Reporting directly to the CEO, the Controller has primary responsibility for budget management, financial analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting. The Controller is responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. The Controller works closely with the Senior Management Team and the Board of Trustees on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and acquisition of new revenue sources.


    • Oversee day-to-day finance and accounting operations, including but not limited to general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, fixed assets, purchasing and inventory control, cash management, restricted and unrestricted assets and investments, and payroll.
    • Provide guidance and hands-on operational direction to the Staff Accountant on A/P, A/R, posting and reconciliation of semi-monthly payroll reports, monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts, and general ledger activities.
    • Implement and maintain adequate and effective processes and procedures to improve the close and reporting cycles and ensure timely and accurate reporting.
    • Develop and implement all policies and procedures related to accounting, internal controls, cash management and related functions, in accordance with all current relevant regulatory requirements that affect funding and operations, ensuring that fiscal management is in compliance with accounting standards and government funding regulations.
    • Develop the agency’s annual budget for approval by the Board. Provide mid-year budget adjustment and on-going budget monitoring for the Board and Senior Management Team. Prepare financial forecasting and cash flow planning.
    • Prepare budgets and financial reports for government contracts, private/corporate funders, and internal use on a timely basis. Maintain strong and consistent communication with all parties.
    • Analyze financial information to assist management in increasing profitability.
    • Evaluate current operation results, identify areas needing improvement and communicate that information to Senior Management Team.
    • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports monthly, quarterly, and for use by the Board of Trustees and its committees and Senior Management Team.
    • Represent the agency to financial partners, including financial institutions, auditors, public officials, foundation executives, etc. Serve as primary liaison with financial institutions.
    • Arrange for and ensure accurate completion of the independent annual audit, non-profit tax returns and other periodic audits.
    • Maintain accurate records of the Endowment Fund, work closely with Investment Managers and Investment Committee and ensure the accuracy of the endowment draw amount to be released each fiscal year.
    • Review and manage, and establish as needed, new internal systems and controls, operations, processes and financial procedures to ensure the integrity of financial information and reporting.
    • Prepare for and attend the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. Serve as a member of CALM’s Senior Management Team.
    • Mentor and coach Directors and Managers on fiscal management issues and processes.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: BA/BS degree in related field from an accredited university or college. Must have 10 years related accounting work experience with 3 – 5 years of management experience. Previous experience working in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector and with a non-profit Board of Directors is highly desirable. Experience in the behavioral health or healthcare industry and familiarity with government funding sources/reimbursement preferred.


    • Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, problem-solving and strategic visioning skills.
    • Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, QuickBooks and other financial record keeping software and HRIS systems.
    • Knowledge of and experience with non-profit accounting, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Able to work in busy environment, under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail or courtesy to staff and others. Able to prioritize competing responsibilities, with effective time management skills.
    • Able to demonstrate mature judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
    • Leadership strength, strong interpersonal skills, willing team member and supportive colleague.
    • Flexible, organized with a can-do attitude • Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.
    • Must have valid CA drivers’ license, clean DMV, and criminal record clearance from DOJ.

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Benefits package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and education. Benefits include 100% Employer-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance for employees plus partial benefits for dependent family members, 12 paid holidays, vacation time and sick days and a 403(b) 3% matching program.

    TO APPLY: Qualified, interested candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter to

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    Equal Employment Opportunity

    CALM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. CALM policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), legally-protected medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful. CALM is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of CALM and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of CALM, including supervisors and co-workers. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CALM will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result. Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should discuss their needs with their supervisor and request such an accommodation. The individual with the disability should specify what accommodation he or she needs to perform the job. CALM then will conduct an investigation to identify the barriers that make it difficult for the applicant or employee to have an equal opportunity to perform his or her job. CALM will identify possible accommodations, if any, that will help eliminate the limitation. If CALM determines that an accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, CALM will make an accommodation. If you believe you have been subjected to any form of unlawful discrimination, provide a written complaint to your supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer. Your complaint should be specific and should include the names of the individuals involved and the names of any witnesses. CALM will promptly undertake a thorough and objective investigation and attempt to resolve the situation. If CALM determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken commensurate with the severity of the offense. Appropriate action also will be taken to deter any future discrimination. CALM will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint, participating in an investigation, or supporting a complaint of unlawful discrimination, and will not knowingly permit such retaliation by management employees or your co-workers. If you believe you have been subjected to such retaliation, report it immediately to your supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.