Finance Director

California Environmental Voters

California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all Californians. We are in the business of changing what's possible. ---- Follow us on all of our socials: https://linktr.ee/envirovoters

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Oakland + 2 more, USA ⚠️

Job Type

Full-time

Description

Employment Type: Full-Time/Exempt

Wage: A competitive base pay of $135,000 - $155,000

Department: Finance Department

Reports To: Managing Director

Position Location: Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles

Work Schedule: Four Day Work Week: Two (2) days in office, two (2) days remote. However, there may be certain circumstances, like pressing deadlines or peak business periods, where it becomes necessary for the organization to temporarily switch to a five-day work week.

Vaccine Policy: We require all staff to be fully vaccinated

WHO WE ARE

We believe this moment requires transformative change.

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

EnviroVoters exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters’s 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance Director will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as our organizations plan and implement a strategy for growth, while enhancing the quality of our programming. The goal is to protect the company’s revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and sustainable growth. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a fast-paced, well-respected, high-impact organization. This role requires hands-on involvement, where the Finance Director will actively engage in day-to-day financial and accounting tasks and processes. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications below.

  • Directs and actively participates in the financial management of both EnviroVoters 501c(4) and Education Fund 501c(3), including long- and short-term, financial planning, financial analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, cash management, and investments.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, organizational policies, and federal/state tax requirements.
  • Establishes the guidelines and procedures of the annual budget, and mid-year forecasting processes. Oversees the preparation and provides the final review of budgets/forecasts.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports on monthly revenue and expense, variance analyses, balance sheets and cash forecasts. Prepares monthly forecasting reports and provides thoughtful commentary for Management's and the Board's use in understanding the financial results.
  • Performs risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments.
  • Decides on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks.
  • Controls and evaluates the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure. Ensures cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations.
  • Supervises all finance personnel and manages vendor relationships.
  • Sets up and oversees the company’s finance IT system.
  • Actively engages in grant tracking, allocation, budgeting, and reporting in partnership with the Program and Philanthropy staff.
  • Oversees all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and bank reconciliations and preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Provides oversight of the annual audit process and the preparation of annual tax returns and filings.
  • Maintains and updates accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Cultivates strong lines of communication with other departments, including partnering with Political Director to ensure compliance around all electoral activity and PAC activities, in collaboration with the organizations outside compliance reporting consultants.
  • Supports the Board of Director's audit committees, including developing and presenting board reports.
  • Performs special Finance projects and other duties and tasks as assigned by the Managing Director/CEO.
  • The ideal candidate will be an excellent, relationship-based leader since all relative departments of the organization will be connected to their work.

MUST HAVES

To be successful in this job, you must possess the following qualities and experience:

  • MBA/CPA, or equivalent experience.
  • At least ten (10) years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial experience and five-(5+) plus years of increasing leadership experience in general accounting controls, systems, and procedures in a political or nonprofit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience with GAAP compliance.
  • Experience having final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts - and to effectively collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • A track record in grants management and knowledge of restricted contributions/grant reporting.
  • Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and financial reporting software such as QuickBooks, Excel and BILL.com.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational, problem- solving and critical thinking skills which supports and enables sound decision making.
  • Committed to the values and mission of EnviroVoters.
  • Teamwork oriented and excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment, sharp attention to detail, and conflict resolution oriented.
  • Experience with nonprofit fund accounting (501(c)4, (501(c)3, and PAC) and reporting

HOW TO APPLY

 Apply through our careers portal – in case you need it, here is the link. Please note that a cover letter and resume must be provided for consideration and that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you! Thank you for your interest in EnviroVoters!

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Don’t meet every single requirement? At EnviroVoters, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workspace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this role or other roles.

EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund has a deep commitment to equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. EnviroVoters invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our organization.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions, please contact [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

Salary Description

$135,000 - $155,000

California Environmental Votersenvirovoters.org

Building political power to solve the climate crisis and advance justice.

Working Week

All our employees work a 4 day work week, 32hrs per week at full pay.

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  • Tue
  • Wed
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    Fri

Our Vacation Policy

We offer 15-25 vacation days, 10 sick days, 12 holidays, 8 winter/summer holidays, and 1 week off between Christmas and New Year. In total this works at roughly:

  • 39 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 91 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Hybrid work schedule with two days in the office and two days remote.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 48 across 4 departments:

  • media and commmunication
    4
  • human resources
    2
  • operations
    1
  • finance
    1

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • QuickBooks
  • Excel
  • BILL.com
  • Financial management
  • Budgeting
  • Financial reporting
  • Cash management
  • GAAP compliance
  • Investment strategies
  • Audit oversight
  • Grant management
  • Leadership
  • Financial analysis
  • Risk management
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Nonprofit fund accounting

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