Budget and Fiscal Management Specialist

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


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United States


Organization Description:

California Partnership for Safe Communities works with cities to achieve sustainable community-wide reductions in violence and improve the relationship between police and the communities they serve. In each city where we work, CPSC engages a broad cross-section of community stakeholders concerned with violence to build working alliances that span the often-deep divisions among criminal justice agencies, the community, and people at highest risk of gun violence. This remarkably effective, evidence-based intervention enables communities to achieve significant, timely reductions in violence while reducing the reliance of cities on enforcement strategies that increase recidivism & incarceration.

CPSC is a small yet fast-paced organization that works as hands-on advisors to a number of clients and stakeholders locally and off-site. CPSC also partners with substance experts and academicians locally and nationally to achieve our mission. CPSC has three Senior staff and an Operations Manager and has a budget of approximately one million dollars.

Position Overview

CPSC seeks an experienced and conscientious professional to support our team in a part-time capacity on budgeting and fiscal management. This position reports to our Operations Manager.

Position Description

The Budget and Fiscal Management Specialist will be responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by working with our team to develop and manage our budget and provide assistance regarding overall day-to-day fiscal administration and management.

  • Process and record all account receivables— payments for invoiced services, grants, donations and other deposits; and all account payables — vendor bills, electronic payments, credit card expenses; make journal entries as needed.
  • Track and provide extensive support to senior staff regarding expense reporting and reimbursements including monthly mileage and other expenses
  • As necessary, support the Operations Manager on the following:
  • Following and maintaining monthly accounting procedures and support other routine finance responsibilities including 1099 completion, 990 tax filing
  • Managing payroll administration and entry, and monthly shared cost allocation
  • Working with the Operations Manager, assist in the tracking and monitoring of budget vs. actual spending.
  • Assist the Operations Manager and, as appropriate, other senior staff as they work with independent auditors.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in finance/accounting or other relevant field
  • 5 years minimum of relevant professional experience
  • Expertise in non-profit budgeting and accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles, financial reporting and internal controls.
  • Prior relevant experience in the fiscal management of nonprofit organizations.
  • Comfortable with technology including Google Suite, MS Excel and significant experience with Quickbooks and Paychex.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with senior staff
  • High ethical standards
  • Solution-oriented work style suited to both working in a small-team setting and working to complete tasks and projects independently

Personal Characteristics:

  • Helpful and professional
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented
  • Creative and calm problem solver
  • Comfort working in a diverse setting
  • Comfort with the ambiguity and fluidity that accompanies working in a small organization in a team environment
  • Sense of humor


We anticipate the specialist will work 24-36 hours per month with compensation in the range of $65-$75 per hour. The Budget and Fiscal Management Specialist position is not eligible for benefits. The position is located in the “Old Oakland” development in downtown Oakland. The specialist may be able to work remotely on some days, subject to organizational need. 


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit the following to info@thecapartnership.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Requests for references will follow initial round of interviews