Finance Director

San Francisco, California, United States Part-time Allows remote

PL+US is a bold new organization with a single mission: win paid family leave for everyone in the United States. Our strategy layers public advocacy and accountability campaigns with state-of-the-art communications and digital grassroots engagement to win ambitious solutions for working people in the United States.

After one year of operation, we are looking for a stellar financial professional who is driven by our mission to take the reins of our finance and budget management, continue to build upon our systems, and work with our executive leadership to build the organization’s financial future as our Finance Director.

The Finance Director will oversee the overall financial management including budgeting and managing the firm that leads our accounting, tax, and audit processes for PL+US (our 501c3) and PL+US Action Fund (our 501c4). Currently with a $1 million annual budget, 7 employees and rapid growth, it’s an exciting time to take on a financial leadership role at PL+US.

About our ideal candidate: 

  • You’re an experienced nonprofit accounting professional with a mastery of 501c3 and 501c4 financial and business principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • You’re meticulous with high attention to detail and accuracy. You must have an ability to review and pressure test financial reports and analyses.
  • You’re a great teacher. You can talk through financials with program staff without jargon in a way that is compelling and creates transparency of the organization’s budget.
  • You’re a practical optimist.  You can paint both a broad picture of our budget for while forecasting potential roadblocks without being too singularly focused on them.
  • You have a deep commitment to equity and inclusion.  You understand why it’s problematic that companies offer men less paid leave than women. You get why the fact that FMLA doesn’t apply to siblings and grandparents can especially hurt communities of color. When you hear “family leave for everyone in the United States,” you understand the deep community engagement and fundamental issue re-centering necessary to achieve that goal. You have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and anti-oppression.
  • You’re experienced and successful in a startup environment.  You’re excited about partnering deeply with a small team to create something new, and you love the rapid learning and growth that happens in a startup environment. You know how to build efficient and lasting systems.  
  • You’re kind, to others and to yourself.  We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative. That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day.

The Portfolio:

  • Developing a long-term (3-year) budget in close collaboration with the Executive Director and accountant.
  • Implementing a process to decentralize the budget process such that program staff help to develop the budget and manage a piece of the budget, clearly mapping programmatic budgets with their respective program directors.
  • Developing a smart strategy for managing restricted and unrestricted funds (including a reserve policy) in conjunction with with the organization's Accounting Service and Operations Coordinator.
  • Working with the Accounting Service to insure that data that is inputted to the accounting system is correctly classified  by account, cost center, and grant.
  • Working  with  the organization's  tax  preparer to insure  that information needed for tax preparation gets  to the  tax preparer in a timely manner.
  • Responsible  for  working  with  the Accounting Service and Executive Director to prepare for the  annual audit or review.
  • Developing the cost allocation system in conjunction with the Executive Director  and  the Accounting Service.
  • Finalizing the monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Interpreting and explaining the financials to the Executive Director and the Board.
  • Review and approve the preparation of materials and financials reports for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
  • Reviewing and approving the preparation of financial reports for funders, including large/restricted foundation grants.
  • Responsible for overseeing the control system in the organization, working in conjunction with  the Executive Director and the Accounting Service.
  • Ensuring all financial tracking and management for the two separate entities is legally compliant and distinct; track lobbying and political expenditures to ensure compliance. Responsible  for making sure the organization is in compliance with state and federal law related to employees  and independent contracts.


Nuts and bolts:
Application Deadline: Apply Now.  Rolling Applications until position is filled with first interviews in October.
Start Date: November 2017

Location: San Francisco or Bay Area Remote (must be available to travel to San Francisco on an as-needed basis)

Terms: This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with a salary range of $40-45k. Our generous benefits include unlimited vacation and sick time, and up to 6 months of parental leave.

People of color, queer, transgender, gender nonconforming people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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