SEIU Local 1000

SEIU Local 1000

Chief Finance Officer

Based in Sacramento, CA


Organization Overview:
Local 1000 of the Service Employees International Union is a united front of 96,000 working people employed by the State of California, making Local 1000 the largest public sector union in California and one of the largest in the country.

Local 1000 is a strong member-led union. The purpose of Local 1000 is to have the power necessary to give our members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.

Position Summary:
As the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), you will hold a pivotal role in steering the financial landscape of the union. Directly overseeing the finance, accounting, travel, and procurement systems, you will lead a team of 7 finance professionals, including directly managing the controller and purchasing manager. In this dynamic leadership position, you will report to the Executive Director, and be entrusted with managing both strategic and tactical responsibilities for the entirety of the union's financial operations.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will collaborate closely with the Union’s executive leadership to develop, manage, and report on the annual budget. Your strategic insights and financial acumen will play a crucial role in aligning financial strategies with the overall goals and mission of the union. Additionally, you will ensure the accuracy and compliance of all financial transactions with relevant laws, regulations, and union policies.

Your purview will encompass a spectrum of financial functions, including but not limited to accounts payable and receivable, payroll, expense reimbursement, budgeting, member union leave, and comprehensive financial reporting.

In essence, as the CFO, you will be a catalyst for financial excellence, ensuring that the union's fiscal operations reflect its mission, comply with regulations, and contribute to its overall success. This role demands a strategic thinker, adept manager, and a collaborative leader capable of navigating the intricate financial landscape of a dynamic union.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Comprehensive Financial Operations: Direct and manage all facets of the union's financial operations, encompassing accounts payable and receivable, payroll, expense reimbursement, budgeting, member union leave, and the production of accurate financial reports.
  • Strategic Budget Development and Management: Collaborate with the senior leadership team to develop, manage, and report on the annual budget, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and mission.
  • Maintain Regulatory Compliance and Accuracy: Ensure that all financial transactions adhere to relevant laws, regulations, and union policies, upholding the utmost standards of financial integrity to guarantee accuracy.
  • Team Management for Operational Excellence: Lead, manage and further develop the finance team, fostering a collaborative environment for operational excellence.
  • Timely Financial Reporting: Produce precise and timely financial reports, including income statements, budget documents, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to provide transparent insights to union leadership and members.
  • Financial Policies and Procedures Oversight: Develop and uphold robust financial policies and procedures for the union, ensuring strict adherence by both staff and members to uphold financial governance standards.
  • Strategic Financial Guidance: Provide strategic financial guidance to the union's leadership team, offering insights and recommendations to the President, Treasurer, and Board of Directors.
  • Investment Portfolio Oversight: Manage the union's investments by monitoring performance and ensuring strict compliance with investment policies, maximizing returns while mitigating risks.
  • Collaboration with External Partners: Collaborate with external vendors and service providers, such as banks, insurance providers, and accounting firms, to ensure seamless meeting of the union's diverse financial needs.

As an ideal candidate for the CFO role, you will possess a combination of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Commitment to Mission: A demonstrated and unwavering commitment to the mission and values of SEIU, showcasing an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with the organization.
  • Educational Background: A Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field. Alternatively, significant and relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Professional Experience: A minimum of 7-10 years of hands-on experience in financial management, budgeting, and forecasting, with a preference for experience within a union or complex non-profit organization.
  • Financial Expertise: Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices, coupled with hands-on experience utilizing various financial software and systems.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Excellent problem-solving skills, showcasing the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve financial issues, coupled with a knack for developing creative and strategic solutions.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Proven experience in building and leading teams, with a track record of developing staff to their full potential.
  • Effective Communication Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to articulate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Collaborative Mindset: A demonstrated willingness and ability to collaborate seamlessly across multiple departments throughout the organization, with a track record of successfully completing cross-functional projects.

The salary range for this position is $140,919 to $178,307. SEIU Local 1000 employees enjoy top notch benefits including fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave package; fully employer-paid defined benefit pension plan; 401(K); flexible savings accounts for annual health and childcare expenses. This position will be hybrid, requiring some in-office days in Sacramento with the flexibility of some work from home days each week.

To Apply:
Please upload a résumé and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, in Word or PDF format, addressed to the Hiring Committee at https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh03/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?act=redirectCws&cws=1&org=SEIU1000 . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our goal is to build a team that represents a variety of talents, skills, and abilities, creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to contribute to our organization's success.

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