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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileChief Financial Officer The candidate will report to the Executive Director and assume a strategic and operational role in the overall management of Accounting and Finance functions for the Foundation. Will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the Foundation. This will include strategic planning, development and management of the budget process, grant compliance and administration, payroll administration, accounts payables. Develop the annual budget along with the Executive Director and other Senior Management staff for presentation and approval by the Board of Directors. Monitor the budget by line item and funding source and recommend necessary changes during the year. Oversee the preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements as well as by funding source and location. Analyze any variance and prepare communications to distribute to appropriate Senior Management staff. Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual funding source financial reports ensuring accuracy and timeliness. Prepare analysis for Senior Management regarding the monthly financial reports and work with Project Directors, Managing Attorneys and others on specific budgets. Prepare and present financial reports to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and coordinate presentation of reports to the full Board. Evaluate current accounting software, policies and procedures and propose any changes identified to improve financial reporting to each along with an implementation plan. Ensure maintenance of adequate internal controls. Coordinate all financial audits, including monitoring visits from funding sources and annual financial audit. Ensure financial compliance requirements with all funding sources. Monitor cash flow to ensure availability of funds when needed. Monitor investments of excess cash. Oversee all financing arrangements of the firm. Ensure adequate bidding procedures for major purchases. Oversee vendor relationships. Select, train, supervise and evaluate department staff. Respond in an appropriate and timely manner to the needs, concerns and problems of staff, the finance department and of the organization. Completion of other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA certificate or MBA degree is preferred. Should have 8+ years of broad financial experience in a multi-funded not for profit organization. Must have 4+ years of supervisory experience. Legal services experience is a plus. Must have demonstrated leadership and team management. Experience in evaluation of financial systems, policies and procedures and presentation of proposed changes to senior management is needed. Should have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have proficiency with Excel, Abila or other accounting software (Microsoft Office environment). Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017