Senior Director, Finance - Tides Center
Company: Net Impact
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 27, 2023
Tides is a nonprofit and philanthropic organization dedicated to
advancing social justice. We work across the social sector to shift
power to leaders, communities of color, and other historically
excluded groups who face systemic barriers. Applying our
equity-centered lens and leveraging our vast network of
changemakers, we work to strengthen the impact of our partners by
offering services like fiscal sponsorship, donor advised funds,
impact investing, and grantmaking. For more information, please
visitwww.tides.org .The Role:The Tides Center Senior Director of
Finance is a core member of the Finance team at Tides, focused on
our fiscally sponsored project work. Tides Center currently
comprises approximately 140 fiscally sponsored projects with 1,000
staff in 45 states, involving annual volume of $400 million in
activity. The Senior Director of Finance will be responsible
- Developing a high-performing financial practice to support the
impact objectives of Tides Center and the organization.
- Leading, mentoring, and developing a high performing team of
approximately 20 staff.
- Providing strategic leadership to Tides Center by envisioning
and implementing impact-focused financial systems, processes, and
solutions as a part of the Tides Center Leadership team.
- Create operational excellence at Tides Center Finance,
including the quality and integrity of all accounting functions,
accurate and timely reporting for Tides Center and individual
fiscally sponsored projects, and the operational fitness of
internal controls related to accounting procedures, policies, and
generally accepted accounting principles.
- Lead cross-departmental coordination between Tides Center and
other Tides-related entities ensuring close collaboration.What you
will do:Strategic Leadership
- Collaborate with internal leadership teams to align Tides
Center Finance to the vision for our fiscally sponsored projects
and to Tides' organizational goals.
- Develop the financial strategies and infrastructure to support
operating excellence and sustainable growth, including pricing
models, technology-enabled automation, and robust user-friendly
knowledge management systems.
- Ensure the Tides Center finance approach is partner and
impact-goal centric. Ensure all finance teams establish strong
relationships with internal and external partners and develop a
deep understanding of their needs.
- Align Tides Center financial operations to a rigorous
compliance approach by ensuring that effective internal controls
are in place.Operational Leadership
- Ensure partner satisfaction for timely, accurate, effective,
and easily accessible financial resources, information, and
solutions to Tides fiscally sponsored projects, collaborating with
partner team leadership.
- Ensure the teams prepare and present financial statements and
related reports, including performance dashboards, balance sheets,
income statements, cash-flow reports, budgets, and variance
analysis, and forecast models to external and internal management
- Develop and maintain financial management policies and
procedures that align with Tides' mission and are in compliance
with applicable accounting standards and best practices with
respect to accounting for non-profits.
- Ensure daily financial and accounting functions performed in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
company policy and all applicable regulatory requirements and legal
rules and regulations for nonprofit operations designated as IRS
501(C)(3). Ensure consistent accounting treatment of all
transactions and timely, accurate reporting to budget managers,
management, and partners.
- Identify and implement improvements to existing processes,
systems, and operational policies and practices that facilitate
efficient/improved operations and financial management of the
- Ensure the development and maintenance of a robust knowledge
management function to facilitate the exchange of financial
information needed by all constituents.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive financial learning agenda
for Tides Center, including team members within the Finance
Department as well as across the organization.
- Develop strategies for completing complex transactions while
ensuring compliance with tax laws and other applicable
- Participate in the annual audit and preparation of tax return
- Responsible for the hiring, development, and retention of a
high-performing team that is financially sophisticated,
partner-oriented, impact-centric, and geographically dispersed
- Serve as an exceptional role model as a leader and manager,
investing deeply in supporting and developing direct reports and
team members.Maintain opportunities for staff development, create
career paths for team members, promote a learning environment;
actively promote JEDI as a core value.
- Hold direct reports accountable to achieve team goals and work
plans by ensuring team members have the appropriate skills and
support to accomplish their objectives.
- Deep commitment to Tides' mission and strategic direction.
- Demonstrated partner-centric approach to finance, including
understanding and meeting the needs of internal and external
- Proficient with enterprise-wide technologies (NetSuite ERP,
Salesforce, Office 365, Microsoft Teams), and experience in
creating and implementing processes and systems.
- Strong communication and problem/conflict resolution skills;
high emotional intelligence with the ability to build and maintain
positive relationships internally and externally and strategic
thinker and systems builder with demonstrated success leading
change management initiatives.
- Commitment to embracing and valuing diversity, equity and
inclusion; working with a multicultural workforce and sensitivity
and appreciation to cultural differences.
- Excellent leader of people with the ability to attract, recruit
and develop top talent for a national hybrid organization that
recently entered into our first collective bargaining
agreement.Able to delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within
the team, and manage performance against goals.
- High degree of integrity, discretion, professionalism, and
accountability to achieve quality results. Demonstrated ability to
hold information confidential with excellent judgement. Ability to
learn quickly; able to flex and/or pivot when needed and operate
effectively in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.Education &
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent years
of related work experience.
- CPA preferred.
- 10+ years of directly related, progressive finance/accounting
leadership, change management, and operating experience.
- Experience and/or deep understanding of nonprofits and how they
- Experience managing large finance teams within a high-volume
financial transactions' environment.Life at TidesWorking at Tides
connects you with world-class teammates, enduring relationships,
and an inspired sense of purpose - while our employee benefits
support our team's talent and well-being. This is an exciting time
to join Tides. In the past, Tides staff have worked predominantly
from our offices in San Francisco and New York. Today, our hybrid
work model supports staff with remote work from anywhere in the
United States.Salary RangeTides is committed to providing a
competitive compensation package. The starting salary for this role
ranges from $148,594 to $222,870 based on geographic location,
years of experience, and ensuring pay equity within the
organization. The recruiting team is committed to sharing more
details regarding compensation based on the candidate's experience
and location during the interview process. Tides offers a generous
benefits package including: comprehensive medical, dental and
vision insurance, paid time off, life and disability insurances,
retirement plan, educational assistance, confidential counseling
and life balance resources designed to support the passion,
commitment and energy that is vital to our team members.Any Tides
Network employee who wishes to use the office or travel to the
office must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and boosted. You are
required to submit proof of vaccination to the Human Resources
Department at least 2 days before your first visit to the office.
Employees who do not have vaccination information on file will not
be permitted in the building.Application InstructionsPlease submit
a resume and a thoughtful cover letter online. Your cover letter
should express your interest in working for Tides and your
qualifications for the role. You may also share your detailed
LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer.
We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing
applications from all who are qualified to apply.Tides is an equal
opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from
women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals,
as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because
of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age,
disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender
identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related
conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified
applicants with arrest and conviction records.Applicants with
DisabilitiesReasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified
disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If
you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you
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