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This position is full-time, exempt, and remote within the USA. 

Salary: $105,000 - $115,000, depending on experience.
Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2024. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Please submit your application here. 

The Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) is the first and only trade association in the U.S. representing the nation’s leading plant-based foods companies. PBFA’s mission is to champion, strengthen, and elevate our members and the plant-based foods industry. Our sister organization, Plant Based Foods Institute (PBFI) works to create a plant-based food system that benefits people, the planet, and animals.

By serving members’ interests through the Plant Based Foods Association, and by identifying and disseminating impactful solutions through the Plant Based Foods Institute, we empower the plant-based foods industry to drive food system transformation. The two organizations convene and collaborate with our membership, partners, and stakeholder groups to increase the availability and accessibility of plant-based foods, and promote a transition in agricultural practices.


The Financial Controller is responsible for all accounting and finance functions for PBFA and PBFI, serving both as primary accountant and strategic partner to the Leadership Team regarding organizational finances. This position reports to the Senior Director, Operations.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting operations including billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledgers, revenue recognition, restricted grant spend, employee expense reports, etc. via our accounting software, Quickbooks.
  • Develop and monitor internal controls.
  • Prepare financial statements and reports to guide decision-making.
  • Coordinate budget development and forecasting. 
  • Coordinate annual audit process with external firm, serving as primary contact and leading information gathering.
  • Coordinate 990s preparation and filing in partnership with external firm.
  • Collaborate on payroll with our PEO and Senior Director, Operations.
  • Develop and implement SOPs and best practices, and partner with Senior Director, Operations to refine internal finance policies.
  • Partner with the CEO and Senior Director, Operations to develop PBFA/I’s financial strategy.
  • Analyze organizational financial data to advise leadership. 
  • Evaluate areas of risk and collaborate on plans for mitigation.
  • Answer questions from colleagues, clients, customers, or stakeholders regarding financial information or issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A clear, direct, and respectful communicator both verbally and in writing
  • An excellent teammate with sophisticated collaboration skills, as well as able to use good judgment to take initiative and work well independently when appropriate 
  • Analytical, with an eye for evaluation and adaptation
  • Excellent at balancing prioritization and pacing
  • Able to manage details and also zoom out to see the bigger picture
  • Vision-aligned with PBFA/I in the areas of equity and inclusion

Experience and skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or related field
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting systems
  • Knowledge of nonprofit and/or association accounting and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated success in analyzing organization’s finances in partnership with leadership to support sustainability, growth, and diversification of revenue streams
  • Successful experience working in a fully remote environment (preferred)

Summary of Benefits:

At PBFA/I we take pride in investing in a supportive remote culture that empowers our team to achieve their best. To ensure our team members are happy and healthy, in addition to a competitive salary we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions up to 5% of gross salary each eligible benefits year
  • Generous paid time off policies including 12 paid holidays (plus your birthday!), 15 sick days annually, personal/vacation time without a numerical cap, paid parental and medical leaves, and a one-week winter break to recharge for the New Year
  • $100 monthly phone/internet stipend, $500 annual allowance to support remote work, as well as a generous professional development allowance. 

Please note: Studies show that potential applicants from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you are enthusiastic about the opportunity and meet many qualifications and/or have experience you feel would translate well, please submit an application! Our hiring teams are trained to evaluate all candidates holistically.

PBFA/I is actively committed to creating a diverse environment, and culture of inclusion where all team members feel valued and can contribute their experiences and perspectives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, PBFA/I does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.






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