Job openings at CLCV

The California League of Conservation Voters and the CLCV Education Fund are currently accepting applications for the positions listed below.

Director of Finance and HR


Director of Finance and HR

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)

Position Location: Oakland, possibly remote, and occasional travel

The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), a 501(c)4 organization, working to protect and enhance the environment and the health of all California communities by electing environmental champions, advancing critical priorities, and holding policymakers accountable. For more information, please visit www.ecovote.org.

CLCV Education Fund, CLCV’s 501(c)3 sister organization, protects California’s natural resources and improves the health of our communities. For more information, please visit www.clcvedfund.org.

CLCV and CLCV Ed Fund work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:       

The Director of Finance and HR will be responsible for overseeing the accounting, bookkeeping, and HR operations for CLCV- a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy organization and CLCV Education Fund- a 501 (c) 3 educational nonprofit organization. The Director of Finance and HR will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other directors, teams, the board, and the organizations’ accounting and bookkeeping consultants to ensure the sustainability and financial health of the organizations through finance, business planning and budgeting, and human resources.

The Director of Finance and HR will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as our organizations’ plans and implements a strategy for growth, while enhancing the quality of our programming, supporting talent recruitment and retention, and building capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and human resources leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Finance and Accounting

  • Directs accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, monthly close of accounting records, and all other bookkeeping through oversight of the organizations’ contract accountants.
  •  Ensures compliance with GAAP, organizational policies, and federal/state tax requirements.
  • Actively tracks the organizations’ cashflow 6 months out while monitoring it weekly.
  • Leads the annual budget planning and mid-year forecasting processes.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and reports out monthly revenue and expense variance analysis (from budget and prior year).
  • Guides and assists with grant tracking, allocation, and reporting in partnership with development staff.
  • Manages the annual audit process and preparation of the annual tax returns and filings.
  • Monitors and maintains all files for accounts payable, accounts receivables, income, contracts, and PAC deposits & disbursements.
  • Maintains and updates accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Cultivates strong lines of communication with other departments, including ensuring compliance around all electoral activity and PAC activities in partnership with the organizations’ outside counsel and reporting consultants.
  • Supports the Board of Director’s finance and audit committees, including developing and presenting board reports.

Human Resources

  • Coordinate and manage benefits administration, including the Open Enrollment process, monitoring staff paid time off, and acting as the liaison with all benefit administrators and vendors.
  • Responsible for new employee onboarding, orientation and offboarding.
  • Further develop the organization’s human resources and talent management, including enhancing professional development, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Qualifications

  • MBA/CPA, or equivalent experience
  • At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and HR management experience
  • ]Experience having final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to - and to effectively collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which 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 multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with nonprofit accounting (501 (c) 4 and/or 501 (c) 3)
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and Raiser’s Edge databases
  • Experience with PAC accounting and reporting
  • Commitment to the mission of CLCV and CLCVEF

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, personal time, and floating holidays; optional life insurance; and employee assistance and travel assistance programs.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to CLCVjobs@ecovote.org, with the subject header “Finance and HR Director” No phone calls, please.

