Senior Director of Finance
San Francisco, CA
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Our employees build and transform government services, making them so good they inspire change. We merge the best parts of technology, non-profit, and government to help support the people who need it most. With a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and deep empathy for both the government and the people the government serves, we’re building a movement of motivated change agents driven by meaningful results and lasting impact. At Code for America you will contribute to meaningful work while learning and developing in a supportive and flexible environment. Our compensation and benefits are holistic and thoughtfully curated to represent our employees and our mission. Come help us drive real generational change that lasts.
Code for America is looking for a talented Senior Director of Finance who will help us grow and lead our finance function as we continue to scale the impact of our organization.
About the Role:
You will lead an exceptional finance function and serve on the leadership team, interacting closely with the development team and frequently with our executive team. You will oversee financial planning, budgeting, reporting and financial accounting. This is an ideal opportunity for a strategic finance leader to manage a core functional area within a dynamic and growing non-profit civic technology organization. This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer with a dotted line reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer for the interim. This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer once hired.
In this position you will:
Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting and appropriate controls
Partner with the leadership team to define financial strategy that supports organizational vision and goals
Manage the annual budget process; prepare monthly actual versus budget reports at the organizational, program and department level
Manage organizational cash flow needs and forecasting; coordinate closely with the development team to assess and manage restricted funding by program
Partner closely with the development (fundraising) team to develop budgets for funding proposal and oversee reporting to funders and government partners so that it is done in a timely and accurate manner
Oversee annual auditing process (both financial and single-audit) including reporting to the board audit committee
Assist in the development and negotiation of contracts; manage relationships with legal firm as necessary
Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal and operational reporting activities for the organization, including tracking any necessary lobbying activities, ensuring effective registrations in operating states, submitting timely tax returns.
Manage investment portfolio in-line with guidance from board investment committee
Provide management for the finance team (currently controller and senior accountant) and contracts team (senior contract manager)
This position is a great fit for someone who likes creating an enabling financial strategy and process, partnering with team members and rolling up their sleeves to get things done in an entrepreneurial environment.
Minimum of 12 years of professional experience with over eight years of broad financial and operations management experience
Previous nonprofit finance, operations (including grants management), and strategic planning experience strongly preferred
Ability to effectively partner with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds; enthusiasm and willingness to translate financial concepts to programmatic and development (fundraising) colleagues
Successful track record in setting priorities and executing against goals; keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision-making
Outstanding communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and partner with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Knowledge of standard accounting and reporting software; knowledge of Intaact and Adaptive is a plus
Entrepreneurial approach; ability to be flexible and multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
It’s a bonus points if you/have:
MBA/CPA or related advanced degree
Experience submitting proposals for and managing government contracts
What you’ll get:
Full benefits package with 100% coverage towards select medical, dental and vision plans and contributes 80% of the cost towards dependent and family coverage
401k plan with matching funds
A collaborative, hardworking and fun environment
Leadership and teammates who value Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Professional development includes bi annual 360 review process and $1000 annual budget
A manager and org-wide structure that supports and enables professional development
Compensation: Code for America’s salary bands are transparent internally as a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We extend this to our hiring process. This role at this level is ranged from ($130,000 - $180,000) in yearly salary. As a part of our equitable hiring practices, we target the median for all new hires. The median for this role is $155,000. These ranges and the target are for the San Francisco/ Bay Area market and subject to adjustment for cost of living differentials.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Code for America values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Code for America is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
San Francisco, CA 94103