Controller

Cambridge, MA 02142

Posted: 09/27/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82150

Our client in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Controller to join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will be responsible for overseeing all accounting and financial operations activities and for maintaining a strong financial and internal control environment. This individual will report to the CFO and will supervise accounting staff and lead finance operations. In this position, you will also support the annual budget preparation process and manage internal and external financial reporting as well as tax reporting. Apply today!

Pay: up to $75/hour

Responsibilities for the Controller:
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and financial reporting systems 
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, expenditures, and tracking of donor gifts
  • Coordinate all external audit activity, including the annual financial audit, ERISA audits, and A-133 Federal Compliance audit
  • Lead tax planning and reporting as well as compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable tax requirements
  • Manage accounting and inventory processes for the company's fixed assets
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting 
  • Ensure accurate and timely accounting for the institute’ s investment assets
  • Understand detail of financial management system software and its operation; provide back up to operating functions as needed
  • Analyze and reconcile financial data; present financial reports; and monitor progress and changes
  • Collaborate with department heads to assess the financial efficacy of operations
  • Support the CFO in engaging the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Directors around issues and trends in GAAP reporting standards and financial operating models and delivery
  • Help to develop and implement training programs for Finance team members 
Requirements for the Controller:
  • 10+ years of accounting and finance experience in a complex non-profit organization that includes managing a professional staff
  • Bachelor’ s Degree and CPA 
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments and fixed assets
  • Thorough knowledge of financial reporting in accordance with GAAP and commitment to remain current on accounting developments
  • Ability to manage people and processes as well as perform analysis and tasks independently as required
  • Keen analytic and organizational skills that allow for strategic data interpretation in addition to reporting
  • Strong problem solving skills with proactive approach to devising and implementing improvements to financial operations and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise financial management software; familiarity with Infor Lawson financial systems is desirable
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     
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