Job Description: Finance Coordinator

Position Title:Finance Coordinator
Reports To:Finance Director

About the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is a multimillion-dollar grantmaking collaboration between a diversity of donors and the global disability rights community that resources organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society. The Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) is DRF’s sister organization, supporting advocacy for legislative change. DRF/DRAF currently work across Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. The Funds – which are based on a participatory grantmaking model – annually make 200-300 grants, mainly ranging from USD $10,000-$50,000 each, to OPDs to advance the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Disability Summit commitments.

DRF and DRAF are two legally separate entities with separate budgets, books, and bank accounts. DRF/DRAF follow GAAP standards and have a fiscal year of December 31. The organizations are in a period of significant organizational growth and currently have 20 team members working around the world in multiple time zones. We are committed to safeguarding, including prevention of financial mismanagement/fraud, as well as to value for money principles.

Position Summary

The primary focus of the Finance Coordinator is to support the the DRF/DRAF finance department to ensure effective financial management as the organizations continue growing. The role involves assisting with monthly financial reconciliations and reporting; maintaining accurate financial records; and supporting team members in financial administration. Previous accounting/financial experience is essential, with nonprofit experience preferred. This role requires familiarity with audits, accounts payable and receivable, and budgets; an ability to prioritize multiple projects; adherence to timelines and confidentiality requirements; and a commitment to operating in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage accounts payable process, including ensuring correct coding and timely remittance of payments
  • Review credit card reconciliations for coding accuracy and ensure backup documentation is sufficient
  • Ensure revenue sources are coded accurately
  • Maintain vouchers, financial files, and records
  • Assist with monthly and year-end close tasks in accordance with policies and procedures and as directed by the Finance Director
  • Assist with annual organizational budgeting process, including preparation of internal budgeting templates and costing of activities
  • Support finance and development teams in producing donor reports
  • Maintain monthly and quarterly budget-to-actual reports, Board financial reports, and department financial reports; prepare ad hoc reports as requested
  • Under guidance from Finance Director, assist with coordination and preparation of annual organizational audits and 990s
  • Assist with implementing improvements to controls, as recommended by auditor
  • Research new vendors as needed, ensuring value for money and in accordance with procurement policies
  • Other tasks as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional attention to detail and experience in finance and accounting, along with:

  • Experience with accounts receivable/payable
  • Knowledge of nonprofit audits and tax filings
  • Ability to create, update, and maintain financial reports and dashboards in Excel
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Strong written, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex information
  • Skilled in working across cultures and geographies, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and across countries working in an e-office environment
  • Commitment to the human rights of people with disabilities and the organizational mission

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position; salary will be commensurate with experience. DRF offers an excellent benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees. 

Location

DRF operates primarily as an e-office with headquarters in Boston, MA USA. If you are not based in Boston, you must have the ability to work independently in a remote environment. Travel to Boston is required at least annually and on an as-needed basis. Additional international and domestic travel may also be needed.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Alice Phinizy (she/her), Finance Director, at jobs@disabilityrightsfund.org with subject line “Finance Coordinator Application”. Due to the volume of applications we typically receive, we will only reply if we are pursuing your candidacy.

The Disability Rights Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build a diverse team. Applicants shall not be discriminated against on any basis. Individuals from historically marginalized identities including Black, Indigenous, and people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline

The deadline to submit applications is April 15, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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