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Reports to: Chief Financial Officer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Capital Area Food Bank - DC  
About the Organization It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone's healthy life!


Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller oversees a variety of functions in support of the Organization’s budgeting/financial goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures.  This position leads the day-to-day operations of the Finance department, coordinates activities with other departments, and provides general financial reporting, analysis, and audit support.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements/Essential Functions: 
Essential Functions:

Finance Leadership - 80%

  • Manages the general operations of the Finance departments including, but not limited to:  month-end and year-end closings, banking and treasury management, payroll processing, accounts payable and receivables, internal and external financial reporting, and preparation of the annual audited financial statements and Form 990 tax return.
  • Manages the work of staff including assigning, planning and reviewing work, evaluating work performance and completing performance evaluations, coordinating activities, maintaining standards, and ensuring staff are provided with training and development opportunities to enable their success.
  • Supports the design, implementation and monitoring of financial goals, objectives, and policies within the Finance department.   Enables efficiency gains throughout the organization through advanced analysis of operations, asset utilization and the identification of streamlining opportunities.
  • Analyzes the financial information needs of departments and develops financial systems or reports to fulfill those needs. Evaluates the effectiveness of current reporting and systems.
  • Works with Finance department staff to develop metrics and reporting scorecards that assist staff and management with the monitoring of program, departmental and organizational performance.
  • Assists in the development, analysis, and review of organizational and operational systems, practices and procedures to reduce inefficiencies, identify under utilization of resources and improve administrative process and controls.

General Accounting & Financial Reporting - 10%

  • Leads the financial analysis and forecasting process, with input and direction from the Chief Financial Officer, for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to internal fiscal management, board reporting and funder reporting.
  • Supports and helps to project-manage the annual development and oversight of the organization’s operational, capital and in-kind budgets.
  • Analyzes and monitors organizational cash flow and receivables, identifying opportunities to streamline and informing collection efforts on delinquent accounts.
  • Works with other departments to ensure alignment of data between the business and fundraising systems and reconciles discrepancies.
  • Provides financial assistance to program managers for purposes of grant submissions and periodic reporting.
  • Maintains the chart of accounts and financial statement mapping within the general ledger and budgeting systems.

Audit Support – 10%

  • Oversees the annual financial statement audit and preparation of the financial statements and accompanying notes by coordinating with other departments on document requests, developing internal and external timelines, and assigning and preparing various audit schedules.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA, MA/MBA preferred
  • 10-15 years of increasingly responsible financial and analytical experience
  • Experience supervising and mentoring a finance team
  • Strong technology skills are crucial, including of complex ERP systems and related system integrations
  • Mastery knowledge of and experience in the application and interpretation of U.S. GAAP principles, concepts, and theories.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government and private funding is essential.

Other Skills, Abilities: 

  • Driven – Attention to detail and solid communication skills.  Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple assignments.  Ability to work with limited supervision and make sound independent decisions.  Strong time management, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Technical – Knowledge and understanding of key accounting policies, procedures, and concepts.  Ability to develop methodologies for analysis and reconciliation is necessary.  Ability to forecast, analyze and prepare budgets and analyze and interpret a variety of financial statements and reports.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors workflows to ensure timeliness.
  • Professionalism – Ability to handle access to sensitive information with confidentiality, impartiality, and neutrality.
  • Interpersonal – Ability to establish effective working relationships with users and peers and to develop successful plans of action with minimal direct supervision.
  • Communication – Communicates effectively and professionally in dealing with agency, vendor and funder representatives as well as staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Commitment to the Food Bank’s mission, vision and values.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands and working conditions 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.

Sitting: 80 percent of the time

Keyboarding: 80 percent of the time

Ability to travel to sites, as needed, throughout the metropolitan area

As required by the duties and responsibilities of the position.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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