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Employment Opportunity

POSITION: Controller

REPORTS TO: President & CEO


The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California is the only museum in

the western United States that exclusively features contemporary Latin American and Latino art.


The Museum of Latin American Art expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and

contemporary Latin American art through its collection, ground-breaking exhibitions, stimulating

educational programs and engaging cultural events.

The Controller is a strategic partner with the President & CEO. This person serve as a key
advisor to the President & CEO and the Board of Directors on financial issues and provides
leadership in financial planning, analysis, and reporting; cash flow; financial controls; audit; and
risk management; and contracts.

  • Demonstrates excellence regarding integrity, dignity, respect and service in accordance with
the mission, vision, and values of MOLAA.

  • Embodies the qualities of a leader and a team player in assisting colleagues and working
together with other departments of the organization.

  • Demonstrates appropriate initiative and openness to taking on additional tasks and
responsibilities that improve MOLAA’s operations.

  • Ability to be diplomatic and discreet.
  • Able to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and opinions
to build effective teams in a volunteer environment.

  • Commitment to the vision and strategic plan of MOLAA.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Financial Planning, Analysis, and Reporting:
  • Oversee the finance team and all accounting activities including development and
implementation of annual budget.

  • Assist MOLAA in all financial aspects of the museum.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to provide ongoing budget monitoring for the Board of
Directors, President and department heads.

  • Manage all accounting functions insuring GAAP compliance, timeliness and accuracy.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures
as well as analyzing historical data and current trends.

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Finance Committee.
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Financial Controls:
  • Enhance, develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Assure that there are financial controls in place for accounting, procurement, and
contracting of the organization.

  • Oversee the annual audit process including the preparation of the tax returns.
  • Work with auditors to provide information necessary to complete the annual audit.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Audit Committee.
Risk Management:
  • Review insurance requirements and meet with brokers to review costs.
  • Develop materials necessary for insurance renewal and review proposals received.
  • Make recommendation for all insurance needs.
  • Coordinate periodic risk assessments with insurance experts.
  • Manage all contracts on behalf of MOLAA.
Human Resources:
  • Oversee the human resources department and makes recommendations regarding human
resource matters.

  • Assure that the organization is in compliance with all labor and employment laws.
  • Assure that there are personnel policies, job descriptions and a performance evaluation
process in place.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Business Administration or Finance.
  • 10+ years of experience in executive administration and operations management.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit accounting.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented with a strong appreciation for accuracy in data and reporting.
  • Experience in cultural institutions or nonprofit organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; experience in effectively communicating key
data, including presentations to senior management, board of directors and partners.

  • Experience working with a Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Audit Committee.
  • Experience with strategic planning and implementation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to work with diverse group of individuals.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and team managements.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
  • Ability to maintain positive personal relationships in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality about data, assignments and institutional

  • Adept at working with individuals across multiple departments and levels.
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  • The position is salaried and full time (40 hours/week).
  • This is a non-commission position.
  • The work requires the capacity to periodically work weekends and/or evening hours.
  • Requires the ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, valid vehicle insurance and access to a vehicle.
  • MOLAA is an equal opportunity employer.
If you are interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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