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Controller/Director of Accounting

Position Overview

The Controller / Director is responsible for overseeing the Accounting Department, and for implementing financial policies, procedures and financial reporting.  Additionally, the Controller is responsible for, managing the UNF/BWF external audits (financial, A-133, project-specific, etc.); daily review of cash position; and providing mentoring and technical support to other staff members.  The Controller will also be called upon to undertake ad-hoc tasks as needed and directed by the CFO.

Essential Functions

Accounting Operations:

  • Ownership of monthly accounting processes including: monthly journal entry review, reconciliation review and monthly reporting in accordance with GAAP.
  • Review and post all general ledger accounting entries created by Accounting staff and exported from any subsystems;
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Review and approve expense reports in Concur.
  • Manage team of 8 accounting staff including mentoring, development and performance management
  • Identify accounting policy change implications and recommend strategy for implementation
  • Oversee the continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output;
  • Documenting and monitoring internal controls to ensure compliance with internal/external requirements.
  • Lead complex accounting projects and/or initiatives with other members of the finance team or with other departments.
  • Collaborate effectively with departments across the organization
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Month-end Close:

  • Direct accounting staff on monthly close activities and review all entries
  • Provide CFO with updates on monthly close process and raise any issues proactively
  • Manage the month-end close and ensure that hard numbers are available by the 15th of the subsequent month.
  • Ensure that monthly bank interest, fees and dividends are recorded.
  • Review all reconciliations as part of the month-end closing process.
  • Prepare analyses of “Deferred Rent,” “Security Deposits,” “Other Assets,” and “Non-current Liabilities”, Accounts Payable, and Accrued Expenses, as part of the month-end closing process or quarterly, as assigned.  Prepare any necessary adjusting journal entries.
  • Analyze and approve allocations as part of the month-end (or quarter-end) closing process.
  • Prepare and analyze financial reports (Trial Balance, expense reports, accruals clearing, deferred revenue/expense accounts, etc.) for the entire organization (UNF and BWF) and/or project-specific on a monthly basis and more frequently if needed.

Year-end Close:

  • Provide support and prepare schedules, as needed and/or assigned, for the annual external audit (A-133, financial, project-specific, etc.).
  • Provide support and prepare schedules, as needed and/or assigned, for the annual IRS Form 990.

Selection Criteria

  • USA-CPA certification in current active status required.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience as minimum of Assistant Controller in a non-profit
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills with the proven ability to continuously identify and implement practical solutions
  • Demonstrated expertise in non-profit financial management and accounting. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

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