SUMMARY: The Controller oversees the day-to-day operations of the Business Office including the general accounting, fund accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow monitoring and financial reporting. The Controller supervises the Staff Accountant and is responsible for managing the workflow to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial information to senior management and the Board. This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Plan, direct and coordinate all accounting functions. Manage the monthly accounting close process to insure timely and accurate financial reporting, including the reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts;
Maintain the organization's chart of accounts;
Access current accounting processes, offer recommendations for improvement and work with the appropriate individuals to bring them to fruition;
Supervise the Staff Accountant;
Assist in the daily banking requirements and cash flow monitoring;
Support budgeting and forecasting activities;
Train staff as necessary regarding the financial system and information;
Coordinate with Human Resources to record payroll activity;
Oversee the annual external audit including preparation of audit schedules, year-end financial statements, and Form 990;
Prepare necessary tax filings including, trust returns, K1s, and 1099-Rs;
Administer federal, state and private grant reporting as needed;
Respond to inquiries from operating departments regarding financial results and special reporting requests;
Assist the Vice President for Finance and Administration as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;
Minimum of six years of accounting experience with at least one year of supervisory experience;
Proficiency in Excel is required. Financial Edge experience is desirable;
Proven facility to work collaboratively with colleagues;
Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and implement process improvements;
Knowledge of fund accounting and CPA preferred.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Group life, health, dental, and vision insurance; fifteen vacation days first year and twenty days thereafter, two personal days, and paid holidays annually; long term disability, long term care and retirement plan match available after one year of service.
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