Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

Wayfinder is currently seeking a Controller who will be responsible for managing finance related matters across the agency. This position reports to Vice President of Finance and serves as a member of Wayfinder’s leadership team. This is an exempt position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of Wayfinder’s operating budget, including preparation of the overall agency budget and the establishment of program budgets.
  • Direct and guide day-to-day financial operations to optimize, integrate and align financial operations across all departments.
  • Responsible for financial efficiency to streamline transactional operations be assessing accounting software and systems, ensure regulatory compliance, develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures including a system of internal controls.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies and operations in support of strategic goals.
  • Work collaboratively with senior leaders, directors and staff across the agency relating to budget and actual results, development and implementation of new programs and grants.
  • Supervision of accounting staff, including facilitation of training and professional development.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of routine financial services and operations of the agency, such as, but not limited to, cash management, cashiering, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger maintenance.
  • Prepare financial statements and work sheets for independent auditors and government auditors.
  • Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Report financial performance timely to county, state and federal funders as required by contractual agreements.
  • Prepare annual tax return Federal, State, and Attorney General.
  • Develop metrics, dashboards, and reporting meant to ensure the full earning of program contracts and provide an accurate overview of business performance efforts.

Job Requirements:

Education/ Qualifications:

  • A. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Professional experience, qualifications and attributes:
  • A. Minimum 4 to 6 years’ experience at Controller level preferably in a nonprofit environment. Minimum of five (5) years managing department and supervising staff.
  • B. Solid knowledge in financial accounting and reporting and of the internal control environment, including auditing and systems design.
  • C. Demonstrated ability to work with Blackbaud Financial Edge or other accounting software and Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word and Outlook at an intermediate to advanced level.
  • D. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • E. Results oriented, self-motivated, disciplined, proactive and gets things done. Can balance the strategic with a hands-on approach with the ability to prioritize and deliver key initiatives

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long term Care
  • Flexible spending benefit options including qualified transportation
  • 401(K) retirement plan with a 4% employer match after qualification
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance Program

Interested candidates can submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Fax: 310-321-3488

Wayfinder Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings.

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