Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Director of Finance

Position Summary: Advancing Justice-LA seeks an experienced and results-oriented finance executive to help optimize and strengthen the internal capacity of a complex, high-impact organization with an annual budget of $13 million. This position requires strong technical financial skills and planning, decision-making, and supervision experience. The Director of Finance will be expected to recommend and implement high-level systems changes involving finances and budgeting, as well as handle day-to-day fiscal issues as needed, including supervising three accounting staff.  The Director of Finance will report to the Executive Director and advise executive management team (Executive Director and Vice-Presidents) on financial and budgeting issues related to the management of the organization. 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Oversee financial operations including organizational budget and supervision of accounting staff.
  • Responsible for budget preparation, financial reports, auditing, and cash management. 
  • Develop timely and accurate financial statements and accounts that are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) appropriate for a non-profit organization. 
  • Provide oversight for accounts payable and accounts receivable with close attention to cash flow analysis and forecasting. 
  • Evaluate data pertaining to costs to plan budgets.
  • Provide guidance to executive management team to make strategic decisions on leveraging available resources to meet organizational goals.
  • Work with development team on proposal budgets and to secure resources to support and grow agency functions.
  • Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting or collection procedures, or investment activities and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, or other financial control functions.
  • Leads the annual independent organization audit and works with board finance and audit committees as well as key staff and external auditors.
  • Direct insurance negotiations, select insurance brokers or carriers, and place insurance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or operations;
  • MBA or CPA preferred;
  • Minimum of seven years of overall professional experience in financial management, with a minimum of three years of experience supervising others;
  • Proven ability to work in a complex financial environment, supervise accounting staff, and produce impactful financial reports;
  • Knowledge of and experience with non-profit accounting and financial management systems, methods and tools;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex projects and multiple, competing priorities on various timelines;
  • Experience in developing and implementing systems changes preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to manage differences in a proactive and constructive manner;
  • Demonstrated leadership and skills in strategic thinking/planning, as well as ability to step in and perform administrative tasks;
  • Commitment to immigrant communities and social justice preferred;
  • Willingness and ability to work some nights, weekends and long work days, and
Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance with retirement plan. Parking provided.
Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected].
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, was established in 1983 with broad-based support and has become the leading organization in the region dedicated to providing the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAHNPI) community with civil rights advocacy and multilingual, culturally-sensitive legal services and education. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice-LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.