Job Opportunity


October 17, 2017

Position: Finance Coordinator

Deadline: Until filled


La Raza Centro Legal a community-based legal organization dedicated to empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income communities of San Francisco to advocate for their civil and human rights. We combine legal services and advocacy to build grassroots power and alliances towards creating a movement for a just society.

The Finance Coordinator supports this mission through direct responsibility for the agency’s general and fund accounting and by facilitating the agency’s budgeting, long-term and strategic planning, grant proposals, auditing, and union negotiations.

This position offers great responsibilities and great rewards for an experienced non-profit accounting professional who is technically savvy and systems-oriented, and enjoys a fast-paced but supportive work environment while serving a righteous cause.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Finance Coordinator is part of the executive team and reports to the Executive Director. Their work is important to a range of stakeholders, from the Board of Directors and the granting agencies that support La Raza Centro Legal to LRCL staff and clients. This work falls into four areas: Financial Management and Planning; Bookkeeping; Payroll and HR; and Administration.

Financial Management and Planning – 60%

  • Works with Executive Director and Board of Directors to draft, revise, and adopt the agency’s annual budget.
  • Manages allocation of agency budget across six 990 classes and 15-20 government grants.
  • Drafts budgets for grant proposals.
  • Participation in and presentations at executive team, staff, and board meetings.
  • Regular financial reporting (budget vs actual, balance sheet, A/R, A/P, and cash flow) to Executive Director, Board of Directors, staff, and grantors.
  • Ad hoc financial reporting for events, vendor review, union negotiations, etc.
  • Facilitates annual audit and annual monitoring by granting agencies.
  • Supports strategic planning and other long-term planning efforts with historical reports and financial projections (e.g., five-year growth plan).
  • Develops, refines, and maintains systems for management of agency’s financial data.
  • Maintains and regularly reviews financial policies and procedures in collaboration with Executive Director.
  • Research into financial proposals and financial and technical questions as needed for the above duties.

Bookkeeping – 25%

  • Data entry for fund accounting across six 990 classifications and 15-20 government grants
  • Monthly reimbursement invoices to government grantors
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Bank deposits
  • Cash controls
  • Fiscal sponsorship accounting
  • Year-end closeout

Payroll and HR – 10%

  • Monitors timesheets of staff of 15-20 for accuracy.
  • Runs semi-monthly payroll.
  • Manages PTO accruals and payouts.
  • Administers health insurance, dental insurance, and retirement benefits.
  • Onboards new hires: employment paperwork, payroll and benefits enrollment, introduction to financial procedures and technologies.

Administration – 5%

  • Handles all finance-related mail, email, and telephone correspondence.
  • Maintains files of all finance-related documents.
  • Completes and files compliance paperwork such as business license renewal, RRF, SOI, raffle registrations, etc. (Exclusive of 990, 199, and payroll tax filings.)
  • Light administrative support to Executive Director and Development Director.


Skills and Experience Required

  • Fund accounting across multiple 990 classes and grant programs.
  • Reimbursement invoicing of government granting agencies.
  • Budgeting, strategic planning, and financial reporting.
  • Facilitation and support of non-profit audits.
  • Mastery of QuickBooks desktop and Excel and/or Google Sheets.
  • Ability to break down accounting concepts for audiences of all levels of experience.
  • Knowledge of payroll and payroll taxation issues.


  • Excellent prioritization and time management
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to research a range of accounting, tax, compliance, and technology issues quickly and efficiently
  • A penchant for documenting, systematizing, automating, and streamlining processes

Preferences & Pluses

  • Familiarity with, Adobe Acrobat Pro, paperless recordkeeping, online security, Python, and the command line.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.


This salaried exempt position starts at $50,000, with annual increases according to the collective bargaining agreement. (Staff are members of SEIU Local 1021; as a management position, the Finance Coordinator is not a member of the bargaining unit but does receive the same raises and benefits.)

Anniversary bonus starting at $350.

Employer-paid health, dental, disability, and life insurance for employee and dependents.

401(k) with partial employer matching.

Paid leave consists of 15.5 annual holidays, 8 hours of sick leave per month, and 15 days of vacation per year, as well as comp time, jury duty and election day compensation, and family and bereavement leave allowances.

Flexible schedule, casual office, and a great community of coworkers.

People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, low income, and immigrant candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your Resume, Cover Letter and Two (2) References to Lydia Lopez at and courtesy copy Edwin Carmona-Cruz at with the subject line “Finance Coordinator”.