$75,000 - $100,000

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, leading voice in and on behalf of the broader AAPI (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. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the primary role of the AACRE Finance Manager is to support the day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts receivable, donations reconciliation, grants administration, and contracts compliance. The AACRE Finance Manager will play an integral, critical role in helping manage the 11 AACRE partner groups’ finances, as they strategically expand in programming and impact.

Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and result in flawless audits. 

The Finance Manager will work 100% remotely until Spring 2022 and will eventually work hybrid remotely and in person from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office. 

Key Responsibilities  

Management Responsibilities

  • Supervise bookkeeping staff to ensure that financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Manage and maintain an orderly accounting filing system. 
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including cost allocations, account reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, and reviewing prepared accounting schedules. 
  • Maintain processes and controls that are current best practice, and suggest improvements to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Support human resources in  new-hire onboarding, benefits administration, and broker relationship management with related financial information.
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results.

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the audited financial statements and tax returns.  
  • Assist program directors and development staff in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.
  • Oversee state registration filings. 

Reporting Responsibilities  

  • Assist in issuing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, executive, and management.
  • Recommend and report upon benchmarks against which to measure financial performance.
  • Assist in production of the annual budget and forecasts.  
  • Provide financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or commensurate, relevant work experience without degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of finance and accounting experience, including finance, accounting, audit, and analysis (including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders).
  • Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Nonprofit experience, with experience with fund/grants accounting preferred.  Proficiency in accounting software and excellent Excel skills.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practices. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment in an office setting. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication. 
  • English fluency.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE.

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Finance Manager.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why?

CAA/AACRE is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.