Job Title: Controller 

Non-Exempt/Exempt Status: This is an exempt position 

Full/Part Time: This is a full-time position 

At-Will Status: This is an At-Will position meaning that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at their pleasure. 

Reports To: CEO 


Social Science Services (SSS) Inc., dba Cedar House Life Change Center (CHLCC) is dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from chemical dependency by providing high quality, evidence-based therapeutic clinical treatment services with a full a continuum of care while educating and engaging the community through open communication and outreach activities. What started as a small 12-bed alcohol treatment facility for men in 1973, named “Amigo House”, is now a multi-facility, treatment and housing organization providing a full continuum of services dedicated to assist all adults in overcoming the challenges of chemical dependence in order to create “A Total Life Change.” CHLCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation centrally located to serve the Inland Empire and is Medi-cal certified. In an effort to match the needs of the culturally diverse population served, CHLCC employs a culturally diverse staff of highly skilled professionals. All of CHLCC’s programs are licensed by the State of California Department of Health Care Services.  


The Controller is responsible to maximize return on SSS, Inc. financial assets by assisting in the establishing and implementation of financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position will oversee finance department, implement and maintain accounting systems and ensure the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data. The Controller will act as liaison between the company, government, client and CPA auditors in providing the required information and ensuring that proper information is maintained and exchanged in a timely manner. SSS, Inc., dba Cedar House Life Change Center Controller 


  • Guides financial decisions by assisting leadership in establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. 
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. 
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors. 
  • Prepares budgets (internal and as required by contracts) and by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans. 
  • Establishes cost allocations across programs and ensuring back up documentation as required 
  • Prepares monthly/annual cost reports for reconciling with grants and contracts 
  • Assists in preparation of applicable Applications in response to government Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFAs) Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Applications (RFAs) 
  • Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. 
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data. 
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. 
  • Oversees all billing to ensure accuracy and compliance. 
  • Provides monthly cost reports and adheres to all county and other contract requirements. 
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions. 
  • Attendance to all necessary county meetings. 
  • Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. 
  • Responsible to lead finance department: hiring, firing, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential except where required to divulge specific information 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and directed by your supervisor 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable Individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. 


This leadership position, based in Bloomington, offers a collaborative working environment among devoted staff and leadership, the opportunity for professional and organizational growth, and a competitive compensation package inclusive of health benefits, employer matched 403b, vacation and paid sick time. This is a full-time, salaried position, salary to be commensurate with experience.