Controller

Overview

Requisition Number:
3271
Date Posted:
7/5/2017
Location:
Association Offices
Address:
50 State House sq 2nd FL
City:
Hartford
State:
CT
Category:
Administration
Employment Status:
Full-time

 

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The controller manages the overall accounting function, including general ledger postings, reconciliations and reporting.  This person also supervises payroll, ensures preparation of complete and accurate monthly and annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP, and assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget.  The controller trains staff and administers approved accounting policies and procedures throughout the YMCA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Hires, trains, supervises and manages all accounting personnel including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, grants management and accounting clerk.
  2. Maintains an accounting system to accomplish the proper recording and reporting of all operations, transactions, assets and liabilities of the YMCA for all funds.  Also maintains systems to track all data required for disclosure in the audited financial statements.
  3. Serves as resource person to management and program personnel in all matters relating to accounting, cash receipts and cash disbursements.
  4. Supervises or prepares reconciliations of all YMCA banking, investment and financial asset accounts on a monthly basis.
  5. Prepares financial statements required by management, the Board, and outside agencies.
  6. Prepares reports for various federal and state governmental agencies. In coordination with the external auditors compiles information for the IRS Form 990 tax return.
  7. Facilitates key functions such as the annual independent audit. Develops and maintains key relationships, including with banks and vendors.
  8. Manages operating cash flow management including insuring timely payment to vendors and to project cash flow requirements throughout the year.
  9. Conducts special internal audits, accounting studies, analyses and cost studies as required.  Provides recommendations.
  10. Works closely with IT staff to ensure that computer and software systems provide accurate information and adequate internal controls.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:

The member relations and customer service aspect of this position is essential and requires that relationship building be a top priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people within the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.   

 

As a YMCA staff member you will be expected to treat everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; display integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicate in a clear and pleasant manner; embrace differences among people; demonstrate an active willingness to learn and grow; accept constructive criticism; works cooperatively as a team member; support the philanthropic work of the YMCA to strengthen our communities.

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent.
  2. Understanding of and experience in GAAP are required.
  3. Five years of experience or more in a supervisory accounting role.
  4. Experience in a nonprofit environment is preferred.
  5. Knowledge of banks, banking systems and cash management.
  6. Knowledge of and expertise with computerized accounting systems.
  7. Ability to develop and use spreadsheets and standard business software systems.  Excellent spreadsheet skills are critical.
  8. CPA or similar accounting certification preferred but not required.

 

 

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V