Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Location: Oakland, possibly remote, and occasional travel
The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), a 501(c)4 organization, working to protect and enhance the environment and the health of all California communities by electing environmental champions, advancing critical priorities, and holding policymakers accountable. For more information, please visit www.ecovote.org.
CLCV Education Fund, CLCV’s 501(c)3 sister organization, protects California’s natural resources and improves the health of our communities. For more information, please visit www.clcvedfund.org.
CLCV and CLCV Ed Fund work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities 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.
The Director of Finance and HR will be responsible for overseeing the accounting, bookkeeping, and HR operations for CLCV- a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy organization and CLCV Education Fund- a 501 (c) 3 educational nonprofit organization. The Director of Finance and HR will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other directors, teams, the board, and the organizations’ accounting and bookkeeping consultants to ensure the sustainability and financial health of the organizations through finance, business planning and budgeting, and human resources.
The Director of Finance and HR will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as our organizations’ plans and implements a strategy for growth, while enhancing the quality of our programming, supporting talent recruitment and retention, and building capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and human resources leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
Finance and Accounting
Directs accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, monthly close of accounting records, and all other bookkeeping through oversight of the organizations’ contract accountants.
Ensures compliance with GAAP, organizational policies, and federal/state tax requirements.
Actively tracks the organizations’ cashflow 6 months out while monitoring it weekly.
Leads the annual budget planning and mid-year forecasting processes.
Reviews, analyzes, and reports out monthly revenue and expense variance analysis (from budget and prior year).
Guides and assists with grant tracking, allocation, and reporting in partnership with development staff.
Manages the annual audit process and preparation of the annual tax returns and filings.
Monitors and maintains all files for accounts payable, accounts receivables, income, contracts, and PAC deposits & disbursements.
Maintains and updates accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Cultivates strong lines of communication with other departments, including ensuring compliance around all electoral activity and PAC activities in partnership with the organizations’ outside counsel and reporting consultants.
Supports the Board of Director’s finance and audit committees, including developing and presenting board reports.
Coordinate and manage benefits administration, including the Open Enrollment process, monitoring staff paid time off, and acting as the liaison with all benefit administrators and vendors.
Responsible for new employee onboarding, orientation and offboarding.
Further develop the organization’s human resources and talent management, including enhancing professional development, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the CEO.
MBA/CPA, or equivalent experience
At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and HR management experience
]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 to - and to effectively collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
A track record in grants management
Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and reporting software
Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
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
Experience with nonprofit accounting (501 (c) 4 and/or 501 (c) 3)
Knowledge of QuickBooks and Raiser’s Edge databases
Experience with PAC accounting and reporting
Commitment to the mission of CLCV and CLCVEF
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, personal time, and floating holidays; optional life insurance; and employee assistance and travel assistance programs.
Send cover letter and resume to CLCVjobs@ecovote.org, with the subject header “Finance and HR Director” No phone calls, please.