Finance Coordinator

Title: Finance Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Human Resources and Operations
Salary Range: $55,000
Location: Woodside, Queens, New York (hybrid work environment)

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice
Adhikaar, meaning rights in Nepali, is a New York-based nonprofit organization working with
Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice for all. Established in 2005,
Adhikaar is the only organization providing essential services and mobilizing the Nepali-speaking community to raise our voices and take collective action against injustices on issues affecting us. We achieve this through organizing, community education, grassroots advocacy, leadership development, and direct services. Our program areas are workers’ rights, immigrant rights, access to healthcare, and language justice.

This position offers the opportunity to support the mission of an established nonprofit in a dynamic,
fast-paced, team-based environment. The Finance Coordinator oversees the organization’s finances and
funding streams, including private and governmental grants. They will work closely with the outside
accounting team to manage the organization’s finance, day-to-day fiscal duties, support the financial
management and budget projections, and management of systems.

The responsibilities for the Finance Coordinator will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Finance, Budgeting, and Administration

  • Support in updating budget management functions including the daily operations of finances, bookkeeping and accounting; Support finance team members including staff and consultants
  • Support the annual budgeting and planning process with support from the ED. This includes the creation of the annual budget in a timely manner, working with program directors on annual program budgets, and administering and reviewing all financial plans;
  • Monitor progress and changes to the budget including forecasting expenses and revenue;
  • Ensure Adhikaar has a regular cadence of compliance monitoring and internal controls that identify gaps and put in place remediation:
    • Ensure Adhikaar is in compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements;
    • Update and implement all necessary financial policies and accounting practices, including ongoing improvement of the finance department’s overall policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and CPA and assess any necessary changes;
  • Serve as primary contact for program staff regarding budget-related issues including quarterly updates on program spending;
  • Help build the financial literacy of staff, including assisting with budgets, invoices, and overall understanding of financial systems and documents;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date digital finance files including documentation of contracts, monthly financial reports, and payroll reports;
  • Provide support for Adhikaar’s fundraising efforts, including special events; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Support CPA to ensure monthly reconciliation of bank accounts, credit card expenses, and all other financial information;
  • Ensure proper cash control for disbursing, collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting cash status this includes monitoring all bank accounts;
  • Review financial reports from the CPA of the organization, including balance sheets, monthly and annual financial statements,
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, deposits, and other tracking and payables/receivables systems as needed;
  • Manage petty cash deposits and ensure accounting of cash is completed for CPA;
  • Reconcile reimbursements, monitor expenses, and update the finance team as needed;



  • Demonstrates commitment to Adhikaar’s mission and vision;
  • At least 2-3 years of direct experience in finance, budgeting, and accounting preferably in non-profit financial management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and those with a wide variety of professional backgrounds, skills and experiences;
  • Excellent skills in accounting systems like QuickBooks, Intacct,, Microsoft Office, and ability to learn new tools as needed;
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, research/data and tracking;
  • Ability to work in a team as well as lead independent projects;
  • Must be well organized, have meticulous attention to detail, and be comfortable using multiple communication methods to solve problems;
  • Ability to communicate financial information to non-finance staff;
  • Available for travel and work engagement after-hours on an as-needed basis;
  • English fluency;
  • Other duties as required;


  • Work experience in a non-profit setting; organizing, advocacy and/or service entity;
  • Experience working either directly in government or with government-facing institutions.
  • An understanding of the political landscape and political analysis of workers rights, immigrant rights,
    and gender justice issues;
  • BA/BS degree in financial management, accounting, or related field;


  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Please email your resume and cover letter to Indicate “Finance Coordinator” in the
    subject line. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

*Adhikaar is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its staff.