Controller

Date Posted
Close Date
Industry
Nonprofit
Location
Virtual
Job Type
Full-Time

Community Solutions

Job Overview:
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
$20+million per year and supervise a team of 3 staff members including
functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts
receivable, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that
Community Solutions has the systems and procedures in place to support
effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller
will work closely with the outsourced bookkeeping consultant N. Cheng LLP as
well as internally 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, the Controller 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.
Defining Success for this Position:
Demonstrate full and complete control of all financial operations of the
business
Oversee all revenue and payment process
Provide accurate and timely reporting of all critical business KPI’s
Facilitate quarterly budget meetings with initiative leads to provide
critical information
Essential 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.
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 Community Solutions’s financial status.
Lead Community Solutions 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.
Support the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around
issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
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
the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice
presidents 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.
Oversee community grantmaking and oversight of real estate investments
Team Leadership
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.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an impact- driven leader with
aspirations for increasing levels of responsibility.  Candidates should have
at least seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally
beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering,
evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams
and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will  have experience in a
complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.
Specific requirements include:
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.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to
Community Solution’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who
will own, in partnership with the CFO, the
responsibility for finance
Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget
development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger,
payroll, and accounting for investments
A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting
of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software
installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced
knowledge of accounting and reporting software
Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team;
the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for
strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively
communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board
or other outside partners
Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at
all levels including finance and non-finance manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manage a team of 3 full time professionals in addition to supervise the work
of an external contractor who has primary responsibility for all bookkeeping
and accounting.

Travel Requirements:

Up to one week of travel may be required each quarter to attend team planning
sessions, community coaching visits, and other on-site trainings or
convenings. Most travel is to major cities around the US, including current
Built for Zero communities.

How to Apply

Go to our website and apply. Then send an email to so that we know you
applied: jschleck@community.solutions

Apply: https://community-solutions.breezy.hr/p/28215d8b4aa0-corporate-controll…

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