Financial Controller Needed

Financial Controller Needed

by | Sep 16, 2014

The team of individuals that serves at the Orange County Rescue Mission is critical in how well we champion our cause.

We are seeking to fill a Controller position on our Accounting team to assist in the crucial and highly accountable task of handling our finances.

This job is not merely handling expenses and budgeting, we hope to add an individual to our team that first and foremost desires to serve in a ministry environment. Our organization is unique and highly values the inspiration of hope in those we serve,  excellence in everything we do, leadership centered on servant-hood, integrity and accountability while we seek to maintain an environment that fosters teamwork, success and trust.

If your heart is to serve others in this ministry environment and you are gifted in the area of accounting, please see more details regarding the position we hope to fill below.

If you would like to apply for this position or other jobs that we are hiring for, please visit our website here. 

To fill out the application online, click here. When completed, you can email the completed application and your resume to

To apply by mail: Download and print the form below; When it is completed, mail it, along with your résumé, cover letter and salary expectations to:

Orange County Rescue Mission, Attn: HR
One Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782

now hiring

Job details:

Summary Directs financial activities of an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains and updates corporate accounting policies and procedures to reflect best practices.
  • Completes monthly accounting close of the corporate financial statements and prepares the month end entries for review with the CFO.
  • Reviews monthly account reconciliations with the Accounting Manager.
  • Reviews bimonthly payroll journal entry with Payroll Specialist and reconciles it to the payroll system.
  • Prepares reports with comparisons to budget/forecast and prior year business activities, along with variance analysis.
  • Works with EMR Database and billing company on medical insurance aging and reconciliation with Great Plains.
  • Assists in preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification for review with the CFO.
  • Assists in the preparation of the board packages for review with the CFO.
  • Oversees the cash collection and disbursement of each of the entities and ensures that polices & procedures are followed.
  • Stays up to date with current GAAP and best practices for accounting procedures to implement within each of the companies. Under the direction of the CFO, Prepares for all audits. These include an annual financial audit, an A-133 government audit, contractual compliance audits as stipulated in each contract, county audits and other audits as required.
  • Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies or grantor organizations.
  • May assist with preparation of financial information required for grant applications for all companies.
  • Manages relations with banks and other financial institutions.
  • Research ad hoc issues as they arise. (e.g. unexplained invoices, etc.)
  • Acts as Liaison between the Clinic and the billing company. Under the direction of the CFO, Responsible for initial review of billing with the third party billing company to ensure compliance, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Enters manual checks into the banking system to ensure there are no issues or rejections.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages employees in Accounting: Accounting Manager, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable.
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management
Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Technical Skills
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Customer Service
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills
Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication
Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Visionary Leadership
Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Managing People
Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Quality Management
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Business Acumen
Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
Cost Consciousness
Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue ; Conserves organizational resources.
Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support
Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Strategic Thinking
Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Safety and Security
Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Master’s degree (M. A.) in Accounting or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA or CPA candidate is preferred.
Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference,  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Great Plains Accounting software; Medical Database Software; Excel. spreadsheets and Word Processing software.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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