Glendale, CA

CFO, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

The Organization – Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

Founded in 1965 as part of the nation’s War on Poverty, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 160,000 individuals and families a year through innovative projects that expand access to justice and address the most critical needs of people living in poverty throughout Los Angeles.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President & CEO, the CFO will manage a small team of highly skilled finance and accounting professionals, and team closely with the Director of Grants Management & Compliance. In addition to motivating, developing, and retaining a strong team, the CFO will also lead a multi-year effort to streamline NLSLA’s financial systems and processes to become a state-of-the-art department. Additionally, this leader will help support other departments to gain access to more and better  data to inform decision-making and strategy.

NLSLA seeks a service-oriented leader with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, who values collaboration, and inclusion while holding themselves and others to highest degree of excellence and integrity. In their work to combat the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expanding access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods, NLSLA needs a CFO with experience working closely with lawyers and unions. A leader who brings experience or familiarity in navigating the uniqueness that comes with financial management and grantmaking in Legal Aid. A people-first leader who motivates and inspires, and gets the best out of their teams, in alignment with NLSLA’s organizational norms and culture.

Desired Qualifications

·       At least 5 years of VP-level leadership and management experience

·       Experience working in a nonprofit, preferably a legal aid organization

·       Nonprofit accounting

·       CPA or audit background is preferred, but not required

·       Experience with a union and collective bargaining agreements is a plus

·       Prior experience working closely with lawyers is preferred

The salary range for this role is $150,000 – 180,000.

This position is based at the NLSLA office in Glendale, California with two-to-three days in-office each week. Also, this role requires occasional travel the other NLSLA offices across LA County.

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