Jose Muralles – Controller

Jose joined the Goodwill Industries team in January 2022. Jose comes from the Cesar Chavez Foundation where he managed all aspects of financial accounting for their medical and pension plans which are developed to serve farm workers. Jose’s family is a first-generation Guatemalan American family, and he is the youngest of nine siblings. Jose has a background in retail, marketing, management and accounting. 

Jose graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance. He received his master’s degree in business December of 2020. Jose currently serves as the Director of Finance for the Active Bakersfield Alliance which organizes the Bakersfield Marathon. 

What is your life “motto” or favorite quote? If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, then what you want becomes the sacrifice 

What is your favorite thing to do? I enjoy staying active. I do a lot of running, lifting, snowboarding and hiking and I love watching sports. My favorite sports to watch are basketball and football and I am a huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and The San Francisco 49ers.

What is the best book you have ever read? Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book helped me stay motivated and disciplined. The concepts in this book can be applied to anything in life such as money, relationships and goals.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you. I am a pretty good artist when it comes to painting and drawing. I have not produced anything in over 15 years so that needs to change sooner than later.