About Kingmakers of Oakland
At Kingmakers of Oakland, we fundamentally believe that all Black males are brilliant, beautiful, and possess innate greatness. Because our society and educational systems aren't set up to help Black boys reach their potential, our collective opportunity and responsibility are to co-create the school environment every child deserves. The Kingmakers of Oakland approach proves that it is possible to rebuild the systems, structures, culture, and conditions of school so Black boys can thrive.
The successful candidate will join a Black-led organization that has a team of passionate, fun, intelligent professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to engaging, encouraging, and empowering the next generation of leaders and changemakers
The Director of Finance plays a critical role in the internal operations of Kingmakers of Oakland. The Director of Finance implements strategic, managerial and transactional financial management practices for the emerging organization, maintaining accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and managing its day-to-day accounting functions. The Director of Finance executes the roles and responsibilities of the position to best service the organization’s vital mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Partner with cross-functional leadership to develop and monitor the organization’s operating budget, including analyzing revenue generation and spending variances, as well as forecasting future income and expense, at the department level and organization-wide
- Implement fiscal policies and procedures, training staff and overseeing adherence to internal controls.
- Prepare financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
- Work closely with auditors on completion of the annual financial audit, and provide information for audits from funding agencies
- Supervise transactional level staff and/or outsourced providers
- Implement cost allocation frameworks and practices
- Partner cross-functionally to effect successful grants management, including designing and implementing policies, procedures, technology tools, workflows and reconciliation practices.
- Develop and maintain a system for managing fixed assets, developing and monitoring capital budgets as needed
- Project, monitor and report on cash flow
- Coordinate the preparation of the annual Form 990 with external providers
- Lead accounting functions including general ledger, accounts payable/receivable, purchasing, payroll administration and bank reconciliation, in partnership with appropriate colleagues
- Lead month-end closing process, in partnership with appropriate colleagues, and provide organization-wide as well as department level financial reporting
- Attend weekly, monthly, quarterly meetings and retreats as scheduled
- Additional duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Mission alignment as it relates to engaging, encouraging, and empowering youth of color and towards systemic change in education
- Minimum 5 years professional experience demonstrating faculty in the roles and responsibilities described above, with an emphasis on experience leading financial management in a nonprofit setting
- Experience managing financial management technology tools including Bill.com, Sage Intacct and Tallie preferred
- In-depth knowledge of nonprofit finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
- Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Experience partnering with development professionals using Salesforce as a donor database preferred.
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Kingmakers of Oakland, with the ability to render these into practice
- Excellent collaboration skills
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, with specific experience and skill communicating technical financial information to stakeholders without financial backgrounds.
- English fluency
- Comfort with ambiguity and ability to successfully navigate within a young start-up nonprofit environment
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all levels of staff, outside agencies, youth, parents, the public, and Board members
- Proficiency with common office software programs including GSuite, Microsoft Office, Zoom and video conferencing, and a variety of web-based platforms
- Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population
- Work independently with little direction
- Willingness to take responsibility for ensuring completion of work across diverse and collaborative teams
- Understand and work within scope of authority
- Complete work accurately despite many interruptions
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple simultaneous responsibilities
- Value and contribute to sustaining a workplace culture based on trust, collaboration, respect, and honesty