Finance Director

Full-time opportunity starts ASAP in NYC

Our story

Every college grad deserves a fair shot at a meaningful, upwardly mobile career. That’s the promise of higher education in America, but the payoff depends on who you know, not just what you learned.

COOP Careers closes the social capital gap by recruiting and investing deeply in diverse, low-income, and first-generation grads from the City University of New York, San Francisco State, and other urban public colleges.

Our flagship program is the Digital Apprenticeship. Peer cohorts of 16 motivated, underemployed grads meet nightly for 16 weeks (200 hours) to learn technical skills, build community, and jumpstart careers in digital marketing and data analytics.

Each cohort is led by a team of four captains, “near-peer” COOP alumni who serve as coaches, mentors, and guides on top of busy day jobs at local ad agencies and tech companies. In parallel, COOP helps these same employers meet, interview, and hire more and more diverse candidates.

Since 2014, COOP has run 50 cohorts with over 700 alumni, on our way to 10,000 by 2025. Four-in-five alumni work full-time, earning an average of $45,000 after 12 months (3x pre-program average) and almost $70,000 after three years (2x peer baseline).

Long-term, COOP aims to double lifetime income of alumni—fueling upward mobility and fulfilling our collective promise of higher education.

Opportunity

COOP Careers is seeking a passionate and experienced Director of Finance to support a quickly growing, vibrant national organization, currently operating in NYC and San Francisco.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Finance will handle the accounting and financial activities of the firm. Primary responsibilities will include day to day accounting, financial reporting, management of accounts payable as well as budgeting and forecasting (FP&A).

The Director of Finance will also oversee payroll, benefits, and other administrative/HR related functions . This position will interact regularly with top management and the Board.

Responsibilities

National Leadership

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO and COO for all organizational financial objectives and initiatives

  • Develop the annual budget and cash flow projections

    • Monitor variances vs actual;rRecommend necessary changes/improvements in order to meet budgeted targets

Site Management (NYC & SF)

  • Oversee the preparation of monthly financials and other periodic financial reports

  • Reconcile all bank accounts and monitor cash balances to ensure sufficient cash is on hand at all times to fund operations

  • Oversee the expense reimbursement process

  • Prepare and present financial reports to management and the Board

  • Evaluate current systems, policies and procedures and propose enhancements

  • Assist with developing, managing and monitoring internal controls

  • Coordinate with and assist third parties with financial audits as well as tax and regulatory filings

  • Keep up to date with financial, tax, compliance and legal regulations pertaining to the organization

  • Ad hoc projects as directed by CEO & COO

  • Partner with the leadership of various functional areas within COOP to both speak to and support the dynamic work of COOP

  • Participate in at least 2-3 COOP programmatic events monthly

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to COOP’s mission and vision; thrives in a fast-paced environment; enjoys teamwork and collaboration

    • Roll-up-the-sleeves mentality. Able to work independently while at the same time be a team player and consensus builder  

    • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience

  • Non-profit experience strongly preferred

  • Skilled in managing up and working with diverse audiences and stakeholder groups

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Experience with Quickbooks or similar accounting systems

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

  • Experience building financial projections/models

  • Able to build, maintain and monitor financial & internal controls

  • Knowledge of US GAAP, tax regulations and compliance issues pertaining to the not-for-profit sector

  • Track record of building efficiencies and implementing process improvements

  • Willingness to adapt and contribute to COOP’s feedback-driven culture

Compensation

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. COOP Careers is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

COOP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We seek to build a diverse staff representative of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply today!

Please send your resume and a simple cover letter to apply@coopcareers.org. We are hoping to fill this role as soon as possible and will begin interviewing qualified candidates right away. Please don’t hesitate to apply! Thank you for your time and interest in our mission.