Assistant Controller

Posted by
National 4-H Council
Chevy Chase, MD

National 4-H Council

Published 13 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 26, 2021
$120,000 - $140,000

Our Mission: increase investment and participation in 4‑H programs to support the next generation of true young leaders. National 4‑H Council (Council) is committed to providing leadership and resources so that 4‑H programs are available to youth across the US. Our executive leadership team and Board of Trustees are dedicated to the belief that helping kids achieve their boldest dreams empowers not only them but also our communities to thrive today, tomorrow, and beyond. Council supports national and state 4‑H programs with a focus on fundraising, brand management, communications, and legal and fiduciary services. Council also oversees the National 4‑H Conference Center and the National 4‑H Supply Service, the authorized agent for items bearing the 4‑H Name and Emblem.

Position Summary

Council seeks an Assistant Controller who will be primarily responsible for ensuring day-to-day accounting/finance functions are timely, accurately, and efficiently executed. The Assistant Controller supports the Controller in audit preparation, organizational filings, and compliance (990, property tax returns, etc.), budget preparation, and periodic review. This role will also work to ensure that grant accounting guidelines and compliance parameters are met. The Assistant Controller must maintain current knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) pronouncements and coordinate with the Controller on change implementation.


Primary Accounting/Finance Duties

  • Work directly with the Controller to manage day-to-day accounting/finance functions.
  • Manage annual assurance and single audits for efficient and timely completion.
  • Ensure all general ledger accounts are reconciled timely to support monthly financial reporting.
  • Provide support to the grant management function, including budget development, contracting, reporting, and monitoring grant drawdowns and payables management.
  • Review monthly financial statements and provide a narrative on key variances.
  • Support the Controller and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the development of an annual budget.
  • Ensure GAAP compliance for accounting activities and provide process improvements where needed.

Monthly Close/Financial Reporting Duties

  • Provide information to the leadership team for financial analysis and dashboard reporting.
  • Maintain and update the chart of accounts as necessary within the accounting system and all systems used for financial transactions. Create new financial reports as required.
  • Maintain the accounting policies and procedures manual.
  • Serve as the liaison with Business Technology and third-party providers to ensure enterprise resource planning (ERP) and integrated systems are in sync and functioning effectively.

Finance/Accounting Team Support Duties

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of internal and external compliance topics and requirements.
  • Respond to external auditor inquiries and provide schedules, research, and data as required.
  • Prepare records, schedules, and reports as requested by Accounting/Finance leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualification

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting required. Master’s degree in business discipline preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in accounting in roles with progressive responsibility, with demonstrated financial accounting experience in a medium to large non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Previous experience in financial accounting for public companies a plus.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and the ability to maintain compliance.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in ERP systems a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to prioritize effectively in a team-oriented environment.

Travel Requirements: This position may require travel for up to 5% of the time (local, regional, national) by air, car, and/or rail.

Position typically has the following Career Ladder:

·      Controller

Our Mission: increase investment and participation in 4‑H programs to support the next generation of true young leaders. National 4‑H Council (Council) is committed to providing leadership and resources so that 4‑H programs are available to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial


7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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