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Director of Finance

Umoja Community
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

About Umoja Community Foundation  
Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student–body, mind, and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought. The Umoja Community seeks to help students experience themselves as valuable and worthy of an education. 


The Director of Finance will have overall financial management responsibility including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. They will oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow and coordination of audit activities as well as accounts payable and receivable. The ideal candidate will not only be able to reconcile financial activities but should also be skilled at capturing key data and processes to demonstrate the relationship between UCEF goals and resulting fundraising needs. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  

  • Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risks 
  • Manage company's finance systems  
  • Set targets and supervise all accounting personnel (Clerk) 
  • Develop and implement internal policies and practices 
  • Monitor cash flow and financial transactions 
  • Oversee all audit and internal control operations  
  • Develop and support corporate fundraising strategy and manage relationships with COO, CEO, Board of Directors and funders 
  • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis 
  • Conduct analysis to make forecasts and report to the Executive Team  
  • Manage and drive tax compliance and risk management 
  • Work with CEO and COO to develop investment and treasury policies and practices 
  • Manage and provide grant reports and develop budgets for grant applications 


Supervision:  Yes 

Travel:  25% 



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or relevant field required.  Master’s degree, MBA or CPA is a plus. 
  • Minimum 5+ years of proven experience as a Director of Finance or Manager within a Non-Profit or a Foundation  
  • Experience managing early career finance and accounting professionals. 
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices 
  • Solid foundation of financial analysis and forecasting 
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability 
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial 
  • Outstanding communications skills, written and oral 
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment 
  • Hands-on, leads by example 
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives 
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining vigilant attention to details 
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach 
  • Connection to the UCEF mission, values and practices 
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental.  
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within the organization.  
  • Positive and inclusive work environment.  

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