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Finance Director

Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

As of 04/01/2023, the Center has relaxed its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employment. New employees are encouraged but not required to be vaccinated. The Centre reserves the right to amend this requirement based on health concerns and/or governmental recommendations to protect the well-being of our community. If this requirement changes, employees will have 30 days to comply.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, month-end closing process, and annual closing process. The Director of Finance is also responsible for facilitating annual audits and supervising accounting team members. This position is also responsible for participating in certain Center events along with other accounting department members to supervise non-accounting staff and volunteers regarding appropriate cash handling procedures for events hosted by The Center and facilitating other special projects, as needed.

Financial Management

  • Understanding generally accepted accounting principles, advanced financial and accounting concepts, financial metrics relating to the Agency's overall health, and ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret financial statements and related information.
  • Oversight of accounting and financial activities, including establishing and maintaining the Agency's accounting systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls to improve operations and alignment with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Monitors financial performance against budget. Analyzes and investigates budget variances in collaboration with budget managers. Improves internal financial reporting and provides training to assist budget managers with budgeting/ fiscal responsibilities.
  • Reviews and approves financial transactions (e.g., payables, general ledger entries, etc.) for accuracy and proper recording.
  • Collaborates with revenue-generating departments by providing analysis and guidance for revenue strategies and decision-making. Evaluates trends and metrics to identify problems or opportunities.
  • Oversees or prepares analysis of financial trends, dashboards, and other metrics to support the agency operations. Works closely with directors as a fiscal partner and advisor in planning, budgeting, and analyzing the Agency's operations, such as programs and events.
  • Work in partnership with fundraising staff by reviewing ad hoc reports and budgets to ensure financial assumptions are reasonable to support grant submissions to foundations and other funders and prepare financial reports for grantors as requested.

    Financial Reporting & Risk Management

    • Oversee and improve month-end closing processes through the preparation and distribution of financial statements and completion of the monthly financial packet.
    • Provides timely and accurate budget analysis, financial reports, and trends to assist the CFO in decision-making.
    • Works to standardize processes to improve the accuracy and efficiency of reporting.
    • Supports the CFO with board committees by providing information, reports, and recommendations; may attend board, committee, or related meetings as needed.
    • Stays informed on developments in accounting pronouncements. Assist CFO by making recommendations on implementation and adherence to new applicable standards.
    • Oversees the preparation for the annual audit, retirement plan audit and filings, and IRS filings, and coordinates the issuance of annual audited financial statements.
    • Manages auditing engagements by organizing, assigning, reviewing, and providing requested documentation, ensuring timely completion and approval.
    • Leads effort to assess, monitor, develop, and make recommendations for improvement to Agency's internal control structure and systems to support risk mitigation.
    • Monitor compliance with internal controls and financial policies and procedures by staff.
    • Assists in the review of vendor contracts and agreements to reduce operational and financial risk for the Agency.
    • Assists CFO with analysis and review of systems and systems operational efficiencies by assessing the best use of software/technology for financial reporting and accounting.


      • Oversee (own) all functions related to the payroll process, including communication/training staff on payroll/timesheet process and allocations and timecard reconciliation.
      • Ensure proper deductions/withholdings and distribution of payroll.
      • Ensure/maintain compliance in all payroll transactions and activities.
      • Oversee (own) the payroll function within our HRIS system.
      • Oversee (own) all Payroll policies, practices, and procedures.


        • Manages the preparation of the Agency's annual operating and program budgets, including collecting and compiling departmental budget requests, works with budget managers, and provides updates and analytical data to CFO for decision-making during the budget process.
        • Works with the CFO to develop and review budget assumptions that align with Agency's strategy.
        • Manages the development of budget templates, tools, processes, and training for managers.
        • Works with CFO and P&C Senior Director to determine personnel factors affecting the operating budget.
        • Works with CFO and Facilities Director to determine capital asset needs and funding options.


          • Demonstrate administrative and leadership acumen in the following areas: finance, budgeting, information systems utilization, and grievance/complaint resolution.
          • Promote the Agency's Welcoming Culture in all Finance program interactions, processes, and functions.
          • Supervise/mentor all assigned staff.
          • Provide guidance/direction in the development and execution of any work plans and projects,
          • Provide guidance/direction for career planning, performance challenges, and evaluations.

            Required Qualifications:

              • Education and/or Experience: Seven years of experience in Finance or Accounting within a non-profit setting.
              • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: PC/Windows-based environments, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of the accounting system.
              • Other Skills: Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities.

                • Language Skills: English Fluency

                  preferred QUALIFICATIONS:

                  • Education and/or Experience: A bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Prior experience working in the LGBTQ or HIV community. CPA License.
                  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Financial Edge (Database and NXT) and payroll system administered through Paylocity.
                  • Other Skills: Competence in working with diverse populations. Those with lived experience as a member of a historically under-served community (i.e., low-income, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities, etc.)
                  • Language Skills: Spanish Fluency

                    COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

                    • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000 and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time, Regular Exempt position.
                    • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement

                      Please review the current job openings by clicking the button below. If you believe you possess the heart and skills for any of these (or any other) exciting job opportunities, we encourage you to apply. Instructions for how to apply are included in each job announcement. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.

                      Equal Opportunity Employer
                      The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Keywords: CARDINAL SERVICES LTD., San Diego , Finance Director, Executive , San Diego, California

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