Full Time

Controller - Orange County

Jewish Federation of Orange County Irvine CA

Reports To: President & CEO
Status: Full-Time; We’d prefer to have you
round the office, but we’ll consider remote
Supervises: Accounting staff
Salary: Commensurate with experience
 

Help us build a more perfect world.
The Jewish Federation of Orange County is seeking a seasoned professional to support organizational growth by producing accurate and timely internal financial statements, developing and mentoring staff, and performing ad hoc analyses to be used in making operational business decisions. This position will manage all accounting operations, provide tactical expertise, and support leadership in achieving Federation’s purpose, amplifying Jewish life in Orange County, in Israel, and globally. You can learn more about Federation at JewishOrangeCounty.org.
 
We are looking for someone who can drive forward the mission of Federation by ensuring effective financial management. Once here you will:
 
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all accounting operational functions
  • Build an effective financial management team that includes hiring, mentoring and retaining skilled accounting staff as well as developing the financial capacities of department staff and lay-leadership
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely internal and external financial statements
  • Supervise all accounts payable and accounts receivables operations
  • Manage all aspects related to the annual audit and tax reporting
  • Manage the budget process
  • Monitor and report on cash position and prepare timely cash forecasts
  • Manage and monitor compliance with all internal control policies and procedures including monthly close process
  • Approve journal entries and bank reconciliations and work with the staff to ensure that all monthly activity is recorded and reconciled (where needed) monthly
  • Oversee reconciliation of all investment statements with the endowment and other restricted funds
  • Review contributed revenue and ensure data is entered in G/L consistent with internal practices
  • Provide leadership team and Finance committee with information vital to decision-making processes
  • Provide staff support for Audit and Finance Committees
  • Evaluate accounting and internal control systems, making recommendations to improve processes
  • Ensure that Federation has exception-free audits and that we remain current on all State and Federal laws and regulations that pertain to the business of Federation
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO to develop and implement new policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationship with Federation staff, lay leadership, and community partners
  • Other responsibilities as required of the position
 
Your experience and mindset:
  • Chances are you’re a CPA or have the equivalent level of experience in nonprofit accounting, master’s degree preferred
  • You have a track record of success demonstrated in the work you’ve done over the last 5-8 years
  • Your work history is anchored by strong knowledge in fund accounting, analyzing financial data, preparing financial reports, and generating financial projections
  • You are not just a numbers person, but also thrive as part of a team, have excellent interpersonal skills, are an effective communicator verbally and in writing, and can pivot between operating as part of a team and with minimal supervision
  • You like to teach or share what you know about accounting, making you a good mentor to staff and adept at strengthening the knowledge and practices of non-accounting staff and lay leadership
  • Along your career you’ve developed a high-level of proficiency using Microsoft Office systems, and accounting and database software to generate analysis of financial and operational information (Financial Edge software a plus)
  • You are laser focused and work at a fast pace when it comes to solving problems and can achieve multiple tasks at once in order to effectively meet deadlines
  • You wake up thinking about 5-year projections and what we can do to strengthen our financial outlook for the future
  • You’ve been effective in building small teams and maintaining a network of professional relationships
  • You believe in the mission and vision of Jewish Federation to amplify and strengthen community and desire to participate in our programs and events
 
What does it mean to be part of the Federation team?
We are a small team driven by intellectual curiosity that wants to build a more perfect world. We’re fundraisers, so there is an abundance of optimism on most days. We laugh and take the work seriously because we believe what we do is existential to the Jewish future. Beyond caring co-workers and friendship, we offer a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package.
 

Application instructions
If you are interested in applying, please provide your resume and a cover letter that touches on why you are excited to be part of the Federation team and how your unique set of expertise can strengthen our ability to achieve the organization’s mission. Please email Gina.Brehmer@DawsonDawsonInc.com.  
 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Jewish Federation of Orange County is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment against Employees, applicants for employment, individuals providing services in the workplace pursuant to a contract, unpaid interns, and volunteers based on their actual or perceived: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex and gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, uniform service member status, military or veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.