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Controller

Location : Amherst, MA
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 19647
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Proteus Fund partners with foundations, advocates and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights and peace. We work towards the realization of a just, equitable and democratic world. Our current major initiatives work to reform money in politics and protect fair courts; to counter anti-Muslim sentiment and build the capacity of organizations representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities; and to support collaboration between reproductive justice and LGBTQ advocates and faith leaders to protect fundamental rights.




The Controller is responsible for providing accounting leadership and direction for Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League (PAL).  S/he advises the CFO on all significant accounting and reporting matters, and partners with all other leadership to develop and implement sound accounting procedures and processes across the organization.  S/he is responsible for accounting, audit, tax, financial reporting, budget management, forecasting needs, and ensures the appropriate accounting and technological infrastructure to support a complex organization. 




Required Qualifications :

Accounting Management and Administration



  • Implement appropriate accounting management and develop documentation for those functions over the General Ledger, and oversight of the monthly account reconciliation processes

  • Develop and maintain effective internal accounting control policies and procedures

  • Monitor the performance of financial management technology and ensure adequate training for staff and effective use of the technology across the organization

  • Manage the monthly closing process


 


Financial Planning & Analysis



  • Coordinate annual budget process for individual programs as well as budgets for departments and units; prepare monthly budget to actual reporting and analysis

  • Oversee cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism; ensure availability of funds across the organization and within programs as needed.

  • Develop and utilize financial models, financial analysis, financial plans and forecasts

  • Respond to funder requests for non-standard reporting and provide guidance to both finance and partnership teams on such requests


 


Audit, Tax Filing & State Reporting



  • Oversee creation of annual financial statements, supporting audit reports, and coordinate annual audits and filing of 990 tax returns


 


Finance Operations



  • Supervise the work of the general accounting function, monthly financial closing activities, report creation and financial data management

  • Mentor and develop the Finance team, manage work allocations, training, problem resolution, performance evaluations and build an effective team dynamic.




COMPETENCIES



  • Deep knowledge of non-profit accounting and experience in preparing & monitoring large budgets; experience in philanthropic accounting, regulatory issues, etc.

  • Deep knowledge of reporting functions for both budget to actual reporting as well as management reporting

  • Strong analytical, planning, problem solving and evaluation skills and strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent Excel analytical abilities i.e., tables, pivot and lookup functions; experience with Financial Edge is preferred

  • Experience with information technology to manage finance and accounting software

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to follow through.

  • Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination or analysis, experience and judgement; high level of business acumen


 


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE



  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance or other Bachelor of Science with accounting certifications in the area of financial accounting, and exposure to other areas of accounting – audit, legal and tax accounting.

  • Seasoned leader with at least five years of broad finance experience for a complex non-profit

  • In addition to the required education, a Certified Public Accountant and/or a candidate with an MBA is preferred


 

 


For immediate consideration, please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements search firm United Personnel, attn: Rebecca Harrison at rharrison@unitedpersonnel.com with subject line:  Proteus Fund Controller by 7/15/18. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


 



Accounting Management and Administration


·         Implement appropriate accounting management and develop documentation for those functions over the General Ledger, and oversight of the monthly account reconciliation processes


·         Develop and maintain effective internal accounting control policies and procedures


·         Monitor the performance of financial management technology and ensure adequate training for staff and effective use of the technology across the organization


·         Manage the monthly closing process


 


Financial Planning & Analysis


·         Coordinate annual budget process for individual programs as well as budgets for departments and units; prepare monthly budget to actual reporting and analysis


·         Oversee cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism; ensure availability of funds across the organization and within programs as needed.


·         Develop and utilize financial models, financial analysis, financial plans and forecasts


·         Respond to funder requests for non-standard reporting and provide guidance to both finance and partnership teams on such requests


 


Audit, Tax Filing & State Reporting


·         Oversee creation of annual financial statements, supporting audit reports, and coordinate annual audits and filing of 990 tax returns


 


Finance Operations


·         Supervise the work of the general accounting function, monthly financial closing activities, report creation and financial data management


·            Mentor and develop the Finance team, manage work allocations, training, problem resolution, performance evaluations and build an effective team dynamic.


 
Skills :
A - Accounting A - Accounts Payable A - Accounts Receivable A - Bank Reconciliation A - Bookkeeping A - Cash Handling A - Payroll C - Credit / Collections S - MS Excel S - QuickBooks
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