About FFSC

The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program that emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has been recognized by human rights experts as “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the US and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.” To learn more, please see the FFSC’s annual report.

Responsibilities

For approximately 20 hours per week:

  • Responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of the company’s accounting function, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll;
  • Record receipt of payments from donors, buyers and grantors. Process the deposit of such payments in the business checking account;
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account analysis;
  • Books journal entries on a monthly basis;
  • Prepares all financial reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and reports for government regulatory agencies;
  • Perform budget vs. actual analysis on a monthly basis;
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements;
  • Prepare internal and external cash flow forecasts and budgets;
  • Maintain detailed fixed asset lists;
  • Record payroll and payroll tax obligations in the books and records;
  • Reconcile payroll tax returns with payroll withholding records and examine the year-end payroll tax returns, Forms W2, and W-3 for accuracy; and
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or higher in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience;
  • Experience with financial auditing standards and procedures;
  • Proficiency in Excel;
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to organization, detail, and accuracy;
  • Strong communication and interviewing skills;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle competing priorities
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently;
  • Commitment to human rights; and
  • Desire to work closely with people of different nationalities, gender, and education levels.

To Apply

Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza at careers@fairfoodstandards.org. The subject line of the email should read Financial Investigator Position. Please indicate in the body of the email where you found the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The FFSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a workforce that reflects and can relate easily to the diverse populations involved in the Fair Food Program.