California League of Conservation Voters
Job Announcement
Title: Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director
Employment Type: Part-Time (30 Hours)/ or Full-time (40 Hours) Exempt
Position Location: Oakland
The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), a 501(c)4 organization, is the political
arm of California’s environmental community. CLCV is distinguished for its political influence: we
support environmental candidates for state public office, work to pass strong environmental
legislation, and rate the environmental performance of state legislators and the governor in our
annual California Environmental Scorecard. For more information, please visit
www.ecovote.org.
CLCV Education Fund, CLCV’s 501(c)3 sister organization, protects California’s natural
resources and improves the health of our communities. For more information, please visit
www.clcvedfund.org.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Accounting & Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day
accounting, bookkeeping, and HR operations for CLCV- a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy
organization and CLCV Education Fund- a 501 (c) 3 educational nonprofit organization. Primary
duties include accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll, cash management, general
ledger/bookkeeping, Political Action Committee (PAC) accounting/reporting, and other general
accounting duties. The Accounting & HR Manager also assist with the management of CLCV’s
accounting policies and procedures, helps to ensure financial accuracy in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and adherence to tax regulations. This
position will also be responsible for all Human Resources responsibilities, including onboarding,
orientation, and administration of benefits.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivables:
• Process vendor invoices and employee/contractor expense reports and codes
accounting distributions as necessary.
• Checks all items for mathematical accuracy.
• Routes items for approval according to organizational accounting procedures.
• Process approved items for check signing on a weekly basis.
• Facilitate 1099 maintenance.
• Interface with the Membership and Development departments to ensure accurate
processing of donor revenue into QuickBooks.
• Work closely with Office Manager and Development Assistant for processing weekly
bank deposits.
• Maintain and disseminate weekly 6-month cash flow projection report to upper
management.
• PAC accounting/reporting.
• Liaison with external PAC treasurer and attorneys.
Payroll:
• Responsible for the preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll for 10-15
employees.
• Process employee timesheets, reviewing coding and approval.
• Inputs/adjusts hours to Paylocity for payment.
• Responsible for new employee set-up and other salary/level changes in both
Paylocity and other systems.
• Coordinate the set up of employee direct deposits.
• Process manual payroll checks as necessary.
General Accounting:
• Performs monthly close of accounting records in cooperation with external
accountant, and supervise monthly bank reconciliation.
• Helps ensure compliance with GAAP, organization policies, and federal/state tax
requirements.
• Assists upper management in the annual budget planning and mid-year forecasting
processes.
• Assists upper management in monthly revenue and expense variance analysis (from
budget and prior year).
• Assists upper management and Education Fund Development staff in providing
allocation of individual grant funds for final grant reports.
• Provides support for and assists upper management in the annual audit process and
preparation of the annual 990 tax return.
• Monitors temporary restricted grant funds and stays in regular communication with
program staff on expenses and releases in a timely fashion.
• Maintains all files for accounts payable, accounts receivables, income, and PAC
deposits & disbursements.
• Maintains the Chart of Accounts.
• Assists in maintaining and updating accounting policies and procedures.
• Maintains strong lines of communication with other departments.
Human Resources Administration:
• Coordinate and manage benefits administration, particularly during the Open
Enrollment process.
• Maintain 401k account and submit disbursements within due dates.
• Performs Commuter Checks administration.
• Maintains staff floating holidays spreadsheet.
• Monitors staff paid time off accrual.
• Acts as the liaison with all benefit administrators and vendors.
• Responsible for new employee on boarding and orientation.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of accounting experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
• Knowledge of GAAP
• Knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage, NetSuite, Oracle, or other Accounting
equivalent.
• Experience using Paylocity or an equivalent payroll processing database
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail
• Accurate data entry skills
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Self-starter
• Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to follow through on projects
• Thorough understanding of the accounting software and how to run reports and/or
retrieve data
• Must be able to interact effectively with people on all levels of the organization
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
DESIRED QUALIFICIATIONS:
• Experience with nonprofit accounting (501 (c) 4 and/or 501 (c) 3)
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database
• Experience with Human Resources administration
• Experience with PAC accounting and reporting
• Commitment to the mission of CLCV and CLCVEF
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental,
vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted
pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care
expenses; paid vacation, personal time, and floating holidays; optional life insurance; and
employee assistance and travel assistance programs.
TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to CLCVjobs@ecovote.org, with the subject header
“Accounting & HR Manager” No phone calls, please. For more information about CLCV
