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Controller – Posted November 2016


The National Equity Project, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA, seeks a Controller to provide leadership and management of key financial and administrative aspects of the organization.

Financial Administration

  • Completes monthly close activities on a timely basis – including preparing journal entries, reconciling general ledger, reconciliation of bank statements, depreciation schedule, activity financials and balance sheet
  • Maintains accurate and timely funds and grant accounting, ensuring compliance with grant requirements
  • Oversees organization’s Pension Plan & Plan Documents
  • Oversees semi-monthly payroll administration by outside vendor, ensuring accurate and timely payment of wages and reporting of withholdings, deductions (including election of benefits), and other adjustments

Financial Management

  • Oversee and manage the organizational budget
    • Prepares monthly financial reports – Budget to Actuals, Statement of Activities, Financial Position, TRNA Reports, Unrestricted Cash – to Senior Leadership Team and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees
    • Routinely report on cash flow, and conduct analyses to inform Leadership Team’s decisions-making
    • Execute and monitor board investment policies
    • Develop, execute, and maintain financial policies and procedures
  • Oversee accounts payables and accounts receivables for accuracy and timeliness; ensures that all invoices, expense reimbursements and other payments are properly authorized and include supporting documentation
  • Reconcile invoicing records to ensure that totals match. Resolve discrepancies directly with Senior Leadership
    • Track and ensure accounts receivable:  invoicing, and collection of accounts receivable
    • Lead, prepare and manage the annual financial audit process
    • Responds to and prepares all federal, state, and local taxes and reporting requirements
    • Meet regularly with Finance Committee of the Board of trustees to ensure transparency, accuracy and provide financial analyses

Operational Management

  • Oversee Human Resources & Benefits Administration processes and outcomes
  • Negotiate and maintain vendor contracts including insurance policies
  • Work with Business Operations Unit to continually improve financial systems and processes across the organization.

Position Requirements:

  • BA degree in Accounting or equivalent supervisory and practical experience required, advanced degree preferred
  • Five years of accounting experience working within a nonprofit organization
  • Good understanding of nonprofit fund accounting principles
  • Knowledge of accounting system (Fund E-Z preferred)
  • Solid organizational and computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to compile data and tabulate accurate reporting measures; highly skilled in Excel
  • Familiarity with Salesforce.com strongly desired
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong organization, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Commitment to working for social justice and educational equity

To apply please email resume and cover letter to hr@nationalequityproject.org with the subject line: Controller.

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