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Finance Manager

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SumOfUs
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Washington, DC
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Published 7 days ago

Summary

SumOfUs is looking for a Finance Manager to help ensure we have a strong foundation to win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you love fighting for change, if you are excited about global economic justice, and if you love spreadsheets, numbers, and keeping teams running smoothly, then this might be the role for you.

This role will primarily focus on managing finances at SumOfUs, and has a key role in accounts payable and budget reporting. This person will also help craft and implement systems to make our growing organization operate more smoothly and efficiently. This role requires excellent project management skills and attention to detail, experience with nonprofit finance with a global team, and a grounding in anti-oppression principles.

This position is full-time, remote and can be undertaken by anyone between GMT -5 (East Coast Americas) and GMT +1 (Central European Time, West Africa Time). We do have a preference for candidates in the United States near a Bank of America branch location, but will certainly consider qualified candidates in other locations.

A bit about us

SumOfUs is a global movement of consumers, investors, and workers standing together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new and sustainable path for our global economy. We are a movement of more than 20 million people, brought together by a global team of 40 campaigners, fundraisers, product and operations staff who are passionate about creating a more caring, equitable society.

We are aiming to fundamentally reshape the global economy to put people and planet over profit, but we know we can not do it alone. We build partnerships with on-the-ground activists and organisers, and we follow their lead. We innovate, experiment and embrace professional and organizational growth. We invest in people and we invest in how we work, because our vision calls on us to build the most effective, global, diverse, and talented team possible.

We highly value a diverse team and an equitable work environment where every member of our team is set up to thrive. We have taken steps to nurture this environment including an Anti-Oppression Leadership Team that leads work to transform injustice within the organization. We expect all team members to take responsibility for co-creating an equitable work community where everyone is able to do impactful, world-changing work. We recruit and encourage people identifying with marginalized communities to apply.

What you’ll do as part of our team

Accounts Payable/receivable

  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the bi-monthly accounts payable process, including:
  • Reviewing invoices and expense reimbursements, and sometimes entering payment information into Quickbooks and relevant payment systems
  • Making vendor and staff payments 
  • Communication with staff and vendors to troubleshoot, as needed

Monthly Close

  • Responsible for overseeing monthly close process, including:
  • Communication with our bookkeeper
  • Saving and sharing all monthly bank statements
  • Coding staff credit card expenses
  • Responding to and following-up on open items 
  • Completing monthly cash flow statement in Excel once books are closed 

Financial reporting

  • Coordinate with Senior Manager of Operations and Finance and others to prepare monthly finance reports and updates for the Board of Directors, internal management staff, and other audiences
  • As needed by the Development team, creating grant budgets and financial reports for funders

General financial management

  • Manage and monitor cash flow
  • Manage relationships with banks
  • Process payroll, working with payroll vendors with staff in 10+ countries
  • Identify appropriate payment processor or avenues to send payments to different countries based on needs of recipient (i.e. ACH vs Western Union vs PayPal)

Audit

  • Work with Finance & Operations team to close annual financial books
  • Help audit lead and manage audit tasks as needed to close annual audit

Other Responsibilities

  • Check-in weekly with staff on tasks including:
  • Monitoring our online mailboxes 
  • One-off finance and operations projects
  • Managing check deposits - depositing and sending thank yous
  • Manage bookkeepers and other contracted finance support 
  • Ensure that SoU staff are appropriately recording their time, using SOU credit cards, and submitting reimbursements; train new staff on timekeeping, expenditure, and reimbursement procedures; submit monthly timekeeping information to bookkeepers for allocation
  • Train existing and new staff on financial processes as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring:

We have no formal education requirements – if you can meet the responsibilities of the role and are willing to grow, that’s all that matters. 

All roles at SumOfUs require you to be:

  • Dedicated to building a fairer and more sustainable global economy
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work community
  • Able to work remotely

And, this role in particular will require you to:

  • Have 3 or more years of experience in nonprofit finance using GAAP standards; 
  • Have experience in an international work environment across multiple countries and currencies;
  • Have excellent organizational skills, be able to track multiple moving pieces of work; 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Strong competence with QuickBooks, Google Drive, and Excel (or similar programs that would allow you to quickly learn the systems SOU uses);
  • Experience doing accounts payable;
  • Experience with c3/c4 nonprofit audits in the US;
  • Be able to handle sensitive information with integrity and maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Have a strong equity lens, understand oppression, and bring anti-oppression principles into all aspects of work;
  • Be comfortable with technology, learning and figuring out new systems, then providing support to team members;
  • Be willing to learn and approach challenges with curiosity and from a solutions based mindset; and
  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to navigate working across multiple time zones.