please visit www.ecovote.org.
Title: Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director
Employment Type: Part-Time (30 Hours)/ or Full-time (40 Hours) Exempt
Position Location: Oakland
The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), a 501(c)4 organization, is the political
arm of California’s environmental community. CLCV is distinguished for its political influence: we
support environmental candidates for state public office, work to pass strong environmental
legislation, and rate the environmental performance of state legislators and the governor in our
annual California Environmental Scorecard. For more information, please visit
www.ecovote.org.
CLCV Education Fund, CLCV’s 501(c)3 sister organization, protects California’s natural
resources and improves the health of our communities. For more information, please visit
www.clcvedfund.org.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Accounting & Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day
accounting, bookkeeping, and HR operations for CLCV- a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy
organization and CLCV Education Fund- a 501 (c) 3 educational nonprofit organization. Primary
duties include accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll, cash management, general
ledger/bookkeeping, Political Action Committee (PAC) accounting/reporting, and other general
accounting duties. The Accounting & HR Manager also assist with the management of CLCV’s
accounting policies and procedures, helps to ensure financial accuracy in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and adherence to tax regulations. This
position will also be responsible for all Human Resources responsibilities, including onboarding,
orientation, and administration of benefits.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivables:
• Process vendor invoices and employee/contractor expense reports and codes
accounting distributions as necessary.
• Checks all items for mathematical accuracy.
• Routes items for approval according to organizational accounting procedures.
• Process approved items for check signing on a weekly basis.
• Facilitate 1099 maintenance.
• Interface with the Membership and Development departments to ensure accurate
processing of donor revenue into QuickBooks.
• Work closely with Office Manager and Development Assistant for processing weekly
bank deposits.
• Maintain and disseminate weekly 6-month cash flow projection report to upper
management.
• PAC accounting/reporting.
• Liaison with external PAC treasurer and attorneys.
Payroll:
• Responsible for the preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll for 10-15
employees.
• Process employee timesheets, reviewing coding and approval.
• Inputs/adjusts hours to Paylocity for payment.
• Responsible for new employee set-up and other salary/level changes in both
Paylocity and other systems.
• Coordinate the set up of employee direct deposits.
• Process manual payroll checks as necessary.
General Accounting:
• Performs monthly close of accounting records in cooperation with external
accountant, and supervise monthly bank reconciliation.
• Helps ensure compliance with GAAP, organization policies, and federal/state tax
requirements.
• Assists upper management in the annual budget planning and mid-year forecasting
processes.
• Assists upper management in monthly revenue and expense variance analysis (from
budget and prior year).
• Assists upper management and Education Fund Development staff in providing
allocation of individual grant funds for final grant reports.
• Provides support for and assists upper management in the annual audit process and
preparation of the annual 990 tax return.
• Monitors temporary restricted grant funds and stays in regular communication with
program staff on expenses and releases in a timely fashion.
• Maintains all files for accounts payable, accounts receivables, income, and PAC
deposits & disbursements.
• Maintains the Chart of Accounts.
• Assists in maintaining and updating accounting policies and procedures.
• Maintains strong lines of communication with other departments.
Human Resources Administration:
• Coordinate and manage benefits administration, particularly during the Open
Enrollment process.
• Maintain 401k account and submit disbursements within due dates.
• Performs Commuter Checks administration.
• Maintains staff floating holidays spreadsheet.
• Monitors staff paid time off accrual.
• Acts as the liaison with all benefit administrators and vendors.
• Responsible for new employee on boarding and orientation.
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of accounting experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
• Knowledge of GAAP
• Knowledge of QuickBooks, Sage, NetSuite, Oracle, or other Accounting
equivalent.
• Experience using Paylocity or an equivalent payroll processing database
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail
• Accurate data entry skills
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Self-starter
• Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to follow through on projects
• Thorough understanding of the accounting software and how to run reports and/or
retrieve data
• Must be able to interact effectively with people on all levels of the organization
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
DESIRED QUALIFICIATIONS:
• Experience with nonprofit accounting (501 (c) 4 and/or 501 (c) 3)
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database
• Experience with Human Resources administration
• Experience with PAC accounting and reporting
• Commitment to the mission of CLCV and CLCVEF
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental,
vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted
pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care
expenses; paid vacation, personal time, and floating holidays; optional life insurance; and
employee assistance and travel assistance programs.
TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to CLCVjobs@ecovote.org, with the subject header
“Accounting & HR Manager” No phone calls, please. For more information about CLCV
please visit www.ecovote.org.

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