Finance Associate

The Southern Vision Alliance is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented, responsive, and patient person with a background in bookkeeping to join our team in support of the finance and operations departments. This position will begin as remote/work from home but that may change after the pandemic is controlled. This person must have a demonstrated commitment to SVA’s mission, vision, and values.

The Finance Associate will help SVA with reconciliations, A/R, A/P, data entry, managing budgets and generating donation reports in regard to programs, funds, fiscally sponsored projects and internal departments.

Responsibilities include:
Support the financial management of SVA’s Sponsored Projects, funds, departments, and programs
Routine filing of financial statements
Creating transaction logs
Accounts receivable and accounts payable tasks
Coordinates purchasing
Monthly reconciliations, receipts, and other bookkeeping tasks
Regular communication with and support of staff, funders, and Sponsored Projects
Updating fund balance trackers
Sending out out monthly fund balance reports
Supporting Spanish-Speaking Sponsored Projects’ leads
Supportive tasks as assigned by finance team and leadership
Regular administrative tasks such as staff meetings and timekeeping
Other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Clear and demonstrated commitment to SVA’s core values of social justice, racial justice, and collective liberation
General understanding of accounting, with experience in tasks related to nonprofit finance
Ability to play a supportive role to a diverse group of people
Experience with accounting software such as Expensify, Quickbooks,
Strong customer service skills, including timely email responsiveness
Training or background in bookkeeping, data entry and general accounting principles
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Good attitude and team-oriented
Ability to meet deadlines and remain self-motivated
Attention to detail and willingness to patiently work with partners
Available during typical business hours in EST
Quick to pick up new software and systems
Nimble and responsive to changing needs in a fast-paced work environment
Spanish speaker is a plus
Experience with database management systems such as Powerbase is a plus

Supervised by SVA Finance Director LeiLani Dowell
Reporting to supervisor and accountable to finance team
Collaborating with staff to complete responsibilities

Organization Name: 
Southern Vision Alliance
Career Level: 
Salary range: 
$27,000 - $31,500 depending on experience
Job Type: 
Part Time
Triangle Area NC
Durham County
Organization Type: 
How to Apply: 

Submit the following to
Email with subject line: “SVA Finance Associate application for <YOUR NAME>”
Please attach the following:
a cover letter, and
three references, including a recent supervisor and a colleague (name, phone, email, relationship to you).

Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is a justice-centered, values-based “grassroots intermediary” organized to provide incubation, infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to frontline organizing projects, leadership programs, and collaborations led by directly-impacted communities in the US South. We are an anchor for frontline groups and leaders to disrupt and transform power for collective liberation.

SVA is headquartered in Durham, NC and supports a diverse cohort of fiscally sponsored projects groups and funds across North Carolina.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.

Salary and Benefits: 

Hours/week: 30 hours per week
Category: Non-exempt employee
Duration: May – December 31, 2021 with 90-day review
Desired Start Date: May 2021
Compensation: $27,000 – $31,500 depending on experience
Benefits: Includes a generous package of health, dental, and vision insurance with SVA paying 75% of premiums.
Application deadline: Position open until filled. Please apply by May 14, 2021.