Glymph Consulting

M4BL Finance Manager

Location: Remote

Reports to: M4BL Director of Finance & Operations

Salary: $110,000 with full health benefits

Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014 and was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. M4BL is an ecosystem of more than 150 Black led organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together with renewed energy, strategy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. Our ecosystem is united by core values and politics that seek to build an anti-capitalist, abolitionist and Black queer feminist future. The Movement for Black Lives’ budget has grown significantly to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the urgency of this political and cultural moment. In this phase of our growth, M4BL is looking for new staff members to join an expanding finance and operations team.

Position Summary

As a lead member of the finance team, the Finance Manager facilitates the Movement for Black Lives’ work by (A) supporting core financial functions for both C3 and C4 M4BL related entities, (B) providing accounting management, (C) ensuring compliance with GAAP and standard non-profit financial management practices, and (D) ensuring the integrity and security of financial data. The M4BL Finance Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

Position Detail

Operational Functions

  1. Finance Functions
    1. Oversee general accounting using Quickbooks Online
    2. Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank reconciliations
    3. Ensure that all financial activities involving grant funds awarded are accounted for in compliance with internal rules, GAAP, and grantor and/or agency specific requirements.
    4. Prepare ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for departmental directors, and budget leads.
    5. Prepare financial reports for funders and partners as requested.
    6. Ensure proper documentation, process improvement and internal controls
    7. Support annual budgeting and revenue goal-setting processes, including ongoing budget management.
    8. Collect and organize the information needed to submit all contracts, process them, and keep track of outstanding invoices and payments, under supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations
    9. Manage monthly reconciliation for staff credit cards
    10. Support the DFO and Senior Directors Team in budget oversight, reporting, planning, and auditing.
  2. Management of Finance Team
    1. Supervise the finance coordinator as principal manager.
    2. Develop and oversee financial training opportunities for the team.
    3. Identify finance training and support needs for non-finance staff for skills improvement in the areas of accounting, reporting, and internal control.
  3. Organization and Compliance
    1. Oversee cost sharing documentation and reimbursement between C3 and C4 entities

Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions, but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Alignment with M4BL’s vision and values
  • Understanding of general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow management
  • Experience managing complex projects using Quickbooks
  • Skilled in using Excel
  • Experience communicating financial concepts, report highlights, and recommendations to a broad audience
  • Skilled at time management and project coordination
  • Skilled at recognizing challenges, identifying potential solutions, and communicating challenges and solutions with multiple team members
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and staff
  • Grounded and flexible with a high degree of integrity, transparency, and collaborative praxis
  • Able to pay close and consistent attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work successfully on a remote team
  • Demonstrated reliability, flexibility, and follow-up

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior experience working in non-profit organizations required
  • Knowledge of C3 and C4 legal frameworks, reporting requirements, and IRS compliance related to same
  • A minimum of five years of bookkeeping experience
  • Experience in building out organizational structures is preferred

Equal Opportunity Workplace

The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the follow factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.