Chief Financial Officer

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Job location
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1550 West 8th Street
Los Angeles
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

Organization: Founded in 1929, LAFLA has approximately 123 employees. LAFLA has an operating budget of more than $16 million and operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit

Position: As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to
the Executive Director and assume a strategic and operational role in the overall management of Accounting and Finance functions for the Foundation. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility
for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the Foundation. This
will include strategic planning, development and management of the budget process, grant compliance and administration, payroll administration, accounts payables, The CFO works with all Senior Management
staff to ensure accurate reporting and adherence to grant and donor restrictions and regulations as well as
all applicable laws.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA or MBA preferred.
• A minimum of eight years broad financial experience in a multi-funded not for profit organization. At least four years of supervisory experience. Legal services experience a plus.
• Demonstrated leadership and team management.
• Experience in evaluation of financial systems, policies and procedures and presentation of proposed changes to senior management.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with Excel, Abila or other accounting software are essential (Microsoft Office environment), strong working knowledge of PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred.

To apply: 

Please submit a resume to Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Ron Olson Justice Center, 1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; [email protected]; or
by fax at (323)801-7945.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
Salary range: 
DOE with excellent benefits
Expiration date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018