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National CASA/GAL Association


Location: Seattle, WA

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children fulfills society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified and compassionate adult will fight for and protect the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The mission of National CASA/GAL, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, establish permanence and can thrive. Today, only 45% of children in the system who have experienced abuse or neglect have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA/GAL organization is committed to ensuring 100% of these children have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will play a critical role in strategic decision making and operations as the company continues to enhance its quality offerings and undergo rapid growth. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participatory manager with strong analytic, organization, and communication skills and a successful track record of setting and managing priorities.

Primary Responsibilities

Accounting Functions and Financial Systems

  • Supervise the accounting department, which will include establishing and maintaining organizational structure and staffing as well as selecting, training, and mentoring of accounting staff, as needed.
  • Manage accounting functions on a day-to-day basis including invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury management, procurement, and general ledger accounting.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts.
  • Maintain back up documentation for all transactions.
  • Enhance accounting department’s use of software and integrates software into accounting processes and procedures.
  • Perform technical accounting issue research and resolution, as necessary.
  • Responsible for timely, accurate and efficient monthly and year end accounting close.
  • Manage the annual financial and single audit process performed by the independent CPA firm.
  • Maintain fiscal compliance with all government and private funding sources as well as local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Establish and implement short and long-range accounting department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Implement systems to track and reconcile grant payments.

Budgeting, Cash Flow Management and Controls

  • Assist the CFO with preparation and completion of the fiscal year budgeting process, evaluate business unit performance against budget, and develop forecasts/reforecasts to provide an accurate projection of financial performance.
  • Develop, analyze, document, and implement internal controls.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance accounting and finance policies, processes, and procedures to comply with US GAAP.
  • Seek opportunities to revise or create new policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance function.

Financial Reporting and Regulatory Filings

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, including variance analysis.
  • Create periodic Board reports.
  • Manage preparation of regulatory filings.
  • Monitor budgets for government and non-government contracts and grants.
  • Ensure regular reporting to appropriate staff on the financial status of all restricted grants.
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure that all grant-reporting is accurate, complete, and submitted on time.
  • Responsible for local, state, and federal tax compliance and reporting (including payroll, property and sales and use tax compliance and reporting).
  • Prepare annual and quarterly reports to the Department of Justice and other government agencies, as applicable.

 Required Experience and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • CPA preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in a senior accounting or controller role, preferably with experience in a nonprofit organization.
  • Management experience building and leading accounting teams.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently.
  • Work well under frequent tight deadlines and demonstrate ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with everyone.
  • Advanced level expertise with accounting and financial management software and systems.
  • Ability to relate to individuals and groups in a manner that will inspire respect, confidence, and trust.
  • Ability to develop, implement and manage work and project plans.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, strategic goals, and workplace values, including a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Become a steward and ambassador for the CASA/GAL mission and brand.


Salary and Benefits

National CASA/GAL offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and generous paid leave. This is a full-time exempt position.

Organizational Values

Adaptability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

Diversity and Inclusion

National CASA/GAL is committed to creating an inclusive culture, respectful of diversity in its many forms. The rich and varied personal and professional backgrounds of our staff make National CASA/GAL a dynamic and rewarding organization in which to build a career.

National CASA/GAL is headquartered in Seattle, WA with additional offices in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA and is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to with subject line of Controller.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children