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Controller

Lawrence, MA 01840

Posted: 01/13/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 540248 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of 6 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that we have the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program directors 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting Leadership
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal controls for receipt of revenue, expenditure of funds, and safeguarding of our assets.
  • Manage the closeout of the monthly accounting cycle and produce monthly financial statements for presentation to senior leadership and Board’s Finance Committee.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist CFO in the annual budgeting and planning process;
  • Support the CFO in engaging the Board’s Audit and Finance committees around issues and trends in financial operations and program service delivery.

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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with 7-10 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. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.

Other qualifications include:
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to our 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 or MS preferred
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • 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
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