Food Forward

Finance & Payroll Supervisor

Employment type
3 months ago
North Hollywood, CA

Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
Position: Finance and Payroll Supervisor 
Hours: Full-time
Location: North Hollywood, CA

Organizational Overview:

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Our produce is recovered mostly in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties but reaches those in need in eight Southern California counties via distribution by hundreds of hunger relief agencies across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, domestic violence shelters, street youth homes, veteran services, LGBT teen/adult/senior services, after-school programs, low-income college programs, and many more. With the volunteer-power of over 10,000 registered volunteers and a modest staff, we will help feed over 2 million Southern Californians in need this year alone. *See our core values posted below.

Position Overview:

The Finance and Payroll  Supervisor reports to the Finance & HR Director.  The ideal candidate will work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to prioritize various accounting, finance, and payroll tasks while paying strict attention to details and deadlines.  The individual will work cross-departmentally providing guidance and support to all staff in finance and payroll related areas while exercising sound judgment and discretion and maintaining confidentiality. The individual must be passionate about food justice and encompasses Food Forward core values.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Full-cycle bookkeeping from data entry to reports generation and analysis 
  • Expensify admin - monthly expenses and reimbursements tracking and reporting
  • All aspects of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports  (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow & Programmatic P&L's) in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist Finance and HR Director with the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and assess any changes necessary.
  • Support Finance and HR Director with the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Update and implement accounting and finance protocols
  • Gusto admin - payroll and employee benefits processing and reporting
  • Manage staff onboarding /exit process from start to finish
  • Administrative duties as needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years of bookkeeping experience and knowledge of QuickBooks
  • 1+ year of financial reporting experience
  • Familiar with Gusto or other payroll processing platform
  • Familiar with Expensify or other credit card, expenses, and reimbursement tracking platform
  • Intermediate experience using Office, especially Excel, and G Suite
  • Able to lift 25lbs


Hours: Full Time, non-exempt position

Compensation: $19-$21 an hour, d.o.e.


  • Medical, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Simple IRA with 3% employer matching (after one year of employment)
  • Generous Sick Days, Paid-Time-Off, and Holiday allocation
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Telecommuting and Work flexibility
To apply

Send a cover letter in the body of the email including 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why? Please attach your resume as a PDF and send to [email protected]

The subject line should read, Finance and Payroll Supervisor – (Your Name). No phone calls, please. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.

Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.
*Food Forward Core Values:

  • Creativity – We seek to innovate in all facets of our work.
  • Joyfulness – We cultivate a meaningful, fun, positive and spirited work environment.
  • Committed to Food Justice – We believe that access to wholesome food, and fresh nutritious produce, is not a privilege, but a right. We work hard to end food inequality and reduce food insecurity.
  • Authenticity – We are transparent and honest in our words, deeds, and actions. We act at the highest level of integrity.
  • Disciplined – We are reliable, professional, accountable, rigorous and committed to excellence in all areas of our work, both internally and externally.
  • Community-minded – We aim to include and connect people in the community, and to remain open, diverse, respectful, and accessible. We take pride in offering people meaningful volunteer and work experiences.