Controller, Finance

Washington, DC
Full Time
Employment Opportunity
Position Overview

The Controller leads and directs the accounting and financial reporting activities. The position is responsible for the general ledger, payroll, revenue, billing, accounting, accounts payable, accounts
receivable, audits and external financial reporting. The position has functional responsibility for maintaining the organization's accounting policies, procedures and financial controls.
Working with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the position is involved in supporting presentations to the board and will work closely with the  leadership team.

This position is based in Washington, DC (hybrid schedule).

Essential Functions
  • Directs all operational accounting activities of the organization, including but not limited to: general ledger, financial close, cash and banking, expense and revenue accounting, billing, accounts payable and receivable, payroll allocations, grant and other expense reporting. Ensures accurate and timely processing of the functions listed above.
  • Directs external financial reporting activities and ensures accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports, including but not limited to: financial statements, Form 990, Single Audit, and annual audits
  • Oversees revenue recognition, billing to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components, including: billing, cash receipts application, grant administration
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Maintains robust internal controls and safeguards for all financial operation and reporting activities.
  • Prioritizes, organizes, distributes, and coordinates the flow of work for the team. Guides team performance and implements efficiencies.
  • Manage, coach, and develop team members
  • Ensures prescribed policies, procedures, and schedules are followed. Ensures that team priorities are aligned to meet organizational goals.
  • Reviews and analyzes financial statements and information, and provides management updates on a monthly basis.
  • Establish and oversee roadmap for continuous improvement in transaction processing systems and implementation of changes to the systems to reflect new types of transactions, and integration with other departmental systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree and CPA certification in current active status required
  • At least 10 years of progressive professional experience; including 5+ years as a supervising manager overseeing a team of employees and overseeing the monthly closing process.
  • Experience as a nonprofit Assistant Controller or higher preferred.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills with the proven ability to continuously identify and implement practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in non-profit financial management and accounting.
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills; ability to produce documents of high quality, while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving capability; exceptional critical thinking, analytical and research skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and maximum collaboration in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creative, flexible, organized and self-motivated, with good planning and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage multiple assignments and deadlines while remaining focused is essential; display excellent judgment while operating in a flexible and professional manner; strong organizational skills; and strong follow-up/follow-through ability.
  • Ability to multi-task and consistent and thorough follow-through expected.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, U.S. benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.


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