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Controller - OneGoal, National

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OneGoal
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Chicago, IL
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Published 15 days ago

About OneGoal

Despite decades of work and millions of dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism. Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. 

COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.

  • OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that is serving some 13,500 students in six communities.
  • Our model, honed over 14 years, has three core differentiators: A rigorous, culturally relevant content and experience, cohorts of students who can support each other over the course of three years, and a teacher who supports our most vulnerable students’ long-term ambitions.
  • 84% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 75% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

OneGoal is launching our 2025 Strategic Plan focused on improving our impact, scale, and sustainability. Our Controller will play an integral role in ensuring we are able to balance these three as we take on new and exciting opportunities to solve this problem at scale. By 2025, OneGoal Fellows will be on track to graduate at two times the rate of students from similar backgrounds. We will have successfully diversified our product offerings to increase equitable postsecondary advising across entire systems. And we will be ready to achieve impact at scale, responding to the massive injustice of the degree divide with a bold solution of equal force.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and working closely with the leadership group of OneGoal, the Controller will manage a team of two accounting staff and additional part-time support, overseeing all accounting functions, systems, and processes for the organization. This includes leadership of all day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with GAAP accounting standards. They will set the vision and direction for accounting processes and controls and will lead with the highest sense of integrity and focus on accounting excellence in support of strong program outcomes for our Fellows. 

 

You will do this by:

  • Serving as chief accountant for the organization (20%)
  • Be the resident expert in US GAAP
  • Lead accounting communication to the organization to alert staff of important developments in accounting and their impacts to operations, processes, and controls
  • Provide subject matter expertise on matters affecting/affected by accounting considerations to leadership and the organization

 

  • Leading efforts on accounting compliance, audit activities, and statutory reporting (20%)
  • Set a vision for culture of strong compliance and internal controls and build processes that reinforce that vision
  • Maintain internal controls and compliance on par with SOX, implementing and documenting standard operating procedures and controls and making adjustments as needed for areas like federal funding and single audit requirements
  • Lead audit prep, engagement, and execution and be the point person for the external auditors
  • Complete all statutory and 990/tax reporting

 

  • Setting the vision and direction for all accounting processes for the organization (20%)
  • Establish vision for accounting procedures and policies, and document all standard operating procedures and policies for accounting processes
  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and yearly close process and drive cycle time improvements
  • Lead ERP system management of accounting processes, leveraging current modules and exploring new modules as needed
  • Identify and implement controls and policies needed to meet state and federal grant requirements

 

  • Managing the Accounting team in execution of monthly accounting processes (20%)
  • Manage 2 full time (Staff Accountant and Grant Accountant) and 1 part time accountants (Bookkeeper) in execution of all accounting processes
  • Oversee execution of monthly close processes and all accounting operations
  • Ensure all members are aligned with team values and engaged in the implementation of your vision
  • Implement clear segregation of duties to maintain strong internal controls 

 

  • Increasing internal staff capacity to ensure team members are effective in their role (15%)
  • Champion, foster and embed an inclusive, equitable and unbiased approach into all management and coaching
  • Ensure team members are effective, developed and retained, without differentiation in retention based on sub-groups (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender)
  •  Effectively manage and work across lines of difference by taking an affirmative stance to difference that models an environment of inclusivity

 

  • Executing special projects/duties as assigned by manager (5%)

About OneGoal

Despite decades of work and millions of dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism. Only 22% of students from…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    September 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 12, 2022
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
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USD $123,000 - USD $130,000
/ year
Please note: OneGoal aligns salaries to Cost of Labor, so the actual salary offered would be dependent on the Cost of Labor in the candidate’s living location.

Benefits

Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 170 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” 

The Tangible Good 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays, and 9 wellness days (flexible sick time). 

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.  

Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 170 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential…

Location

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
180 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
800

How to Apply

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Please apply directly through our website for your application to be considered.

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