Center for Nonprofit Advancement (The Center) is currently seeking a Controller to join our team. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity to grow the finance function of a nonprofit association and its members and partner organizations. Our Controller will lead the Center’s financial strategies, develop, and implement internal control policies, and perform risk management/mitigation activities, as well as day-to-day functions.
Center for Nonprofit Advancement is a member-based organization created in 1979. It is the nation’s first state association for nonprofit organizations. By strengthening nonprofits, the Center touches the lives of countless adults, children, and families throughout our region, and, throughout the nation and the world.
The Center’s mission is to strengthen, promote, and represent nonprofit organizations, empowering them to meet the diverse, changing needs of our communities. Our members protect our environment, support the arts, feed the hungry, advance education, provide employment assistance, nurture the sick, champion the underserved, and so much more. Members receive training, resources, and relationships with the corporate, philanthropic, and government community. Their dedication and hard work have a direct, life-changing impact on our communities.
What You’ll Be Doing:
The Controller will lead the organization's financial activities, ensuring the organization is supplied with accurate and timely financial information in compliance with best practices. They will report to and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and oversee one financial staff team member. In addition, they will lead the financial management of the Center’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program and relative relationships with government agencies. Simultaneously, they will oversee the financial structure of the Center’s 800+ participating and dues paying members. Furthermore, they will serve as a liaison to our board finance committee, which meets 6 times a year. The Controller will lead all compliance, contracts, and grants management across all Center for Nonprofit Advancement entities. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.
Accounting and Reporting
Regularly monitors cash flow, spending, and proper use of funds.
Lead accounting operations, including day-to-day accounting transactions.
Partners with organizational leadership to facilitate cross-departmental alignment that ensures all financial solutions positively support the organization’s operational delivery needs.
Manages and leads recording and reporting of all organizational financial transactions, including accounts payable/receivable (revenue recognition and billing), payroll, general accounting, reconciliations, month-end close, and maintaining work papers.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations
Engages the finance committee of the board of directors and co-leaders to develop short- and medium-term financial plans and projections.
In partnership with the CEO, evaluates the financial position and health of the organization and shares analyses of fiscal trends and potential issues, including financial statements, with the Center’s staff and board.
Develops and documents all internal fiscal controls, policies, and procedures.
Represents the Center to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
Remains current on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations; manages and leads annual audits.
Compliance, Internal Controls, Policies and Procedures
Leads the financial transactions of the organization and partner organizations, ensuring timely and consistent reporting, proper documentation, and adherence to all funder agreements and other requirements.
Ensures that all regulations for compliance are met.
Leads the implementation and management of accounting-related systems used by the organization.
Reviews the preparation of the organization's financial information according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices).
Recommends and implements improvements to accounting, operations, internal controls, compliance policies and procedures, support strategy, and best practices.
Stays informed of tax code revisions and advises of any operational adjustments needed to accommodate revisions.
Ensures compliance with all applicable government finance regulations.
Leads preparation of internal and external audit schedule
Serves as primary contact with outside auditors and responds to their requests for information quickly and efficiently
Manages the completion of the organization’s annual IRS filings, including Form 990, et
Financial Oversight, Reporting, & Analysis
Assists the CEO in presentation of financial and budget reports to senior executives, board members and other network stakeholders.
Prepares timely, complete, and accurate financial regulatory reports, forecasts, budgets, variance analyses, and additional financial reports requested by senior management.
Prepares variance analysis and reporting results.
Financial reporting for management, finance committee, and Board decision-making and presentations.
Leads the development and implementation of the organization’s annual budget.
This role’s salary range is $100,000-$130,000 with a competitive benefits package including:
Medical Benefits (100% in-network preventative care covered)
Health & Wellness Programs
Freedom to utilize out-of-network providers with selection of PPO
Option for a Nonstop Health Medical Reimbursement Plan
401(b) Savings Plan & 403 (b) tax-sheltered annuity plan
Life Insurance and AD&D
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described for this position are that of a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Ability to sit and/or for extended periods of time in front of a computer screen is an essential aspect of the position. There may be a need to lift and/or move materials or equipment.
The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin.
Center for Nonprofit Advancement has exclusively retained Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Controller. Interested candidates should submit a complete application, resume, and cover letter for consideration. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications as aligned with the organization's needs and your specific interest in the Center. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications submitted by or before February 15th will be prioritized.
Please visit: https://www.nonprofitadvancement.org/about/ for more information about the organization. For further details about this opportunity, contact Sophia LaFontant, Consultant, Search, at email@example.com.
Who You Are:
Connects with and believes in the Center mission.
Willingness to incorporate the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into their daily operations.
A Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or other fields closely related to the job requirements is required; a CPA is preferred.
Minimum of six (6) years of diverse finance experience.
Significant experience in nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
Experience with financial accounting systems like QuickBooks, Bill.com, and Lockbox.
Experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources, including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas.
Empathetic and engaging individual, who listens well, is responsive, solutions-focused, and results-oriented; has the ability to coach staff.
Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and a strong ability to tailor communication style to diverse audiences.
Agile change agent with the commitment and confidence to assume a leadership role in an evolving environment.
Unquestionable personal integrity, fairness, and credibility are necessary to gain the trust and commitment of individuals at all levels of the organization.
Demonstrated success at cultivating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creating partnerships at all organizational levels to achieve results.
Nonprofits are essential to the wellbeing of our communities.
Our members lend a hand where it’s needed most • expand access to health and fitness• improve futures through education • inspire with cultural and spiritual opportunities.
You make our communities better for all who live in them,
and the Center is proud to support your efforts.