Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

*This role will be in office 4 days a week and 1 day remote*

*Candidates must live in the DC metro area*

Our client is a dynamic and growing organization seeking a Controller. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organization that provides assistance to those in need. The organization provides hope to millions of people a year, regardless of their background. If you are interested in working for an organization that is making a difference in the lives of others, this is the perfect position for you. The organization offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including 10% 401(k) contribution (no match required).

Job Summary

The Controller provides leadership of the organization’s accounting functions and actively encourages and supports staff development, and team performance. The Controller is responsible for leading all day-to-day finance operations with functional responsibility over accounts payable, bank reconciliations, payroll, and grants administration while ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requirements and non-profit business practices consistent with our 501(c)(3) status.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of accounting department, including compliance with GAAP, FASB, and regulatory requirements
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements and ensure appropriate supporting documentation is available for review
  • Manage the annual audit and associated tax filings, 990 and UBI
  • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing internal controls and good governance across all departments
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the processing of biweekly payroll
  • Provide financial analysis as needed, in particular for cash flow forecast, invested assets, and contract negotiations
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting in accordance with the applicable policies and regulations
  • Develop a competent, properly structured, and highly motivated staff capable of achieving departmental and organizational goals
  • Perform other duties as requested by the CFO
  • Exercise significant leadership in organization’s mission to reduce poverty in America

Management Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and review work prepared by staff and provides verbal and written performance feedback as needed
  • Supervise staff on best practices, policy and procedures, program trends and successful partnership with customer/member groups
  • Consult, coach and mentor staff
  • Motivate and communicate effectively with staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Embrace organization’s values and the behaviors that support the values
  • Experience with billing, collections and accounts receivables operation
  • Experience with the preparation of journal entries and balance reconciliations
  • Experience with accounts payable processing and preparing vouchers
  • General ledger management and the ability to prepare, process general journal adjusting entries and closing entries
  • Documented experience in closing monthly income statements and preparation of the trial balance
  • Broad knowledge in using major accounting systems, Microsoft Dynamics experience is a plus.
  • Strong skills in the use of modern report writers, JET Reporting experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret GAAP
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong internal and external relationship building skills
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Strong customer/member services skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and to make timely, value-based decisions
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing, and challenging environments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with CPA license required
  • Five to ten years of accounting or related experience in a non-profit, association or CPA firm doing not-for-profit audits and or consulting.
  • Minimum of three years of management experience

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