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Community Action Partnership of Orange County Garden Grove, CA

  • Benefits Offered Medical, Life Insurance, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time


Community Action Partnership has an exciting opportunity for


In this role, the Controller will take the lead to ensure that Community Action Partnership of Orange County (“CAP OC”) has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits, work closely with program leaders and their staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures; playing a critical part in the work and dedication of Community Action Partnership of Orange County’s initiatives. It’s leadership with a cause and the rewards are immeasurable!

Who we are

Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC) hires professionals who support and embody the following EPIC values:

Going above and beyond in every interaction and activity we undertake. We strive for EXCELLENCE in service, keeping a pulse on the most up to date innovations within our industry. Together we continually assess and improve the way to work and enhance the strategies we utilize to meet the needs of our community.

Reaching our goals by working collaboratively with each other and our community. We are working to do the things that have not been done: empowering families and individuals to financial independence, breaking the cycle of poverty, creating financial equity, combating food insecurity, and establishing energy and healthy living conditions for all through social innovation. All of this takes PROACTIVENESS, and an intrinsic motivation that drives us to go above and beyond to create cutting-edge trends and program designs. We have the will and the energy and won't stop until the needs of our underserved community no longer exist.

We are a team of high INNOVATION. We value the work we do; the people we serve; and treat each other with respect and kindness. We also have an environment of engaging in social economic justice by sharing of ideas and not afraid to try new things that increases our educational capacity. We think outside of the box, and challenge prevailing assumptions about issues of poverty.

Reaching our goals by working in partnership with each other and our community. The work we do is deeply rooted in the COLLABORATION we have with our community and its citizens. We care about the legacy of community action partnership and go above and beyond to ensure we support each other in bringing forth the services and resources that will positively change generations forever.

We have remained true to our mission “to enhance the quality of life within Orange County by eliminating and preventing the causes and effects of poverty by mobilizing and directing resources to programs that assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency.”

CAP OC has more than 100 employees and a budget of over $21 Million dollars to help people and change lives. CAP OC provides and mobilizes resources to help people at or below the federal poverty level to help themselves. We provide safety-net services and work with civic leaders to bring solutions to problems and build stronger and healthier communities.

What you will accomplish in this role

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Office (“COO”), the Controller will lead the day-to-day finance operations that includes responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and grants administration.


  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Oversee and monitor all daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and finance reporting, reconciliation, wire transfers, statements, and tax filings.
  • Assist in preparing and delivering monthly Board financial statements.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data, create and deliver financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; monitor CAP OC’s financial progress and changes keeping President & CEO and COO abreast of CAP OC’s financial status.
  • Assist CAP OC leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensue that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting for government, corporate and foundation grants.
  • Oversee bi-weekly payroll processing cycle to ensure funding of payroll, wire transfers, journal entry and updating payroll related worksheets.
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance EPIC team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Lead accounting and finance team in the successful implementation of processes and procedures.
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate the work of staff and consultants.
  • Develop and sustain an EPIC team through communication, team involvement and professional development.

The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in:

  • Financial Management including coordination of audit activities, financial reporting, budget development and analysis
  • Grant Management
  • Effective Leadership skills
  • Keen Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Driving Results

The ideal candidate must be:

  • Economic and Accounting Minded: Possess knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Analytical: Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • Financial Translation: Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Creative/Innovative: Develop new and unique ways to improve the standing of the department and to create new opportunities.
  • Ethically Focused: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Inclusive: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

Education and experience

CPA required, minimum of 5 years of finance/accounting experience and at least 2-years non-profit experience.

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 must regularly talk and hear, frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, bend at waist and stoop, vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, ability to adjust focus, and prolong computer work.


Able to travel to CAP OC facilities and other locations as needed during business day, some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected during work week and weekends.


A medical examination is required of each new employee whose physical condition must meet the minimum requirements prescribed for the position. In addition, prospective employees must pass a drug screening examination and background check. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and a makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

The mission of Community Action Partnership is to enhance the quality of life in Orange County by eliminating and preventing the causes and effects of poverty by mobilizing and directing resources to programs that assist, educate and promote self-sufficiency. In addition to our mission of helping people and changing lives, the Community Action Partnership of Orange County is proud of our caring group of employees. A career with Community Action Partnership of Orange County is an opportunity to develop your skills and put your compassion to work.


11870 Monarch Street, Garden Grove, CA 92841
Garden Grove, CA
Posted: 26 days ago