Controller in New York, NY at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/1/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New York, NY
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    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

The Controller will lead all dayto-day finance operations of a budget including functional responsibility over

accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration and

Charitable/Corporate registrations.

In addition, the incumbent will partner with the CFO and senior leadership, work on improving systems,

staff capabilities, propose and lead the automation efforts to further improve the processing and

reporting environment

Reporting and relationships:

The Financial Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO/COO) of the organization.

Job Functions:

Ø Finance and Accounting Leadership

* Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate

GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

* Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets and

actual expenditures.

* Coordinate all audit activity.

* 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 senior leadership abreast of financial status.

* Assist leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review

all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct

variances as appropriate.

* Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are

consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period;

* Manage organizational cash flow forecasting on a monthly basis for restricted and

unrestricted funds.

* Assist the CFO in managing and tracking the performance of invested assets in keeping with

policies and investment guidelines.

* Support staff by providing required day-to-day information and processing required

payments on a timely basis.

* Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and

responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and

reach optimal individual and organizational goals.

Key Skills, Competencies and Desired Qualifications

Specific requirements include:

* Proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the

responsibility for finance

* CPA or MBA. CPA preferred.

* Experience with Financial Edge and Raiser's Edge.

* Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and

analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for


* Technology savvy with experience in selecting and overseeing software installations and

managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting, budgeting,

forecasting and reporting software