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PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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About PanCAN
Pancreatic cancer doesn’t stop or slow down, and neither do we. At PanCAN, we lead the way in accelerating critical progress for pancreatic cancer patients.  We take bold action by funding life-saving research, providing personalized patient services, and creating a community of supporters and volunteers who will stop at nothing to create a world in which all pancreatic cancer patients will thrive.  

One of our newest amazing endeavors is our adaptive clinical trial platform calledPrecision PromiseSM.  PanCAN’s Precision PromiseSM opened at 20 top institutions nationwide in the past year. It’s what the pancreatic cancer field and our patient community have been waiting for, hailed for its ability to transform the way clinical research is done for pancreatic cancer.

We’re looking for others who, like us, will stop at nothing to make progress for patients. Our work is critical and meaningful, and it changes lives every day. Join us and be a part of it!

THE OPPORTUNITY:  The Controller directs the operations of the Accounting Department and is responsible for and oversees not-for-profit accounting and gift processing functions. The Controller is responsible for the timely production of periodic financial reports and the maintenance of a system of accounting records, processes, and internal controls that enhance the accuracy of reported financial results, mitigate risk, measure success, and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller supports the VP, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer to ensure processes and procedures incorporate industry best practices and efficient use of the organization's resources. The position will be responsible for the supervision of accounting staff and oversight of all financial services. 

THE OFFER: To encourage the people fighting the world’s toughest cancer, we provide our staff with the resources, care, and sparkle to do and be their best in and out of the office. We offer competitive salaries, variable incentive compensation, flexible work arrangements, a remote-friendly work environment, exceptional time off practices, and top-tier health and welfare benefits – all creating an extraordinary workplace and inclusive culture that celebrates diverse perspectives, encourages innovation, and is highly recommended to friends and colleagues by our team members.   


  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets, and actual expenditures.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports accurately and promptly; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership abreast of financial status and issues.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including ensuring the department structure effectively achieves the goals and objectives of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization.
  • Coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close processes from account reconciliation and review through report analysis and dissemination.
  • Manage the annual audit and timely preparation of the Form 990 tax return. Oversee the research and resolution of technical accounting and tax matters.
  • Ensure the organization complies with all federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to internet usage, state registration, sales and use tax obligations, lobbying, gaming activities, contests, and any other business requiring compliance or reporting.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines; partner with external portfolio managers for liquidity needs.
  • Post payroll to the general ledger twice monthly. Follow up with HR on any issues/concerns.
  • Champion PanCAN’s mission, vision, and core values and consistently bring these elements into daily organizational life.


  • A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of a BA in Accounting or related field; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of US GAAP and FASB Standards
  • Nonprofit experience required.
  • Experience formalizing, implementing, and documenting standard processes and controls, preferably in a Public Accounting or Internal Audit environment.
  • Experience coordinating audit activities and managing financial statement reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants is preferred.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills with an ability to synthesize financials and summarize results across various levels of the organization
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas in ways that are accessible and understandable.  Must be effective in cross-departmental, one-on-one, small, and large group settings, with varying levels of staff and executive leadership.
  • Financial systems experience with the Vena planning tool and Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus.
  • High energy, self-starter who drives action and results, regardless of challenges, changes, or setbacks
  • A collaborative approach, flexible and high degree of emotional intelligence

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:  Support the organization’s mission and goals by exhibiting the following core values:  Deliver Excellence, Service & Gratitude, Accountability, Team, and Sparkle Spirit!

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.  

Individuals assigned to this position must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek management assistance as appropriate.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.



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