Deputy Director of Finance

Richmond, California, United States | Administration | Full-time | Partially remote


About Rubicon

A $16M non-profit Rubicon, provides direct services at six locations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and operates a growing commercial landscape social enterprise program that is a leader in sustainable practices. Rubicon transforms East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty. Recognized as a national leader in workforce development, Rubicon provides individualized one-on-one career advising, job search support, financial education, wellness and legal services, to very low-income people who face significant barriers to achieving economic mobility.

Rubicon is a 2022 Great Place to Work, on a journey towards becoming a high-road employer and an anti-racist organization. We are committed to systems change and advocacy through efforts like expanding and deepening Employee Resource Groups; the launch of an internal Racial Justice Task Force; and implementation of talent and culture supports that acknowledge and facilitate healing from the direct and indirect effects of racial trauma.

Rubicon actively recruits staff members with a diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences who are not only highly skilled, but who consistently demonstrate a commitment to our vision of an East Bay without poverty and are passionate about this work.

The Deputy Director of Finance will collaborate with the Controller, Senior Managers, Directors of Rubicon Programs, and the Landscape Group as well as other stakeholders and business partners.  Acts as the Director of Finance in his/her absence. This is a full-time exempt position with supervisory responsibility.



  • Budgeting including comprehensive responsibility for drafting, recommending, finalizing, implementing, and overseeing the annual Programs budget and budgets for the Rubicon Landscape Group.
  • Contract, Grant Fiscal Management, and Compliance involving complete responsibility for optimizing spending/drawdowns, fiscal compliance and monitoring, collaboration and communication with divisional business partners, funders, and all other stakeholders, and for all public contracts and grants financial reporting, and billing quality assurance. Receivables management and collection. Includes working collaboratively to prepare contracts and grant budgets and budget modifications.
  • Compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, with external government requirements and reporting, and with funders.  Maintain the Finance Department in a state of compliance and audit readiness, with adequate, well-documented, and adhered to accounting policies and procedures.
  • Financial Reporting including preparing monthly reports for Executive Team review as well as periodic reports for Finance Committee and Board of Directors for all entities.
  • Supervise staff, including hiring, promoting, and managing the performance of direct reports and those below.


  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; quantitative, analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills and abilities; detail-oriented.  Expert understanding of budget principles and practices, accounting fundamentals (non-profit and for-profit), financial accounting systems and databases, report writing, database queries; sophisticated quantitative and analytical skills, and proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).
  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.  Initiative, interpersonal flexibility; teamwork, attention to detail, solid negotiating ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are critical qualifications.
  • Excellent people and project management, supervisory, and problem-solving abilities.
  • At least 10 years of professional accounting experience.
  • Cultural Responsiveness and an alignment with our values and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • If you do not currently possess our organizational core competencies of Trauma Informed CareMotivational Interviewing, and Coaching, you are expected to participate in the necessary training Rubicon provides.


  • $95,000 - $113,000/year.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision health plans. Kaiser and Sutter Health options.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays.
  • 4 days paid restorative holiday between Christmas and New Years.
  • Employer sponsored and matched retirement plan.
  • Pre-tax transportation and flexible spending accounts.

Rubicon requires proof of vaccination for employment.

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

Rubicon uses E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.