Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While FFL was established in the wake of these disasters, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that contributed to their disparate impacts and have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans for centuries. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic justice, gender justice, and support for Louisiana&#39;s vibrant arts and culture.
All Foundation for Louisiana employees are currently working remotely. While the Grants Manager can be based anywhere in the state, the Grants Manager may have to go to the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices when conditions allow. Office space is available in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans; however, pandemic conditions are monitored closely, and FFL observes all municipal, parish, and state guidelines as well as Center for Disease Control recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, partners, and the communities we serve.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Controller works under the supervision of the CFO and manages the Finance team (team of five). This position is a new position that will require a unique combination of skillsets. The role involves significant coordination, communication, and writing – the successful applicant should be adept at working with and across diverse audiences in a way that facilitates the full and equitable participation of all people. The Controller will serve as the internal staff lead for financial reporting.
This position is a new position that will require a unique combination of skillsets. The Controller assists CFO with communications provides administrative support to the foundation to ensure the efficiency of financial systems to support grant-making and related community activities, and high-quality services to nonprofits, community partners, Board of Directors, and other key constituents. This position provides the individual with a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic social justice organization and a diverse team to build stronger more sustainable communities statewide.
The position can be based out of Baton Rouge or New Orleans. The position may require travel, particularly between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices. The Controller is a full-time exempt position. Candidates should have a willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.
Who are you?
You may have experience as a Finance Director, or you may have served as a staff accountant at a nonprofit. You should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 8-10 years of nonprofit accounting experience or a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 3-4 years of experience auditing nonprofit organizations. Regardless of where you are coming from you have a deep passion for and wealth of content knowledge regarding various issues and areas of practice within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. You are comfortable working in complex, frequently shifting contexts and approach your work in a deeply values-centered way. You are able to take and give meaningful feedback, to challenge and be challenged in ways that are generative and productive, and approach your work with a deep commitment to learning and reflective practice. Ideally, you are very familiar with Louisiana and the most pressing issues facing this state.
You’ll fit right in if you love to:
- Can work independently when needed and lead a collaborative finance team
- Improve systems and processes
- Serve as a resource for the organization (and your colleagues) by making sure financial data is accurate, on time and within the rules set by the organization.
Want to know what it’s like to work at our office? Don’t worry, we’ll involve multiple internal stakeholders in the interview process.
- Oversight and management of key accounting functions (Accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparing journal entries, detailed reports, and account reconciliations).
- Ability to work with various project managers to guide the project and annual budget forecasting.
- Evaluating and strengthening internal controls and accounting systems and recommending and implementing improvements
- Assist CFO in the production of financial reports to inform management in decision-making including the organizational budget.
- Training, hiring, and supervising accounting staff
- Leads the month-end closing and financial reporting process including account analysis and reconciliation.
- Prepares for and coordinates the annual audit and tax return.
YOU’RE GOOD AT:
- Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of your work
- Nonprofit Accounting
- Using Abilia MIP Fund Accounting Software or equivalent software
- Project Management
- Being organized
- Communicating (verbally and in writing)
- Paying attention to detail
- Leading a team of people
Salary is offered at $85,000 - $95,000 and will be based on experience
HOW TO APPLY
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