FMA is seeking a full-time Senior Consultant based in the New York City area to deliver professional services that are sensitive to the needs and values of both nonprofit and funding organizations. This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial accounting professional who wants to leverage their nonprofit expertise outside of the standard accounting industry and become immediately productive working with clients both locally and virtually (after initial training on FMA products and services). The Senior Consultant will be located in the New York City area and will collaborate with project teams virtually using remote access technology - as well as in-person through periodic travel to the Bay Area, New England and other locations as needed.
Responsibilities vary based on engagements and client needs and require an independent and multi-talented professional with solid nonprofit financial management expertise and a consulting mindset. Duties may include any of the following:
Develop and maintain current and potential/new client relationships, including relationships with collaborative partner organizations, CPA firms and direct service providers.
Supervise and lead client and FMA staff through training, guidance and coaching. Evaluate performance on client engagements.
Provide senior level financial management services (including controller-level responsibilities for specific clients), month end review, audit support, budget development, cash flow planning and financial system implementation.
Support leadership teams and Board of Directors in making financial decisions including presenting analysis and findings and effectively communicating complicated financial information to a variety of audiences, who have varying levels of financial literacy.
Assist in complying with new nonprofit financial reporting and disclosure standards.
Oversee grant compliance to include billing, budgeting, accounting, and compliance reporting with private, federal, state agencies (while recognizing restrictions and advising accordingly)
Analyze current processes, systems, and procedures and makes recommendations to ensure best accounting practices and keeps abreast of changing regulatory environments.
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting (MPA, MBA, CPA preferred)
7+ years demonstrated accounting experience (Public Accounting experience a plus) with niche focus on nonprofit and/or government
Strong knowledge of accounting systems and nonprofit accounting principles
Advanced Microsoft Excel expertise
Knowledge of New York nonprofit community strongly preferred
Grant management and knowledge of government funding preferred
Training and prior supervisory/management experience a plus
Must be collaborative, proactive, independent and flexible - and adapt easily to changing client needs
Self-directed purposeful professional who can organize their time and independently prioritize their work
About Fiscal Management Associates, LLC
Fiscal Management Associates, LLC. (FMA) is a growth-oriented management consulting firm dedicated to building the capacity of the nonprofit sector. We partner with our nonprofit and philanthropic clients to help them attain operational excellence, ensure financial sustainability and effectively achieve their desired impact. Our collaborative approach includes client input and involvement at each stage of an engagement, and at the core of every project we deliver is our commitment to developing strong and trusting relationships between funders and their grantees.