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Non-Profit Controller in Los Angeles Metro Area at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

The Controller is responsible for all areas related to the financial operations. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Controller will supervise a staff of twelve in multiple areas. This position area of controller is general accounting, cash management, grants financial post-award, accounts payables, procurement, and financial systems. The position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, cash management, grants financial post-award, student financials, financing reporting, accounts payables, procurement, fixed assets, financial systems, and yearend audit preparation. The Controller will have contact with senior-level Department managers which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial accounting records, control of entries, and clearings of assigned general ledger accounts. Manage month-end and year-end closes.
  • Work with the external audit firm to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit. Lead the planning and preparation for the annual audit. Interact with external auditors as needed and cooperate with internal audit and compliance functions.
  • Manage cash balances.
  • Direct the accounting department including the following tasks: monthly close and reporting, monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, maintenance of detail fixed assets schedules. Ensure accounts are reconciled and clean and reconciling items are cleared in a timely manner.
  • Direct the accounts payable and procurement departments including the following tasks: purchase orders processing, accounts payable payments, travel card program, and corporate credit cards.
  • Ensure accumulation and preparation of GAAP-compliant monthly financial reports, including full financial statements and cash flows, are timely and accurate.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of changing governmental regulations including OMB Uniform Grant compliance
  • Assist in development of policies and processes to ensure compliance with changing external regulations.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Coordinate and control the automated and manual processes for the computation and application of various
  • Prepare various tax reports and monitor compliance with IRS regulations.
  • Prepare monthly compliance reports required under the University's credit facility. Manage cash within the parameters of such credit facility.
  • Prepare recurring and ad hoc reports for internal and external constituents including: IPEDS, Fisap, NACUBO and accrediting agencies.
  • Oversee record retention programs for the Department of Finance.
  • Maintain financial policies and procedures, establish new policies and procedures as needed, and ensure staff adherence.



  • Regionally accredited Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Business Administration or Accounting.
  • Either MBA or CPA certification or equivalent work experience.


  • Ten years related experience in a finance business administration, general accounting or similar environment.
  • Successful experience managing complex projects