Financial Director

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Financial Director to manage the finances of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a not-for-profit (501C (6)) international membership organization of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities with a mission to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. OGC runs a standard development process driven by its members and engineering development projects funded and executed by members. Learn more about the OGC  at


As a key member of the OGC Leadership Team, the Financial Director will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The Financial Director will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, managing, implementing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, budget forecasting, strategic planning, project costing, membership revenue tracking, contracts, legal, and cash planning/forecasting. The OGC has 2 foreign subsidiaries and 1 related foreign company; the Finance Director will have to manage the subsidiary’s finance and accounting, and consolidate the subsidiary books with OGC’s books.


  • Provide leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization including management and development of the finance team in a remote environment.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with the OGC leadership team to identify its needs and seek a full range of business solutions.
  • Provide the leadership team with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets, consolidations, and reporting to the company.
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place to comply with GAAP/IFRS/DCAA guidelines and applicable federal, state, local, and international regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Primary liaison with Corporate counsel with regard to IPR policy, OGC bylaws, contracts and general legal matters.
  • Project Contract management with sponsors and participants agreements.
  • HR management.
  • Manage audits, both the annual domestic and international financial audits, as well as ad hoc government contract and project audits.

Salary expectations USD140-160K annual.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA, and/or CPA highly desirable.
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in an international 501C (6).

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Ability to work within a culture modeled on EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System).
  • Preferably based in the USA / Washington DC area.

Other Skills & Abilities:
Strong working knowledge of ERP systems is essential. Experience and/or ability to work remotely in a distributed international organization preferred.

Send your resume and motivation letter to jobs [at] by Friday April 16.