• Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    Job Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
  • Overview


    SEIU (Service Employees International Union)


    Job Title:     Deputy Chief Financial Officer                     Grade:  MGT H - Starting Salary $132,102.00 / Yr.


    Location:  Washington, D.C.





    This position is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Finance department, and is tasked with implementing the highest level of financial performance, strategic planning, reporting and analysis.   The Deputy CFO is also responsible for working with other senior managers in the organization to facilitate large financial decisions and transcations.  This role will be active in developing and implementing policies that support the Union’s goals by providing a highly effective financial operation.  As a director within the organization, this position will be required to operate with a high level of discretion, judgment and integrity as a steward of member financial resources.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)


    • Directly support the Chief Financial Officer in ensuring the financial integrity of the Union, in planning the overall financial strategy and budget of the Union, in staffing the Secretary-Treasurer, Officers and Finance Committee of the Union and in managing the relationships with key outside providers, including lenders and auditors,  and informing high-level decision-making processes, including internal SEIU policies and financial decisions.
    • Manage the senior Finance staff, including but not limited to the Director of Accounting and Budget and the Director of Assets and Treasury, and establish goals for both of their roles and the overall finance department. 
    • Support the Chief Financial Officer in delivering financial information to and facilitating financial conversations with senior managers and Union officers.
    • Advise the elected Officers, Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer on sensitive issues related to International Union and affiliate finance issues.
    • Interfaces directly with local union leaders and staff on financial issues.  Works with the Secretary-Treasurer, Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer on highly sensitive financial issues.
    • Lead and manage transformative change in financial performance that fully matches the changing environment of a growing organization.
    • Continually innovate to provide the organization with metrics that measure financial results against multiple strategic priorities.
    • Collaborate with senior managers, including Department and Division Directors, in the organization to support their programs and facilitate sound financial processes and decision making.
    • Assist in technology decisions and other workflow designs to foster integration of financial data with the other key information the organization utilizies
    • Develop and manage an operational staff to support the various functions within the finance department.
    • Manage relationships with third-party vendors providing financial services, including a corporate credit card program and employee expense systems.
    • Work with the Legal Department to oversee on behalf of the Department SEIU’s financial regulatory compliance, and serve as the primary finance liaison to the Federal Elections Commission, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service on the regulatory compliance matters of SEIU and SEIU-controlled entities.
    • Manage recruitment, development and succession planning for all finance staff and foster an overall culture of excellence and high performance.


    Direction and Decision Making:

    This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


    Education and Experience:

    Master’s degree in business (MBA), finance or accounting and five (5) years experience in a finance-related field.



    Bachelor’s degree in finance-related field and ten (10) years experience in a finance-related field.


    •  Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Ability to manage multiple people and projects.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with SEIU managers and administrative staff in both written and oral presentation.
    • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and effectively organize work in a changing environment.
    • Ability to maintain flexible attitude and approach toward assignments and actively engage others in building teams.
    • Ability to apply business intelligence concepts to a large, multi-faceted organization.
    • Knowledge of complex financial metrics, accounting principles and processes.
    • Ability to develop tailored key performance indicators (KPIs).
    • Ability to structure and analyze complex financial reports.
    • Ability to calculate standard financial ratios (current, liquidity, turnover, etc.)
    • Ability to utilize sensitivity analysis and provide scenario analysis to support decision-making.
    • Ability to think critically and analytically in linking financial data to qualitative information.
    • Ability to communicate sensitive information to principals.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.


    Physical Requirements:


    Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours and occasional travel

    may be required.


    Application Requirements:


    A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 




    SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holidays and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.




    SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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