CALM is searching for a talented Director of Finance to join our Senior Management Team. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Finance has primary responsibility for budget management, financial analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting. The Director of Finance is responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. The Director of Finance works with 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.
  • Complete other duties, as assigned by the CEO.

 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 minimum of 8 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) strongly preferred.
  • 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.


Our benefits package includes a competitive salary dependent on experience and education. North County bilingual therapists earn an additional $2 per hour. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical, dental, vision, 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 asked to send us a cover letter and resume to

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