Position: Finance Specialist
Location: Fully Remote (U.S.)
Overtime Status: Exempt
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Starting Salary Range: 80-100k
Desired Start Date: September 15, 2023
Hours per week (average): 40
RAD promotes the continued existence and resiliency of the U.S. abortion delivery sector so that abortion seekers have timely and equitable access to quality abortion care. We distribute resources to abortion providers to maximize abortion access. Our resources include funding and free technical support, free legal services, and funder services. RAD has delivered resources to over half of the country’s independent abortion providers, supporting clinics in almost 50 states. Our strategic, pragmatic, and impact-focused team brings over 100 years of combined experience in reproductive health and abortion rights, and currently includes 12 full-time staff members working remotely across the U.S.
The Finance Specialist, a new position at RAD, will execute a range of financial responsibilities to ensure the effective financial management of RAD, a fiscally sponsored project within Hopewell Fund. This position will process and monitor RAD’s financial transactions, prepare budgets and reports, and interface with Hopewell’s account and finance teams, with the aim of preventing errors and promoting efficient communication and use of staff time. The Finance Specialist will also support RAD’s Funding and Technical Assistance (FTA) program by assisting with the review and analysis of financial data submitted by abortion provider applicants and grantees that seek and/or receive RAD support
RAD staff work as a nimble team. This position has regular ongoing responsibilities but is also flexible and adapts quickly to changing priorities.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Prepare Budgets, Reconciliations, and Reports
Execute annual budgeting process and produce customized quarterly budget reports and associated documentation
Maintain FTA program grant and loan fund balances, produce periodic reports and reconciliations
Prepare grant proposal budgets and reports in accordance with donor and fiscal sponsor requirements
Support COO/ED/leadership in long range financial forecasting and planning
Monitor, Reconcile, and Process Financial Transactions
Communicate verbally and in writing with RAD’s fiscal sponsor regarding grant and loan fund subgrant agreements and financial transitions, document and ensure timely and accurate disbursements and loan and grant repayments; set meeting agendas and coordinate/track completion of follow-up items
Review monthly financial statements prepared for RAD by our fiscal sponsor
Confirm transactions against internal records
Flag errors and confirm accurate resolution
Process staff expenses and receipts and accounts payable
Process and monitor contracts and MOUs
Review and Analyze Financial Data
Maintain and analyze RAD’s financial health indicator data and prepare annual financial health indicator reports
Review/analyze grant and loan financial statements from applicants and grantees; enter relevant metrics into SF records and support FTA team’s evaluation of financial data
Support internal program monitoring, learning and evaluation activities by conducting periodic analyses of facility financial data
Streamline Internal Processes
Support continuous responsiveness and improvement of RAD systems
Work with with the COO and FTA Program team to identify and execute more streamlined processes and record keeping especially with respect to internal tracking and reconciliations
Conduct periodic internal record reviews to support the COO and FTA program team to maintain accurate internal records
Partner with the COO to advocate and negotiate with our fiscal sponsor finance team around project needs, including working directly with our fiscal sponsor to address issues and to identify and execute process improvements, as needed
Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes
Finance experience: Minimum 3 years with finance administration, with at least 1 year in a mid-level or higher role
Applied technical knowledge: Thorough understanding of nonprofit accounting practices and functions, including real-world experience applying non-profit accounting principles to day-to-day financial, budgeting, and operational business needs
Problem-solving ability: Experience proposing and implementing thorough but flexible solutions and to resolve accounting problems
Management skills: Ability to represent and advocate for program interests regarding financial matters with RAD’s fiscal sponsor; and to lead and direct the execution of financial process/tasks across teams and roles
Communication skills: Strong oral and written communicator. Experience communicating financial information and concepts to non-expert staff verbally and in writing
Proficiency or ability to quickly gain proficiency with Google applications (including Gmail, Google drive, Google docs, and Google sheets), Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Team player with a commitment to reproductive rights, protecting abortion access, and equity.
Handles sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
Valued Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
The following are preferred but not required:
Certification in accounting or related accreditation
Experience in small business accounting
Experience in a small team, remote work environment
Starting salary range for this position is $80,000-100,000. Maximum salary with tenure is $120,000 and is adjusted annually for inflation.
Hopewell Fund offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in a 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours (4 weeks) of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment. All employees of Hopewell Fund are required to complete timesheets.
Additional benefits include:
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
Base-term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care
Up to $1500/year (gross) remote work stipend
Up to $500/year for professional development
Up to $200 for a new smartphone every 2 years, and up to $75/month for cell phone plan
How to Apply
Submit your application via RAD’s website. Please submit a resume, cover letter that describes your interest in the position and what you would bring to this role, and fill out the short application questions on our site. All material submissions are due by August 1, 2023. Due to our limited staff, please no application inquiries via phone or email. If you require additional accommodations to submit your application, please email email@example.com. Resume reviews and phone screens will be conducted on a rolling basis, and first round interviews will start the week of July 17.
Hopewell Fund and RAD believe in the power of diverse and inclusive organizations. We strongly encourage candidates from across the full spectrum of identity, background, and experience to apply.
Hopewell Fund Careers
Resources for Abortion Delivery is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
The physical requirements of this position are as follows: job duties may be modified as necessary to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability.
Ability to operate a computer and use a cellphone
Ability to work from the computer virtually for long periods of time
Employee may be asked to communicate with external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email
Ability to travel to in-person meetings in the U.S. up to 3 times a year
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Hopewell Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as otherwise prohibited by relevant state or local law. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@hopewellfund.org.