We’re Hiring a Controller at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services | Open Until March 13th

We’re Hiring a Controller at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services | Open Until March 13th

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Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals in need since 1976, offers fifteen diverse programs and services at two facilities in Sacramento. A staff of more than 80 and several thousand volunteers accomplish SFBFS’ mission of assisting families in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems and by moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. For more information, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org.


The Controller is responsible for ensuring the proper fulfillment and accuracy of accounting functions within the accounting department consisting of an operating budget of $7.5 million cash and over $34 million in overall revenue (including in-kind). The Controller, under the supervision of the Senior VP of Business Operations and Finance, will perform accounting functions and support to ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), including the development and implementation of strong internal controls, which support streamlined processes. The Controller will support staff with the day-to-day activities of the accounting department, to ensure consistency, accuracy and timeliness of financial information.   The Controller is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Analyze financial information for audit purposes and financial reporting
  • Analyze financial records and reports and make adjustments as needed
  • Assist accountant, bookkeepers and administrative staff on day-to-day financial tasks, matters and reports as needed
  • Prepare non-cash journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring financial statements accurately reflect the financial position of the organization
  • Assist Senior VP of Business and Operations with budgeting, financial statement preparation, ad hoc reports and ensure strong internal controls support the various accounting processes
  • Complete monthly financial close including bank and credit card reconciliations; maintain and expense prepaid and fixed asset schedules; and review of all transactions and accounts, etc.
  • Lead contact for year-end close and annual audit tasks
  • Oversee preparation and fulfillment of annual audit schedules and act as a liaison through provision of Form 990 information
  • Work with Accountant to ensure proper accounting and reporting of assigned grants
  • Review release of temporary restrictions including monthly grant reports
  • Ensure accounting staff and volunteers are consistently trained on accepted      accounting principles and bookkeeping practices, including record      retention, internal controls, government compliance and proper regulatory      documentation
  • Ensure accounting staff are cross-trained to provide back up on daily processes and tasks to meet deadlines
  • Mentor accounting staff on documenting processes, including timeframes,      submission methods, appropriate Web site address and approvals
  • Troubleshoot accounting issues for accounting, payroll and program related software
  • Provide training to non-accounting staff on accounting processes, as needed
  • Assist with accounting staff duties when out of the office for extended periods of time (vacations, illness or vacancies)
  • Oversee the formation and implementation of additional accounting functions
  • Keep current with employment law to ensure proper treatment of payroll related activities
  • Assist with special projects assigned by management


· Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

· A minimum of five years of full-time, professional employment in accounting, auditing, budgeting, or closely related financial activity, including a minimum of two-year lead/supervisory experience · Minimum of three years of experience in non-profit accounting · Intermediate to advanced knowledge of accounting software, preferably QuickBooks, as well as Excel, Word and Outlook

· Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills; results oriented

· Ability to use good professional judgment to bring proposals to management for the purpose of anticipating future needs and responding to unanticipated events

· Energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, positive, collaborative and proactive · Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with SFBFS’ volunteers, staff and Board of Directors

· Ability to work as a team member and leader

· Ability to work harmoniously with staff members, plus work independently with little supervision

· Passion for SFBFS’ mission


  • Full time, exempt position; Monday through Friday with occasional weekends and holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits

Applicants must include resume, cover letter, three professional references and SFBFS’ employment application to mailto:employment@sacramentofoodbank.org by March 13, 2017 for consideration. No phone calls please.

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