Fiscal Manager - CDP

Full Time
1 month ago

Working under the Controller and in full coordination with the Associate Director of Operations. As a Fiscal Manager within our dynamic Child Development Program, this position will lead the financial stewardship for the  program, ensuring every dollar propels our mission forward. This position will coordinate and  collaborate with Child Development Program leadership and administrative staff to streamline  financial processes and ensure efficient use of resources:

The role includes:

• Supporting fiscal responsibility by preparing and maintaining the Child Development  Program budget, aligning resources with program goals, and optimizing financial  processes throughout the grant cycle. 

• Strong leadership abilities, financial acumen, and a deep understanding of government  funding regulations 

• Producing internal and external financial reports for funding sources and regulatory  agencies, showcasing our commitment to transparency and impact. Providing regular  reports and recommendations describing the financial performance of CDP departments,  programs, and Head Start sites to CDP leadership. 

• Navigating fiscal monitoring protocols mandated by state and federal entities, ensuring  compliance and integrity in financial operations. 

• Collaborating closely with Human Resources and Program Directors for seamless  onboarding, grant allocation reporting, and strategic resource alignment. 

• Presenting actionable financial insights to organization’s Board and Policy Council, driving  informed decisions and impactful outcomes. 

• Preparing for State and Federal Audits, embodying excellence and accountability in  financial management. 

• Ensuring accuracy and compliance in expenses and encumbrances, maintaining  meticulous records and fulfilling program contractual requirements with precision. 

• Supervising a dedicated team in generating insightful financial reports and conducting  queries, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement. 

• Upholding strong internal controls, analyzing cost data, and resolving technical accounting  issues, ensuring sound financial practices across the program. 

• Cultivating effective communication with stakeholders, vendors, and contractors,  embodying our commitment to collaboration and partnership. 

• Leading by example in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the program,  fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 


We're seeking a visionary leader with the following qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required, with a passion for nonprofit  financial management. 

• Minimum of three (3) years of progressive accounting work experience, preferably within  a federally funded nonprofit environment. 

• Experience with Head Start and State Funded Pre-School Programs is highly valued. 

• Proven supervisory experience, demonstrating leadership, mentorship, and a commitment to team development. 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and financial software systems, with a knack for  leveraging technology for impactful financial management. 

• Strong understanding of financial and accounting principles, coupled with a keen eye for  detail and accuracy. 

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey  complex financial concepts effectively. 

• Commitment to continuous learning, growth, and staying abreast of fiscal regulations  and best practices.

• Embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a culture of belonging and respect  within the program and broader community. 



  • Listens attentively to others. Asks clarifying questions to gain a better understanding of the other  person’s views and underlying assumptions. 

  • Works effectively in a team environment and actively participates in joint problem solving;  willingly cooperates with co-workers. 

  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development.

  • Attends work consistently and punctually. 

  • Arrives to meetings prepared and on time; honors  work commitments; follows through on what was agreed upon; meets deadlines. 

  • Honors the private and confidential matters of co-workers. 

  • Protects the proprietary information  of organization’s systems.

  • Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to implementing changes.

  • Deals with issues directly, in a respectful and timely manner. 

  • Focuses on resolving the issue  while not criticizing the person. 

  • Follows rules, regulations, and policies; positively contributes to  implementing changes. 


Must have a physical examination and TB clearance as required by state and federal regulations  and a drug screen by a doctor/clinic designated  prior to the first day of employment.  


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met  by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential  functions. 

Physical Demands 

While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit,  talk or hear both in person and by telephone, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or  controls, and reach with hands and arms. An employee also is regularly required to stoop, kneel,  bend, crouch, or crawl, climb or balance and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required  by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to  adjust focus. 

Mental Demands 

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and  oral communication skills; read and interpret information; analyze and solve problems; observe  and interpret people and situations; use basic math; learn and apply new information or skills;  work under intensive deadlines and interact with management, administrators, staff,  teachers, parents, family members, children and others encountered in the course of work. 


All positions are subject to a background/education check, DMV check, NSOR, exclusion and  debarment checks prior to hire and periodically throughout employment as required by various  funding sources. 

Note: California Start law requires background criminal checks on anyone who works in a licensed  childcare facility who is not a client. Must have or obtain a current criminal background check  clearance, signed criminal record statement, and signed Acknowledgement to Report Child Abuse  form prior to the first day of employment. 


Must have and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, daily use of a personal, insured  vehicle, and have and maintain a motor vehicle driving record acceptable to the organization's insurance  carrier. Incumbents will be enrolled in the California DMV Pull Program.