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Robert Half Controller in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia


Robert Half is assisting a well established NP/School find an ambitious candidate to fill the role of a Controller. In this leadership role, you will manage an accounting and clerical department. As the Controller, you will plan and direct all accounting operational functions, manage the financial information for internal and external financial statements, assess accounting and internal control systems, and guide departmental staff. This company provides competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and strong opportunity for career growth. We are searching for an individual who can motivate others with a positive professional attitude; displays integrity, reliability and leadership; and can offer outstanding client services by managing self and other with urgency, practicality and accountability. As a leader, you will encourage innovative ideas that are sound and progressive, challenge the status quo, and support creativity in your area of responsibility. The permanent Controller position is situated in Washington, DC and is a 5 days/week in the office position.

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the Business Office staff in the areas of inter- fund accounts, student billing, cash receipts and general ledger

  • Interface with the Director of Human Resources on all payroll and benefits administration

  • Collaborate with the School’s insurance agents regarding all legal and risk management matters

  • Ensure the School is compliant with all local, state, and federal reporting requirements

  • Reviews all monthly account reconciliations for accuracy and completeness

  • Reviews monthly departmental statements and works with Department managers on major variances

  • Prepares monthly variance report

  • Prepares, reviews and finalizes draft financial statements for review by CFO, distributes and presents financial results as directed by the CFO

  • Manages the annual audit and tax return preparation

  • Manages integrity and accuracy of the financial reporting system

  • Assists in annual budget preparation and input into lntacct

  • Participates in school committees and prepares and delivers presentations as directed by the CFO

  • Maintains Accounting Policy Manual

  • Manages the Business Office Personnel (Accounts Payable, Student Billing, Cash Receipts & Accounts Receivable and General Ledger positions) including work allocation, training, problem resolution and performance evaluations

  • Collaborates with the Business Manager to support billing and general ledger functions

The ideal candidate for this Controller role will have 8+ years of NP accounting experience (preferably from a school), CPA, supervisory and some budgeting/forecasting experience. To apply to this Controller role, please do so through this posting or reach out to Caren Bromberg Bach on LinkedIn or call Caren Bach at 301.965.9035.

Requirements - Non-profit fund accounting experience required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of CPA

  • Foundational knowledge in Financial Statement Audits

  • Strong familiarity with financial statement preparation

  • Adeptness in month end closings

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Intacct

  • Experience with Supervisory Oversight

  • General familiarity with budget forecasting

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Ability to handle multiple projects within strict deadlines

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued

  • Strong communication skills and able to receive criticism well

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field

  • Progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred

  • Excellent technology, analytics and management experience required

  • Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations

  • High attention to detail

  • Skillful in analytical, quantitative and social skills

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