Hiring for a Controller with a fantastic 501C3 Nonprofit in the Washington DC metro area. Integral position and reports to fantastic CFO we have made placements with before. Fantastic mission and leadership team in place and poised for growth. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience in a Nonprofit environment and has managed staff for ~5 years. Awesome culture that respects work life balance, strong benefits, “no meeting Fridays”, and very competitive salary. Flexible work schedule with remote/work from home options. Controllers/Assistant Controllers/Accounting Managers welcome to apply! Washington DC metro only candidates!
Highlights of Company and Position:
• ~$20M Budget
• 501C3 Association
• Hybrid Schedule-2 days in office-Alexandria.(Just say DC metro to candidates to start with)
• Reports into an awesome CFO who we have placed people with before, including a Controller in a previous company.
• Manages 3-5 staff members- Must have ~5 years of management experience.
• CPA is preferred but not required.
• Culture-AMAZING-Truly a 9AM-5PM and don’t have to be “on” 24/7, no meetings Fridays, lots of flexibility and very nice work/life balance, fun events for the staff, and the CEO is very dynamic and listens to staff for changes to be made.
• Very strong benefits package
• Very competitive Compensation
• Controllers, or Strong Assistant Controller or Accounting Managers who are seeking the next step would make a great candidate.
The Controller is an essential leader of the organization, responsible for all financial functions of the organization. The position is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders and providing strategic financial analysis and leadership. The Controller’s responsibilities straddle strategic planning for the enterprise, hands on responsibility for accounting and financial operations, and reporting that includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, investments, and taxes.
Finance and Accounting:
• Ensure accounts, ledgers and reports comply with GAAP and regulatory requirements.
• Review and approve financial statements, reporting package and month-end entries for accuracy and timely distribution to management.
• Monitor and evaluate financial performance monthly and communicate status to all staff on a monthly basis.
• Prepare financial analysis, forecasting and reporting to staff, senior leadership, and board of trustees.
• Serve as primary point of contact with outside auditors to coordinate audit activity.
• Serve as Finance lead on tax compliance and reporting. Oversee the preparation and required filings of annual tax reporting including but not limited to the IRS Forms 990, 990-T, 1099, and unclaimed properties as well as all state tax and charitable registration filings.
• Recommend and implement improvements for accounting processes to increase efficiency and accuracy.
• Provide guidance to stakeholders on finance and accounting best practices to support effective program implementation.
• Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Annual Budget and Strategic Plan Process:
• Lead the annual budget process and the monthly department budget review meetings
• Monitor and report on budget to actual performance at the organization, division and department level.
• Recommend creative solutions to budgetary challenges.
• Develop and support multi-year budget projections and trend analysis.
• Responsible for proper preparation of financial analysis related to strategic planning, contract negotiation, or pricing analysis.
Cash Management and Investments:
• Prepare cash flow projections, monitor operating account balances, and recommend necessary cash transfers.
• Review monthly investment reconciliations and investment performance to ensure investment mix is in compliance with the current investment committee guidelines; assist with evaluation of the effectiveness of the investment advisors; and coordinate approval fund transfers with investment custodian.
• Develop, communicate, update, and monitor Finance and Accounting policies and procedures.
• Review and update Finance SOPs to clarify roles and responsibilities. Coordinate with Finance management to assign system rights and responsibilities to ensure separation of duties with appropriate access.
• Enforce established internal controls and recommend changes as necessary.
• Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipts, payments, fixed assets and recording transactions.
• Supervise the Accounting and Finance team (approximately 5 staff), including hiring, training, conducting performance evaluations, and establishing performance objectives for all personnel supervised.
• Motivate and implement training programs for team members to develop skills and increase knowledge base; clarify roles and responsibilities while building a supportive team environment.
• Embrace diverse and inclusive perspectives across the organization, elevate voices not always heard in analysis and strategy.
• Understand a variety of perspectives, manage priorities, and decisively meet expectations.
• Challenge current practices thought processes and perspectives.
• Establish, support and monitor team goals with steps that are realistic and achievable.
· Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; CPA is preferred.
· Minimum ~10 years’ experience in accounting, financial reporting and generally accepted accounting principles and practices and risk management.
· Demonstrated familiarity with non-profit accounting practices.
· Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, fixed assets, and accounting for investments.
· Experience in an entity with multiple subsidiaries is desired.
· Proven experience in the implementation of operational best practices.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of staff and to explain accounting terms to non-accountants, experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management.
· Outstanding analytic, organization and problem-solving skills for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
· Demonstrates proficiency in taking complicated financial information and presenting it in a form (financial and written) that is easily understandable and meaningful to an audience that may not be well-versed in financial terms.
· Demonstrated experience with full range of payroll-related activities.
· Understanding of member -based operations desirable. Must have at least five years of supervisory experience and eight to ten years of progressive experience in finance or accounting.
· Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software and systems implementations; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
· Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Association Management software is desired.
· Demonstrated ability to apply innovative and resourceful solutions to solve complex challenges.
· Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to clearly organize thoughts and/or document content and convey complex concepts effectively to a variety of audiences.
POSITION LOCATION AND FLEXIBILITY: Hybrid. Candidates must reside within the Washington DC metro area.