Finance Director

ABOUT UNITED FOR RESPECT

United for Respect (UFR) is a multiracial national nonprofit organization organizing people working in retail and fighting for fair, safe, and bold legislative and corporate policies that improve the lives of people who work in the sector. UFR is advancing a movement for an economy where corporations respect working people and support a democracy that allows everyone to live and work in dignity. We are building the 21st Century labor movement and we need a phenomenal department director of strategic communications to fight fiercely and implement strategies to win a world where we can all live and work in dignity. 

Through strategic communications engagement, innovating digital strategies, scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family-sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the retail workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy.

POSITION OVERVIEW

United for Respect is seeking an experienced, self-motivated Finance Director to build and manage the financial aspects of a rapidly growing organization. The Finance Director will be a member of the Cross Organizational Leadership team and will provide overall leadership and accountability for financial systems building and maintenance of our expanding 501(c)3, 501(c)5, and 501(c)4 arms. 

The Finance Director will be a strategic thinker with strong ability to implement and maintain systems. They will oversee all aspects of the organization’s financial information, with an emphasis on systems building and maintenance for a rapidly expanding organization. They will work closely with the Managing Director and the Deputy Operations Director to develop and implement operational practices and procedures that ensure efficient and effective management of the organization. The successful candidate will have experience in accounting; separate financial tacking of 501(c)3, 501(c)5 and 501(c)4 expenses; financial planning and analysis; budgeting; and audits, preferably within a nonprofit environment. 

This position reports to the Managing Director and it is a remotely based position.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liaison: Serve as the main liaison between UFR and the outsourced accounting solution that processes all transactions, including payroll, maintains the general ledger and provides monthly financial reports.

  • Planning: Manage financial forecasting projects with input from the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the organization's near-term stability and assess future growth potential.

  • Budgeting: Lead annual budget development process in collaboration with the CrossOrganizational Leadership Team and manage budget revisions during the fiscal year.

  • Reporting: Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports for the Senior Leadership Team and the CrossOrganizational Leadership Team, and develop quarterly financial reports and forecasts for the 501(c)3, 501(c)5 and 501(c)4 Board of Directors.

  • Grant Budgets: Track receivables and spending for all grant funds to ensure proper expenditure of funds and accurate financial reporting to funders. Assist Development Director in preparing grant budgets and reports. Help ensure their consistency with organizational budgets and forecasts.

  • Compliance: Monitor and update Accounting Policies and Procedures to ensure high-quality internal controls and compliance with IRS and GAAP standards to ensure 501(c)3, 501(c)5 and 501(c)4 compliance in all financial transactions, staff time allocations, and program management/development.

  • Systems: Maintain expense reporting, timesheet systems, and 501(c)3, 501(c)5 and 501(c)4 expense financial tracking. 

  • Audit: Work with the outsourced accounting solution for the preparation for annual audit, including interactions with auditors, reviewing audit schedules, providing information necessary to draft financial statements, and ensure timely completion of audit drafts, final audited financial statements and 990 IRS Forms.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Technical Skills

    • Knowledge and execution of accounting best financial practices, accuracy and attention to detail, and ability to manage deadlines.

    • Experience in tracking and maintaining 501(c)3, 501(c)5 and 501(c)4 financial and staff time allocation.

    • Mastery of nonprofit finance and account protocols. 

    • Experience in a nonprofit setting and a CPA or CMA preferred.

    • Proven track record of leading effective annual budgeting processes and creating monitoring systems to ensure the financial health of the organization.

    • A strong understanding of GAAP and FASB, a working knowledge of nonprofit rules and regulations and the management of government grants and contracts is a plus.

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Google Apps and other office application software. An excellent command of Excel/Google Sheets including creating pivot tables, linking formulas/worksheets is essential.

  • Team Building & Leadership

    • Proactive orientation and strong interpersonal / collaborative skills.

    • Effective supervision of staff and consultants.

    • Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth within the team and organization-wide.

    • Must be a team player and work effectively with others to achieve outcomes and solve problems.

    • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate income families, and an interest in deepening your commitment to economic, racial and gender justice.

  • Other Skills

    • Ability to handle confidential information and to work with limited supervision and high motivation.

    • Interest in and willingness to commit to the mission of United for Respect is essential.

Salary Range: Salary Range is $75,000-$100,000 depending on location and experience. 

Location: Remote

Additional information

Salary Range:, depending on experience. 

Competitive benefits package provided for full-time employees and eligible dependents, including health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage and 401K. Ability to travel is a must.

United for Respect is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equity. People of color, women, and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.

United for Respect is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. United for Respect provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.