Are you seeking a position with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution in a mission-based organization working with a great team? Society of Fire Protection Engineers seeks a Director of Finance to support the accounting and financial functions of the Society and its Foundation. In this position, you will partner with the CEO and outsourced bookkeeping partners while working independently. You will work closely with incredibly talented and dedicated management and staff. A hybrid work environment is offered. Your responsibilities will include the preparation of monthly financial statements, credit and collection management, payroll, billing, receivables, payables, and banking. You will report to the CEO.
Day-to-Day transactions: Billing, A/R, A/P, G/L, Bank Deposits.
Ensure membership ERP system is “in sync” with QBO Chart of Accounts and system hierarchy. Control merchant card processing for corporate and member-related activities.
Manage month-end close activities and review and approve financial statements completed by outsourced bookkeeping.
Process semi-monthly payroll and reporting and provide support for journal entries.
Monitor and reconcile investment accounts.
Support Annual Audit and preparation of Form 990.
Develop reports, including KPI’s and metrics.
Assist in the preparation of presentations for the board and members.
Participate in budget and cash flow projections.
Respond to questions by email or phone from chapter leaders, vendors, employees, and others.
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is a nonprofit membership organization, headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, supporting the advancement and education of fire protection engineering internationally. With over 5,000 members and 100+ chapters globally, SFPE provides educational and professional resources to the profession.
SFPE fosters a professional environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages diverse candidates to apply for this position.
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has been a prominent professional organization since its establishment in 1950 and its incorporation as a nonprofit organization in 1971. As a leading global society, it represents professionals working in the field of fire protection and fire safety engineering. With over 5,000 members and more than 120 chapters worldwide, including more than 20 student chapters, SFPE has been rapidly growing.
SFPE serves its members and the profession by producing the Fire Protection Engineering Handbook, engineering standards and guidelines, conducting research, organizing technical seminars, conferences, webinars, publications, and outreach and advocacy efforts.
The Society is also instrumental in developing the Professional Engineer (PE) licensing exam in fire protection and supporting its grading under the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This critical role highlights SFPE's dedication to ensuring the highest professional standards for fire protection and safety engineering.