Job: UTLA Controller

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Controller manages the business and financial operations of United Teachers Los Angeles, works with department managers and UTLA officers to ensure financial accountability, develops financial and economic policy, establishes procedures, oversees the implementation of these policies and reports regularly to the President of UTLA or his/her designee and Treasurer. Responsibilities span corporate accounting and membership, contracts administration, investments and banking, property and asset management, trust administration, risk management, and records control. The Controller also acts as an advisor to the President and Treasurer on financial matters and reports directly to the Director of Operations and Organizational Services.

The Controller:

1. Advises the UTLA President and the UTLA Treasurer on all financial matters: financial position, internal controls, best business practices, regulatory agency compliance and reporting.

2. Adheres to regulations and implements standard practices required to assure compliance with orders used by duly constituted regulatory and governmental agencies.

3. Coordinates the preparation of long-range financial business plans. Analyzes the plans and makes recommendations for executive action to insure a realistic viable business plan from a financial viewpoint. Manages UTLA’s investments, monitors outside investment managers and performance of the investments.

4. Analyzes financial and membership data, reports trends, makes recommendations for systems and procedural changes to improve UTLA’s internal general business operations.

5. Directs the operations of the Finance and Membership departments. Works with the manager of IT to plan, design, implement and modify the information processing system for the Membership Department.

6. Develops and initiates systems, policies and procedures for transacting financial matters.

7. Assists the Treasurer or the Budget Committee with the preparation of the annual budget. Set-up systems and procedures of the Area funds in compliance with UTLA’s objectives.

8. Coordinates the fiscal assessment, measurement and evaluation process of UTLA and coordinates with other departments concerning short- and long-range fiscal needs and plans.

9. Organizes and plans internal and external auditing schedule.

10. Manages financial statement preparation.

11. Maintains adequate records of all contracts and leases. Provides short and long-term facilities planning. Works with the property management firm. Develops and implements quality assurance programs to protect and insure value appreciation of real property. Ensures proper reporting for fixed assets.

12. Manages the cash flow, investments and negotiable instruments of the organization. Negotiates and maintains banking agreements, lines of credit, leases and loans as necessitated by organizational needs. Reviews and analyzes all banking activities.

13. Protects the organization’s executive officers, board of directors, management, employees and fixed assets to minimize liability exposure through program of risk management and insurable business practices.

14. Provides custodial responsibility of all documents and records of the organization, including files and retrieval management, accountability and preservation.

15. Advises and consults on all financial matters of UTLA-employee contractual obligations and relations. Provides direct support to UTLA collective bargaining agreement.

16. Responsible for all Accounting related to the United Teachers Educational Foundation.

17. Maintains strong working relationships with counterparts at the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers and the national affiliates.

18. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Operations and Organizational Services.

19. Develops policy and procedure manuals for Accounting Department.

20. Supervises staff training and development.

Qualifications

A. Certified Public Accountant

B. Experience with and broad understanding of critical issues and problems of large not-for-profit corporations.

C. Demonstrated strategizing, developing, organizing, and leadership skills necessary to successfully affect a multiplicity of projects and activities.

D. Five or more years experience managing financial operations in a large non-profit or union environment.

E. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, technological skills and managerial skills.

F. Demonstrated advocacy for the teaching profession, public education and unionism.

DESCRIPTION OF LOCAL
United Teachers Los Angeles is a merged local affiliated with the California Teacher Association, California Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. UTLA represents 48,000 bargaining unit members in such diverse groups as Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Librarians and Classroom Teachers. Wages, hours and working conditions of unit members are covered in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in effect between the Los Angeles Unified School District and UTLA.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS
United Teachers Los Angeles offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. The starting salary is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY
Please request an application from Louverne Chatman, Confidential Secretary of Diana Darty, Director of Support Services (213) 637-5140.

Complete applications should be sent to:

United Teachers Los Angeles
Attention: Diana Darty
3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, Ca 90010

DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION IS Friday, January 22, 2010.

UTLA MUST RECEIVE COMPLETED APPLICATIONS BY 5 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

UTLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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