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Controller

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Defenders of Wildlife
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Washington, DC
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Published 23 hours ago

POSITION SUMMARY

The Controller is responsible for the cash receipts process, the restricted grant process, and month-end close process for Defenders of Wildlife. The Controller ensures optimum compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in completion of these areas of responsibility; the efficient and effective use of internal controls; and regular application of best practices. The Controller has supervisory responsibilities over three accounting staff members.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Cash Receipts

  • Own the integrity of cash receipts data from the CRM Database and the import of this data into the Accounting Database
  • Oversee the recording of all third-party cash receipts and in-house cash receipts in the Accounting Database
  • Ensure proper application of accounting principles for cash receipts representing split interest agreements
  • Work closely with the Marketing department on all matters impacting the accounting and reconciliation of cash receipts from the CRM Database to the Accounting Database

 

Restricted Grants

  • Own the operations and integrity of the Restricted Grant/Project Management Database used to track and manage grant spending activity over the life cycle of the grant
  • Ensure proper accounting of restricted grants in accordance with FAS 116
  • Ensure proper accounting for all government grants in accordance with relevant OMB circulars
  • Oversee accounting for all restricted grants including allocation of overhead
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of all restricted grants, working with Development department and Program departments and Development to address any over or underspending on grants
  • Conduct monthly restricted grant meetings with Development department and Program departments to review status of all restricted grants
  • Work closely with Development department and Program departments to develop the annual Board Approved budgets for all restricted grants

 

 

Month-End Close

  • Responsible for the coordination of the month-end close process
  • Responsible for proper completion of monthly investment account reconciliations
  • Responsible for proper completion of additional balance sheet account reconciliations related to the cash receipts and restricted grants processes including accounts receivable (grants /bequests/ misc.), deferred revenue, etc.
  • Manage the communication and reporting related to month-end close to all relevant staff

 

Year-End Close

  • Responsible for the coordination of the year-end audit process and annual Form 990 process, including communicating with the external auditors, distributing audit requests to relevant Finance staff and ensuring that all audit requests are fulfilled
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department and Senior Manager, Compliance on annual data collection from the Marketing department related to cause marketing partners, commercial co-ventures, professional fundraisers, etc.
  • Work closely with Senior Manager, Compliance to ensure consistent reporting of all fiscal year-end data across the Audited Financials, Form 990 and state solicitation registrations.

 

Leadership, Supervision and Coaching

  • With the CFO, lead the Finance team in effective support of the Organizations’ Finance needs
  • Communicate duties and responsibilities to direct report and monitor performance
  • Provide regular coaching and counseling
  • Prepare and deliver performance appraisals for direct reports

 

Other

  • Undertake special projects as assigned
  • Continually identify and implement process improvements
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Bachelor’s (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent

Experience: 10 years of relevant experience; 5 years supervisory experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Controller is responsible for the cash receipts process, the restricted grant process, and month-end close process for Defenders of Wildlife. The Controller ensures optimum compliance with generally accepted…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

USD 100,000 - USD 103,000

Location

On-site
1130 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

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