Director of Finance

THE OPPORTUNITY

ReThink Media seeks an experienced nonprofit financial manager to oversee all of the financial aspects of our organization and to drive our financial strategy and planning. This includes overseeing an outside accounting team, fulfilling all of our financial performance and reporting requirements with auditors and funders, managing our contracts and investments, and providing the Board and senior management with long-term financial projections and risk assessments. This position may grow into becoming the Chief Financial Officer.

The ReThink Media Team is comprised of 19 staff members and growing. Our headquarters is in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a second office in Washington, D.C.. Our staff is roughly split between the two. We have three program teams, a research and analysis team, a communications director, and a Senior Management team which includes the Director of Finance. We are predominantly grant-funded with an annual budget of approximately $3 million at present.

Description

The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director. They oversee ReThink Media's financial systems, policies, and practices in keeping with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Finance Director will supervise the Finance team, consisting of two remote contracted bookkeepers, a contracted staff accountant, and an ongoing intern and potential in-house associate. The Director ensures that ReThink's financial records and reporting are accurate, safeguards the organization's assets, and works with the board's finance and audit committee to facilitate the annual audit process.

We are looking for someone interested in the nuts and bolts of what makes organizations' financial infrastructure function smoothly and a track record of reliable and detailed work. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys the small stuff, but wants to make a big difference.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Sets targets and oversees the day-to-day management and training of all accounting and finance consultants and personnel.
  • Ensures adherence to all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other financial laws and guidelines. Oversees all audit and internal control operations.
  • Works with the Board Treasurer and the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board. 
  • Oversees the annual audit and all internal financial controls.
  • Oversees the preparation of ReThink Media's organizational and program budgets. Tracks changes in budget assumptions over time and provides senior management and the Board of Directors with the information needed to make informed decisions.
  • Ensures that payroll, benefits, and other resources are administered with integrity.
  • Conducts financial analysis to forecast and report to the senior management and the Board to inform long-term planning. 
  • Oversees cash flow and ensures the accuracy and integrity of ReThink Media's financial records through efficient monthly and annual closing processes. 
  • Effectively conveys information and critical financial data both verbally and in writing to all audiences, including the Board of directors, senior management, directors, staff, and funders. Prepares detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Meaningfully engages staff in the finance department's work; trains staff how to understand      financial principles and budget and how to analyze their program’s financials.
  • Oversees accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and regulatory reporting and filing.
  • Manages and oversees the organization's retirement, reserve, and investment accounts.
  • Oversees the allocation of monthly expenditures associated with fund accounting. 
  • Maintains and updates (where necessary) our financial controls systems to ensure the appropriate disbursement of expenses and receipt of income.
  • Ensures compliance with all financial, tax, and audit aspects of government regulations and reporting requirements, grant regulations, and contracts.
  • Oversees ReThink Media's credit card, bank, and other associated accounts.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven experience in financial management as a director of finance or similar role.
  • Proven experience in supervising and managing a team. 
  • Proven leadership in inspiring and motivating a team to grow and be successful in achieving goals through meaningful feedback, instruction, encouragement, and professional development.
  • In-depth knowledge of nonprofit finance and accounting principles, laws, and best practices.
  • Solid understanding of complex financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Proficient in accounting and financial management software, including MS Office and Quickbooks.
  • Meticulously well-organized with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Proven track record of accurate, timely, and high-quality work with minimum supervision. 
  • Strong attention to detail, quality control, and reporting standards.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in organization-wide financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Computer literacy and technological acumen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, nonprofit management, or other relevant discipline OR relevant experience in nonprofit financial management.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in nonprofit accounting and finance, with at least two (2) years in a senior leadership role overseeing accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and budgeting.
  • 4+ years of progressive 501(c)(3) finance and accounting experience with budgets exceeding $1Million; 501(c)(4) accounting experience desirable.
  • 3+ years of experience with payroll processing (ADP or Workday preferred).

LOCATION, BENEFITS, & SALARY

This is a full-time, senior level position based in either our Washington, DC or San Francisco Bay Area offices (currently working remotely). Applicants must be comfortable with the requirements of remote management and with working alongside a geographically diversified staff.

The salary range for this position is $105,000–$115,000 per year, plus a generous benefits package. Benefits and related issues will be shared with qualified candidates prior to interviews.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position is open until filled and we are assessing candidates on a rolling basis. Our priority is finding the ideal candidate, but we are moving quickly to fill this position, so we encourage you to apply as promptly as possible. All applications will be acknowledged, but please, no phone calls.

To apply, send an email to [email protected] with “Finance Director” in the subject line of your email. Include your resume and cover letter as PDF attachments and make sure to have your name in the filename of each attachment (e.g., cover letter-Jones.pdf).