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Financial Controller

Posted: 06/28/2020

Position: Financial Controller
Classification: Exempt, minimum 40 hours per week
Reports To: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Accounting Assistant

The Financial Controller is a strategic thought-partner and reports to the Executive Director. The role requires hands-on and participative management, and the ability to lead and develop the internal team, and work with applicable contracted outsources, to support the following areas: financial management, Board of Director’s committees, risk management, payroll and employee benefits. The Controller plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as CCVI continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. The position requires a financial leader able to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

• Analytical and critical thinking
• Strong written and verbal communication
• Collaboration and team management
• Trust and Integrity
• Leadership and relationship-building
• Attention to detail, problem solving, and organization
• Persuasion/Capacity to influence
• Commitment to confidentiality

Leadership Responsibilities
• Provides guidance to and oversite of accounting staff

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
• Leads supervisory staff in preparation of the annual budget for CCVI
• Analyzes, prepares, and presents monthly financial statements to the Board of Directors
• Develop a clear financial plan that is consistent with the organization’s strategic programs, goals and initiatives
• Oversee the organization’s financial accounting systems and functions maintaining strong internal controls
• Oversee the annual audit, in full compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and funder requirements
• Periodically review funder regulations as well as all applicable federal regulations
• Update and revise internal control policies and procedures as needed to be in compliance with funder requirements
• Develop and manage an effective banking relationship which will aid the agency in:
    o agency line of credit,
    o lowest interest rate borrowing
• Be in direct contact with our funders, ensuring that we are in compliance with all administrative and financial aspects of our grants and contracts
• Prepares necessary regulatory cost reporting and stays current with rules, regulations and
reporting requirements for federal, state and local funders
• Maintain or oversee the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
• Provide accounting training to staff as needed
• Review and analysis of agency’s general liability policy and make recommendations to the
Executive Director
• Assist in review and analysis of the agency’s workers compensation policy
• Reviews all financial plans and budgets; monitors progress and changes and keeps senior
leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
• Manages organizational cash flow and forecasting and generate monthly cash flow projections
• Implements a robust financial management/reporting system, including comprehensive
restricted funds accounting system, and an efficient system for pledge accounting and tracking; ensures that financial data and cash flow are accurate and support operational requirements.
• Responsible for implementation of accounting and financial process improvements, including digitization of accounting transactions. Evaluates adequacy of accounting systems to deliver transactions and reporting efficiently and recommends/leads transition to successor systems as appropriate.
• Updates and implements all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improves the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual. Create financial policies and procedures that are aligned with GAAP and federal requirements for monitoring revenue and expenditure
• Responsible for the timely annual filing of federal, state and local compliance documents and reports, including, but not limited to:
    o Annual forms 1099, independent contractors;
    o Annual W-2s and W-3s through the payroll outsource;
    o Annual Forms 5500 for the CCVI 403(b) Plan

Work environment
• Office &/or classroom. No extreme temperatures.

Physical demands
• Sitting, standing, and walking.
• Lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring students.
• Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.

Travel required
• Less than 10%

Required education and experience
• Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree.
• At least 5 years of overall professional accounting experience.
• Prior experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
• Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
• A track record in grants management.
• Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software (experience with Quickbooks Enterprise, Financial Edge or similar ERP software).

Preferred education and experience
• Financial Edge software

Additional eligibility requirements
• Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel
• Establishment of internal controls

Other duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999