Finance and Administration Manager (WS)

World Savvy is a national education nonprofit that addresses the need for global competence by partnering with educators, schools, and districts to integrate the highest quality of global competence teaching and learning into K-12 classrooms, so all young people can be prepared to meet the challenges of global citizenship in the 21st century. World Savvy has reached more than 405,000 youth and 3,000 educators since founding in 2002. Learn more at


The Finance and Administration Manager is a hands-on position, responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial management, reporting, and forecasting, as well as its national operations. The Finance Manager will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as World Savvy continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Schedule: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, DOE
Projected Start Date: As soon as possible Application Deadline: Open until position is filled Location: San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities Include:

Financial Management

  •   Complete the monthly close process and produce necessary financial reports.

  •   Present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and

    annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and

    oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.

  •   Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing

    and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and

    support operational requirements.

  •   Manage organizational financial forecasting.

  •   Work with part-time bookkeeper to complete all organizational bookkeeping (AP and AR),

    payroll, and financial record keeping, both via QuickBooks and physical files.

  •   Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Leadership Team.

  •   Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the Finance

    Committee of the Board of Directors; assess any changes necessary.

  •   Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure processes

Operations Management:

  • Lead World Savvy’s human resources function, including: recruiting, compensation and benefits, professional development, performance evaluation.
  •   Oversee IT systems, including hardware and software, to ensure strong functionality to optimize staff efficiency and effectiveness.

  •   Oversee operational efficiency, including administrative functions and facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

  •   Manage full-time operations associate, who supports all operations, and IT vendor.

    Qualified Candidates Must Have:

  •   A bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field.

  •   At least 3 years’ professional experience in nonprofit accounting and/or finance; knowledge of

    nonprofit generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

  •   Operations management and supervisory experience.

  •   High-level attention to detail with excellent organizational skills and deadline orientation.

  •   Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and

    fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.

  •   Deep knowledge of QuickBooks software.

  •   General understanding of Windows OS, Microsoft Office applications, Google Apps and cloud-based computing.

  •   Direct experience using and/or overseeing implementation of

  •   Demonstrated ability to build trusting and productive relationships with coworkers, customers and vendors.

Desired Candidate Qualifications:

  •   Interest in global education and World Savvy’s mission to educate and engage youth to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.

  •   Values and seeks multiple perspectives, new ideas and new ways of thinking.

  •   Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively in a small and collaborative team environment.

  •   Ability to work under pressure on time-sensitive projects, using strong time management and multi-task management skills.

  •   Positive attitude and self-motivation with the ability to work independently.

  •   Proven ability to use technology and virtual tools to solve problems and work with others.

  •   Excellent oral and written communication skills; clear and professional demeanor.

  •   A sense of humor and an interest in having fun at work!

    Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at World Savvy, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Applying for the position: please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: [email protected] with “Finance and Administration Manager” in the e-mail subject line. No phone calls, please.

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