Controller | San Francisco Aids Foundation

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, we strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated. 
Our mission is to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and partnership. 
Our strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees:  Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership and Excellence.We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join our fight. 
The Controller is responsible for the accounting and financial operations of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the proper control of the Foundation assets.  Ensures the Foundation is compliant with all government financial regulations and that all internal and external financial reporting is consistent with GAAP.  Provides oversight of annual external audit and preparation of 990 tax filing.  Ensures all financial systems are up to date, efficient and provide for the accurate accounting of financial transactions.  Responsible for risk management related to maintaining adequate and prudent insurance coverage.  Areas of responsibility include general ledger, accounts payable, cash receipts, payroll, fixed assets and reporting functions. Coordinates and collaborates with other departments to ensure regulations are met and input for financial transactions is controlled, timely and accurate.  This position is responsible for the department budget and for supervision of the Assistant Controller, Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst 
  • Leads all SFAF’s accounting functions (AP, AR and month end close) to ensure complete, timely and accurate financial information is available to staff, management and the Board of Directors to assist in making sound decisions about the Foundation’s operations and allocation of resources.  Responsible for accurate and timely filing of all financial, tax and payroll reporting as required by government and regulatory agencies. 
  • In partnership with the CFO and the Sr. Director of Budget and Contracts, support the external annual financial audit that includes the Single Audit in connection with federal grants.  Timely file and complete the annual tax form 990 at the federal and state level according to applicable government regulations. 
  • Ensures SFAF’s financial policies follow generally accepted accounting principles and practices and with all applicable government regulations related to accounting and adhere to SFAF’s internal controls as stated in its policies... 
  • Evaluates, maintains and upgrades financial systems to ensure the financial reporting needs of the Foundation are met.  Works with outside companies to provide support and training as needed.  
  • In collaboration with the Sr. Director of Budget and Contracts, manages the Foundation’s 340B pharmacy program, including program analytics, evaluation and communication of results and issues to the 340B committee members.   
  • Manages relationships with outside financial organizations (investment managers, banking organizations, vendors etc.), to ensure Foundation assets are properly secured and reporting is timely and accurate.  Works with investment advisors to ensure adherence to Foundation’s investment policy.  Works with insurance brokers to ensure Foundation’s insurance policies are sufficient to meet the needs of the organization. 
  • Establishes and maintains systems for cash management which provide for liquidity and safety in compliance with the Foundation’s operating reserve practice and investment policy. 
  • Stays current with all applicable accounting, tax and other regulations and requirements, adapting policies and practices accordingly.   
  • Coach and train direct reports to improve efficiency within the finance department. Partner with the CFO, Sr. Director of Budget and Contracts and IT to modernize SFAF’s reporting delivery systems. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 
  • Finance knowledge: Strong knowledge of GAAP and accounting/finance regulations.  Knowledge of advanced accounting principles, particularly in non-profit accounting.  General knowledge of payroll and tax regulations. 
  • Analytical skills:  Ability to analyze complex financial issues and provide recommendations. 
  • Business ability:  Ability to train and coach employees to ensure they meet the requirements of the department and job functions.  Strong problem-solving skills.  Ability to convey difficult and challenging information to employees. 
  • Software skills:  Microsoft Office experience and general computer knowledge required. 
  • Interpersonal skills:  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Solid commitment to customer and employee service.  Ability to communicate reasoning to provide clarity on processes and changes. 
  • Judgment:  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, can clearly explain logic and reasoning for decisions.  Includes appropriate people in the decision-making process. 
  • Adaptability:  Adapts to changes in work duties, organization structure and changing priorities. 
  • Customer Service:  Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities.  Responds efficiently and cordially to requests for service and assistance. 
  • Professionalism:  Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; follows through on commitments.  Completes tasks on time and takes responsibility for own actions. 
  • Quality: Sensitivity to diverse populations and work styles, timely response to deadlines and ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required. 
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in accounting and financial management in an automated setting reflecting increasing levels of responsibility or five years similar experience with a CPA and/or MBA. Supervision and team building experience required. 
This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided. 

The Salary Range for this role is $156,000 - $174,000

This position oversees the Assistant Controller, Senior Accountant, and Financial Analyst.  
Skill in operating equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.  Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. 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. The position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents. 
This position is primarily located at 1035 Market Street San Francisco, however it may occasionally require traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings as required by the job. Role may include evening and weekend coverage. 
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.  

SFAF is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees. These include: 

Vacation + Leave 
24 days of combined Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off for the first two years of employment 
29 days of Paid Time Off/Sick Time Off after two years of employment 
14 paid holidays per year 

403(b) Plan – SFAF matches employee contributions (1 to 1) up to 3% of salary 

Health Coverage 
Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses. 
Medical insurance - premium fully/partially paid by SFAF for employee (Kaiser Permanente HMO, Sutter Health Plus HMO) 
Vision insurance – premium fully paid by SFAF for employee (MetLife) 
Dental insurance – premiums fully/partially paid by SFAF for the employee (MetLife Insurance) 

Employee Sponsored Care 
Plume - Gender Affirming Care – Family care benefits 
Maven – Family Forming benefits 

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave 
Life Insurance and AD&D insurance – Employer Paid: 100% of salary, up to $100K (MetLife) 
Long term disability insurance (MetLife) 
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy-Related Disability Leave (PDL), as applicable 

San Francisco AIDS Foundation has exclusively retained Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Controller. Interested candidates should submit a complete application, resume, and cover letter for consideration. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications as aligned with the organization's needs and your specific interest in The Foundation. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications submitted by or before May 9th will be prioritized.

Please visit: for more information about the organization. For further details about this opportunity, contact Sophia LaFontant, Consultant, Search, at [email protected].


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