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Controller

Job Description
Organization: 
Children's HopeChest
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Pikes Peak Region
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Finance
Job Description: 

The Controller position is accountable for the general accounting and financial reporting operations of the organization, to include all financial services, A/R and A/P, insurance activities, the production of regular and timely periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to ensure that organization assets are adequately safeguarded and organizational risk is mitigated, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with financial policies and generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards. The Controller participates in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.

Areas of Responsibility

Key Job Functions

  • Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of an organizational structure and financial database adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversees the general accounting function, which includes cash management/reconciliation, regular and timely financial reporting, balance sheet management, and database management.
  • Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that organization assets are protected.
  • Ensures that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and directives, and US GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Supervises the completion of tax reporting and State Registration requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll, unemployment insurance, and other taxes), insurance reports, 990, 5500 and other reports required by government regulation.
  • Coordinates work relating to external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records; is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.
  • Oversees the accounting operations of subsidiary operating countries, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
  • Manages all banking relationships.
  • Maintains appropriate files for all official documents of the organization.
  • Ministry Strategy: Assist in formulating the organization's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives. Monitor and direct the implementation of assigned strategic business plan initiatives. Develop financial and tax strategies. Develop performance measures that support the organization's strategic direction
  • Oversees all short-term and long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Organization's strategic plan. The Controller is responsible for all tools and systems to provide critical financial information to the CEO, Executive Team and Board while making actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. Reports budget and financial results to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Supervise, direct, and develop Finance staff to accomplish daily requirements and to encourage growth in capabilities, responsibilities, knowledge and productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure and accounting software system.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly and year end close.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Manage the production of, and on-going monitoring of, the annual budget, cash management, and forecasts.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments and operational decisions.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements for all aspects of the organization, including charitable registration filings and renewals.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major organization or division of a large corporation. Prior management experience required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with 5 - 10 years of non-profit accounting experience, and/or a designation of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant.
  • Experience with international accounting operations and foreign funds management preferred. • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.
  • Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans within a charitable organization desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting required.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills are mandatory.
  • Essential Qualifications: • Mature Christian faith exhibiting a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity. • Passionate commitment to CHC’s mission and core values supported by a servant’s heart.
  • Travel Requirements: The position will not include travel as a regular part of the job expectations.
  • Supervises: All accounting staff.
Compensation/Benefits

Annual Salary range $95k - $100k depending on experience/qualifications

Vacation/sick leave, medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, LTD/STD and 401(k).

 

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