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25 Jun 2021

Full-Time Finance Manager

DS Careers – Posted by DS Careers New York, New York, United States

Job Description


Reports to: VP, Finance & Operations

Start Date: ASAP

Location: We are currently 100% remote. Preferably, candidates will be based in the New York City Metro area, but candidates in other locations within the US will be considered.


WHO WE ARE is a youth-led movement for good.

We have the stability of a 28-year-old institution, but we look, feel, and operate like a tech-forward nonprofit.

Our campaigns have mobilized our members to clothe half of America’s youth in homeless shelters, clean up 3.7 million cigarette butts from the streets, run the largest youth-led sports equipment drive, and register over 250k voters during the 2020 presidential election.

Want more? Check out this video.


The Finance & Operations team at is essential to our mission of empowering the most socially active generation ever. We are proudly part of the 1% of not-for-profits that have received a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator for FOURTEEN years in a row and we achieve this with a dedication to fiscal responsibility and transparency.

Reporting to the VP of Finance & Operations, the role of  Finance Manager will support all of the organization’s financial accounting, planning, reporting, analysis and compliance. Our ideal teammate is a passionate accounting professional with a keen attention to detail, a knack for financial strategy and process improvement, and an affinity for collaborative and inclusive team culture.

What you’ll do:

Accounting & Financial Close

  • Perform accounting functions necessary to complete day-to-day operations, as well as the monthly, quarterly and year end close (e.g. revenue, receivables and collections; expenses, payables and disbursements; prepaid and fixed assets; accruals and deferrals; recording, reviewing, reconciling accounts and monthly reports, etc.)
  • Perform other aspects of the accounting process, such as general ledger maintenance, journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliations, documenting period fluctuations, and research/clear account transactions
  • Prepare monthly financial close reports (Statement of Activities, Statement of Financial Position) in an accurate and timely manner, with insightful data analysis for the Management team and Board of Directors
  • Own financial close, reporting and analysis and invoicing and billable process for DoSomething Strategic, our in-house strategic consultancy
  • Review revenue and expense contracts and adhere to donors’ reporting requirements, including restricted grants allocation
  • Record bi-weekly payroll and retirement contributions for ~50 FT and PT employees

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Prepare and present detailed and timely monthly financial reports and analysis (forecast, cash flow, budget vs actuals, etc) for the Executive Team and Board of Directors
  • Participate in preparing and completing the annual budget and long range plans, and related variance analysis

Documentation, Process Improvement and Internal Controls

  • Support the VP of Finance in proactively identifying and implementing process improvements and actionable remedies that optimize efficiencies and improve the quality of financial analysis
  • Support the VP of Finance in proactively monitoring financial risks to develop, promote, and maintain best accounting practices around strong internal controls
  • Maintain compliance with and documentation of our fiscal policies and procedures

Additional Responsibilities

  • Operate as the point person for day-to-day finance & accounting matters with internal and external parties
  • Assist the VP of Finance in preparing and completing year-end audit schedules and Form 990
  • Oversee our state solicitations application and filing process, making sure all filings are up to date
  • Collaborate with the People Operations team in financial aspects of employee lifecycle onboarding, offboarding, and employee changes

What you’ve done.

  • 4-6 years comparable, hands-on experience, including financial close, forecasting, budgeting, long range planning, audit and reporting.
  • Owned projects that lead to financial and operational efficiencies and more productive and effective use of time and budget
  • Worked independently and within a team environment that required exceptional follow through and follow-up
  • Proficient with accounting software required (we use Quickbooks!). Direct experience with collaborative, cloud-based tools like Slack and Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, etc.), and Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) a huge plus.

Who you are.

  • You have working knowledge of industry best practices with a strong interest and passion for accounting and finance principles.
  • You come with a high degree of proficiency and experience in working cross-functionally with budget owners and function leads to support, advise, educate and communicate on finance.
  • You’re an analytical and organized problem-solver able to manage details without losing sight of the bigger picture and the organization’s mission.
  • You’ve got solid written and verbal communication skills with effective financial presentation skills and the ability to collaborate across all levels in the org.
  • You’re equipped with exemplary task-, project-, and time-management skills and you’re able to navigate conflicting priorities independently, set boundaries, manage expectations and ask for help when you need it.
  • You’re “solutions-oriented” and come with a proven track record of driving measurable results and using data to effectively inform financial decisions.
  • You value a team culture of belonging,  take accountability for your work and the way you work with others, lean into continuous learning about your own filters and blindspots, and fully commit to creating a more race-intentional, equitable and inclusive workplace for our team, and organization for our members.


Please submit your resume and a detailed cover letter with your application.
PRO TIP: Be sure to detail in your cover letter a) what specifically stood out to you about this role, and b) an area of growth or professional development you’re hoping to gain by joining our team.

The Perks.

  • 3 weeks vacation, paid winter holiday break (from Christmas to New Years), and ½ Day Summer Fridays (Memorial Day to Labor Day!).  Plus your birthday, Valentine’s Day and a half-day on Halloween!
  • Medical and dental premiums fully covered by us. Mhmm. You read that right.
  • An incredibly compelling reason to wake up and make it to work every day is an equal opportunity employer.
Please, no calls.

How to Apply

All applicants who wish to be considered must apply through the organization’s career site HERE.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 6 days.

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