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Washington, DC
Great opportunity for a direct hire/full time Controller in Washington DC.(Remote unitl Spring 2021)  Our Nonprofit client is seeking an experienced Controller for their finance team. For this position, you will lead the accounting operations and a staff of three professionals. The Controller role also oversees all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, audits, and regulatory compliance. As a senior member of the finance team, you will collaborate closely with staff responsible for budget and grant administration and support the CFO in overall management of the finance operation and reporting and presentations to executive leadership and board.  As Controller, you will be a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, responsibility for our client’s accounting function.
Controller Responsibilities
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Maintains internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and expenditures.
  • Develops, monitors, analyzes, presents, and interprets informative and useful financial reports in an accurate and timely manner to aid decision-making. Assesses information needs of senior leaders and develops reports and analyses responsive to those needs.
  • Supports the CFO in engaging the Board’s finance and audit committee.
  • Coordinates all audit activity and regulatory compliance.
  • Drives continual improvement of accounting practices and procedures to increase efficiency both within the Finance team and across the organization.
  • Collaborates with the budget and grants administration staff in the annual budgeting and planning process. Monitors budget plans and actual results to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Spearheads the implementation, operation, and continued improvement of accounting software packages and tools.
  • Leads a team of three full-time accounting staff. Leverages the strengths of finance team members to clarify roles and responsibilities. Supports training to enhance staff skills and maximize staff potential.
  • Provides leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff across the organization and promotes a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Maintains and improves professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
Controller Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required with a minimum of ten years of related experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $25 million.
  • CPA required
  • Significant experience in and advanced knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Proficiency in complex spreadsheet design.
  • Deep knowledge of automated financial systems and system integration with non-financial applications. Proficiency with Intacct strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll transactions and processes for a complex nonprofit organization with multiple funding sources to ensure flawless audits.
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP including the accounting cycle, monthly and year-end closing, financial reporting, and analysis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to interpret and explain complex financial concepts and information to non-experts at all levels of the organization. Keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills to provide strategic data interpretation, rather than simple reporting.
  • Outstanding skills as a manager and supervisor, with demonstrated experience leading others and a collaborative, supportive management style. Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team and ability to delegate and monitor accordingly. 
Matthew Antine, Search Director
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