Controller

Employer
Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 06, 2024
Ref
2741914485
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
Basic Function: Responsible for recording and reporting financial information accurately and on time while maintaining solid internal controls in all functions of the Controllership to include Accounts Payable, Contracts, Statutory Reporting, Grants and External/Internal Audits.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports To: Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead accounting operations, including A/P, accurate allocations, accruals, and financial operations for five programs.
  • Verify accuracy of general ledger and supporting journals, including reconciliation of account balances to supporting documentation and preparation of journal entries.
  • Prepare required financial statements any other reports of a financial nature.
  • Enhance and implement financial accounting systems, process, tools and control systems.
  • Ensure monthly and year-end financial close is on time, accurate, and follows GAAP and specific reporting policy by government contract. Manage monthly close process including conducting variance analyses and finance review meetings with program leads and executive staff.
  • Oversee the preparation and distribution of key financial and operational metrics.
  • Interact with organization managers to provide consultative support to budget initiatives through financial cost controls, management information analysis, reports and recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance to all organization financial policies. Ensure company policies and procedures comply with state, local and government regulations.
  • Manage and schedule staff for timely completion of annual external audits; Financial audit for Ada and Samaritas, HUD audits, Single Audit and the pension audit.
  • Partnering with the Director of Finance, responsible for all financial and compliance monitoring of sub-recipients and sub-contractors.
  • Propose on-going system enhancements, including the main ERP (Great Plains).
  • Manage implementation of systems related to Accounting/Finance department.
  • Responsible for cross-training "back-up" staff on a regular basis to ensure no interruptions in the monthly close and HUD process.
  • Responsible for staff training and development. Supervise the accounting department system function for accounting systems, databases and financial software. Analyze user requirements, procedures, needs and problems to automate processing or improve computer systems through process improvement and review.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • This role supervises a team of 2-3 Analysts, an A/P Manager, and an Accountant.