$70,000- $80,000

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week 

Deadline: Open 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. 

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. 

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 September 2021 but will eventually work hybrid in person and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office. 

Areas of Responsibility 

Transactional Responsibilities:  

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes and controls that are current best practices related to transaction processing.
  • Act as backup for the following transactions: payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, cash, and bank deposits.  
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including cost allocations, account reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, and reviewing prepared accounting schedules.  
  • Maintain the general ledger using Quickbooks Online accounting system, and reconcile general ledger accounts and update fixed assets schedule; 
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • 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.  

Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and payroll.
  • Support accounts payable, accounts receivable, new-hire onboarding, benefits administration, and broker relationship management.  
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.  

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Prepare and assist with developing audit schedules for the annual audit. 
  • Suggest improvements in processes to increase organizational effectiveness. 
  • Gather 990 and 990-T information for the annual tax return.  
  • 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.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and all tax returns. Coordinate the preparation of financial information in the corporate annual report.
  • Recommend and report upon benchmarks against which to measure financial performance.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Assist in production of cash flow reports, annual budget, and forecasts.  
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports.
  • 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, 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.