Finance Manager, Southeast Asian Development Center

Reports to: Executive Director

Position: Full-Time, Hybrid (4 days a week onsite, 1 day remote), 37.5 hours per week, Exempt

Location: San Francisco, California

Salary: $80,000-90,000

Start Date: ASAP

About Southeast Asian Development Center

The Southeast Asian Development Center’s mission is to foster a healthy, thriving and self-sufficient Southeast Asian American community. Founded in 1977 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, SEADC (formerly known as Vietnamese Youth Development Center) is dedicated to lifting children, youth, and families from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and elsewhere out of poverty. For four decades, SEADC has helped transform and uplift thousands of youth and families with critical services. We provide jobs, academic support, language services, and cultural and social guidance.

The Southeast Asian Development Center develops and administers programs that serve the needs of the Southeast Asian communities. We equip our Southeast Asian youth with the critical tools and resources they need to successfully transition into adulthood. We provide Southeast Asian communities with culturally appropriate support for their physical and mental well-being. We break down the systemic barriers preventing equal access to employment opportunities for Southeast Asians, providing resources and jobs.

Today, SEADC is building strong communities together.

The Role

The Finance Manager is responsible for the effective management of Southeast Asian Development Center’s financial and human resource functions in support of our mission to eliminate the social, economic and education equality gap affecting Southeast Asian communities. The position serves as part of the internal leadership team and is instrumental to SEADC’s continued success. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with specific expertise in nonprofit fiscal management and fund accounting, human resource law and best practice, nonprofit management and governance, and operations management.


Finance and Accounting

  • Accounting: Manage all accounting activities including payroll functions, reconciliations, shared allocations, and restricted assets, while ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and other policies and best practices. Reviews payroll prior to submission. Design, administer and oversee accounting structure, fiscal policies, internal controls, systems (QuickBooks), and budget tools (Excel). Supervise and support bookkeeper.
  • Audit and Tax Filings: Lead the preparation and review of year-end audited financial statements and federal and state filings in conjunction with independent auditors.
  • Budgeting: Lead the preparation of all organizational budgets and financial plans and provide high-quality fiscal management, including tracking income and expenses, reporting against budget, updating quarterly forecasts, and monitoring cash flow. Present accurate and timely budget and financial reports to Board/Leadership, and others.
  • Contracts: Ensure acceptable requirements and tracking abilities; monitors compliance and reporting to ensure synchronization with all departments; review grant budget applications. Reviews financial reports with the management team.
  • Reporting: Develop reports to enhance monitoring and management of programs, restricted grants, cash flow projections, and board-restricted net assets. Perform long-term financial modeling to aid strategic planning and development approaches.
  • Ensuring compliance with all government regulations, including those related to employment, and charitable registrations
  • Insurance: Oversee risk management, including all organizational insurance coverage.
  • Governance: Provide support to the Executive Director in managing the Board of Directors and committees, attending Board meetings as necessary and documenting actions through minutes.
  • Identify and lead the implementation of tools and templates that support logistics, project management, information sharing, collaboration, record keeping, and financial management..
  • Facilities: Oversee building management and vendors to ensure efficient maintenance and operations of facilities. Manage lease renewal, termination, and expansion of facility selection processes.
  • IT Management: Oversee IT and computer policies, security, resources, software, connectivity, and support either in-house or through an IT support vendor.

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Management: Oversee and update all HR processes to support an engaged, talented, and diverse team. Ensure compliance with relevant employment law and proper maintenance of all personnel records. Supervise and support HR Generalist & Office Administrator staff.
  • Organizational Culture: Work closely with the Executive Director and leadership team to maintain a trusting, transparent, inclusive, and results-focused culture.
  • Personnel Policies: Administer all personnel policies and maintain a compliant employee handbook. Stay current with HR law and best practices and recommend updates as needed.
  • Benefits Administration: Manage, monitor, and communicate SEADC’s benefit programs, ensuring the best possible benefits in the context of available resources.
  • Retirement Plan: Manage SEADC 401(k) Plan in conjunction with Third Party Administrator.
  • Training and Professional Development: Support the organization and staff by providing access to training and other professional development resources.
  • Provide benefit oversight: Healthcare insurance, paid time off accrual, and 401k enrollment and matching.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working in nonprofit finance and administration, with knowledge of nonprofit accounting practices, GAAP, and bookkeeping functions, and at least two years of managerial-level or one year director-level experience leading finance functions, including budget development
  • Strong ability to translate big picture, long-term, strategic thinking into short-term project planning and management and the desire to execute the day-to-day tasks that the work requires
  • High emotional intelligence and strong capacity to self-manage, multitask, prioritize, work collaboratively, shape organizational culture, diagnose problems and find creative solutions, and learn from mistakes
  • Experience with human resources and operation functions and related legal compliance
  • Familiarity with IT management and ability to ensure a functioning computing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills accompanied by an analytical and problem-solving mindset and an ability to stay organized and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to fulfilling job duties with integrity and honesty, building collaborative partnerships with colleagues, and exercising sound judgment that reflects organizational values
  • Personal or professional passion for SEADC’s mission to eliminate the social, economic and education equality gap affecting Southeast Asian communities and play a leadership role at a collaborative, inclusive, and organization
  • A passion for SEADC mission
  • Fingerprinting and TB background check required


Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, 401 k employer match, AD&D, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), commuter benefits, paid holiday, vacation, sick days, and professional development training.

Southeast Asian Development Center has retained the exclusive services of Charity Search Group to coordinate the search for this position. To discuss your suitability for this role, please contact Amanda McReynolds Doran ( or visit

COVID-19 vaccination: We require all employees to be fully COVID vaccinated with a card to show proof of vaccination. Reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Southeast Asian Development Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to embracing diversity and considering all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS, or veteran status.

This position does require a background check with FBI fingerprinting.

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