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Director of Finance

Alliance for HOPE International
San Diego, California
Starting at $75,000 - $100,000 depending on experience
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021
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THE MISSION OF ALLIANCE FOR HOPE INTERNATIONAL is to create pathways to hope for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and related sexual violence through collaborative, integrated multi-disciplinary centers, teams, and initiatives in order to break the generational cycle of violence and abuse in families across the United States and around the world.

Our vision is to create a future where ALL the needs of victims are met, children are protected, batterers are held accountable, violence fades, families heal and thrive, Hope is realized, economic, social, and racial justice increase, while we ALL work together. The organization focuses on operating as a trauma-informed, hope-centered organization. Hope is the belief that your future can be brighter than your past and you play a role in making it happen in your life.

THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management and accounting and reports directly to the President and CEO.  This position requires outstanding organizational and communication skills, adaptability, a positive attitude, self-directed time management, ability to track and complete multiple and ongoing projects, excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, solution-focused mentality, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as with domestic violence professionals across the nation.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all accounting functions and finance team, including but not limited to financial reporting, cash flow management, budgeting, AP/AR, and Payroll
  • Manages monthly close process, including reconciliations, journal entries, and reports
  • Responsible for grant compliance and reporting for federal and nonfederal grant awards, including management of budget vs actuals, processing of reimbursement drawdowns, and oversight of sub-awards
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing all deposits and disbursements
  • Responsible for asset management
  • Manages all audit activities, including Annual A-133 Audit (due to the substantial funds received from federal grants) and preparation of the 990
  • Prepares annual organizational budget with input from President, CEO, and Program Directors
  • Prepares quarterly financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Manages the employee 401k plan
  • Engages in employee benefits or other related issues as necessary
  • Reviews all vendor and consultant invoices/contracts
  • Prepares and submits annual 1099s
  • Supports program and development staff in the identification, writing, and submission of grant applications 

Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Prepares programmatic budgets with input from President, CEO, and Program Directors
  • Assist in event planning and oversight, including required Conference Request Forms and other grant documentation
  • Assist with setup, planning, and implementation of meetings, trainings, and events
  • Participate in travel and training as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Communication Responsibilities

  • Meet regularly with the President, CEO, Program Directors, and Finance Team
  • Meet regularly with program managers overseeing federal awards
  • Maintains effective relationships with key organizations, partners, staff, and board members
  • Answer questions, phone calls, emails

Skills, Abilities, and Values

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required, and a CPA preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years of financial management and accounting required
  • Non-profit accounting and federal grants management experience required
  • QuickBooks experience and proficiency required
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience working in a remote organization or with employees nationwide preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and manage strong financial policies, procedures, and controls
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
  • A heart for survivors of trauma and abuse
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and a team player with a strong positive approach to relationships
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality internally and externally
  • Ability to multitask on a regular basis
  • Ability to adapt to unexpected and changing situations and responsibilities
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries and engage in necessary self-care
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and personalities
  • Ability to speak effectively to individuals and groups
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting at $75,000 - $100,000 depending on experience
  • Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401K program, laptop, cell phone allowance, and other benefits listed in the Alliance personnel manual

The Alliance is currently transitioning to a partially remote organization model, where staff will work from home most of the time. Because we are an organization that places great value on personal connections and in-person collaboration, we will require occasional gatherings and travel throughout the year. We would prefer a candidate in San Diego, CA however as a partially remote organization, we are excited to invite applicants from across the country.

The standard 40-50 hour work week, with a typical 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST normal shift, applies. The Director of Finance is an exempt position. Additional hours may be required during the planning and execution of special events or particular deadlines. Some national travel for events and technical assistance delivery may also be required. There is no overtime pay but flex time and extraordinary Personal Time Off (PTO) is awarded at times.

The Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter stating why you want to work for our organization. Applications for this posting will be accepted until September 22, 2021. We are looking to have our new team member start at our agency by October 6th.

If viewing this posting on platforms without a response portal, resume and cover letter may be sent to the Alliance’s Director of Culture and Creative Arts at

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