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The Vice President of Finance directs the management, reporting, and record-keeping of the financial activities of The Foundation, including overseeing accounting systems, processes, and controls. The Vice President of Finance supervises and leads the accounting team of six and office management, including three direct reports (Controller, Assistant Controller, and Office Manager). The successful candidate will be an accounting professional with a strong track record of timely and accurate management of the accounting operations of complicated organizations. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer. 

 Responsibilities

 Management

·      Lead accounting team of six and oversee all accounting work flows

·      Set and manage to department goals, work plan, and timelines

·      Oversee key systems and accounting software products; manages software selection and implementation process

·      Make and implement recommendations to optimize team structure

·      Oversee all compliance activities

·      Manage investment operations, including periodic rebalances approved by the committee, capital calls, and process of opening new investment accounts

·      Oversee office management and human resources functions, including HR policies, processes, and systems

·      Interface successfully with all Foundation departments

 Accounting

·      Oversee all accounting and payroll processes, in close coordination with Controller and Assistant Controller

·      Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual close processes, including creation of and management to documented close calendar

·      Oversee monthly and quarterly allocations of fees and investment results (completed by Controller and Assistant Controller)

·      Project manage audit and annual tax filing process for Foundation and support foundations

·      Oversee, document, and update accounting policies and procedures 

·      Oversee, monitor, and update internal controls, including proper design of accounting processes and user entitlements for banking and accounting software

Financial Management

·      Develop and manage annual operating budget and annual grant funding budget

·      Design and manage internal budget reporting, including for department reporting

·      Design and oversee management reporting and dashboards

·      Oversee fund statement process (completed by Controller)

·      Oversee Foundation’s response to survey requests, including compensation surveys and state and federal surveys

·      Perform other analysis and special projects as requested

Core Competencies and Qualifications

·      Master’s degree in accounting or equivalent

·      CPA

·      10-15 years of accounting progressively responsible experience (preferably foundation or financial services)

·      5 of more years managing accounting operations at high-volume, complex organizations 

·      Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills

·      Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

·      Experience implementing complex software

·      Experience with Financial Edge or other fund accounting software

·      Professionalism and discretion 

This position is based in The Foundation’s Los Angeles office; The Foundation requires documentation of COVID-19 vaccination of all employees.

 

The Vice President of Finance directs the management, reporting, and record-keeping of the financial activities of The Foundation, including overseeing accounting systems, processes, and controls. The Vice President of Finance…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Location

On-site
The Jewish Federation of LA, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

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