Jan 02, 2019

Controller, Los Angeles, non-profit jobs

  • Youth Policy Institute
  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Finance Youth services

Job Description


The Controller oversees and provides direct supervision to the Accounting Department, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer and supports the Executive team and Senior Leadership in the financial management of the organization in all aspects.



Essential Managing Duties:

  • Manage and lead the Accounting Department’s operating functions, in addition to developing, implementing and maintaining the design of an organizational structureadequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Oversee all systems in accordance with the organization’s existing policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), ensuring compliance with Federal OMB Circulars regarding spending rules and regulations.
  • Spearhead accounting activities to prepare, analyze and report financial statements for the organization’s entities and affiliates, including managing outsourced functions.
  • Oversee the accounting operations of subrecipients and subcontractors as necessary especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
  • Assess and implement systems and strategies for growth, improvement and efficiency.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.


  • Ensure that accounts payableare paid in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.
  • Ensure that accounts receivableare collected promptly.
  • Process payroll in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliationsare completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Maintain the chart of accounts.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.



  • Issue timely and complete financial statements.
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.



  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditorsfor the annual audit and information returns. Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required.
  • (10) + years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.
  • Certified Public Accountantor Certified Management Accountant strongly preferred.
  • Must have large ERP AP system experience, with strong preference to Concur and Oracle.
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, GASB requirements, and Federal OMB Circulars.
  • Experience with government grants preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work under deadlines, manage priorities, delegate tasks, and complete assigned tasks with minimal management follow up.


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