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Corporate Controller - $200m Trade Association 15989747

Washington, DC
Controller – Large Trade Association, Washington, DC

Job Summary
Manages the overall accounting operation, ensuring the transactions are recorded timely, accurately, and in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Ensures that strong internal controls are maintained and identifies and implements enhancements as needed. Identifies and implements efficiencies and leveraging of technology to enhance controls and information reporting. Manages year-end closing activities/preparation for the annual audit and drafts external financial statements. Assists CFO with coordination of the annual budget process.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manages and coordinates accounting processes (payroll, transaction processing, audit and technology services, T&E reimbursement, P-card, banking & cash management, and investments) as well as appropriate staff.
  • Provides liaison between departments, Finance staff, and outsourced vendors related to new and established procedures. Establish proper accounting and controls over all financial systems and program accounting.
  • Manages internal operating procedures by providing review of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger processing.
  • Responsible for internal financial statement preparation, analysis, and on-line access.
  • Includes ensuring that monthly financial statements (dues and GIS) are accurate, resolving unusual variances, (e.g., overspending or funding deficits) and preparing quarterly projections.
  • Manages and coordinates member dues billing. Accumulates volume information to perform analysis and supports the calculation of member dues for production-based dues payers. Communicates with member company representatives as needed to resolve variances or follow up on dues related questions and issues.
  • Working with the Office of General Counsel, provides review and oversight of the quarterly Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), reporting, as well as annual lobbying non-deductibility analysis.
  • Works with outside vendors and supports Human Resources on the administration of the 401k and pension plan
  • Manages and coordinates annual audit, annual benefit plan audits, tax compliance (including assisting the Human Resource department with preparation of benefit plan returns—form 5500s), and insurance issues.
  • Provides strategic vision/enhanced technology for department.
  • Performs special projects as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Reports to the CFO, supervises the accounting department, and works with employees API-wide.

Key Relationships:
  • Assists the CFO with coordination of the annual budget process
  • Supervises the Assistant Controller on the review of review of accounts payable, T&E, corporate card programs, accounts receivable, payroll processes, policies, and controls.
  • Works with the Director, IT Operations to ensure a coordinated vision for shared organization data to ensure integrity of financial and their programmatic reports across the organization.

  • Minimum of 12+ years’ experience, and advanced subject matter expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant area, or other related field equivalent work experience.
  • Requires knowledge of key programmatic, operational, and financial issues and priorities.
  • Requires an active CPA.
  • Experience in public and/or private accounting.
  • Knowledge of automated accounting software and MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of A/R, A/P, payroll, and contract systems.
  • Experience with budgeting, cash management, financial analysis, financial statement preparation, and tax returns preferred.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Public accounting experience with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Must be able to work and collaborate in a team-oriented environment


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