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Finance Director

Street Level Health Project
Oakland, California
The base compensation rate for this position is $90,126/yr.
Closing date
Feb 19, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
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Title: Finance Director 

Time Commitment: 40 hours a week -  Exempt Position

Reports to: Executive Director


Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving  the health and well-being of underserved, urban, immigrant communities in the Bay Area. Street Level is "a safety net of the safety net" and serves as a point of entry to accessing health and other services for those most often overlooked and neglected, namely the uninsured, underinsured, and recently arrived.

Administration Job Summary:

Street Level Health project is seeking a Finance Director to provide fiscal leadership for a $1.3-$2 Million operating budget with multiple city and county, and private funding sources. SLHP believes that all employees will contribute to the organization's mission and values. SLHP is a dynamic, mission driven organization that is rooted in community.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position will work collaboratively with our organizations programs : Wellness & Prevention, Immigrant Rights and Empowerment and Health Access to provide fiscal administrative leadership and support. Street Level Health Project is following COVID-19 reopening guidelines in accordance with the State of California. Work from home days may be subject to change as restrictions are lifted.

Financial Duties - 90%  

  • Overall responsibility for the agency’s fiscal health. 
  • Oversee bookkeeping activities performed by the Office Manager. Including monthly reconciliation of accounts per audit controls, and review of profit and loss and balance sheet reports for correct class and chart of account designation.
  • Project and manage agency cash flow, including monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Create and track adherence of yearly budget with approval and oversight from the Executive Director, as well as update budget as new funding sources become available.
  • Create and track adherence of program and grant budgets with approval and oversight from the Executive Director, as well as individually track grant budgets as to assure spending and avoid double dipping.
  • Prepare financial reports and budgets for grant applications, grant reporting, program guidance; produces quarterly and monthly invoices for grants and contracts.
  • Prepare financial reports for the Board of Directors, external accountant and auditor; participate in board meetings.
  • Provide updates and financial reports for the Board Finance Committee
  • Prepare Analysis from financial statements and grant budgets that provides insight into grant advocacy and applications. Aligning grant seeking with programming needs.
  • Ensure the highest standards of integrity in financial reports, including compliance with GAAP and regulatory requirements. Stay current of regulatory developments and industry best practices.
  • Prepare and assist 990 accounting consultants with annual return which includes and is not limited to reviewing all transactions within QuickBooks (QB), reviewing reconciliations, allocating funding by program and preparing 990 forms and program expenses and narrative, end of year transactions including prepaid expenses and adjusting journal entries.
  • Lead yearly organizational audit with auditing firm which includes payroll documentation for review, grant contracts and expenditures for review, organizational process and controls for review, submit a copy of QB the trial balance, balance sheet and budget actualizations, as well as documentation submission as requested by the auditor.

Administrative Duties - 10%

  • Work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and leadership to formulate and develop long-term vision and strategic fiscal plans.
  • Update and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures. Educate organizational staff to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Work with and train program leaders to ensure that they have accurate information and skills to manage their program budget that will align with organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with financial vendors, including banking services, and auditors, to maximize our use of their services.
  • Prepare local government forms such as annual property tax welfare exemption, use tax and business registration renewal.
  • Attend weekly staff and team meetings to support clear communication and a responsive work environment.
  • Attend and participate in coalition meetings related to programmatic and fundraising efforts and end of year community events.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • At least three years of varied nonprofit bookkeeping and accounting experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with best practices accounting processes and GAAP for non-profit organizations  
  • Financial and accounting experience at an organization with a budget of $2 million or greater with multiple revenue streams
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, deadlines, and priorities
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Desktop Premier
  • Advanced Excel and Google suite skills
  • Good organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and planning skills, and effectively work in a non-structured environment that allows for agility to adapt to changes in priorities.
  • Maintain positive, collaborative and productive working relationships across the organization
  • Comfort interacting with staff, clients, business leaders, community partners, and funders
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet recurring deadlines.
  • Capacity to communicate with agency leadership in a clear and timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience with payroll reporting with ADP
  • Experience with capital campaigns and property acquisitions


Salary and Benefits: The base compensation rate for this position is $90,126/yr and includes a full benefit package (medical, dental, vision, accrual of vacation and sick leave). Upon hire there is a 90 day probationary period with an initial review after 30 days. Additionally, after completing the first year of hire, the employee is eligible for 10 days paid leave during our annual holiday closure. 

Street Level Health Project (SLHP) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, age, disability, gender, identity, HIV status and any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law, in any of its relationships with employees or employment applicants. 

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter detailing related experience and resume as attachments to jobs@streetlevelhealthproject[dot]org. Note job title in the email subject. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

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