Controller

Employer
Creative Financial Staffing
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted
Jun 22, 2024
Closes
Jun 26, 2024
Ref
2780326571
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Corporate
Creative Financial Staffing is working with a well known higher education organization seeking a Controller to join their team!

About the organization:
  • Committed to providing educational programs aligned with robust labor market demands, empowering students to bring exceptional value to their organizations and the world
  • Through practical, hands-on learning and mandatory cooperative education experiences, they ensure that our students receive the skills they need
  • Dedication lies in ensuring a significant return on investment through an education that empowers our graduates with a sought-after knowledge base and a valuable skill set

Responsibilities of the Controller:
  • Lead, mentor, and evaluate assigned staff members, ensuring their expertise in their respective roles and promoting cross-training for seamless office operations during absences
  • Hold overall accountability for managing various accounting functions, including accounts payable, cash management, prepaid expenses, endowment, gifts and grants, fixed assets, accruals & deferred revenue, long-term debt, and temporarily restricted funds
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closings in adherence to GAAP
  • Supervise the external year-end and interim audits, collaborate with external auditors, and facilitate the provision of accurate and timely information
  • Prepare the Institute's tax returns, FISAP, Forms 1099, Form 5500, NCAA survey, and other regulatory reports, ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws
  • Oversee treasury operations and debt activity, coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure proper handling of funds, reviewing cash activity regularly, and managing debt and swap payments
  • Maintain the school's chart of accounts and fund accounting system, ensuring accuracy and organization
  • Provide oversight for state scholarships, student loans, grants, and contracts accounting, and assist faculty and staff with financial compliance related to financial aid and grants
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures when required, maintaining the integrity of the Institute's financial records and asset safeguarding
  • Drive the implementation and utilization of cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency
  • Ad hoc duties

Expectations of the Controller:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting/finance or related field
  • Ten or more years experience in financial operations
  • Previous management/supervisory experience and demonstrated effectiveness with staff development and team building