BACS is a rapidly growing, innovative mental health and housing services nonprofit. At BACS we "do whatever it takes" every position at BACS is a "hands-on" position.
Under the direction of the CFO/CEO, the Controller is responsible for directing, oversight, controlling, and managing the day to day accounting functions of a $60+ million dollar social services agency with multiple complex funding streams. The Controller will be responsible for supervising the accounting staff and for managing functions related to sustaining sound financial and accounting practices within a highly regulated environment.
- Supervises accounting staff including recruitment and selection, training and oversight, performance evaluation, and cross-training of A/P, A/R, general ledger, budgeting to contracts, and audit processes.
- Prepares monthly department and project financial reports for management reporting and governance.
- Performs reconciliations of various balance sheet accounts, including cash, accounts receivable, and accrued liabilities. Maintains clear understanding of composition of all balance sheet accounts. Monitors and addresses all outstanding account issues.
- Provides support to managers with regard to creation and preparation of annual budgets as well as monthly forecasts as needed.
- Prepares financial reports and is the point of contact in responding to requests from grantors and government agencies. Assists with tax-exempt bond compliance procedures.
- Prepares all assigned audit-related schedules, analyses, and reconciliations. Ensures readiness for BACS’ year-end audit and fully supports the process.
- Reconciles earned and contributed revenue and receivables to ledgers monthly.
- Audits procedures to assure that all journal entries are accurate and correct.
- Assures a robust and accurate inventory management system and reporting procedures.
- Focuses on process improvements, including automation of manual tasks.
- Manages all electronic and physical information appropriately and in accordance with agency policy that includes creating a file management system, forms creation and efficient paper document filing procedures.
- Assures that documentation and maintenance of the internal control system is working properly. Initiates and creates adequate controls for the agency.
- Assures risk management coverage and procedures and manages risk management program.
- Provides contract support and ensures fiscal preparation and compliance of all Agency contracts. Provides monthly financial figures via internal reporting procedures by the 10th of every month. Assesses, monitors, and reports cash flow status on a regular basis as well as assures procedures are in place for expedient A/R so that cash flow is optimized at all times.
- Ensure the effective operation of the Agency’s accounting system: this includes oversight of internal controls, transactional accounting (including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll) and reconciliations.
- Project cash flow: this includes providing regular cash flow budgets that take account of varying timeframes for contract claims.
- Approve and manage all cash and loan transactions: this includes all petty cash and credit card payments.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or relevant subject required. MBA preferred.
- 7-10 years progressive experience in the accounting field, preferably in non-profit accounting. A minimum of three years in an accounting manager/controller role required.
- Familiarity with electronic accounting packages required; familiarity with the Sage system specifically is preferred.
- Knowledge of unique financial accounting and reporting requirements of not-for-profit mental health/social service organizations.
- Experience with fund accounting functions in a non-profit organization with over ten different fund accounts required.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel and familiarity with database concepts.
BACS CULTURAL COMPETENCIES
- Possesses influencing/negotiating skills and excellent oral and written communication. Political savvy.
- Partnering attitude; high integrity/honesty. Promotes accountability for self and others.
- Maintains a customer service and strength-based orientation. Embraces diversity in all aspects.
- Possesses problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills.
- Is resilient and demonstrates ability to embrace adversity. Has the ability and eagerness to promote continual learning.
- Strategic thinker and visionary. Possesses external awareness and motivation towards mission and services of agency.
- Is adaptable and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
- Works well with others and behaves professionally and ethically while developing professionally.
- Expresses facts and ideas verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and organized manner.
- Ability to manage a department budget.
Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff. We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals. www.bayareacs.org
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