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6 Jul 2022

Full-Time Director of Finance

Jewish Vocational Service – Posted by JVSHR225 San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Why Join JVS?  

JVS is a nonprofit working to close opportunity gaps in employment by supporting jobseekers with the skills and confidence to secure quality careers with family-sustaining wages. Grounded in core values of racial equity and focused on helping our clients achieve economic mobility, we believe everyone deserves access to training and the chance for a good job. JVS develops training programs in close partnership with employers in high growth sectors, offering high quality jobs.

Building on decades of experience and success, JVS is a data-driven organization that takes a whole systems approach to addressing employment and economic equity. Through our direct service programs, employer engagement and policy change, JVS is working toward a future where everyone has access to quality education and training programs that lead to high quality employment and economic mobility.


The Director of Finance oversees all of the financial systems and staff in a $16M organization that is dynamic and growing. The Director of Finance is an important part of the JVS Leadership and Operations teams. This position collaborates with all leadership to make sure that the organization is managing its resources effectively to achieve our desired outcomes in a constantly changing environment with different types of revenue and related cost accounting and tracking systems. The Director of Finance ensures that the finance and accounting functions of the organization are accomplished effectively and on a timely basis including providing clear direction and guidelines, requiring the use of initiative and independent judgment when applying working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting.

This role reports to the COO and collaborates with JVS Staff, outside parties, and Board committees. The Director of Finance supervises the Staff Accountant, Senior Revenue Accountant, and the Payroll Manager.


  • Oversight of day-to-day operations of accounting, including staff supervision
  • Oversight of monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes
  • Annual and project-based budget preparation and maintenance
  • Preparation of internal and external financial reports
  • Coordinate external audits and monitoring
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies & procedures, Uniform Guidance, and contractual obligations and provisions


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ of demonstrated financial management experience in a complex organization
  • 3 years’ experience in financial statement preparation
  • Proven expertise in GAAP and internal controls as well as in the development and implementation of new systems
  • Previous supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience with application of Uniform Guidance standards or A-133 audits
  • Experience with financial modeling and projections
  • Relationship-building skills: ability to promote collaborative decision-making, negotiate to consensus, foster collaboration both within and across teams, and effectively facilitate collaborative efforts
  • Team development: a demonstrated ability to supervise, recruit, and train staff in a way that motivated them to do their best and provides them opportunities to learn and grow
  • Ability to navigate change: pro-active, clear and consistent communications with staff including solicitation of feedback from staff, especially during times of change, ability to live with ambiguity during transition periods
  • Sound judgment: advanced problem identification and resolution skills

What We Offer   

  • Annual Salary: $135,000 – $150,000 
  • Equitable pay 
  • 100% covered medical and dental plans for the employee 
  • Twenty (20) days of PTO +  twelve (12) days of Paid Sick Leave 
  • Paid federal and Jewish holidays 
  • 403(b) retirement contribution match 
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA 
  • Pet Insurance Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Professional development opportunities and $250 Work-From-Home stipend
  • This position is remote until further notice with the expectation of returning to work in our San Francisco office; JVS does not provide relocation packages

JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities. We welcome diverse applicants. Please let us know if you need accommodations or auxiliary aids for the interview process. 

JVS values intersectional racial equity and strives to center people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that experience marginalization.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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