Controller - Nonprofit (Remote)

Washington, DC, DC
Full Time
Mid Level

This position is fully remote but candidates must live in DC, MD, or VA.

Salary: $100,000 - 125,000/year

The Controller will ensure the systems and procedures are in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program managers and directors, not only to educate those regarding fiscal and accounting procedures but also to explore how the fiscal function can support program operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include the following, but not all-inclusive of other duties that may be assigned

Fiscal and Accounting

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain all internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep the CFO abreast of UPS financial status.
  • Administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the CFO in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Maintain oversight of banking activities by directing invoicing accounts payable, and accounts receivable activities. This can include directly issuing checks to vendors and suppliers, monitoring outstanding checks and payments. Also reconciles these payments with banking and financial data.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures consistently align with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program managers and directors.
  • Continuously collaborate with program managers and directors to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish fiscal and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • File tax returns and issue payments on behalf of the agency. Working closely with the accounting staff, to gather financial information at the end of the reporting period and determines the agency’s tax liability, if any.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years of accounting and fiscal experience ideally in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs, including staff supervision
  • Minimum of a BA in Accounting or Business Administration; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Specific requirements include:
  • Integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to UPS mission
  • A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for fiscal
  • Superior knowledge of not-for-profit accounting practices and financial reporting
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants are essential
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels

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