Union Station Homelessness Services,

Chief Financial Officer

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Union Station Homelessness Services is an award-winning nonprofit headquartered in Pasadena, CA that has provided high-quality services for almost 50 years. As one of LA County’s premier homeless service providers, USHS is the largest and most comprehensive social service agency in the San Gabriel Valley; with a recent expansion into Northeast Los Angeles, the agency now serves a region with a combined population of over 1.5 million in more than 36 cities and communities. With a mission to help individuals and families end homelessness and rebuild their lives, USHS’s leadership, volunteers and dedicated staff strive for a day when everyone has a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. The organization has a strong culture of inclusion and supports its employees through on-the-job training and robust professional development as well as multiple opportunities for growth.


The CFO is a key leadership role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer in the areas of Finance, Financial Compliance, and Financial Risk Management requiring strong problem-solving skills and analysis of organizational impact. The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the nonprofit industry. As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning and its execution to meet organizational goals.


Organizational Leadership

  • Participates as a member of the Executive Team to provide a united, visible, and strong leadership presence across the organization to help instill new thinking, focus, and prioritize efforts, and operationalize the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Partners with the CEO and Executive Team in promoting the long-range plans and goals of the organization.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of programs, strategies, regulatory actions and give financial perspective on any contracts into which Union Station Homeless Services may enter.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Provide up to date analyses of the fiscal health and sustainability of the organization, including long-term forecasting and sustainability
  • Provide technical financial advice, prioritize the continual improvement of budgeting processes, and share knowledge with other key agency staff.

Finance & Accounting

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization's accounting and finance departments.
  • Oversee the annual financial audit and tax filings as well as assist with programmatic and contract audits and monitoring with the Contracts and Compliance Department.
  • Oversee the timely submission of government invoices and ensure the maximization of grant budgets wherever possible.
  • Oversee all banking and investment relationships; monitor and work with investment managers to provide oversight of organization’s investments. Make recommendations on how to build, maintain and make use of investments.
  • Work with the Development Department to assist with grant submissions, funder requests and financial reports.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Evaluate the finance department structure and team; plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Develop and oversee risk mitigation policies and procedures to ensure adherence to legal, ethical and financial standards.
  • Collaborates with USHS’s legal counsel on financial risk management issues as needed.
  • Regularly evaluate internal control procedures and accounting policies to ensure compliance with audit, government and funder requirements and to protect agency assets.
  • Partner with the Contracts and Compliance Department to monitor and ensure fiscal compliance to government and other contracts.
  • Work with Contracts and Compliance Department to ensure compliance and auditing of sub-contractors as well as to validate subcontractor submissions.


  • Successful track record of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial management, including managing an annual operating budget greater than $5M and the supervision and management of financial staff in a nonprofit agency.
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in financial management and reporting on government contracts.
  • CPA or CMA designation is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Union Station’s mission.
  • Understanding of and aptitude for current government regulatory and compliance practices.
  • Advance working knowledge of financial management software such as Blackbaud Financial Edge and QuickBooks and proficiency in utilizing ADP.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications and a Google based working environment.
  • Proven track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
  • Ability to foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization; must be skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Possess a valid California driver's license and have access to a properly registered and insured vehicle.


Union Station Homeless Services provides competitive compensation and has a commitment to equity in their compensation philosophy and practices. Benefits include best-in-class healthcare insurance benefits with medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic care, paid vacation, holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching contributions up to a certain amount. They also offer flexible spending accounts for medical and childcare costs as well as professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement.

Union Station Homeless Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse candidate pool. All applicants will be considered for employment including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirement of applicable federal, state, and local laws. All applicants will also be considered without attention to race or ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.

**Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your first day of employment at USHS, unless a documented medical or religious accommodation is approved as determined on an individual case by case basis by USHS’s Human Resources Executive.**

To apply

Apply for this position here: https://www.envisionnonprofit.com/we-re-recruiting/union-station-homeless-services---chief-financial-officer/?id=4147173