Financial Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Financial Manager is responsible for the financial operation of the American Conservative Union. This position manages bookkeeping for the organization and serves as the primary point of contact for the ACU’s external accountant and CPA regarding accounting, tax and audit matters.

The Financial Manager reports to the Executive Director. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Duties & Responsibilities

Manage the organization’s financial operations, including all accounts payable, invoicing, budget, credit cards and lines of credit, reconciliations, financial reporting, forecasting, auditing and tax-related issues to ensure reliable, consistent records and reporting.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education & Training

Work Environment

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF format to capelt@conservative.org. Cover letters should outline the applicant’s relevant qualifications and speak to why the applicant is interested in joining the ACU team. No calls, please.

Interning at the ACU

Each semester, the American Conservative Union (ACU) selects talented college students and recent graduates for its paid internship program. The ACU Internship Program provides a unique professional development experience designed to give participants first-hand knowledge of the state of the American conservative movement and our efforts to grow and strengthen it. Interns are tasked with a number of responsibilities, from assisting in grassroots advocacy to helping plan and present our annual CPAC event, the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservatives.

Interns are also given opportunities to learn more about Washington DC through informative and fun events. Interns will get the opportunity to attend a congressional hearing, tour the Capitol, and interact with conservative leaders from across the country.

Depending on the department,  you will be directly involved in the major projects of the ACU, like CPAC, state and Congressional ratings, and our social media presence. You will gain hands-on experience as part of a supportive and collaborative team, all sharing the goal of spreading and energizing the conservative movement in America.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to jspringer@conservative.org. Applications are rolling, but the deadline for Summer 2015 is April 3. Include all of your contact information. If possible, indicate an approximate schedule if you are in school and have time constraints.


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