Job Opening.

Finance Manager

The Finance Manager position oversees all of the organization's finances, accounts, and related policies. This role will lead activities related to financial management, procurement, budgeting, travel, and human resources. This person is expected to clear a path for growth, driving measurable value to PeaceTech Lab at its exciting new space in the heart of Foggy Bottom. The Finance Manager will establish core financial processes and reporting requirements to support PeaceTech Lab’s reputation as a global innovation hub. This position reports to the Lab’s CEO, Sheldon Himelfarb, is full-time, and is located at our main headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Liaise with partner management services team on financial and budgetary issues.

  • Manage the Lab’s budgeting, accounting, and auditing and ensure that it complies with necessary regulations.

  • Train and oversee staff who manage program-based finances.

  • Manage banking, credit, auditor, and CPA vendors.

  • Manage payroll and benefits administration.

  • Oversee bill payment and asset management systems.

  • Review and execute all programmatic contracts to ensure quality, manage contract compliance, implementation, and closeout.

  • Develop contracts for vendors that support the management services of the Lab.

  • Oversee tax requirements, including maintaining Federal and State tax exemption status for the Lab.

  • Monitor and implement applicable human resource federal and state requirements.

Strategy and Leadership

  • Reinforce mission, goals, objectives, and staffing/resource needs.

  • Provide financial guidance to team members on the conceptualization and development of PeaceTech project proposals.

  • Reinforce the Lab’s culture of innovation, core values, and talent retention strategies.

  • Supervise on and off-boarding procedures for staff.

  • Work closely with CEO or CEO's designee to develop and manage personnel policies and procedures.


  • Advanced degree in a related field, MBA and/or CPA preferred.

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years related experience.

  • Familiarity with general accounting and auditing standards and principles.

  • Knowledge of the field of peacebuilding, development, or social change and impact and strong grounding in technology within any or all of the fields.

  • Experience developing organizational strategy and supporting strategy implementation.

  • Understanding of non-profit finance, USG grant funding (knowledge of 2 CFR 200).

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks, mastery of Excel, and familiarity with accounts payable systems (

  • Managing internal systems and personnel, including finance, contracts, IT, and human resources.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to by 11:59PM EST May 17th, 2019.