Finance Manager – International Centre for Social Franchising – San Francisco, CA

Want to help support ICSF’s finance, HR and operations functions as the organization seeks to scale up some of the best solutions to social problems? Are you interested in working in an innovative organization?

ICSF is seeking a part-time Finance Manager for our US office in San Francisco, California, to be responsible for a diverse range of tasks including maintaining accurate records on our accounting database, reconciling bank accounts, preparing quarterly management accounts and managing our outsourced payroll processes.

The number of hours work will fluctuate and could range between half a day and two days per week, carried out remotely with occasional visits to the ICSF office. We are a newly established office with two members of staff with expectations of growth. It is a new role so flexibility will be required as it embeds within the organization.

The Finance Manager will report to the US Director and will work closely with their counterpart out of ICSF’s UK office.

This role requires an enthusiastic self-starter with excellent attention to detail, well-developed IT and communication skills and the ability to get involved in all financial aspects of this growing organization. With a strong education background and a proven accounting track record, this individual will be an asset to the US office, and contribute to the organization’s overall social mission.

Role description

Maintain accurate records, including intercompany transactions, on our cloud based accounting database
Reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis
Raise invoices on a timely basis
Ensure that bills and expenses are paid on a timely basis
Prepare quarterly management accounts
Manage outsourced payroll
Manage outsourced retirement services processes
Manage insurance requirements
Liaise closely with ICSF’s UK Finance Manager
Other ad hoc finance, HR and operations tasks to be dealt with as they arise

Qualifications, Experience and Personal Traits

BA degree
Accounting or bookkeeping qualification
At least 5 years of accounting and finance experience
Enjoys working in a dynamic and flexible environment
Organized, methodical and attentive to detail
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Computer literate with good accounting package, Microsoft word and excel skills
Exceptional analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills

Additional details

Hourly rate between $25-35
Estimated time commitment between half a day to two days a week
Start as soon as possible
Candidate must have permission to work in the US
Work location: Work from home within the San Francisco Bay Area with occasional visits to the San Francisco office.
The candidate will need to respond to emails throughout the week despite the role being part-time

About ICSF

ICSF works with partners to scale up the world’s best social solutions – to end the world’s greatest social needs. We help them achieve the change they aspire to. We believe impact is what’s needed and that proven social projects must operate at a much greater scale to achieve significant transformational change. Our formula…

Strategic and practical. We challenge partners to set ambitious social targets, and then help them develop pragmatic strategies to achieve them.
Commercial and social. Our team brings both commercial and social expertise from working with some of the world’s most impactful purpose organizations and our own research. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise ourselves, investing any surplus back into our social mission, so we ‘get’ the sector.
Rigorous. Scaling is challenging, but not impossible. It requires careful design of a system that works, monitoring, and improvement, backed by solid systems and process which we help design and implement.
Connected. We help facilitate the links needed for partners to implement their strategies, from funding to service providers.
Successful. We only count our work as a success if our partners create genuine and lasting social impact.

To see our model in detail, feel free to download our Five Stages of Social Replication Toolkit: http://toolkit.the-icsf.org/Home

How we work

ICSF works with partners to scale up the world’s best social solutions – to end the world’s greatest social needs. We help them achieve the change they aspire to.

Sounds big? It is. We believe impact is what’s needed and that proven social projects must operate at a much greater scale to achieve significant transformational change.

We work with pioneers from the private, public and social sector to replicate their proven social projects to scale.

We know that social change makers and innovators will have more meaningful impact by building on what already works, rather than constantly reinventing the wheel. So we only work with people who want to scale, and who can scale.

Examples of ICSF’s work

Creating a Replication Accelerator with the Bertha Centre at the University of Cape Town and Rockefeller Foundation in South Africa
Creating an agriculture social franchise in rural Senegal
Introducing Social and Micro franchising to the Egyptian market
Rolling out health social franchises with Population Services International (PSI) in Asia, Africa and Central America
Research for the Big Lottery Fund assesses the potential for social replication in the UK
Research for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck, Save the Children and others into the potential for replicable primary healthcare delivery models with significant social benefit in the developing world

How to apply

Application deadline and interview dates

Deadline for application: 16th October 2015
First round phone calls: w/c 19th October 2015
Interviews: Rolling
To apply, email jobs@the-icsf.org: CV, cover letter, confirmation you have permission to work in the US, potential start date. Please include “US Finance Manager” in the subject line