Chinese for Affirmative Action DBA Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality AACRE Finance Coordinator Remote · Full time

The Finance Coordinator provides financial, administrative, and clerical support to AACRE.

Description

Position: Finance Administrative Coordinator

Organization: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality

Compensation: $65,000 - $75,000 annually

Hours: 40 hours per week

FLSA status: Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime

Location: Hybrid in San Francisco office, or Remote

Reports to: Finance Manager

Deadline: Until Filled 


About CAA and AACRE  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 


In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths. Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 


More recently, CAA, along with AAPI Equity Alliance and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department, launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition to document and respond to incidents of hate at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate. Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. 


At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.


Position Overview 

The Finance Coordinator provides financial, administrative, and clerical support to AACRE. With support from the Finance Manager, the position will perform all payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner, in particular verifying and processing payment requests, entering into the accounting system, and facilitating payments. This will be a critical role as AACRE and its partnering groups strategically expand in programming and impact.


A non-exempt position, the Finance Coordinator can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a hybrid, with an expectation of coming into the office as needed. The position reports to the Finance Manager.


Key Responsibilities  


  • Review and process approved payment requests for accuracy and completeness of documentation, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Analyze payment requests to charge expenses to correct accounts and cost centers, and record entries in the accounting system.
  • Facilitate the use of the organization credit card and assist with documentation.
  • Maintain records for accounts payable transactions in adherence to document retention policy; assist with retrieving records for AACRE’s annual financial audit.
  • Maintain approved expenses and payments log daily.
  • Collaborate with the donor database and systems teams on gathering donor information. 
  • Review vendor and consultant contracts for accuracy and adherence to organizational policies and procedures and help collect and maintain documentation.
  • Respond to staff questions about payment processes.


Qualifications 


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or two years administrative experience requiring understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles.
  • Ability to calculate, post, and manage accounting figures and financial records (a knack for numbers).
  • Nonprofit experience with fund/grants accounting (preferred). 
  • Computer-based accounting skills including working with spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • Good verbal communication skills and ability and patience to explain accounting procedures to non-accounting staff.
  • Commitment to AACRE’s mission, values, and aspirations, and ability to render these values into practice. 
  • Demonstrated experience in helping to build an inclusive environment. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication; demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting the diverse partners in AACRE.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in English (preferred).


To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and principles align with AACRE’s and the position’s requirements and highlight relevant achievements.


AACRE is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Salary

$65,000 - $75,000 per year