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Position Summary

The Controller leads the day-to-day finance operations of a $5 million budget and manages accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that AVLF has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation. The Controller works closely with program leaders and their staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures and explore how the finance function can support program operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets, and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports accurately and timely; communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership abreast of AVLF financial status.
  • Assist AVLF leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the Director of Operations and the Executive Director in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice presidents to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field with five (5) years of relevant work experience, three (3) years of non-profit experience, managing federal and government grants, accounts payable/accounts receivables, bank and credit card reconciliations, month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close financial statement preparation.  Experience with QuickBooks and bill.com; proficient in Excel.


Desired Experience

CPA with five (5) years’ experience with restricted grants of 7 figures or more; experience with building forecasting modes; preparing financial presentations for the Board of Directors.  

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • A track record in grants management related to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants is essential.
  • Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating critical data, including presentations to senior management, board, or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers

Working Conditions:

Works in a fast-paced office environment with work requiring multi-tasking.  May require bending stopping and prolonged sitting and/or standing.

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Position Summary

The Annual Campaign Manager is responsible for year-round individual giving to AVLF in coordination with the Development Director and Executive Director. The annual campaign manager works collaboratively with the Communications team and will interact with the Donors, Corporate/Firm Liaisons, Board of Directors, Leadership Council, and Annual Campaign Steering Committee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborates with AVLF’s Development Director and Communications team to create and implement a comprehensive data-driven Annual Campaign designed to achieve our annual goal, improve donor retention, upgrade existing donors, and attract new donors.
• Works with the Communications team to develop and execute fundraising appeals, publications, videos, collateral, and other media related to the Annual Campaign.
• Plans and executes all donor communications for the year. This includes timely thank you letters and donor follow up calls.
• Serves as the Development contact for the AVLF Cup (AVLF’s newest fundraising initiative targeting individual giving) which includes coordinating participation with firms, conducting trainings, and following up to ensure firms have necessary tools to fundraise.
• Works with Event Coordinator to create guest lists and tickets for all AVLF fundraising events.
• Ensures that all donations, pledges, and related information are entered in Salesforce and maintain hygienic data practices to guarantee best practices in data management.
• Prepares timely donor reports as needed for Board meetings, Annual Campaign Steering Committee meetings and as requested for the Executive Director and Development Director.

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AVLF is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people.