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The Royal Oak Foundation is an American not-for-profit organization established in 1973 with a mission to inspire Americans to learn about, experience, and support places of great historic and natural significance in Britain in partnership with the National Trust of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Royal Oak is the Trust's U.S. membership-affiliate. In the U.S., Royal Oak offers educational and cultural programs, including lectures, tours and scholarships addressing topics related to British art, architecture, garden and landscape design, social history, and preservation.


Reporting to the Executive Director and interacting regularly with members of the Board of Directors, the Director of Finance & Administration is a key member of the Foundation's senior staff.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the work of The Royal Oak Foundation and the National Trust and will be committed to developing new skills and working with others to creatively advance the organization's overall mission. Royal Oak has a small office environment where staff work as a team and adjust to shifting responsibilities and priorities. Experience and/or interest in the following areas is a strong bonus: fundraising, membership, business, marketing, and strategic planning.

Oversees financial reporting functions including preparing financial statements, and providing quarterly reports and analysis to the ROF Finance Committee and presents financial reports at full Board meetings.
Manages the general ledger, payroll, banking, annual audit, and cash flow.
Manages the preparation, execution and monitoring of the annual operating budget.
Manages all accounting functions, documenting procedures regularly, and ensures proper internal financial controls. Prepares all reconciliations.
Manages relationships with bankers, auditors and building management.
Oversees administrative policies and procedures, and human resource activities and practices.
Manages benefits offerings, including reviewing rates annually.
Administers grant review process, including accounting, distribution and reporting in coordination with the Executive Director and the ROF Grants Committee.
Acts as liaison between the ROF licensing agent and the ROF Licensing Committee, addressing licensee, agent, and contract issues as needed, including contact with trademark attorney.
Monitors investment portfolio and prepares reports for the Investment Committee.
Works with the Audit Committee to review and update all policies and procedures.


Minimum education: Bachelor's degree, advanced degree in field preferred.
Minimum experience: 5 years with a not-for-profit is desirable.
Excellent organizational, planning skills.
Proficiency in QuickBooks and the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Strong communications skills.
Team player with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.


Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time benefits include: employer paid health, dental, and vision plans; paid vacation and sick leave; employer-paid commutation within New York City; employer contribution to 403B plan after one full year's employment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Director of Finance & Administration Search

The Royal Oak Foundation

35 West 35th St. Suite 1200

New York, New York 10001-2205

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