Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Part-Time (Permanent)

Posting Date: January 24th, 2018

Application Deadline: Ongoing (Open until filled)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is seeking an experienced, team-oriented professional to manage financial, administrative, and human-resource matters for the organization. CRS is a growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to promote policy and market-based solutions to advance sustainable energy in the United States and internationally. This position will play a key role in supporting the growth and maturation of the organization as we expand our program offerings.  Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the CFAO will define processes and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support growth over the next five years and beyond. This position will build and manage effective and streamlined administrative and financial systems, including budgeting, accounting, audit, information technology (IT), human resources, and physical infrastructure. The CFAO will work in partnership with the ED and General Counsel to manage organizational risk, systems, and processes.

This is a part-time, exempt (60-75%, depending on skills and experience), reporting to the Executive Director.

The CFAO will work onsite at CRS’s San Francisco office.


Position Description

As a member of the senior management team, the CFAO will be responsible for CRS’s administrative, technology, human resources, and financial systems and processes.  This position will play a key role in foreseeing and implementing systems, processes and resources to meet to meet our strategic objectives efficiently and support organizational growth.

The position will coordinate closely with the General Counsel to identify and manage risk, ensure that CRS complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and manage business activities responsibly and effectively.  In addition, because CRS’s work is increasingly international, the position includes oversight of a growing portfolio of international transactions and relationships.  The CFAO will be involved in strategic planning, professional training, and development initiatives, providing information to the CRS Board of Directors, and in planning for CRS’s expanding program offerings.

The CFAO will manage employees and contractors engaged in accounting, administration, HR, and IT functions.

Specific Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Oversee and manage improvements in CRS’s cost and financial accounting systems
  • Oversee, review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Board of Directors and ED
  • Oversee preparation of monthly budget reports for each program cost center
  • In coordination with the ED and program managers, oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for the organization and each major program/expense area
  • With the ED and consistent with Board policy, manage CRS’s financial reserves
  • Manage staff and contractor support for these functions, including current office administrative support, accounting/HR contractor, and other vendors/brokers
  • Coordinate all audit and tax/990 activities including coordination of the CRS Board Audit Committee


Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Manage, in coordination with the ED, the organization’s administrative processes—including HR, payroll, hiring, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems
  • Work closely with the General Counsel to ensure legal and regulatory compliance and appropriate risk management
  • Lead, in coordination with CRS staff, an assessment of CRS IT needs and develop and manage a technology plan for the organization (supporting administrative, financial, and programmatic needs) and implement/adjust it over time to meet CRS’s IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows
  • Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical assets, and systems maintenance (phone system, security, office supplies/systems, etc.)



The CFAO will have at least eight years of directly relevant professional experience, including managing the finances and administration of a growing organization (preference given to nonprofit experience). She or he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change. Successful candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting
  • Demonstrated experience in HR management, including experience creating and managing/implementing employment policies, benefit policies, payroll management, hirings and terminations, and compliance
  • Experience with legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Proven effectiveness leading and managing finance and accounting professionals/contractors
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT providers to develop and implement new processes and systems that increase efficiency and improve services
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to CRS’s mission


To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement to in one combined file titled with your name. Please include the job title in the subject line. Indicate why you are interested in the position, a summary of your qualifications, and your available start date.  No calls or email inquiries please.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. In addition, employment is contingent upon satisfactory reference checks.

To learn more about CRS and its hiring guidelines, visit CRS Jobs.