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Santa Monica / Boise

Acre is looking for a Controller to play a key role in managing our financial operations and revenue growth. The ideal candidate is an experienced Finance and Accounting leader who will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, Board Finance Committee, and the Senior Management Team.

Strategic Planning: 

  • Provide monthly reports, forecasting, and analysis to the Board, Executive Director, and to the Senior Management Team. 

  • Contribute toward Acre’s overall success by participating as a member of the Senior Management Team in the development, implementation, and oversight of organization-wide financial and accounting policies and procedures. 

  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Executive Director, Senior Management Team, and Board.  

  • Make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. 

  • Engage board finance, audit, investment committees, and periodic ad hoc committees around issues, trends, and changes in operating model(s) and operational delivery. 

  • Mentor and develop a team of accountants, managing work allocation, cross-functional collaboration, efficiency enhancements, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and building an effective team dynamic. 

  • Provide financial oversight of the Acre investment portfolio, scholarship endowment programs, and fundraising. 

  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the Strategic Plan, especially as the Association considers new business relationships and collaborations with external organizations. 

  • In collaboration with the COO and Senior Management Team, develop Acre’s annual budgets and forecasts. 

  • Financial planning and analysis including management reporting and presentations to Acre’s Board of Directors, including strategic and tactical recommendations. 

  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts 

  • Analyze and present financial impact and opportunity of various business initiatives. 

  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity based financial analysis to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plan. 

  • Treasury and cash management including cash and investment reporting. 

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed. 

  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management. 

  • Maintain relationships and oversee auditors, bankers, investment managers, actuarial consultants, insurance brokers, and government agencies. 

  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal laws regarding nonprofit operations. 

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Oversee all aspects of the accounting and finance day-to-day operations including month-end close, journal entries, reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable. 

  • Oversee accounting operations to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions. 

  • Identify and implement policy and accounting system process improvements. 

  • Oversee audit, tax, internal control and external reporting. 

  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions. 

  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting. 

  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns. 

  • Ensure documentation, implementation and adherence of accounting, internal controls, and contract management policies and procedures. 

  • Maintain Acre’s accounting and financial systems and records in accordance with GAAP. 

  • Prepare all monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting. 

  • Review each department’s purchasing activity, analyze vendor trends, and identify and implement policy and process improvements. 

  • Oversee semi-monthly payroll, ensuring payroll accuracy and compliance with all payroll-related legislation. 

  • Educate Acre staff on all policies and procedures.


Minimal Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in accounting, business administration, and/or finance, or related field. 

  • Professional financial certification such as CPA or CMA. 

  • Experience working with and managing financial and accounting software systems, with a solid background in automation, process improvement and advanced Excel skills. 

  • Ability to create and implement new accounting processes including general ledger overhaul, balance sheet reconciliation, internal controls and new financial management tools and reports. 

  • Excellent verbal, written, networking and presentation communication skills.



  • Competitive compensation

  • Equity incentives

To apply, email us a cover letter and your resume at or click the button below:

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