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Controller

The Controller is responsible for the daily oversight of the agency’s fiscal department and personnel. This position directs the financial affairs of the organization and analyzes the fiscal performance of operations.
“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer”

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Controller
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
LOCATION OF WORK: 1699 W. Mound St. (Fiscal Department)
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Controller is responsible for the company’s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with funding institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The position involves supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary controls. Directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. Helps develop, implement and maintain financial controls and systems. Provides recommendations to accomplish accounting objectives and updates accounting policies and procedures when necessary. Determine the correct handling of unusual or special transactions in accordance with GAAP. Work performed is under the general supervision of the CFO and in cooperation with the President /CEO.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise program performance, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Responsible for the daily Fiscal operations.  This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at a level of skill necessary to meet agency needs and objectives.
  • Responsible for the preparation and supervision of monthly and final financial statements with supporting schedules, monthly, quarterly or annual reports required by funding sources. Dissemination of the same information to the appropriate internal program management.
  • Responsible for the regular review, revision and update of the Fiscal Policy and procedures, as deemed necessary by changes in the economic environment, GAAP and agency funders. Ensuring Internal Control procedures are in place at all times.
  • Responsible for the formulation of administrative controls and approaches to problems to ensure smooth and efficient office operations, which includes the determination of priorities & time schedules, assigning & scheduling of projects & monitoring completion.
  • Responsible for working with program directors and other administrative personnel (i.e. grants team) to establish and maintain budgets.
  • Other responsibility includes the participation in agency’s various productivity and improvement committees and functions, continuing education in the enhancement of the agency’s accounting policies and its adherence to standards.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is primarily in an office environment and sedentary in nature. Work hours are generally between agency opening and closing, Monday to Friday. Employee may be required to work overtime hours with little or no advanced notice.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting with at least 3 years management or supervisory experience. Knowledge of governmental and not-for-profit accounting is desirable. A CPA or CMA preferred. Must have 5 years’ experience computerized accounting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the General Accounting and Auditing Principles.
  • Knowledge of billing and invoicing.
  • Advance computer skills, including accounting chart of account and accounting software (Microsoft Great Plains preferred).
  • Setup, word processing and advance knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to use mature judgment in decision making.

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