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Controller

Company: ARTEMIS Partners of Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for the effectiveness of all accounting operations and reporting activities. The Controller will work closely with the CFO to ensure that reliable financial information is timely and accurately prepared for internal and external reporting.
The Controller is responsible for all day-to-day financial operations of the client and manage a team of staff members performing functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grants administration and reporting. The Controller will ensure that the Agency has appropriate financial systems and procedures in place to support the effectiveness of financial operations, overall budgeting process, and annual financial audit. (S)he will work closely with program leaders, not only to provide support to them regarding finance and accounting processes, but also to explore how the finance function can support program and compliance operations, and will collaborate with the CFO and senior leadership to support decision making, as well as with other internal stakeholders to enhance and better integrate financial reporting.
This position will have 2 Manager direct reports, and you must be able to work remotely until we return to the office full time.
Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited educational institution.
  • CPA required. CPA with CGMA credential highly preferred.
    Experience and Qualifications:
    • Seven years of experience in financial operations management, budgeting, cash management, and team leadership, preferably in the nonprofit environment.
    • You must be a CPA
    • Excellent attention to details and ability to think critically and objectively.
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of internal control design, implementation, documentation, and maintenance.
    • Public accounting experience in nonprofit and governmental audits a plus.
    • Experience with capital expansion projects is a huge plus
      Duties:
      • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements specific to nonprofit organizations.
      • Coordinate and ensure the timely closings of monthly, quarter, and annual financials. Ensure accuracy of financial information; analyze and prepare monthly financial statements.
      • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of funds, costs, program budgets and actual expenditures. Continuously monitor internal controls and take proactive actions to improve the control environment.
      • Ensure that the client's Accounting Policies and Procedures (P&P) are followed; regularly review and update the P&P as appropriate.
      • Coordinate all audit activities, before, during, and after the annual financial audit. Represent the Accounting department in grant audits and monitoring visits.
      • 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.
      • Coordinate and partner with 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.
      • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the CFO; continuously collaborate with leaders to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
      • 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.Behavioral:
        • You must have experience within the nonprofit sector
        • You must be an independent go-getter, ready to hit the ground running
        • You must be a seasoned leader who practices integrity and fairness
        • You must lead by example

Keywords: ARTEMIS Partners of Houston, Houston , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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