June 10, 2019


CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation


Education and Nonprofit




Los Angeles, CA


Here's a little about California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation and position they are seeking to fill:

The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is a non-profit organization and was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to provide supplemental services that enhance core academic programs which are an integral part of the University’s educational mission. CSUDH is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

The Foundation offers tremendous personal and professional growth opportunities, in addition to competitive compensation and a highly attractive benefits program, including employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance, retirement program and vacation pay.

Is this job for me?

This is a unique opportunity for an accounting professional to join a growing organization on the CSUDH campus. This is a senior managerial and leadership position that requires professional skills to support the financial services provided to campus constituents and provides in-depth knowledge and experiences in all aspects of the accounting function. We encourage professionals with 10+ years of non-profit Accounting Manager or Controller experience who are eager to progress to the next level in their career to apply. An active Certified Public Accounting license is a pre-requisite requirement for this position.

What’s this job all about?

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the management, oversight, and performance of all fiscal and accounting functions for the Foundation and its ancillary services including: accounts payable, accountant receivable, general accounting, and grant accounting.  The CFO leads and directs on all strategic matters related to budget management, forecasting, and financial reporting. The CFO also plays an instrumental role in the financial and investment activities of the Philanthropic Foundation on-campus.

The CFO will provide exemplary leadership and guidance to the accounting staff to ensure compliance with GAAP, GASB/FASB, CSU Education Codes and Uniformed Guidance standards. The CFO will ensure the ongoing integrity of the Foundation’s accounting system, operating on One Solution.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource and partner to the Executive Director as to the organization’s financial status, fiscal policies, and administrative process, working to continuously develop and improve recording and reporting processes and systems.
  • Review and approve the preparation and finalization of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials for the Foundation’s Board of Directors, including its Executive Committee.
  • Provide reports, advice and consultation to the Foundation Board of Directors on the financial status of the organization and to provide recommendations as required. Participate in and make presentations at regular meetings and interactions with the Board of Directors.
  • Manage the long- and short-term investment accounts; ensure a timely distribution for Defined Benefit Pensions and other post-employment benefits funding, along with annual distributions to the University.
  • Lead cash management efforts by monitoring and forecasting cash flow and providing guidance on actions needed to ensure sufficient liquidity to meet benefit, payroll, vendor, and other payment obligations.
  • In addition to the role of CFO for the Foundation, serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the Philanthropic Foundation. Assist the Philanthropic Foundation and their Board of Directors in forming investment strategies and the analyzing the ongoing performance of its managed portfolio.
  • Maintain bank, audit firm, and related third-party relationships. Coordinate auxiliary audit activities to ensure audit compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Develop, maintain, and uphold effective internal controls to safeguard assets related to the procurement of grant funded resources as set forth in the Uniform Guidance Standards.
  • Oversee tax filings and the timely submission for the Foundation and its clients.


Qualifications/Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. A Master’s degree in Business Administration or other equivalent degree preferred.
  • An active certified public accountant license is required.
  • Must possess the knowledge and experience necessary to manage and lead within a financially complex organization.
  • 15+ years of accounting experience, 10+ years of supervisory experience in an Accounting Manager or Controller role.
  • Strong technical knowledge and expertise in Fund Accounting, as well as GAAP, GASB, and FASB standards.
  • Experience with our integrated ERP System, One Solution is required.
  • Significant experience overseeing audit activities as well as managing budget development, general ledger activity and maintenance, and accounting for investments.
  • Experience in a senior-financial management role, partnering with executive staff to develop and implement creative financial management strategies and regularly interacting with board members.
  • Proven experience identifying and managing financial and business risk and making appropriate recommendations and decisions to mitigate risk.
  • Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Exemplary management and leadership, and inter-personal skills
  • Strong process improvement skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with senior management throughout the Foundation, University and California State University System.
  • Ability to multi-task; high attention to detail and the ability to execute multiple initiatives with time constraints.

.Another Source’s client is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1062.

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

Keywords:  Controller, Accounting, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Accountant, GAAP, Accounting, Finance, Corporate Finance, GASB, FASB, General Ledger

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Job Type

Full Time

Career Level

Senior Executive (President, CEO, CFO, CIO, COO)



Travel Requirements


Contact Name

Lindsay Brown

Contact Email