PICO California is currently seeking a Controller to join our team. This is a full-time, permanent position based in California with the option of being remote or hybrid. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to be a part of growing the Finance function of a grassroots organization and our partner organization. Our Controller will be responsible for contributing to the financial strategies of the organization, developing internal control policies, and performing risk management/mitigation activities. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
PICO California is a multi-racial, multi-faith state network comprising ten local affiliates who organize across 18 countries and represent 500 congregations and nearly 650,000 Californians. Our mission is to catalyze faith-based and spiritually centered people’s power in California to create systemic change for the most vulnerable so that all Californians thrive.
Through our member organizations, PICO California unites people of diverse economic, racial, ethnic, and faith backgrounds around a vision of shared prosperity and racial justice. Since 1994, PICO California has been at the forefront of organizing working families to reform our immigration system, improve schools, increase access to health care, end mass incarceration, and improve the quality of life for our families and our communities.
What You’ll Be Doing:
The Controller will oversee the functions of accounting in the organization, ensuring the organization is supplied with accurate and timely financial information in compliance with best practices.
More specifically, the Controller will:
Lead day-to-day accounting procedures and manage the audit process.
Complete monthly reconciliations and assist in monthly board materials.
Support with financial analysis and reporting, ensuring the financial reports are running correctly.
Accounting and Reporting
Regularly monitors cash flow, spending, and proper use of funds.
Oversee accounting operations, including day-to-day accounting transactions.
Manages and leads annual financial audit
Document all internal fiscal control policies and procedures.
Collaborates with organizational leadership to facilitate cross-departmental alignment that
ensures all financial solutions positively support the organization’s operational delivery needs
Ensures proper recording and reporting of all organizational financial transactions, including accounts payable/receivable (revenue recognition and billing), payroll, general accounting, reconciliations, month-end close, and maintaining work papers.
Compliance, Internal Controls, Policies and Procedures
Oversees the financial transactions of the organization, ensuring timely and consistent reporting, proper documentation, and adherence to all funder agreements and other requirements.
Manage 501c4 “The PICO California Action Fund”.
Develops policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure accurate and cost-effective accounting operations
Ensure that all regulations for compliance are met.
Plays a key role in the implementation and management of accounting-related systems used by the organization.
Directs the preparation of the organization's financial information according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices).
Recommends and implements improvements to accounting, operations, internal controls, compliance policies and procedures, support strategy, and best practices.
Stays informed of tax code revisions and advises of any operational adjustments needed to accommodate revisions.
Ensures compliance with all applicable government finance regulations.
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