Finance Manager (remote/hybrid)- Excelencia in Education #2023-2758

Location US-DC-Washington, DC
Job ID


Finance Manager 


The Finance Manager will be an essential player in building internal capacity for the team and supporting Excelencia’s efforts in fiscal modernization and management. This is a hands-on role, reporting to the Director of Finance, with daily responsibility for invoicing, AR/AP, financial reporting, and responding to affiliate inquiries. Excelencia has an annual budget of $4.2M provided through 25+ funding sources. The work of our Finance team has a manageable and predictable flow, with a variety of financial and accounting activities throughout the year. Beginning in Q1, your efforts will be heavily directed at supporting our affiliates with invoicing and accounts receivable, Q2 and Q3 have a focus on finance and more strategic elements, such as supporting preparation for the annual audit, and Q4 will revolve around accounts payable, supporting our events.


Building on your financial management experience, you will help us modernize our systems and improve processes to increase efficiencies and ensure accuracy in our reporting. You will work with the Director of Finance and collaborate with other personnel, including the Grants Manager and Operations Manager, to provide financial reporting to support organization and program goals. As Excelencia continues to build on our success and evolve, you will have an opportunity to not only leverage your existing skills but grow with us and see first-hand how to scale and modernize financial best practices in a nonprofit.


Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits


  • You’ll enjoy a flexible work environment. Employees local to our Washington, DC office work a hybrid schedule, collaborating twice a week at the office and working from their home office for three days a week. If you are not local, you will work from your home office and join us 2-3 times a year for all staff events in DC.
  • The budgeted salary range for this position is $60k—$75k with a competitive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance; paid leave, sick time, and holidays; time off between Christmas and New Year’s; a retirement plan with employer contribution; and more.  




Daily management of finance activities

  • Conduct daily operations required to maintain the accounting cycle and financial reporting following all laws, accounting standards and practices, and Excelencia’s Accounting and Financial Manual, policies and procedures, and the Director’s guidance.
  • Support production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; responsible for presenting reports to the Director.
  • Collaborate with the preparation of the annual audit, including producing audit schedules and coordinating with the external auditor.
  • Ensure that all accounting and finance activities (e.g., data entry, processing of payments, coding, reconciling of bank accounts) are implemented in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.

Financial planning

  • During the year, support the Director by assisting with accurate forecasts, cash flow reports, and relevant financial analyses. Assist with the preparation of the annual budget.

Fiscal modernization

  • Work with the Director to implement fiscal modernization plans by learning new systems, technologies, and methods; manage the development and continuous improvement of Excelencia manuals and policies and procedures; and assist other staff, as needed.

Oversight for grants management and consultants

  • Support management of contracts with consultants and vendors through reporting, invoicing, balance sheets, payments, and deliverables in coordination with other staff, as appropriate.
  • Produce the finance reports for grants, including timely and frequent feedback, as well as work and deliverables of consultants for the portfolio.

Affiliate & constituent support

  • Respond to affiliate financial inquiries and requests. Document and share requests to support learning from across the network.
  • Serve as a representative for Excelencia with all stakeholders. Be an inclusive connector who finds relevant points of affinity within the network and Excelencia.




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field preferred.
  • At least 2 years of practical experience in cost-center accounting, performing AR/AP, invoicing, reconciliation, and report generation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statements and opinions by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
  • Experience in working with multiple, diverse sources of funding; restricted grant experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks, Excel (including PivotTables), and other Microsoft products. Familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) and project management software is preferred.



About Us


Excelencia in Education. Launched in 2004 in the nation’s capital, Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analyses to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to close the equity gap in Latino college completion. Excelencia is a growing, fast-paced nonprofit organization with a small and dynamic team deeply committed to its mission and community. We are building a powerful and wide-sweeping movement to accelerate Latino student success in higher education, which in turn addresses the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and civic leadership.


To Apply


We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.


Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Lilly Khan at with “Excelencia – Financial Manager #2023-2758 SA” as the subject of the email.


Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Finance Associate, Finance Specialist, Financial Analyst, Budget Analyst, Accounting Assistant.


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