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LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program


Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
Reports to: President & CEO
Supervises: Finance Associate and Administrative Assistant

Position Summary:

The Controller reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for the overall fiscal compliance of the organization. The Controller also guides the CEO in making financial and administrative decisions to improve the organization’s overall financial health.

The Controller’s activities include:

  • Maintain the organization’s accounting records
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure the Organization is in compliance with GAAP and the terms and conditions of the Government Grants
  • Design implement and monitor internal control policies and procedures to safeguard the organization’s assets
  • Manage the overall budget and finances of the organization
  • Report and explain financials to management and the board
  • Review incoming grant agreements and contracts
  • Track and manage expenditures against grants in compliance with partners’ reporting requirements
  • Ensure proper insurance coverage for various grant opportunities
  • Meet weekly with Development leadership to review incoming contributions and their terms
  • Prepare financial reports/invoices to grantors and funders
  • Oversee the operations of the finance and administrative department
  • Provide support to Operations Directors in managing program budgets


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in public accounting
  • Experience in non-profit finance or audit is preferred
  • Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license


LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program
Explore. Engage. Expand.
Established in 1988, LA’s BEST provides safe, supervised afterschool enrichment for more than 25,000 unique and talented elementary school students in neighborhoods with the highest needs and fewest resources. Through our deliberately developed programming and staff, we build the kind of deep intellectual, creative, physical and social engagement in children that drives their development as motivated learners and active contributors to their education, schools and communities. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, we are currently unable to serve youth in afterschool the way we usually do, LA’s BEST’s commitment to the children of Los Angeles remains the same. We are using this time as an opportunity to support and strengthen our staff, provide essential services to our communities and engage students virtually and as schools reopen.


To apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter with references and salary requirement to [email protected] Please include “Controller” in the subject line. Please, no calls.