range:  $81,000 – $96,000

CLASP offers exceptional benefits, including several health insurance options (most that currently require no employee-paid premiums). In addition, we provide the following benefits that currently require no employee-paid premiums: dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. Additionally, we offer a 403(b)-retirement program with employer contributions, flexible spending accounts, and a no-cost gym onsite at our D.C. office. Finally, we provide generous vacation (4 weeks in the first year), paid sick leave (3 weeks annually), two personal days a year, paid family and medical leave, and holiday schedules.


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Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.