Controller

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Employer
Creative Financial Staffing
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
May 05, 2024
Closes
May 27, 2024
Ref
2755709045
Work Mode
Hybrid
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Non-profit
About the Company:

Our client is a rapidly growing non-profit organization who are looking to add a Controller to their team. The company has enjoyed incredible success in the last few years' and are seeking a candidate with a strong accounting and non-profit / grants background to join their team as they continue their expansion.

  • Strong medical / dental / vision
  • Life insurance
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Hybrid working - two days home working
  • 401k
  • Strong mission statement
  • $85,000 - $110,000


The Controller is responsible for overall accounting operations, maintaining the integrity of fiscal records, periodic financial reporting, analysis, budgeting, partnering with all departments to provide financial insight to business decisions, and ensure that reported results comply with GAAP. The Controller maximizes return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

Below is a listing of functions either performed or supervised by the Controller:

Financial Reporting
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements.
  • Provide monthly comparison of actual against budgeted expenses, analyze variances, and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Maintain and reconcile pledge receivables.
  • Maintain depreciation schedules.
  • Ensuring proper financial management of project reporting.

Transactions
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and reasonable discounts are taken.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Ensure payroll is processed timely.
  • Manage daily cash transactions
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting tracking system
  • Maintain and enforce strong internal controls

Management

Maintain and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures

Manage outsourced functions (payroll, merchant services, armored car services)

Ensure proper and adequate insurance coverage

Manage overall organization risk

Supports the work in diversity, equity, access and inclusion and actively ensures that DEAI principles are upheld in all work with fellow staff, visitors, community and other external partners.

Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis; willingness to be informed/certified/trained through institution-offered courses and to work within Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion (DEAI) frameworks and actively engage in learning about these frameworks.

Compliance
  • Coordinate the provision of information for annual audit (schedules/documents) and serve as liaison to audit firm.
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debit covenants.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.


Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent in experience.
  • Proven audit experience and preparation.
  • Minimum 7 - 8 years applicable experience with a concentration in financial reporting and analysis.
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
  • High value of ethics, dependability, and reliability.
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in spreadsheets.
  • Positive "can do" attitude.
  • Strong teamwork and team leadership values.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis; willingness to be informed/certified/ trained through institution-offered courses and to work within Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion (DEAI) frameworks and actively engage in learning about these frameworks.
  • Possess an equity mindset and cultural humility.