Director of Finance and Operations – Asian Pacific Fund – San Francisco

Director of Finance and Operations
The Director of Finance and Operations is a new role on the Fund’s leadership team and reports directly to the President & Executive Director. The Fund is in a critical stage of growth and the new Director will play a key role in building the financial and operational infrastructure needed for the organization’s long-term success.
In partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations will develop, implement, and maintain our financial management strategy (systems, policies and procedures, planning and reporting). In addition, s/he will be responsible for overseeing operations including human resources (payroll, benefits, and onboarding) and IT (systems integration, vendor management). As a member of the leadership team, the Director will be expected to be a liaison to the Board, a strong collaborator, and a strong people and culture leader. This is an excellent opportunity for a nonprofit finance leader with operational experience and a track record of creative problem solving and change management to join a mission driven organization looking to increase its impact.

Key Areas of Responsibility
Financial Management
Update, implement, and maintain all financial procedures and systems to ensure internal controls and process efficiency
Oversee day-to-day financial operations including record keeping, cash flow, and
Oversee operational accounting services including grants payment processing, payroll,
accounts payable, and purchasing; oversee all financial, project/program and grants
Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system;
ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial
data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements
Oversee the Fund’s investment activity, serve as key point of contact for investment
management team, and provide regular updates and recommendations related to
investment performance to Executive Director and Finance Committee of the Board
Plan, coordinate, and execute annual budget and planning process in conjunction with
the President & Executive Director, administer and review all financial plans and budgets;
monitor progress and changes
Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board
Coordinate the annual audit and Form 990 process, liaise with external auditors and the
Finance Committee; work with the Executive Director to assess any changes necessary
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve
the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual; and implement internal controls
Human Resources and IT
Update, implement, and maintain all human resources policies and procedures,
employee handbook, and onboarding materials
Oversee execution of administrative human resources functions including recruitment
and hiring, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, professional
development, training, and payroll
Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined
Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors
and consultants
Review and maintain insurance coverage (Liability, Directors and Officers, Worker’s
Compensation, Unemployment and Health) and works with appropriate brokers regarding changes as needed
Board Management
Partner with the President & Executive Director on board strategy and development,
including follow up from all Board and Committee meetings
Support the President & Executive Director and Board to ensure compliance with bylaws
Support the President & Executive Director to plan and execute educational and
programmatic activities for the Board
Staff Management
Provide day-to-day management, performance management, and professional development for Finance and Operations Manager
Provide day-to-day direction and oversight of contracted resources including outsourced accounting, IT, and other consultants Other duties as assigned

A minimum of 7 years of experience in nonprofit financial accounting functions, with at least 3 years in a management role
The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with — programmatic colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
A track record in grants management and grant-related financial reporting
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and
managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-
solving skills that support and enable sound decision making
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize,
negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
A natural team player who enjoys supporting and collaborating with colleagues
Ability to see the big picture and think strategically while also being able to execute
tactical tasks
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and demonstrated commitment to addressing
issues facing the Asian and Pacific Islander communities

Application Process – PLEASE READ CLOSELY:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to with the subject line: “Dir Fin/Ops: Your Name.” Cover letters should indicate why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills are relevant. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.