Controller

Community Connections, Inc.   Durango, CO   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on January 31, 2024
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Community Connections - Employment Opportunity

Put your financial acumen to work for the good of your community. Vibrant local nonprofit dedicated to social justice seeks a full-time Controller to support our finance department. Community Connections has served children and adults with disabilities in SW CO since 1985. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Remote work options available but must reside in Colorado or New Mexico. This position supports the CFO of the organization with processing accounts payable and accounts receivable, reconciling balance sheets, preparing financial statements, and assisting with the annual audit and yearly budget preparation. The Controller supervises the Accounting Assistant.

Knowledge and Abilities: Must be able to prepare and analyze accounts receivables/payables, general ledger, financial statements, budgets, and all organizational operational functions. Must have knowledge of budgeting and audit processes. Must have experience with accounting software (Abila preferred) and advanced Excel skills. Must have supervisory skills. Ability to commute for business, when needed. If driving, must possess a drivers’ license in the state they reside in and current auto insurance. Satisfactory completion of all background checks and references, including Motor Vehicle Record is required. Nonprofit accounting experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in accounting and minimum of five years’ accounting experience required. Full-time, $40.00 an hour. 

Title: Controller

Reports to: CFO

FLSA: Salary/Exempt

Job Description: This position will support the financial operations of the organization. Supervises the Finance Assistant, manages and oversees the accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, bank reconciliations, general ledger entries, financial statement preparation, MIP processes, grant reporting request processes, prepares balance sheet reconciliations, assists management with important financial decisions, works closely with the CFO to complete audit and budget processes. All employees will uphold our mission, vision, and values.

Responsibilities may include: Monitor financial reports and work closely with Managers to provide variance explanations, and work with CFO and managers to establish corrective actions as necessary. Oversee and maintain timely monthly close processes, general ledger entries, and production of monthly financial reporting. Establish, monitor, and enforce internal controls with CFO. Backup to CFO to review and approve Payroll and prepare for Board meetings. Work closely with Finance and Operations team to develop most efficient financial processes. Supervise and provide backup support to Finance Assistant. Supervision of the monthly processing of Accounts Receivable, Medicaid billings and re-bills. Follow up with staff regarding billing issues. Review, approval and banking related to Accounts Payable. Ensure vendors are input in accounting software. Annual 1099’s, 1095’s, 1094’s are accurate and distributed. Review contractor files for accuracy and completeness. Review coding of accounts for deposits and accounts payable. Oversee and review all credit card transactions. Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations. Maintenance of fixed asset schedule and recording fixed assets in general ledger. Assist with preparation of audit workpapers and annual audits. Assist with preparation of the annual budget. Assist with ensuring Policies and Procedures are up-to-date. Help provide financial information as needed for other departments and external reporting needs such as the Annual Report and grant requests. All other reasonable duties as assigned.

Core Competencies: Alignment & Compliance: Walking the Talk Compassion Decision Quality Informing Integrity & Trust Interpersonal Savvy Managing & Measuring Work Negotiating Organizational Agility Political Savvy Quality of Work Output Strategic Agility Use of Resources

Knowledge and Abilities: Must be able to prepare and analyze accounts receivables/payables, general ledger, financial statements, budget and all organizational operational functions. Must have knowledge of budgeting and audit processes. Must have experience with accounting software (Abila preferred) and advanced Excel skills. Must have supervisory skills. Ability to commute for business, when needed. If driving, must possess a drivers’ license in the state they reside in and current auto insurance. Satisfactory completion of all background checks and references, including Motor Vehicle Record is required. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimal of five years’ experience; non-profit accounting experience preferred.

Physical Demands of the Job: These essential tasks may be performed with or without accommodation or assistive technology. Employees in this position may spend significant hours on the computer writing and corresponding. The employee must be able to read text on the computer and paper documents. Communicating with others via email, letters and telephone is required. An employee in this position will use a laptop computer and may also have documents and files that they will need to transport within and outside the office. The employee will be required to attend meetings, training and other community activities within the region of Southwest Colorado, with the possibility of occasional travel within Colorado or out of state to training or conferences.

Community Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. ***Please consult Human Resources for questions regarding specific criminal convictions and/or traffic violations that may preclude employment.