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Open Positions

  • Director, Accounting & Reporting Operations (San Francisco Bay Area or other Pacific Time Zone location)

    Position Summary:

    Humanity United is seeking an experienced Director, Accounting & Reporting Operations to play a key role in managing accounting, financial operations, and reporting functions for the organization. The Director, Accounting & Reporting Operations manages the day-to-day accounting activities of the organization and is responsible for adherence to accounting principles and organizational policies and procedures.

    With a full understanding of HU operations, the Director, Accounting & Reporting Operations exercises sound judgment to evaluate financial processes and make recommendations. The candidate must be a team player with high customer service skillset and willingness to work in a collaborative environment.

    This is a full-time, exempt role reporting to the CFO & Treasurer. This role can be based anywhere in the U.S, with a preference for a San Francisco or other Pacific time zone location. Our hybrid work approach provides ongoing flexibility for regular remote work for this position, combined with periodic in-person gatherings (at least four per year).

    Core Job Responsibilities:

    • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
    • Complete the month/quarter/year-end accounting close cycle and produce all official financial statements.
    • Maintain the General Ledger and perform all close activities to include sub-ledger postings, journal entry preparation and GL / bank account reconciliations.
    • Prepare, analyze, report and distribute financial information and supporting schedules in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes to keep senior leadership abreast of HU’s financial status.
    • Maintain internal controls and safeguards for costs, program budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Ensure accurate and complete data is maintained within the travel and expense system (Concur), accounting system (Intacct) and budgeting/reporting application (Adaptive). Additionally, ensure and maintain data integrations and integrity between all systems.
    • Assist in the annual budget, quarterly forecast and monthly variance explanation process.
    • Review and approve the bi-weekly payroll processing function (secondary preparer as needed) including posting of the related journal entries.
    • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
    • Manage the preparation and process of the annual audit and year-end tax returns
    • Prepare monthly reports measuring performance against operating goals and objectives
    • Assist with monthly and ad hoc analysis as needed to inform grant making and other portfolio level decisions.
    • Maintain cash forecast and analysis of cash requirements.
    • Support presentations to the Board and Board committees.
    • Support the risk management function for the organization, including involvement with the annual insurance renewal process.
    • Manage, coach and develop two professional accounting staff.
    • In partnership with the accounting staff, ensure all payables are processed accurately, timely and in accordance with organizational standards.
    • Identify opportunities to improve internal processes.
    • Provide assistance to the CFO as it relates to financial operations.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Must-have requirements:

    • BA/BS in Accounting, with significant experience as Accounting Manager or Controller with General Ledger and Financial Statement responsibility
    • Excellent attention to detail coupled with a high degree of accuracy
    • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable, general ledger & payroll
    • Must have solid understanding of GAAP and the ability to research and implement new accounting standards
    • Must be proficient in advanced Excel
    • Strong work ethic, integrity and impeccable professionalism
    • Commitment to HU’s mission and values (including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice) is a must.
    • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills with a focus on strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting. Ability to analyze financials and search for potential recording errors, variances, and trends in performance.
    • Strong verbal and communication skills
    • Experience in effectively communicating key data, with the ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels
    • Experience with systems implementation, resolving systems issues and partnering with outsourced technical teams and systems vendors.
    • Experience as a people manager, including coaching and developing professional Accounting / Finance staff
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment
    • Must be strong at multi-tasking, prioritizing, and have demonstrated expertise in proactively working on projects of wide scope and significant magnitude
    • Experience successfully working on projects with international aspects
    • Must be a creative and independent self-starter, while being a strong team player who acts with diplomacy at all times
    • Candidates must have the right to work in the US
    • Ability to travel domestically as needed (approx. 10%)

    It’s a bonus if you bring:

    • CPA/MBA highly preferred
    • Knowledge of Intacct and Adaptive applications as well as Concur Expense is a plus
    • Prior work in a non-profit or philanthropic environment is highly desirable
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite in Mac based platform
    • Direct lived experience of the issues we work on.

    We encourage qualified candidates with informal or indirect experience to describe how their background has served as preparation for this role.

    Salary: The salary range for this position will vary by geographic location to account for local job market & cost of living. Starting salaries within the range are based on job-related skills, experience and background. At HU, salary progression is based on performance and proficiency in a role over time.

    Example starting salary ranges are provided below, with other locations available on request. We will share more about the starting and full salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

    • San Francisco – $197,311 – $219, 234
    • New York – $187,466 -$208,295
    • Washington DC/Boston/Seattle/LA – $177,621 – $197,357
    • Chicago, Denver/Boulder/ Philadelphia/Austin – $167,671 – $186,301
    • Atlanta/Nashville – $157,848 – $175,387

    To Apply:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter via our careers site.


Humanity United is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

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