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Controller

Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Controller


Houston, TX



Summary



Reporting to the chief financial officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. As the number-two executive to the CFO, the Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team.


 


The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $3 million and supervise a team of X staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that XYZ Nonprofit has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.


 


In addition, she or he will partner with the CFO, senior leadership, and the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.


 




Duties and Responsibilities





  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.

  • Review and submit payroll on semi-monthly basis

  • Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.

  • Coordinate all audit activity.

  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of financial status.

  • Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.

  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.

  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with CFO; continuously collaborate with leaders to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.

  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.

  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.

  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.




 



Required Qualifications :
 

Qualifications


Skills & Abilities


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field OR 5 years accounting experience.




Experience: Minimum of 7 years of experience in budgeting, accounts payable processing and grants administration and billing.




Computer Skills: Experience in the use of the Abila (Sage) MIP accounting system is preferred.  Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office, specifically in Excel, Word and Outlook.


Certificates & Licenses: None required at the time of hire.


 


Competencies




  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem. 










  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. 




  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion. 

  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.

  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

  • Flexibility in schedule is needed for staff coverage, client issues, trainings, etc. 

  • Understanding of issues related to residential programs and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information Critical thinking skills are also needed to perform duties.

  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines. 



Physical Demands




1)     Ability to sit for extended periods of time is required.  Employee may also need to need to squat or bend, reach outward or upward to effectively discharge job duties. 


2)     Job incumbent must be able to lift/carry and/or push/pull up to 20 lbs.




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This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the agency reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the agency may deem appropriate.


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