Position: Senior Finance Manager
Organization: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Compensation: $100,000 – $125,000 annually
Hours: 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Exempt, Salaried
Location: Hybrid in San Francisco office, or Remote
Reports to: Director of Finance
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. 

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. 

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

Position Overview 
The Senior Finance Manager supervises the day-to-day accounting operations, in particular to manage and control the implementation of the accounting systems and analyze AACRE’s financial data in order to provide program leaders and the Director of Finance with timely, accurate and understandable information. This will be a critical role as AACRE and its partnering groups strategically expand in programming and impact.

Responsibilities include production of financial reports; review for accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and grants management and auditing standards.

An exempt position, the Senior Finance Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a hybrid, with an expectation of coming into the office as needed. The position reports to the Director of Finance.

Key Responsibilities  
Management Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the AACRE Finance team by leading systems improvements, implementing best practices, developing a professional development plan, and ensuring community building across the team
  • With consultation from the Director of Finance and other finance team staff, manage the transition to a new accounting and payment request software systems.
  • Supervise AACRE’s daily finances to ensure that financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. 
  • Issue timely, accurate, and complete financial statements and forecasts for department leaders, senior leadership, and the board.
  • Support the Director of Finance on the development and submission of the annual budget.
  • Analyze financial strengths and opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations.
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders and across departments to annually update, document, and implement policies and procedures for accounting methods and internal controls.
  • Assume duties of the Director of Finance in their absence.

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the preparation of the audited financial statements and tax returns.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of finance related regulations and help ensure AACRE’s compliance
  • Administer finance-related federal, state and local registration, filing, and payment requirements. 
  • Analyze and improve procedure for purchase of supplies and services including approval and payment of such purchases
  • Coordinate with human resources with financial administration of employee benefits, including payroll taxes, AACRE’s retirement plan, health benefits, and new-hire onboarding.
  • Provide clear and transparent communication to program leaders on their respective projects, grants and contracts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. Commensurate work experience in supervising organizational finances in accordance with GAAP considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance and accounting experience with increasing responsibility, 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 fund/grants accounting preferred. 
  • Proven computer-based accounting skills including spreadsheets. Experience with integrated accounting software strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to AACRE’s mission, values, and aspirations, and ability to render these values into practice. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting the diverse partners in AACRE.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@aacre.org and write “AACRE Senior Finance Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and principles align with AACRE’s and the position’s requirements and highlight relevant achievements.

Equal Opportunity Employer
AACRE is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and those who are differently-abled people are encouraged to apply. 

AACRE will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

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