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Controller

Tacoma, Washington

Job ID: 58218 Industry: Operations/Administrative

The mission of our client is to be a leader in the provision of human services, specializing in substance abuse and mental health services for individuals, families, and the community. The organization strives for client satisfaction through continuous quality improvement of services that are cost efficient and have measurable outcomes.

Are you looking to work for a company that gives back to the community? Looking to work in a fast-paced and stable company? If so, our client is the place to be. They are currently looking for a Controller for their Tacoma office.

The ideal candidate will possess the right mix of leadership and financial management skills while being a stickler for accuracy in financial reporting. The position will assist in sound financial management and internal controls to help safeguard and optimize the assets of the organization. In this very hands-on and impactful role as Controller, the selected candidate will effectively delegate, maintain accountability, and achieve results.

 

Responsibilities

 

Finance and Accounting Leadership

 

Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate 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 Nonprofit’ s financial status.

Assist Nonprofit’ s 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.

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 grants. Be familiar with the purposes of specific 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.

Team Leadership

 

Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs 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.

Qualifications

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with 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. She or he will ideally have experience in a 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 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 XYZ Nonprofit’ 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 managers

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Taylor Reynolds


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