We’re hiring: Finance & Operations Director

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is hiring a Finance & Operations Director to lead WABA’s Finance & Operations Team. We are looking for someone with experience managing nonprofit finances, maintaining the organization’s books, and managing a small team, who can assess, build, and continually improve the internal finance and operations infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will have the skills to provide critical management of WABA’s financial, accounting, and administrative functions. As a member of the senior leadership team, the person in this role will provide key support to the Executive Director, supervise the Operations & HR Manager, and lead internal planning processes and financial management.

Some examples of the projects you’ll advance concern financial grant reporting, budget creation, and management; reporting packages; and accounting policies.

Job Responsibilities:

FINANCE – Manage pivotal financial projects that enable WABA do make the most of their resources

  • Oversee WABA’s financial functions, including regular review of financial status
  • Lead the budgeting process
  • Manage the annual audit
  • Prepare monthly, year-end, and project-based financial reports
  • Maintain financial policies and implement best practices
  • Identify and assess revenue streams and opportunities

ACCOUNTING – Maintain the organization’s critical accounting processes

  • Overall responsibility for data entry into electronic accounting system and integrity of accounting system data
  • Process invoices and prepares checks for signature
  • Maintain general ledger
  • Manage Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
  • Make bank deposits
  • Reconcile all bank accounts and credit cards
  • Mail vendor checks
  • Review all incoming and outgoing invoices
  • Process all inter-account bank transfers

OPERATIONS – Direct administrative and operational policy

  • Oversee WABA’s administrative functions, including facilities, equipment, human resources, and business and legal compliance, including supervision of the Senior Operations & HR Manager
  • Ensure proper management of all revenue contracts across WABA’s teams
  • Work with the Executive Director to manage and oversee WABA’s systems, including developing and improving internal administrative and financial policies

Core Skills & Experience:

Consider applying if you meet at least 75% of these requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in non-profit or business accounting/bookkeeping.
  • 2+ years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance,  business management or similar field, or relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and nonprofit accounting principles.
  • Extensive experience with Quickbooks accounting software.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize, keeping multiple projects moving forward simultaneously.
  • Technological fluency. WABA uses Google Suite office tools (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) and Mac OS.
  • Grant financial management or support experience.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.  
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption.

Useful Skills & Experience:

These are great to have but not required:

  • Demonstrated management experience including leading a team, strategic planning, and capacity building.
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work closely with others.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • A genuine passion for the WABA mission to empower people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places.

Position Location:

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — 

This role is designated as “hybrid”. Roles with this designation perform work in office and remotely as assigned by their manager.  Specific in person days/events are determined by the employee and their manager based on their annual work plan and needs.


  • Salary Range is $76,000 – $89,000
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • WABA is currently planning a 3-month pilot of a 32 hour work week policy.
  • Vacation, sick and personal leave, including:
  • Accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
  • Accrue up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
  • WABA supports and promotes the health of its staff. You may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • Paid time off for holidays, generally following the federal holiday calendar. 
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave and up to four weeks of additional parental leave from the DC Paid Family Leave act (based on eligibility).
  • Immediate access to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program, with up to a 5% employer match after one year of service.
  • Optional commuter transit benefit (pre-tax deduction).
  • Optional voluntary benefits including life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
  • A fun and relaxed workplace environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with Operations & Finance Director in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.