The Organization: Asian Human Services was founded in 1978 and has retained a single purpose: to positively transform lives among Chicago’s immigrants, refugees, and other underserved communities. Today, even as the world changes, the Agency continues to assist individuals and families in the same way from as far away as Korea and Sudan, and as close as the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. One person at a time, we deliver a network of culturally comprehensive human services to enable Asian and all underserved immigrants and refugees to thrive as Healthy, Educated, and Employed members of society.
Position Summary: The Controller is a key management position responsible for providing leadership and coordination to ensure company accounting procedures and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles. The administration department is charged with strategic planning activities, general administration, human resource administration, accounting and financial reporting, cash management, information technology and other functions necessary for the proper maintenance growth and development of the organization. The company’s current accounting system is NetSuite. A successful controller will be one that can manage day to day accounting functions and responsibilities.
Location: 640 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Manage the production of accurate and timely financial statements and other financial statement reporting on a regular basis.
Develop and maintain effective internal controls to assure safeguarding of assets and reliability of financial statements.
Develop accounting policies and ensures all accounting practices are in accordance with GAAP. Responsible for providing technical accounting guidance to the organization.
Manage accounting, treasury/banking operations, tax, accounts payable and payroll functions.
Perform reconciliations of bank account and balance sheet accounts monthly.
Coordinate and oversee the annual external audit and other grantor audits.
Coordinate and oversee tax planning, tax return preparation and other compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate and other applicable taxes.
Maintain key external relationships including financial institutions, external auditors, and other institutions that are relevant to the financial operations of the organization.
Work closely with the CFO; manage the development and presentation of the annual budget and financial plan.
Work closely with the CFO, develop and maintain a “dashboard” of key financial metrics.
Identify and implement best practices throughout the finance area.
Lead/work on special projects as needed.
Work across various departments and business units within the organization on various financial and non-financial initiatives.
Manage the annual budget process and supervise the grant & contract working budget process.
Maintain the general ledger along with subsidiary ledgers including fixed assets, payables and receivables.
Responsible for professional development of personnel within the finance department.
Update accounting software and other necessary systems.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate Degree in Accountancy, CPA required. MBA preferred.
7-10+ years experience in accounting, with at least 3 years of management experience.
Strong technical accounting skills in not for profit or governmental accounting.
Experience working with a company who has upgraded its accounting and general ledger software to a common platform of either Oracle, PeopleSoft, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, or similar systems.
Implemented or deployed good financial controls governing data integrity and reporting.
Experience working with NetSuite and structuring reports and budgets.
Experience working in a non-profit organization.
Supervisory and team-building abilities.
Proven organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and multitask in a cross-functional environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, including previous exposure to senior management and the ability to present information accordingly.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Continuous improvement attitude; ability to seek out opportunities to implement best practices.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
About Asian Human Services
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.