Big pluses

We know that no one can possibly have all these skills and experiences - you will likely be able to bring 2 or 3 of the following to our team:

  • Project management experience;
  • Experience drafting budgets for grants, tracking spending, and producing grant reports; 
  • Experience working remotely;
  • Located near a Bank of America branch location; and
  • Experience working with a nonprofit organization with employees in several countries. 

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing how someone might fit a role. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the following questions in English.

  •  
  • Imagine you are leading our annual audit, and next week you have scheduled a meeting with the auditor to begin work. 
  • What will be the first three things you do to prepare for a successful audit? 
  • What are two things you do throughout the year to make the audit process successful? 
  • Please draft a 2-3 paragraph email to the team letting them know what to expect from the audit process. Assume this will be sent to people who may have a role in the audit – other members of the finance team, HR, and executive leadership.
  • List which of the “BIG PLUS” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at SumOfUs, with a few words of explanation.

Applications close 11:59 pm ET on June 12, 2022. Applications are only accepted through our website

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. For some context: this position in the US would pay between $70,400 - $88,000 USD per year depending on experience and seniority. In other regions, compensation will be adjusted for local currency and local market rates. SumOfUs's compensation policy is calculated with a focus on equity and where staff can thrive in their local context.

SumOfUs is a fully remote and distributed team, as such we offer stipends to offset cell phone and internet costs. We offer stipends to set-up home offices or to rent space in a coworking environment. We offer five weeks paid vacation (plus additional sick leave and all major public holidays off and 6 months paid parental leave, contributions to retirement, and the ability to work from home and work with a degree of flexibility outside our core hours of operation. We cover private health insurance premiums for employees and dependents who live in countries without public insurance. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our parental leave policies and other, similar benefits in interviews.

SumOfUs is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SumOfUs to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and employees and not to discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation. Equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment

Summary

SumOfUs is looking for a Finance Manager to help ensure we have a strong foundation to win campaigns against corporations behaving badly. If you love fighting for change, if you are excited about global economic justice, and if you…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    June 12, 2022
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $70,400 - USD $88,000
/ year

Benefits

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. For some context: this position in the US would pay between $70,400 - $88,000 USD per year depending on experience and seniority. In other regions, compensation will be adjusted for local currency and local market rates. SumOfUs's compensation policy is calculated with a focus on equity and where staff can thrive in their local context.

SumOfUs is a fully remote and distributed team, as such we offer stipends to offset cell phone and internet costs. We offer stipends to set-up home offices or to rent space in a coworking environment. We offer five weeks paid vacation (plus additional sick leave and all major public holidays off and 6 months paid parental leave, contributions to retirement, and the ability to work from home and work with a degree of flexibility outside our core hours of operation. We cover private health insurance premiums for employees and dependents who live in countries without public insurance. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our parental leave policies and other, similar benefits in interviews.

SumOfUs is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SumOfUs to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and employees and not to discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation. Equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Further details

Compensation is competitive and will be determined based on a combination of experience, seniority, and where you live. For some context: this position in the US…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing how someone might fit a role. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the following questions in English.

  •  
  • Imagine you are leading our annual audit, and next week you have scheduled a meeting with the auditor to begin work. 
  • What will be the first three things you do to prepare for a successful audit? 
  • What are two things you do throughout the year to make the audit process successful? 
  • Please draft a 2-3 paragraph email to the team letting them know what to expect from the audit process. Assume this will be sent to people who may have a role in the audit – other members of the finance team, HR, and executive leadership.
  • List which of the “BIG PLUS” qualifications above you believe you bring to your work at SumOfUs, with a few words of explanation.

Applications close 11:59 pm ET on June 12, 2022. Applications are only accepted through our website

How to apply

We don’t find cover letters particularly helpful in seeing how someone might fit a role. Instead, use the form below to upload your resume and your answers to the…

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