finance director

Position: Finance Director
Reports to: Managing Director
Supervises: Finance Coordinator & Accounting Manager
Works With: CEO, Development Director, Program staff
Location: San Francisco, California

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center ( is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social impact organization. We have been building better communities for 34 years by helping lower income women and men start and grow their own businesses, transforming the lives of their owners and creating sustainable jobs, economic vitality, and vibrant neighborhoods. Renaissance operates four program centers and multiple off-site programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  We own and operate our own building in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) community, which is the site of our headquarters and home to over 35 small business tenants. Additionally we operate three other program sites (Richmond, San Francisco’s Bayview District, and East Palo Alto) and provide services throughout the Bay Area.

Renaissance has a diverse funding pool, including fee for services, grants and contributions, CDBG grants through the City of San Francisco, San Mateo County and Redwood City, and grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Renaissance’s 2019 budget is $3.7M and we require an A133 single audit.

Renaissance’s Finance Director plays a key leadership role in all financial administration matters within the organization.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

Financial Leadership

  • Provide guidance to Program Directors for the successful financial administration of their sites and programs
  • Participate in strategic planning influencing the future course of the organization
  • Lead a team of financial representatives that includes one employee from each program site
  • Participate in leadership meetings with CEO, Program Directors and other leadership staff
  • Lead the annual financial planning process including development of the annual organization budget
  • Lead collaboration and coordination between finance and development departments and HR department

Financial Management/Analysis

  • Guide and direct the organization’s financial administration
  • Prepare financial reports for the CEO, Managing Director, Board of Directors and program staff; complete financial analysis including variance reporting; ensure financial information flow is smooth and coordinated
  • Lead financial management of government grants (CDBG/HUD, SBA, State of CA, etc.), comply with government grant reporting processes including on-line monthly and quarterly reporting systems, maintain government compliant timesheets
  • Lead organization’s annual audit, working closely with CPA firm and audit committee of the board in audit execution
  • Work with CPA firm to prepare and submit the organization’s 990 and other tax-related forms
  • Prepare program budgets and financial grant reports for corporate and foundation funders
  • Create, maintain and improve financial and operational policies and procedures to continuously improve Renaissance’s financial administration and to ensure compliance with funder requirements
  • Develop new financial tools and models to address opportunities and challenges

Oversee Financial Administration and Treasury Activities Including:

  • Support program teams in proper budgeting and staff allocation across programs and grants; execute payroll allocation based on timekeeping
  • Accounts payable and receivable functions (invoicing of building tenants)
  • Processing AP (approximately 300 checks per month)
  • Monitoring of organization’s investments under guidance of CEO and Board
  • Booking/release of temporarily restricted net assets
  • Monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Monthly journal entries including reconciliation of prepaid expenses and payroll accrual
  • Coding revenue and expenses to ensure they are associated with the appropriate cost centers
  • Monitor and maintain Renaissance’s fixed assets schedule


  • Solid experience and understanding of accounting and financial planning for nonprofits.
  • At least 5 years of increasingly-responsible financial management experience; ideally experience in federal government contracts and grants, tenant invoicing, building ownership
  • Strategic thinker with sound technical skills, analytic ability and experience working effectively with leadership and staff
  • BA in Accounting or equivalent supervisory and practical experience; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Proficiency in FundEZ or other similar accounting software, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications

Salary and Benefits:  This full-time, exempt position includes a competitive salary based on experience with benefits that include medical and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off, and holidays.  Work schedule varies with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Application Process:  To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Lisa Kirvin, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center at, noting “Finance Director” in the email subject line.  No telephone calls please.

Renaissance believes in the equal dignity and rights of all persons. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity with respect to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical abilities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Renaissance considers all qualified applicants for employment and complies with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance in addressing arrest and conviction records in hiring decisions.