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Manager, Finance & Accounting

About REDF:

At REDF, we’re building an economy that works. For everyone.

We discover and back social entrepreneurs across the United States that employ people striving to overcome employment barriers like homelessness or incarceration.

These mission-driven businesses, called employment social enterprises, exist because they see untapped talent in their communities for the strengths they hold, not the barriers they’ve faced.

That’s why REDF invests in their businesses, so we can help push their impact further, faster. We pair our grantmaking with capacity-building support, create space for employment social enterprise leaders to learn together, and sponsor state and federal policies that help shift perspectives. Because we believe that our economy works best when it works for everyone.

Since 1997, REDF has invested in nearly 300 social enterprises in 38 states and DC, helping over 100,000 people create a future where they can flourish.


The Role:
The Manager, Accounting and Compliance, reports directly to the Director of Finance. You are a motivated skilled professional able to operate with relative autonomy and manage and supervise a staff of one supporting accounting, finance, and contracts and compliance and collaborate closely with two other managers, one overseeing Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and systems and the other, revenue and public sector contracts management.  We are searching for a disciplined yet innovative and flexible professional who will manage the full range of the company’s processes and systems for accounting, contracts and compliance.  You will collaborate directly with the Director of Finance and with other leaders across the company, as needed.

You are an excellent problem solver and will inspire and mentor your team colleagues. You work well on a team and with others, thrive in a fast-paced changing environment, and excel in problem solving.

You are hands-on with excellent attention to detail and can also see the “big picture.”


The Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Director of Finance, the ideal candidate will:

  1. Manage and monitor all cash and investments accounts (in close partnership with the Director of Finance).
  2. Manage and monitor all regulator filings (1099, RRF-1, etc.) and licensing requirements (lending, fundraising, business, etc.). Work with Director of Finance and Office of the President to maintain and adjust organizational bylaws, as needed.
  3. Manage General Accounting (chart of accounts, accruals, allocations, etc.), Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Payroll, and T&E expense reporting, and other accounting processes, as required.
  4. Manage all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  5. Manage the life cycle of procurement contracts (contract requests, contract creation, follow-up, close-out, etc.) and grant distribution agreements.
  6. Manage and improve upon policies, procedures, and all internal controls.
  7. In collaboration with our Manager, FP&A, review, approve, and distribute timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Director of Finance, and other managers and executives in the organization.
  8. Provide insights to our Manager, FP&A, to inform enhancements to accounting and budgeting systems and to enhance and optimize planning cycles (forecasting, annual budgeting, etc.).
  9. Manage annual external audit and A-133 audit, if applicable and act as the primary liaison to our external auditor.


The Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or ~4-6 years of relevant experience and knowledge
  • 7 years of accounting experience, and at least 3 years of senior accounting experience
  • Advanced skills with Excel, and strong competency with the Microsoft suite of products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and analytical skills
  • Experience administering and enhancing accounting systems
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience is preferred
  • Non-profit experience and a desire to work for a mission-driven non-profit is preferred
  • Experience supervising and coaching others on projects (particularly more junior staff)
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously; able to identify solutions around barriers for both self and more junior staff
  • Able to confidently write and present executive summaries (with little supervision) to senior audiences on complicated topics; builds buy-in through communication; handles sensitive situations with tact and empathy
  • Able to make important decisions under conditions of ambiguity and imperfect information; able to identify and evaluate complicated trade-offs
  • Proficient at autonomously scoping workstreams and projects for self; demonstrates ability to scope work for others; able to identify key questions, key deliverables, and realistic timelines; able to adjust scope depending on skillset and capacity of both junior REDF staff and social enterprise staff
  • Strong collaborator; comfortable working with others that possess a wide diversity of backgrounds, skillsets, and experience; naturally finds ways to upskill others
  • Supportive of REDF’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Continuously uses feedback and embodies a growth mindset to improve work product and personal development; confident in giving and receiving feedback to other team members

Join Us!

Please submit your resume and cover letter via REDF’s applicant portal. A personalized cover letter is required; applications without one will not be considered.

The Culture

Every team member at REDF has an impact, with the ability to influence and iterate on our strategy. We balance autonomy with collaboration, leading with learning, and innovation with expertise. We listen, ask questions, and challenge the status quo and each other to uncover solutions that move us all to a better tomorrow.

REDF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our different experiences, backgrounds, and stories are our strength. We know that an equitable, inclusive, and diverse workplace makes us more effective, innovative and agile. We welcome and will consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or arrest and conviction history. EEO is the Law. REDF welcomes all.

The Perks

  • 13 paid holidays and ample vacation time
  • A generous dollar-for-dollar retirement plan match up to 4% of your base compensation
  • Opportunity to learn continuously by building your skills and broadening your perspectives at conferences, workshops, and more
  • Competitive, comprehensive benefits package

Position Location and Pay Range:

San Francisco or Los Angeles preferred but open to remote. The San Francisco and Los Angeles salary range for this position is $101,085 – $127,680. The range will be adjusted according to the candidate’s location.

COVID Vaccine Requirement

Despite California’s movement towards herd immunity, low case rates, etc., the COVID-19 pandemic still exists at large. We have a responsibility to provide working conditions that mitigate any direct threat to the health and safety of our employees and others affiliated with REDF and the broader community. REDF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for accommodation through the Director of HR by emailing (please include “Accommodation Request, Accounting & Compliance Manager” in the subject line). Our COVID-19 Vaccine Policy will adapt as we continue to review our obligations under Federal, state, and local laws.