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Finance Manager

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (Mid-City CAN) is a 501(c)3 collaborative comprised of hundreds of partners and thousands of community members. Mid-City CAN’s mission is to build a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing. For over 30 years, Mid-City CAN plays an essential role in the community and the San Diego Region by facilitating dialogue, identifying common issues, spearheading advocacy efforts, building power, and training community members to take leadership roles in affecting change. Some of our advocacy achievements include $5.1 million towards two skate parks and a recreation center, the Halal school lunch program, and a no-cost transit pass for youth 18 and under.

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Finance Manager conducts internal financial functions in compliance with internal controls. This includes accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting, analysis and liaising with financial service partners as needed. The Finance Manager supports the goal of building power in San Diego’s communities by ensuring a strong financial backbone in pursuit of building community power and advocating for equitable change.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Finance and Accounting

  • Assist in MCC's transition from being under a fiscal sponsor to an independent 501(c)3 organization, including implementation of NetSuite and other systems.
  • Manage day-to-day finances initially utilizing QuickBooks and then transitioning to NetSuite.
  • Review and record financial transactions (e.g. accounts payable/receivable, reconciliation of credit/debit card expenses, general ledger entries, ) for accuracy and proper recording in accordance with GAAP and accrual method.
  • Process payroll and record, calculate and record vacation accruals.
  • Manage bank accounts and cash flow, monitor financial performance against budget, analyze and investigate budget variances, and communicate findings or analysis to management team and board.
  • Conduct monthly accounting close-out and creation of financial package for the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate completion of annual tax return and audit with contracted accounting firm(s).
  • Maintain, update, and create necessary fiscal procedures in accordance with Finance Committee and Board guidelines.
  • Lead the organization’s annual budget creation process and support unit directors in soliciting and finalizing budgets.
  • Create internal budgets and financial reports for purposes of grant applications/reporting, year-round programs, and event planning.
  • Negotiate consultant, vendor, and donor contracts for execution, as well as manage the associated relationships.
  • Ensure funds are properly accounted for and that monthly spending systems are maintained and readily accessible upon request for PEX (prepaid debit cards), invoice processing, and the fiscal sponsor portal through Mid-City CAN 501(c)3 transition.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Effectively communicate and align to Mid-City CAN’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Demonstrate and ensure high standards of conduct and commitment in approach to work.
  • Actively participate in maintaining a culture of respect in the workplace.
  • Adapt strategically and proactively to changes in organizational environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with coworkers, administrators, and other agencies and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Interact with Mid-City CAN Board of Directors, committee members, and attend board meetings.


*At this time, this position does not supervise staff, and duties listed below will be in effect upon future growth.

  • Assign duties to staff by explaining how those duties are to be done, providing clear timelines, measurable goals, and communicating a vision for success.
  • Execute internal organizational operations to maximize productivity and efficiency of staff performance.
  • Coordinate staff work plans and ensure staff maintain focus and alignment with their goals.
  • Manage staff performance by completing performance evaluations, setting goals, holding staff accountable to progress, addressing problems through corrective actions, and praising good performance/accomplishments.
  • Conduct regular, on-going supervision discussions with staff to provide constructive feedback, guidance, and mentoring.
  • Provide staff with assistance and support in thinking strategically, resolving dilemmas, and coordinating shared learnings.
  • Manage conflict by intervening and resolving concerns and complaints among staff or partners if needed.
  • Conduct hiring and terminations in conjunction with supervisors and human resources.
  • Enforce personnel policies to ensure staff compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Ensuring staff attendance and completion of required program reports on time.
  • Approve time sheets, travel, and requests for time off.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor or Master degree in accounting, MBA, organizational development, business administration, nonprofit management, or finance required. *Any combination of experience, education, and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • 2-3 years of accrual method accounting, budgeting, and adherence to GAAP required.
  • Deep knowledge of non-profit accounting, fund accounting, administration, internal controls, budget development, implementation, and annual requirements.
  • Provide financial metrics as they relate to managing of funding/contracts (especially County and other government funded contracts) and ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret financial statements and related information.
  • Excellent skills in Excel, NetSuite, and QuickBooks.
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Somali or Vietnamese) a plus.
  • 2 years directly managing staff.
  • Ability to coach individuals, develop staff, and team-build to maximize performance under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Possess a passion for social justice that translates to daily interactions.
  • Ability to self-direct, take initiative, work independently, and balance conflicting demands.
  • Proven background working in a diverse workplace across, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, perspectives, and economic status; ability to build relationships and interact with diverse people easily and contribute to a respectful workplace.
  • Flexible in adapting and learning new ideas and/or concepts, including ongoing training, workshops and/or learning opportunities.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional travel overnight required.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Commitment to personal professional growth and development.


COVID-19 Safety and In-person Work

  • Strictly comply with all applicable public health orders and organizational safety protocols.
  • Work as part of a team among colleagues to assist with unforeseen COVID-19-related projects.
  • Conduct work in person as health order allow (PPE provided), majority of work is expected to be in-person with some remote options.
  • Acquire COVID-19 vaccine and boosters unless qualified medical exemption; unvaccinated staff are required to take a routine COVID-19 test.
  • Remain flexible in order to adjust to changing safety protocols and health orders as needed.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is performed in an office, at home, or community setting; employee regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day; occasionally lifts, carries, and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Position involves regular use of a computer and keyboard, telephone, and face-to-face communications; employee should be able to communicate clearly and professionally in all of these manners. The employee may spend periods of time sitting, standing, or walking. Employee required to work in- person and adhere to health and safety protocols which may require wearing of facial mask covering nose and mouth for several hours and/or gloves or other PPE (provided). If required by health orders, employ may have to work virtually at home requiring use of virtual meeting technology (technology provided) for several hours requiring focus on a computer screen. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

: The annual salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $75,000-85,000 commensurate with work experience, skills, and educational background.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter for this position through the Mission Edge job board. No phone calls, walk-ins, or recruiters, please.

Mid-City Community Advocacy Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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  • Ron Sanchez
    published this page 2023-01-27 13:43:11 -0800