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Interim Controller 16412605

Raleigh, NC

Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert is partnered with a non-profit organization committed to childhood development and education. They are seeking an Interim Controller to join their team on a contract basis to backfill a resignation. This position is located in Raleigh, NC and offers a flexible work environment - on-site for the first 2 weeks and then transitions to a remote schedule. Details below!

Title: Interim Controller
Location: Raleigh, NC / Remote
Schedule: On-site during the first 2 weeks, then transitions to a remote schedule
Hourly Rate: $40.00 - $50.00/hour
Job Type: Contract

Position Summary: The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for ensuring that resource allocation and use reflect and facilitate the achievement of the council’s strategic direction and annual plan of work. The Controller oversees the administration of the accounting systems and is responsible for the financial reporting, and development of financial policies and procedures. In addition, the Controller works in collaboration with the CFO and other Chief Officers for budgeting and forecasting. The Controller also provides communications and training to staff and volunteers in financial policies and processes. The Controller leads and/or collaborates with other staff members in cross‐functional projects. The Controller manages the annual audit and prepares all the required documentation, schedules, and statements for the financial statements and Form 990.

The primary duties of this position include the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Monitors the cash flow of the organization to ensure liquidity needs are met, and resources are invested appropriately.
  • Develops, and manages the budget process, completes monthly reviews of variances, and works with the Chief Officer team to develop monthly forecasts in the latter part of the fiscal year. Provides budget and financial training to departmental managers and staff as needed throughout the budget cycle.
  • Works with Finance team to close out month end. Review and approve adjusting journal entries, cash disbursements, and cash receivables.
  • Ensures that monthly financial statements are accurate and issued on a timely basis for internal staff as well as the Board, Board Committees, and the auditors
  • Ensures that financial records are following GAAP, federal, state, and local laws and as well as any other applicable requirements.
  • Develops, updates, and communicates the financial policies and procedures to staff and volunteers
  •  Establishes internal controls processes and procedures to ensure the confidentiality and security of the organization’s assets.
  •  Leads fall sale and cookie revenue and collections planning, and reconciliation process in collaboration with the Product Sales Team.
  • Coordinates the financial audit planning and prepares all financial statements, schedules, and information required for the annual audit and preparation of Form 990.
  • Works with the program team to set up payment plans with troop leaders who have not properly accounted for troop funds, including making collection calls to follow up on payments due.
  • Trains, and coaches the Finance Staff to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Participates and leads special projects and cross‐functional teams as required.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • From the  Gift cards, BBMS, Classy, Stripe (3 accts), Netsuite donations, Netsuite Pre-close and Post-close, Wellcare, Carolina Complete Health reports, prepare the JV to record activity.
  • Process gift cards as needed for camp trading posts (100s of cards), for cookie dough, refunds, staff holiday gifts, etc. [Heather is currently only one with access.]
  • Review Wells Fargo OOP and credit card entries (could be 2nd senior accountant).
  • Review the JV from the Shop Reports (JV prepared by the Accountant – Mobile events have a JV by event, camp trading posts and service center retail stores are by week.
  • Tracking and monitoring grant awards, expenditures, and revenue recognition.
  • Review investment roll-forward and bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly cashflow forecast and daily, monitor bank balances, making transfers as needed.
  • Generate monthly Department reports, review and correct coding as needed, and send to managers.  

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Accounting, or a related field or equivalent
  • Nonprofit accounting experience preferred
  • Five years or more years of work experience in financial management, planning, budgeting, and supervision
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, compliance requirements and nonprofit accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make effective presentations
  • Familiarity with Abila Financial reporting or similar software preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  •  Ability to interact with diverse groups of people, work in fast paced environment, focus on details and meet deadlines.
  • Driving a council vehicle or a personal vehicle is required. Must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess, and maintain a current, valid driver's license, and self-report any vehicle violations

Council Expectations of Employee:

  • Adheres to council policies and procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the council
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Behaves and communicates in a positive and respectful way
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets Department and individual performance goals and standards
  • Commitment to mission and goals of Girl Scouting


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