Director of Finance

San Francisco, California, United States | SF LGBT Center | Full-time | COVID-19 remote


The SF LGBT Center seeks to hire a Director of Finance. This position manages the financial resources of the organization including accounting, finance, organization-wide budgets, and treasury in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures. The position safeguards assets through the maintenance of proper controls. It also develops and maintains effective administrative systems including the Center’s human resources functions. This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director supervises a full-time Finance Manager and is a member of the Center’s Directors’ team. The SF LGBT Center’s budget is currently $5.9M with a staff of 42 full-time employees. Over 60% of income for the current year comes from government contracts. The candidate should align with organizational values that include a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion, commitment to serve the most vulnerable, and accountability and transparency. 



Budget, Finance, and Accounting

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting process in conjunction with the Deputy Executive Director. Administer and review all department financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status. Work with program directors/managers to develop annual department budgets and an integrated agency budget. 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and cash flow projections.
  • Track all revenue and expenditures in relation to the budget and supply monthly reports to the executive leadership and Board of Directors.
  • Develop and monitor budgets for government and non-government contracts and grants.
  • Ensure financial management system, finance-related policies and processes include all appropriate controls to maintain the fiscal integrity of the organization.
  • Lead the annual financial audit process and tax preparation, including solicitation of audit bids, staffing of the audit committee, and resolution of any open points. Support the Finance Manager to complete all year-end closing, pre-audit reconciliations, and audit fieldwork. Review audit reports and annual tax returns.  
  • Maintain fiscal compliance with all government and private funding sources as well as local, state, and federal agencies. Oversee regular reporting to appropriate staff on the financial status of all restricted grants. Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure that all grant reporting is accurate, complete, and submitted on time. 
  • Oversee accounting operations including bookkeeping, financial statements, and reporting. 
  • Supervise the Finance Manager who has responsibility for all financial functions including cash receipts, billing and accounts receivable, cash disbursements and accounts payable, payroll, general ledger, grant/contract invoicing, and cash flow.  
  • Complete some direct finance tasks such as bank reconciliations to ensure separation of accounting responsibilities.


  • Administer employee benefits; new employee on-boarding and payroll approvals; manage the open-enrollment process and oversee payroll system. 
  • Oversee risk management and insurance policies including general liability, property and equipment, and director’s and officer’s insurance.   
  • Responsible for developing and updating all human resource policies relating to legal and administrative compliance 
  • Ensure all periodic national, state, and local filings are completed (e.g., annual tax filings, workers' compensation, and unemployment and insurance filings, tax exemption filings, non-profit and fundraising registrations. 
  • Negotiate and maintain vendor contracts related to finance and administration. 
  • Oversee general office management for the organization. 



  • Commitment to the mission of the SF LGBT Center and strong commitment to racial, social, and economic justice. Understanding of the needs of vulnerable LGBTQ communities, strategies to meet their needs, and ability to work with a broad range of constituents and stakeholders representing the full diversity of the LGBTQ and allied communities. 
  • Seven to 10 years of strong financial management experience with at least five years in senior finance leadership roles (including Director of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, or equivalent) required. Bachelor’s degree and/or professional financial certification such as CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred.  
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector, nonprofit accounting, compliance, and reporting particularly for fast-growing environments with limited budgets and resources is preferred. Experience in financial analysis and control functions; strong financial modeling skills desired. 
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, preparing financial statements and reports, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll preferred. 
  • Experience in management and reporting of government and non-government grants including budgeting, fund accounting, grant, and contracts administration, is necessary.
  • Proven effectiveness in managing others empowering them to make decisions. Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of California Employment law, and human resources programs and processes.
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software. Knowledge of QuickBooks and ADP is desirable.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, multi-tasker, highly organized with the ability to maintain attention to detail and the ability to adapt to changing environment and priorities are required. 


  • This position is primarily office-based at the Center’s 1800 Market Street location with an ability to negotiate a schedule of remote work up to a maximum of 40% time.
  • Essential physical requirements:
    • Must be able to operate a computer and other common office machinery such as a copier/fax/printer up to eight hours/day daily.
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of several hours daily.
    • Must be able to lift to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
    • Must be able to work in a shared office space with 3 or more employees in the same office with moderate levels of noise.

Employees in this position must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily, and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job.

  • Hours are primarily Monday – Friday with occasional need for evening or weekend work. Work schedules are negotiable within a standard 8:00 am – 7:00 pm window.

Local travel may be required to meetings or off-site events. Out-of-town travel is infrequent and negotiable. No car is required.


The Center is a healthcare/ vulnerable client employer. Verified Covid 19 vaccination is required.



Competitive salary of $90K or $43.27 an hour, including paid medical insurance as well as paid time off (vacation, health, & holidays)


The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources, and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by: 

  • Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive.
  • Organizing for our future.
  • Celebrating our history and culture.
  • Building resources to create a legacy for future generations.



The Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are encouraged to apply.  The Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment.  No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute. 


Pursuant to SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we consider qualified applicants with arrest/conviction records.