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  • Controller

    Job ID
    2018-2902
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    Upbring is seeking a Controller who will provide day-to-day oversight of all finance, accounting and financial reporting activities, including the functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, payroll, grants administration, annual financial audit, banking relationships, agency investments, income tax planning and compliance, treasury management, budgeting, and internal controls in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  In addition, the Controller is responsible for providing direct oversight and management of timely and accurate financial information to assist the agency in the allocation of resources, the mitigation of risks, analysis of current operations and future initiatives, operating and capital budgets, and achievement of strategic goals.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties

    • Direct and lead the accounting and finance team to accurately and timely record and report the financial activities and financial status of the organization to its stakeholders
    • Lead the development and implementation of business and operational plans that will enhance the agency’s financial position in collaboration with other members of the leadership and senior leadership teams; review financial results and key financial metrics; assess and quantify risks
    • Ensure monitoring and timely reporting for federal, state, internal and external reporting, which includes programmatic and fiscal requirements
    • Lead the team efforts and initiatives to design and execute internal controls to streamline financial reporting, mitigate fraud risks, and ensure compliance with external financial reporting requirements and tax regulations
    • Lead the efforts and process for implementing improvements to operational processes and internal systems to ensure efficiency and accuracy; maintain internal controls to safeguard the assets of the agency
    • Ability to assess software improvements for Finance processes and implement new systems
    • Plan and oversee the annual independent financial audit and the annual, quarterly, and grant funding audit processes
    • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure the expenditures are consistently in alignment with program and grant budgets throughout the program funding and grant period
    • Provide financial and analytical data to management to aid them in the business and program develop process
    • Perform research and analyses to compare the agency’s financial position and performance to industry benchmarks
    • Actively participate in the coordination, development, and facilitation of the budget and strategic planning process
    • Assess financial implications of budget development, application, and compliance with various funding sources
    • Consistently analyze financial data and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
    • Provide ad hoc analytical (reporting) support to the CEO, COO, and Senior VP of Finance, as requested
    • Serve as a key point of contact for banking, investment advisors, external tax professionals, and auditors
    • Other duties as assigned 

    Staff Development and Management

    • Provide ongoing support and coaching to all accounting staff to ensure the department is operating effectively and efficiently in accordance to GAAP standards and other regulatory requirements
    • Work closely with management team to interview, hire, and train new accounting staff and develop and implement ongoing staff development trainings
    • Work closely with management team to manage workload and special projects
    • Regularly review employee performance and provide supportive feedback
    • Complete 90-day and annual employee evaluations per the established timeframe

    Working Relationships

    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with management, internal and external customers, and vendors (auditors)
    • Work closely with the Senior VP of Finance and other management to ensure operations are effectively and efficiently supporting and meeting department and organizational goals and objectives
    • Work as part of the team and show professionalism at all times by modeling and demonstrating a positive attitude and positive working relationships

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or closely related field
    • 10 years’ relevant experience
    • 5 years’ supervisory or management experience in an accounting or controller role
    • Strong working knowledge of GAAP compliance, general ledger, accounts payable, collections, and expense reports
    • Proven experience with budget preparation and financial planning and reporting
    • Demonstrated and strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically think and present creative solutions
    • Ability to work in an organized and detailed manner to meet tight deadlines
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Outlook and Management Information Systems (MIS)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Certified Public Account (CPA) or Master’s degree (MBA, MPA)
    • Has experience managing a team of 10+
    • Managing a company with revenue of $50M+
    • Public accounting experience

    Career Progression

    This position is eligible to move into the Senior VP of Finance position if the position is available, minimum qualifications are met, promotion and transfer eligibility requirements are met, and the employee is not on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

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