POSITION TITLE: Vice President, Finance
REPORTS TO: SVP Finance, Administration, and
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Three direct reports:
Payroll; Revenue & Grants; Pension
LOCATION: New York, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913
in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry,
its essential mission hasn’t changed in more than 100 years: to
stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and
fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of
hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when
acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism,
delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL’s
ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers
from bias, discrimination or hate.
ADL’s CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt—an
accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and
nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015.
He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency.
Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading
its capabilities, leveraging innovation, building partnerships, and
pioneering new horizons.
ADL is seeking a strategic, mission driven Vice President,
Finance that will play a key leadership role in supporting the
ongoing transformation and success of the organization.
Commencing with three direct reports, responsibilities for this
individual will encompass revenue and grant accounting, payroll
administration, employee retirement benefits management, and
The VP serves as a business partner to the SVP and is a key
member of the ADL Finance, Administration, and Information
Technology team. They will provide strategic insights to near and
long-term financial plans with the goal of furthering ADL’s
mission. They will work with external constituencies including
auditors, banks / bankers, investment firms and advisors,
regulators, donors, and potential partner alliances.
The VP will support the ongoing transformation of the Finance,
Administration, and Information Technology team, ensuring processes
and policies are contemporary, effective, and compliant.
- Serve as a key strategic business partner, thought leader, and
resource to the SVP, ADL’s executive team, and the Board of
Directors (for the Agency and the Foundation). Help shape the
direction and enhance the performance of both the department and
- Provide adequate, accurate and timely data and analysis for
operational and strategic decision making and leadership.
- Develop and maintain financial planning processes to ensure
that the short and long-term financial plans are aligned with the
goals of ADL. This includes collaborating on and contributing to
financial models and annual operating budgets that provide guidance
and accountability for ADL’s growth.
- Work collaboratively with ADL’s outsourced accounting services
- Assure that all fiscal activity, regardless of source, meets
regulatory reporting and compliance standards and
- Ensure an environment of unquestionable integrity in financial
- Be a valued resource to the information technology team
concerning the adequacy of existing financial systems and other
- Breadth of Financial Expertise: Broad finance
background with strength in accounting, audit, budget, treasury,
compliance, contract management, and risk management. Understanding
of nonprofit accounting and other compliance requirements preferred
but not required.
- Organizational Management: 10+ years of
relevant financial management experience, preferably with
progressive experience within a distributed organization managing
day-to-day financial operations.
- Team Leadership: Strong leadership,
supervisory, and management skills, and demonstrated ability to
coach and motivate teams.
- Strategy, Building, & Transformation:
Demonstrated track record of partnering with senior leaders to
strategize within an organization, improving business practices,
streamlining workflow, increasing automation, implementing and
improving organization-wide systems and processes, improving
control functions, and reducing costs in an environment in
- Collaborative, Team First Mentality:
Collaborative leader who recognizes the power of the team in
maximizing organizational effectiveness. Astute and diplomatic
negotiator who can find common ground among diverse constituents.
Sees all team members as assets.
- Proactive Business Partner: Seeks
opportunities to drive the organization forward and finds ways to
contribute vs. waiting to be asked; a leader who has a propensity
to take action instead of waiting for a direct mandate;
action-oriented and results-oriented.
- Mission Orientation: Evidence of commitment,
whether through personal or professional activities, to working
within a mission-based organization; energized by ADL's work and
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline,
or equivalent experience required.
- MBA and/or CPA preferred.
- ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated
periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and
Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL requires that all employees
are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious
accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination.
How to Apply:
- Expressions of interest, with a submission of a resume,
can be directed to Kaley Palanjian (phone: +1 202 331 4931; email:
ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages
women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with
disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents,
and veterans to apply. ADL is an equal opportunity employer.
Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and
privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does
not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression,
marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or
military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state
or local laws.
ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are
provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job
application or interview process, to perform essential job
functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of
employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to
request an accommodation to support the interview process, please
contact Talent & Knowledge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with
criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of
the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State,
Local, and Federal laws.