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  • Farming Hope Management team:

    • Finance Manager (see below)

Finance Manger

Part-time, Hourly, estimated 20-25 hours per week

Location 

San Francisco, CA – hybrid ideal with remote possible

Reports to 

Executive Director

Compensation

$40+ per hour DOE

Application Deadline

May 15, 2022

Organization Description

Farming Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm-to-table culinary job training program. We offer transitional employment and on-the-job training in gardening and cooking through our social enterprise restaurant at Manny’s in San Francisco’s Mission District; our community food hub, Refettorio San Francisco, in the Civic Center; and our urban training garden in the Western Addition neighborhood. Our apprentice program trains adults with barriers to employment such as being formerly incarcerated or unhoused. We are a highly collaborative, community-based organization, notably working with Food For Soul and their international network for Refettorio SF.

Farming Hope is a team dedicated to fighting our region’s devastating crises of homelessness, hunger, and lack of community. Growing and serving food allows our Apprentices to give back to their city. We’re all hungry to give back and belong. Learn more about our organization at farminghope.org.

Job Overview

The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the accounting and finance operations of the organization. The person in this role will have opportunities to create systems to optimize our finances and manage our day-to-day bookkeeping. This is a role with a high expectation of co-ownership and commitment at the organizational level. 

Farming Hope is a startup nonprofit that is at a growth point, requiring additional experienced and visionary staff to help lead our multi-location model, first toward greater impact and organizational sustainability, then toward healthy and community-driven expansion. This new role will integrate with the team to ensure our finances support our mission. As a highly collaborative environment, you would enjoy both leading our finance department and working alongside highly passionate colleagues. 

This role will involve both financial planning and accounting and bookkeeping, with an initial emphasis during the first 6 months on accounting and bookkeeping, with the intention that over time the finance manager may hire a bookkeeper to help with those tasks so that the finance manager can focus on higher level priorities. There will be opportunities for learning and growth, including the possibility for the role to expand hours over time and eventually become a full-time role, if desired, with a commensurate raise in pay and title. The exact roles and responsibilities will be tailored over time to the superstar we find for the role. As a job training nonprofit, Farming Hope advances a culture of continual learning and professional development, emphasized by our participation in national networks and conferences including the Catalyst Kitchens and REDF networks, as well as weekly check-ins and open access to colleagues and external mentors for coaching and support. 

 

Scope of Work

Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Strategy

The Finance Manager will partner with the Deputy Director to develop and monitor financial plans.

  • Create yearly budget and quarterly re-forecasts
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to develop financial plans aligned to strategic goals
  • Create and monitor annual budget in collaboration with leadership team

 

Financial Leadership

The Finance Manager will oversee the financial health and well-being of the organization.

  • Serve as top accountability manager for all things finance
  • Prepare meaningful  monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors that are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Coordinate the annual audit with our outside CPA; prepare needed schedules for the audit and 990 tax return
  • Collaborate with HR staff to oversee payroll
  • Boldly lead accountability for staff to complete their financial tasks

Accounting Operations

The Finance Manager will be accountable for expense management and our system of internal controls to ensure responsible spending.

  • Review, revise, and maintain internal accounting controls and procedures
  • Oversee staff expenditures and monitor vendors
  • Oversee compliance with nonprofit accounting standards and grant requirements
  • Issue invoices and payments for accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Reconcile Quickbooks Online general ledger accounts monthly
  • Monitor grant reporting and oversee release of restricted funds
  • Manage bank accounts and credit cards
  • Monitor financial software systems and implement new systems when necessary
  • We currently use QuickBooks Online for accounting software, Divvy for expense management, MarginEdge for restaurant management software and bill pay, Toast for point of sale, and Gusto for payroll

 

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Self-starter: To grow from small nonprofit to scalable social enterprise, the organization requires a highly motivated and ambitious individual who has demonstrated success in leading finance for an organization.
  • Experience, not just passion: We need a candidate able to teach us, and take full ownership and accountability for our bookkeeping and finance. Candidate must have:
    • 5+ years experience in accounting, preferably with nonprofit industry experience. 
    • Experience with accounting software and proficiency in Excel.
    • Strong spoken and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented: This role requires someone with impressive administrative skills. Those who find details and data boring need not apply.
  • Structural thinker: Are you able to create and manage systems that new employees can easily learn? As we scale, we need a leader who can help create a sustainable, internal systems for existing and new colleagues.

Additional preferred qualifications

  • Accounting degree
  • Public accounting knowledge and experience
  • Food or restaurant industry accounting experience
  • Lived experience of barriers to employment

 

To Apply

Send your resume and a cover letter as PDF files to hiring@farminghope.org

Please answer these questions in your cover letter: 

  • What work experience do you bring that would best contribute to Farming Hope’s goals? Please be specific.

Farming Hope is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition as defined under State law, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and/or local laws and ordinances.

At Farming Hope we have a clear vision to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people are able to learn, teach, and grow. Diversity is more than a commitment at Farming Hope—it is necessary to advance equity and inclusion for the Apprentices in our training program and our guests in the community.