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Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST)


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Published 18 days ago

January 25, 2021
$68,000 - $75,000


Finance Manager

REST Job Description

REST SUMMARY

Real Escape from the Sex Trade was founded in 2009 by a small group of individuals who wanted

to take action against the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of youth and adults in the Seattle

area. Our mission is to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for all victims of sex

trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. REST serves survivors of all cultural

backgrounds, racial backgrounds and sexual orientations. At REST we believe that everyone

deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a life without exploitation.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without

attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or

disability status.

REST is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage survivors and people

of color to apply.

ROLE SUMMARY

REST Finance Manager will be a hands-on and participatory manager, leading the areas of

finance, grant administration and risk management for the organization. The manager is

responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, budget forecasting and tracking, grants and

contracts management, and insurance and risk management. This position plays a critical role in

partnering with the Director of Operations in strategic decision making to further the mission and

sustainability of REST. The Finance Manager has a key role in recommending, developing and

implementing process improvements to enhance operational efficiency. The successful candidate

will be highly organized, personable, able to work collaboratively as well as independently, adept

at juggling multiple deadlines, and exhibit excellence in writing, financial project management,

and quantitative analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

Accounting

  • Responsible for all aspects of organizational accounting/bookkeeping, payroll, invoicing, A/P, A/R, banking and credit cards.
  • Develop and maintain all necessary accounting practices and procedures.
  • Oversee compliance with internal control procedures to meet GAAP and government contract standards.
  • Supervise team to ensure: Timely collection, accurate classification and reconciliation of income, timely monthly invoicing, accurate classification and reconciliation of grants, timely payment, processing, accurate classification and reconciliation of expenses. Collaborate with operations Associate to ensure accurate payroll/benefits
  • classification, including appropriate grant/project allocations. Review payroll batches for accuracy.
  • Handle month-end close to include general journal entries, accurate allocations, bank reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve accounting issues to ensure standards and deadlines are met.
  • Work with the Director of Operations as needed during the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Monitor cash flow to anticipate cash needs, and provide accurate weekly cash flow projections.

Systems and Planning

  • Manage credit card assignments and policies, orienting new employees to polices for credit card use, Expensify reporting and reconciliation process.
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic-filling system to support bookkeeping and financial record retention, including organizational and corporate records.
  • Safeguard finance data, including security and computer backup.

Reporting and Planning

• Provide financial reports and financial activity detail on a regular basis to

leadership, Director or Programs, Executive Director and the Board, showing

actual expenditures to date, variances and updated forecasts and other

reports as requested.






  • Review monthly budget-to-actual results with the program leadership and
  • Director of Operations, serving as a resource, supporting and training
  • program manager on budget management and grant management as needed.
  • End of Year duties: Tax reporting, organizational reporting (annual 990ordination and submission), end of year close out. Implement and coordinate an annual audit process
  • Stay current with all federal regulations and guidance to guard against fraud and waste, and implement policies and procedures accordingly.

Collaboration

  • Work closely Director of Engagement and Director of Operations to ensure cohesion between finance and development activities.
  • Supervise Accounting Associate and contract Bookkeeper.
  • Collaborate with Accounting Associate on accounting practices for the expenditure of grant funds, including coding and cost allocation.
  • Provide oversight and expertise as needed to support grants administration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Leadership

  • Build an environment of openness, with attention to staff needs, professional development and overall staff morale.
  • Model commitment to excellence, time management, timely follow-through, attention to detail and effective communication.
  • Contribute to efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Foster the REST cultural values throughout the organization.
  • Contribute to the spiritual health of the organization and finance team members.

Contracts & Risk Management

  • Maintain and manage relationships with landlords, outside consultants and vendors.
  • Oversee insurance and risk management, including reviewing coverage periodically and at an annual review time, analyzing coverage lints, deductibles cost, recommending additional alternative coverages, preparing applications, reviewing final policies, obtaining certificates, handling insurance issues and claims.
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations Team to resolve risk management issues that overlap with finance, HR, facilities, information technology and information management.

JOB SKILLS AND PERSONAL TRAITS PREFERRED:

  • 5 years of increasing responsibility and related professional experience in accounting and financial management, within the nonprofit sector.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with the government grants and grant management strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Macintosh operating systems and with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Internet, Etapestry, and Quickbooks Online.
  • Skilled in strategic goal setting, creating and implementing plans and making sound decisions.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems and meet deadlines in a professional, positive manner.
  • Ability to recommend, develop and implement process improvements to enhance operational efficiency. Collaborate with staff to support process changes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate well verbally and in writing and develop working relationships with a variety of people. Ability to lead and foster teamwork.
  • Ability to convey financial information in a simple and clear manner to non-accounting/finance staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to be productive in a remote work setting. Able to participate fully in video conference meetings.
  • Highest possible integrity and credibility. Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Personal alignment with the REST mission, values and statement of faith.

SCHEDULE:

40 hours per week, typically Monday-Friday with a flexible start and end time.

LOCATION:

Telework and REST administrative office in Seattle.

COMPENSATION:

Salary range is $68,000-$75,000 annually. REST had adopted a salary scale as part of its

compensation plan. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of

relevant experience, as determined by the salary scale.

BENEFITS:

This position is eligible for all benefits offered to full-time exempt employees. (Currently starts at

15 days vacation, 10 days sick, 9 holidays, 100% employer paid medical/dental/vision premiums

for employee and a 403b retirement program).

JOB CONDITIONS:

This position encounters a variety of daily work situations. There may be routine transactions or

complexity that requires independent problem-solving. Processes may change based on

changing needs of the organization, new technology or new ideas for efficiency. Position

operates independently with minimal supervision. Errors in work can adversely affect cash flow,

accurate financial statements and funder relationships.

Work is performed in an office environment and may require extensive sitting or standing.

Position works under constant time constraints. Performs extensive computer work, including

using a keyboard, looking at a screen, using the internet, email and video conferencing.







Finance Manager

REST Job Description

REST SUMMARY

Real Escape from the Sex Trade was founded in 2009 by a small group of individuals who wanted

to take action against the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of youth and adults in the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

This position is eligible for all benefits offered to full-time exempt employees. (Currently starts at 15 days vacation, 10 days sick, 9 holidays, 100% employer paid medical/dental/vision premiums for employee and a 403b retirement program). 

This position is eligible for all benefits offered to full-time exempt employees. (Currently starts at 15 days vacation, 10 days sick, 9 holidays, 100% employer paid medical/dental…

Location

4215 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118

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