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Chief Financial Officer

San Francisco, CA, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Emerge America is seeking an entrepreneurial high energy financial executive to support the organization through an exciting period of growth. Reporting directly to the President & Founder, the CFO will be responsible for all of the finances of the organization, and building out the financial capacity of the organization.


Strategy, Vision, & Leadership

oWork in partnership with leadership to develop the strategic direction of the organization and make ongoing decisions to ensure that Emerge’s mission is fulfilled.

oWork closely with the leadership team to perform long-range financial forecasting.

oLead budgeting, including development of multi-year budgets for strategic planning, annual operating budgets, quarterly reforecasts, and project budgets.

oFacilitate financial modeling to evaluate different options for expanding operations to all 50 states.

oSet policies and procedures in collaboration with other senior staff to align incentives with organizational goals.

Finance & Accounting

oDevelop an internal accounting system (currently outsourced) with internal controls.

oDesign and implement systems to maintain internal controls, process transactions.

Compliance & Risk Management

oWork with legal counsel and staff comply with federal and state laws and regulations, as well as responding to inquiries from government agencies.

oOversee preparation of IRS Form 8872 quarterly; coordinate annual reviews or audits and preparation of IRS Form 990.

Education, Training, & Communication

oBuild financial management competency among staff, state executive directors, and volunteer boards.

oShare information about financial health, plans, and performance with key stakeholders to support transparency, accountability, and decision making.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

Emerge is seeking candidates with financial and management accounting experience, ideally in both nonprofit and political settings. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of Emerge America’s mission. Emerge is seeking team members to reflect the incredible diversity of the women whose political power they seek to build. Therefore, applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system are encouraged.

In addition, Emerge is seeking the following specific qualifications:

5+ years of experience in a senior leadership role at an entrepreneurial growth-focused nonprofit or business with demonstrated success in finance, operations, and administration

Thorough understanding of nonprofit budgeting, fiscal management and compliance

Knowledge of best practices regarding administrative processes and systems including finance, HR, legal/compliance issues, and technology management

Strong knowledge of accounting standards, business practices, economics, and technology

Experience with planning and analysis, including leading budgeting, providing business insights, and maximizing the use of organizational resources

Detail and systems orientation to manage complex projects

Excellent written and oral communication, including the ability to present complex financial information to stakeholders at all levels

Experience developing others and managing a high-performing team to set and achieve ambitious, achievable goals


Self-starter with an ability to develop a vision and inspire others

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and ability to be nimble while moving toward long-term goals

Strong interpersonal skills, including competency working cross culturally and in diverse teams to create equitable and inclusive environments

Ability to take an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible and innovative approach to financial management

Personal Characteristics:

Demonstrated understanding and interest in the mission of Emerge

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and mission-driven environment

Passionate, humble, hold a high degree of integrity, bring a positive attitude, be mission-driven and a self-directed inspiring leader

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