Director of Finance Job at 10,000 Degrees, San Rafael, CA

  • 10,000 Degrees
  • San Rafael, CA

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description


TITLE : Director of Finance

REGION : Marin County, CA

LOCATION: Remote/Hybrid


STATUS : Full-time/ Exempt


10,000 Degrees is unlocking student success at scale by giving more students equitable opportunities for a quality college education and career success. The most efficient and effective college success non-profit in the U.S., 10,000 Degrees’ mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world. We envision a world where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background, will have the full range of educational opportunities, support, and resources to realize their potential. Accepting a role at 10,000 Degrees implies a personal commitment to this mission.


The Director of Finance will be overseeing the Finance Team. The ideal candidate will have strong non-profit accounting and audit experience, progressively taking on more responsibilities and senior roles. The candidate will have experience leading a team. As a strong communicator and skilled financial analyst, this person will help us continue developing our processes, policies, and procedures, and maintain internal financial controls. The Director of Finance will produce thorough financial reports for the Executive Team and the Board as well as other stakeholders.


  • Excellent healthcare benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; check out our full benefit options HERE
  • 15 days paid vacation + holidays and paid sick leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Professional development including conferences, seminars, webinars, and directed career advice


To perform the essential functions of this position, employees may be required to:

  • Sit, stand, talk, hear, reach, stoop, kneel and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone, and keyboard.
  • Have close-vision ability due to computer work.
  • Engage in moderate, occasional lifting.
  • Have a reliable means of transportation to attend regular work as well as other off-site business functions.

Note: Due to the nature and conditions of our work, applicants must submit to fingerprinting as part of the background check.


10,000 Degrees is an equal opportunity employer offering a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another as well as the students, families, and communities we support. We recruit, hire, employ, train, promote, and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and abilities.



  • Oversee all aspects of the month-end close including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, General Ledger, bank recs and Financial Statement presentation.
  • Cash management oversight of all cash, investment accounts, and banking relationships.
  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable Finance Department staff.
  • Monthly actual vs budget reporting.
  • Assist Development & Strategic Growth Departments in preparing grant proposals including budgetary aspects.
  • Review and analyze all balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Review and approve payments and credit card purchases.
  • Track spending against grant budgets, funds remaining, and funds used.
  • Prepare grant and shared cost allocations monthly.
  • Prepare and post Payroll journal entries.
  • Lead annual fiscal audit.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of various government reports and tax returns.
  • Other ad hoc support as needed.


  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in progressively senior accounting roles
  • Strong fund accounting experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • High level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • History of working effectively as part of a team
  • This position requires some in-person presence and/or travel within the regions served.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Remote job,

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