Job Details
Oakland - Jefferson Office - Oakland, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$110,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year

Who we are:

Catholic Charities East Bay is a nationally accredited non-profit social services agency.  Since 1935, we have provided innovative solutions to help people who struggle with poverty and other complex issues. We offer immigration legal services, housing assistance, Mental Health Services, Violence Prevention, and more.


Why you should want to work here:

We walk the walk when it comes to work-life balance, including industry beating time off, work flexibility, and other benefits!


Area/Program Focus:  Finance


Position Summary:  The Controller’s role is to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reports, the efficiency of accounting department operations, and enhancing internal control.  S/he will oversee the daily operations of the accounting function to ensure accurate and timely completion of team tasks and distribution of information to end users, through technical coaching, workflow redistribution, and review.


Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer


Supervisory Responsibility: Accounting Manager, Senior Accountants and Staff Accountants


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead response to audits and preparation of financial statements under GAAP for Not-for-Profit organizations. 
  • Work with department and senior management to prepare annual budget, review contract budget and quarterly forecast
  • Create, maintain, and update accounting policies and procedures, and ensure accounting operation follows Council on Accreditation, with internal controls and segregation of duties
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes in all Finance functions
  • Ensure that the Finance department reviews necessary statements, documents, and expenditures in compliance with Best Practices and GAAP.
  • Other tasks as assigned


Core Competencies:

Able to lead a team in managing multiple and often simultaneous tasks and in creating a work environment recognized for a high level of organization, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and results.


Benefit Status:  Group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, 18 paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.  




 Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum 5 years controller experience with 1-year nonprofit fund accounting.
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience that includes hiring, evaluating staff performance, interpreting and implementing personnel policies related to employee disciplinary procedures.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA license preferred
  • Preferred experience with fund accounting systems such as Sage MIP, Intacct, or FP&A system Adaptive Insight.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing accounting internal control procedures.
  • Knowledge of GAAP for Not-for-Profit organizations and 990 tax returns.
  • Experience in system implementation including Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work effectively with diversified internal and external stakeholders
  • Be flexible and open minded to different ideas
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission and goals of Catholic Charities.
  • Experience in system implementation including Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work effectively with diversified internal and external stakeholders


Salary Range:  $110,000-$150,000


Non-Discriminatory Statement:

Catholic Charities East Bay does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Catholic Charities East Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.