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Vice President Controller

New York City, NY
The Vice President Controller (VP) will provide leadership for all accounting, financial reporting, tax and financial compliance functions and will serve as a valued, strategic member of the finance and organization senior management team. The VP will play a significant role in maintaining and improving the organization’s financial control environment and financial operations, bringing best in class business practices and systems along with a strong focus on internal controls and continuous improvement through technology. 
The VP will bring not only a solid foundation of GAAP accounting knowledge in the nonprofit sector but a strong general business acumen with experience in a dynamic and complex organization and will play a critical role in supporting execution of ORGANIZATION’s long-term mission goals and the supporting operating and financial plans.  The VP must proactively and collaboratively work cross-functionally across the organization nationally to achieve the goals of the role, accounting department, Office of the CFO, and the organization.

  • Lead all accounting and financial reporting functions including general ledger, fixed assets, revenue and accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and payroll.
  • Continuously analyze the balance sheet and statement of activities to ensure all transactions are being recorded in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements including cash flow for staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Support all accounting and financial reporting for the Fund, ORGANIZATION’s philanthropic venture capital subsidiary; play a critical role in valuation accounting for all Fund investment holdings.
  • Oversee all bank transaction processing and bank reconciliations; serve as a key finance partner to the National development and Information Technology teams to ensure all donation processing including third party processors seamlessly integrates into our CRM and ERP systems.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the research grants administration team.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual external financial statement audit, ensuring the auditor’s report is issued in a timely manner. Maintain a current knowledge of GAAP accounting for nonprofit organizations and proactively plan for implementation of new accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements.
  • In partnership with our external tax preparers, coordinate and lead in a timely manner all annual and quarterly tax filings including but not limited to Forms 990 and 990T, state unrelated business income tax returns, property tax returns, sales and use tax returns, and charitable trust returns.  Maintain a current knowledge of tax issues and requirements that will impact our organization and proactively plan for their implementation.
  • In partnership with the National Development team, ensure all state solicitation and state charitable gift annuity filings are completely in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Partner closely with the financial planning and analysis team to ensure seamless alignment on all monthly close and reporting activities.
  • Establish and serve as a key finance and accounting contributor on critical cross-functional work teams as identified and assigned. 
  • Continually identify opportunities to improve all accounting and financial reporting processes, aiming for cost efficient technology solutions that allow for more value-added work by our accounting team.  Serve as a primary liaison to the Information Technology department to ensure all financial systems are operating optimally.
  • Regularly assess the internal control environment and internal control processes and procedures to prevent financial reporting errors and to help detect and prevent fraud and to protect the organization's resources and assets.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate staffing structure supported by high performing, diverse team members and ensure ongoing job and career development to drive ongoing performance excellence.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive accounting and finance leadership experience managing accounting and financial reporting operations.
  • Big 4 and/or national public accounting experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and with sufficient hours to sit for the CPA exam.
  • CPA required.
  • Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit-specific GAAP including net assets/fund accounting strongly preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Workday or other sophisticated ERP systems.
  • Experience with Workday Adaptive planning or other enterprise planning software, Salesforce or other sophisticated CRM applications; and UKG payroll and HR system or other sophisticated HRIS systems. 
  • Experience leading implementation of new ERP and HRIS systems strongly preferred.

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