Website Resources Legacy Fund
Description, Compensation and Benefits:Organization Overview
Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) seeks an experienced financial professional to manage our organization’s accounting and finance activities. The selected candidate will join a team of 40+ staff working to conserve land, water, and ocean resources while advancing healthy communities and social equity.
RLF is a 501(c)(3) public charity that has been working with philanthropy, government, science, business, and community groups for 20 years to secure enduring outcomes for the environment, climate resilience, and healthy communities. We are not a traditional environmental organization; our strategic initiatives—developed closely with donors—support and elevate the voices and experience of communities most impacted by change and advance campaigns that secure equitable policies and public funding. Our headquarters are based in Sacramento, California, but our work takes us across the Western United States and beyond, with several international initiatives. The experience, expertise, and connections of our team consistently deliver significant and enduring results. Tactical use of science, research, and polling mark our work, as does collaboration with strategic and diverse partners.
Some of our achievements in the past 20 years include working with our partners to protect millions of acres of land across the American West and Mexico and nearly 17 percent of California’s offshore waters; generate more than $30 billion in new public funding for water, land, climate resilience, equitable parks access, and ocean conservation; and broker landmark renewable energy development policy for the American West. RLF also works with donors on issues that further a healthy democracy.
RLF strives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion so that all people have equal opportunities to live full and healthy lives in thriving environments and participate in building a better future. RLF is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. We seek to build a staff that brings a variety of perspectives and backgrounds to our philanthropic work, and we are committed to creating a workplace where all staff feel valued and have a sense of belonging.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary commensurate with related work experience and qualifications. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
Qualifications and Job Requirements:Position Summary
The Finance Manager is responsible for managing RLF’s day-to-day accounting and finance activities. In coordination with the Chief Financial Officer, this position will:
- Manage cash flows, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, revenue recognition, and month-end close, ensuring that all accounting activities are performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Assist in the preparation of all monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports.
- Oversee the annual audit and the preparation of federal and state tax returns by independent accountants and ensure accurate and timely filing.
- Support with grants administration and operations by overseeing program indirect cost recovery and benefit rates.
- Manage communications between the finance department and philanthropic staff.
- Manage business insurance and oversee all insurance changes.
- Prepare and oversee the annual organizational budget process.
- Supervise, manage, and provide coaching, guidance, and support to the Accountant and the Accounts Payable Specialist.
- This full-time, exempt position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A background in nonprofit accounting is strongly preferred. The Finance Manager must have excellent knowledge of accounting and monthly financial closing processes, financial reporting, and supervisory experience. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented while still having the ability to see the big picture of the organization. Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills; plus the ability to manage priorities and workflow are necessary. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to translate, interpret, and present financial information for use by different audiences including decision-makers and program staff. They must have the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and have exceptional organizational and time management skills.
While this position must be based in Sacramento, CA, please note that due to COVID-19, RLF offices are closed, and we remain a fully remote organization until further notice.
Application Instructions:To Apply
Please provide a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position.