Organizational Background: Proyecto Pastoral was founded in 1986 to empower the community through grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service. Our programs include the Guadalupe Homeless Project (GHP), emergency shelter combined with support services that help men and women transition into independent living; IMPACTO, an after school academic enrichment program for K-12 youth and the Aliso-Pico Recreation Center; Early Childhood Education Centers, focused on preparing children 18 months to 4 years old for Kindergarten; Comunidad en Movimiento, focused on civic engagement and leadership development; and Promesa Boyle Heights through which a 14-member collaborative of organizations, schools, and parents strive to create an educational cradle to college and career pathway for youth. Proyecto Pastoral serves over 4,000 children, youth and families.
Position Summary: Proyecto Pastoral seeks a committed and resourceful individual for the full-time Controller position. The controller will report to the Executive Director and will work directly with the senior management team and board to manage the organization’s finances.
Accounting and Finance:
- Directs day-to-day accounting, including monthly account reconciliations, general ledger, accounts payable, deposits, payroll, etc.
- Maintains Accounting Policy /Procedures manual to safeguard assets; and to ensure the integrity of financial data and systems of internal controls.
- Manages the finance assistant and reviews payroll, account payable and ensures that receivables are collected promptly.
- Analyzes on a monthly basis the General Ledger and Balance Sheet accounts; and posts journal entries including monthly and yearly closing entries.
- Coordinates and manages the preparation of annual budgets; monitors performance against budget, forecasts, cash flow, and credit card use.
- Oversees the preparation of annual financial audits with related Federal and State tax returns; coordinates issuance of annual financial statements and primary contact person for property tax, IRS, Worker’s comp, and other compliance activities.
- Works with the development team to prepare budgets, budget narratives, and financial reporting for funders; and manages timely submission of billing for contracts.
- Prepares financial statements and reports for meetings with the board, CEO, finance and audit committees.
- Ensures compliance with all financial and contract reporting requirements for city, state and federal government agencies, and other restricted grants, contracts, and donations.
- Ensures that costs are adequately allocated between grants/program and allocation basis properly documented.
- Provides strategic support and analysis within the senior leadership team and board
- committees to foster Proyecto Pastoral’s financial leadership.
- Manages the cash receipts process and ensure proper recording of revenues and application of cash; ensuring donations are appropriately supported.
- Performs various accounting, administrative and other related duties as assigned and required by the role
- Manages the organization’s insurance and benefits policies, including liability insurance, worker’s compensation, retirement, health and other benefits.
- Works with office manager to carry out various administrative duties.
General Proyecto Pastoral Employee Organizational Responsibilities
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for Proyecto Pastoral and a strong commitment to its mission, including its community building vision and founding Jesuit values
- Be an active team member supporting other staff members
- Participate in Proyecto Pastoral events and activities
. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Mission-driven and aligned with Proyecto Pastoral’s vision, mission and values.
- Comfortable working in a Catholic faith context.
- Innovative thinker with a broad vision of leadership role within the organization.
- Flexible, resilient, self-starter with a good sense of humor.
- BA, preferably in Accounting and five years of relevant experience. (This position requires a thorough understanding of non-profit accounting, and an understanding of GAAP as it relates to community based organizations.)
- Collaborative visionary leader and strategic thinker, who has strong problem-solving, planning and organizational skills with attention to detail
- Proficient in QuickBooks and Excel
- Ability to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (listening, verbal and written expression) with the ability to interact with members of the community and the board.
- A strong sense of discretion and confidentiality
- Preference for bilingual candidates (Spanish/English)
Valid CA driver’s license and insurance
Salary: $75,000- $80,000; Commensurate, depending on experience
Status: Full-time, Exempt with excellent benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays, and 401k plan