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JOB TITLE:                Finance Manager – Budget & Revenue         

PROGRAM:               Finance and Accounting

LOCATION:              Denver, CO

SALARY:                    $8,781 p/month

STATUS:                    Full-time



Are you ready to join an organization with an extraordinary mission? The National Conference of State Legislatures offers careers where you can use your skills, knowledge and experience to truly make a difference. NCSL’s mission is purposeful – strengthening the legislative institution. From informing effective policies and promoting communication among state legislatures, to ensuring states have a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system, our team works in service of legislatures. And, with a commitment to constantly innovating all resources and services to meet the evolving needs of members, NCSL has earned the reputation as the nation’s most trusted bipartisan membership organization for legislators and legislative staff. Our success serving NCSL members relies on our team of passionate, dedicated professionals who work diligently to strengthen the legislative institution. Join our team and contribute to this unique, essential mission.



The Finance Manager is a senior leadership position that performs complex, multi‑function, professional accounting, budgeting and supervisory work involving organizational financial/accounting systems. It includes direct supervision of Accountants and Accounting Technicians, making professional accounting reviews and decisions, and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk.  The Finance Manager will oversee all cash and revenue activities of the organization’ association management system, ensuring timely and accurate reconciliation with bank records and subsidiary records. The Finance Manager will review and analyze financial information to assess whether revenues and expenses are on target to meet forecasts. The Finance Manager should have knowledge of and adhere to Federal/State regulations and ensure annual audits and related reports are completed in accordance with federal reporting requirements, GAAP, GASB and other applicable regulatory standards.  The work is performed independently and is subject to NCSL policies and accounting principles.  The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field plus ten years of relevant and progressive work experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management. 
  • Previous supervisory experience is required. 
  • Skill and competence to plan and schedule work and train subordinate accounting personnel.
  • Thorough knowledge and technical expertise in accounting principles and practices and auditing.  Experience with nonprofit or governmental accounting is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of business operations and practices, grant funding, and financial software and applications.
  • Skill and competence to devise and install methods, procedures, and to prepare and present complex financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal and other grantor fiscal policies, laws, rules, and regulations.
  •  Excellent personnel management, written and oral communication skills.
  • Skill and competence in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, with grantors, auditors, and other persons involved with organizational financial activities.
  • Ability to work in a politically neutral manner and to deal with sensitive and confidential matters.  
  • Ability to travel by air up to 1-2 times per year, with most trips being 3-4 nights, as well as work extended hours, possibly evenings and weekends, usually associated with events/travel/fiscal year end.


This position is a mostly performed in an office environment, on or off-site, with prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  Team members utilize standard office equipment such as copy machines, laptops, printers, scanners, and smartphones. Expand your horizons with travel opportunities to network with lawmakers and staff across the country (includes overnights and weekends by airplane). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A career with NCSL offers exciting opportunities to grow your career in line with your aspirations. We gladly invite you to apply for this role by including a resume and cover letter here, before 5pm MST on October 7, 2021.  We are looking forward to receiving your application!

NCSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to developing a diverse, dynamic team and inclusive workplace. NCSL does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

Areas of Responsibility



  1. Function as the primary financial contact for the organization’s association management system including activities for the Conference and Foundation.
  2. Function as the primary contact for banking relationships for the Conference and Foundation.
  3. Oversee reconciliation of monthly financial statements against appropriate records to ensure  that all entries for monthly activities are appropriate and correctly categorized in accordance with the annual operating budgets.
  4. Oversee activities for the Conference’s and Foundation’s annual operating budget cycle including implementation of the financial system’s budgeting module.
  5. Provide stakeholders with information and recommendations to drive business decisions.
  6. Prepare variance and trend analyses to aid in the understanding of business and financial trends.
  7. Develop and maintain written internal processes and procedures especially for business unit setups and closures
  8. Undertake initiatives for continuous process design review and improvements.​​​SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE:

This position has direct supervisory responsibilities of approximately 2 staff members.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field plus ten years of relevant and progressive work experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management. 




Our employees are the foundation to our success, so we are committed to offering a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members, including domestic partners. Striking a healthy balance between work and personal life is important. Our total rewards package includes resources to support well-being and no cost benefits to help make life a little bit easier.

  • Flexible, remote work options including the ability to telework up to 4 days a week
  • Health insurance (HMO 90% covered by NCSL), Dental insurance (Employee only covered 100%), Low cost vision benefits
  • 401(a)-retirement plan with 10% employer contribution after 6 months and full vesting plus 457b retirement plans with pre and post-tax options
  • 3-weeks paid vacation with 5+ years of paid full-time work experience with another employer and generous sick leave
  • Paid holidays including 4 additional days per year to use at your preference
  • Paid family and parental leave
  • FSA and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Professional development through LinkedIn Learning
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Aflac hospital advantage, critical illness, and accident plans
  • Discounted 24-hour fitness memberships and RTD / metro bus & train passes
  • Pet insurance with multiple options to fit your budget
  • Benefits provided at no cost:
    • 2x annual salary life insurance and long term disability
    • Employee Assistance Program provides confidential, 24/7 support for employees and dependents
    • Health Advocate for employees and their family members to simplify the healthcare experience including resources to support your health and well-being
    • IDX Identity Theft and Privacy Protection (Employee only covered with options to add dependents)
    • Benefit Hub: discover local savings from merchants in your neighborhood, including movie tickets, hotels, restaurants, shops, and more
  • Relocation assistance provided for out-of-state candidates
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