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About the OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a non-for-profit (501C (6)) international membership organisation 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 on our website.
Position: 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 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 and 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
Manage audits, both the annual domestic and international financial audits as well as ad hoc government contract and project audits.
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).
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.
About Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a not for profit, international membership organization driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available geospatial Standards. Working at the cutting edge of information technology, OGC conducts a combination of in-person and virtual events for our diverse community of location experts. Learn more about the OGC on our website http://www.ogc.org