Nonprofit Controller

Are you an accounting professional seeking flexibility, work-life balance and also want to make a difference? Ascend Nonprofit Solutions is looking for a Nonprofit Controller to join our team as we expand our community footprint. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, can work in a fast paced team environment and has experience leading a team. Strong communication skills are critical and the ability to manage multiple priorities and provide strategic financial advice to nonprofits are key. CPA and/or Masters with relevant experience required.

If you are looking for a mission based opportunity, please apply.

Position responsibilities:
The Controller serves as the financial point person for multiple nonprofit agencies within Shared Services, managing the financial operations, assessing current processes and re-engineering them for efficiency and accountability. Managing financial operations includes but is not limited to accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, general ledger, treasury, budgeting, audit and tax, evaluating and managing financial software programs, developing performance metrics and preparing financial analyses and reports to support objectives, and assisting in managing and mitigating risk through compliance and monitoring. It also includes performing responsibilities and special projects associated with the Shared Services initiatives, supporting the CFO.

Transaction processing
• Develop, refine and maintain a financial record keeping system to generate the necessary information for various financial reports
• Prepare and maintain accounting records which may include general ledger, fixed assets, and accounts payable and receivable in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Contribute to the accurate distribution of expenses and revenues to ledgers by ensuring proper coding and keying of invoice and receipts into the financial system
• Review and approve invoices in Accounts Payable system in accordance with established schedules
• Coordinate the management of payroll related activities
• Prepare monthly journal entries
• Reconcile all balance sheet accounts
• Prepare financial statements and other reports in accordance with established procedures
• Establish, interpret and analyze accounting records
• Present financial statements and reports to Boards of Directors and Committees as requested
Budget, planning and analysis
• Promote sound fiscal planning and gather data to allow accurate projections of revenue streams and expenses
• Analyze and interpret financial data and recommend changes to improve systems and financial performance
• Assist in the preparation of budgets, reports and analysis
• Advise and consult with senior management
Compliance and monitoring
• Develop, evaluate and assist in implementing financial procedures to maintain fiscal accountability, integrity and proper internal controls
• Ensure that the records systems are maintained in accordance with GAAP
• Assist in ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines; including reports to the Internal Revenue Service, Labor Department, North Carolina State Revenue, and others as required by governing bodies
• Coordinate the annual audit functions to include serving as primary liaison with independent auditor

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
• Master’s degree and/or CPA required
• A minimum of 6 years of experience with financial statement preparation and presentation required
• Cost accounting, job costing or grant management a plus
• Experience working with multiple business lines or divisions a plus
• Advanced Excel skills required
• Experience with nonprofit financial software a plus

• Company-paid parking
• Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
• FSA – healthcare and dependent care
• 401k with immediate match
• Company paid short- and long-term disability insurance
• Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
• 11 Paid Holidays
• Generous PTO Policy – 20 days in the first full year!

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