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Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, GA
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Assistant Controller will be responsible for oversight of all accounting operations. The Assistant Controller will lead all day-to-day accounting operations and supervise a team of three staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable and billing/accounts receivable. The Assistant Controller will ensure that Life Teen has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Assistant Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations. The Assistant Controller responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the day to day accounting functions related to producing monthly financial statements, month-end close, budgets and financial analysis and ensure compliance with all GAAP standards and internal controls.
• Maintain control of the responsibilities listed below
• Accurate, complete and timely financial reporting
• Oversee all accounts, ledgers, funds and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure timely and accurate month end closes.
• Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
• Ensure accounting policies and procedure documentation is current and communicated regularly and provide training as necessary.
• 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 providing meaningful and actionable insight
• Oversee budgeting tool maintenance and drive accurate and timely annual budget and periodic forecasting process. Assist 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 restricted asset accounting and reporting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with program budgets throughout the restricted period
• Oversee and maintain asset inventory, capital spend and depreciation, including additions and disposals. Manage construction-in-progress (CIP) tracking.
• Ensure inventory controls are in place. Manage excess inventory and obsolescence review process and periodic inventory physical count process.
• Manage banking activity – Reconciliations, Positive Pay, ACH, wires and visa related activity.
• Ensure sales and other tax compliance through timely filings
• 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.
• Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
• Perform other related duties as required
• Must have strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. (GAAP)
• Must be analytical in nature and have the ability to grasp complex processes
• Take great pride in their work, with attention to detail associated with a project, from start to finish
• Effective organizational and written communication skills
• Must always remain flexible, able to multi-task and manage several separate projects at any time
• Must take a time efficient approach to every project and meet quantifiable deadlines
• Work effectively with others by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and clear honest communication
• Proficiency with accounting systems, Microsoft Excel, and database or analytical software
• Should have the ability to relate to all people from the wealthy to the poorest of the poor, from the Bishops to the teens in the Church
Reporting to this Position:
• Staff Accountant
• Billing and Accounts Receivable Specialist
• Accounting Clerk
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this ministry position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demand: Frequent long periods of computer use. Occasional limited lifting boxes and files.
Work environment: Ministry mindset and business casual environment. There are recurring deadlines associated with this position to meet financial close expectations and key deliverable dates.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to non-financial operational staff, executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.
Other qualifications include:
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Life Teen’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the
responsibility for finance
• Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
• Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and accounting for investments.
• A track record in restricted funds management as it relates to expense and fund balance tracking.
• Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
• Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
• Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners.
• Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
Email resume to Jeff Batzel, email@example.com