Senior Manager, Financial Operations

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Anti-Defamation League

Senior Manager, Financial Operations 2

Position description

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “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 antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism, and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.


Serves in a key role on the Finance & Accounting team tasked with managing, enhancing, and improving financial operations and systems administration.  Works closely with finance, technology, and compliance leadership, as well as business owners and decision makers in the organization, to optimize business processes, policies, and workflows that require financial interaction. The ideal candidate will be a pro-active problem-solver who identifies opportunities to improve workflow within and beyond the finance team, looks for efficiencies, ensures procedures are established and formalized, and makes connections between finance and ADL operating departments to eliminate operational roadblocks.


Financial Policies and Procedures:

  • This position will serve as the chief gatekeeper for all policies and procedures related to finance and accounting.
  • Collaboratively develops, codifies, and communicates financial policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinates training throughout the organization as appropriate.
  • Evaluates and implements policies, procedures, techniques and protocols.

Banking Operations:

  • Leads and assists with banking projects and initiatives.
  • Monitors transactions, performs transaction research for finance team as needed, and ensures data integrity including identification of potential fraud.
  • Supports all teams on transaction research and daily deposits reporting.
  • Supports reconciliation of banking transactions to the general ledger

 Financial Systems and Process Improvement:

  • Serves as the primary administrator for all financial systems, ensuring proper functionality and ensuring coordination between finance, departments, and technology.
  • Investigates technical problems and initiates corrective action.
  • Establishes and maintains proper control environments.
  • Identifies gaps in operations effectiveness and develops workflows to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Works collaboratively to gather business requirements, as needed, and operationalizes necessary enhancements, configuration and/or system and process updates.
  • Drives accountability through development and monitoring of metrics.
  • Builds and maintains productive intra-departmental work relationships to optimize operations.



  • Change agent willing to take on varied concurrent assignments.
  • Operates as a self-starter and creative thinker to collaboratively solve problems.
  • Detail-oriented professional with strong financial acumen.
  • Understands financial systems and management reporting best practices.
  • Ability to document business processes, requirements, and create functional design specifications.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and reporting skills, including advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • High level of professionalism, integrity and commitment to quality.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

 Work Experience:  

  • 7+ years financial operations experience, with responsibilities for process management, problem-solving, and interacting with varied stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field, or relevant work experience required.

Work Environment: 

  • ADL is a hybrid environment; this role may require 3 days in the office


  • This position has a salary range of $92,000 to $120,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in New York, NY. Please note that actual salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget for a given position, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations. For an overview of our total rewards package, please visit

ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented ethnic groups, 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.    

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