Senior Controller

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Job Description
The Senior Controller is responsible for all financial matters of Communities In Schools of Central Texas and works in conjunction with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization. The Senior Controller, with the COO, serves as the staff liaison to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include

  • Managing the financial operations of a $10 million budget with functional responsibility over accounting activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, payroll, grants administration, and audits;
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the financial information of the organization;
  • Ensuring the organization has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation, receive audits with an unqualified opinion, and funder monitoring with no disallowed costs or chargebacks;
  • Working closely with program leaders to explore how the finance function can support program operations; and,
  • Partnering with leadership staff including the Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Information Technology to facilitate the appropriate integration of the finance, HR, and IT functions.
 Experience, education, and executive skill requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or finance
  • Master’s degree or CPA is strongly preferred
  • At least 10 years of overall accounting and finance experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Significant experience in nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting
  • Significant experience managing and reporting on state and federal grants
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software applications
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience supervising accounting department staff
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills
  • Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented position
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
Desired personal traits
  • Trustworthy, with uncompromising Integrity and ethical standards
  • Astute business acumen and judgment, able to understand all aspects of the organization
  • Strong work ethic
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Efficient and effective communicator
  • Collaborative and team-oriented, able to understand and consider others’ points of view
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Austin, Texas 78704
Application Due Date
To Apply
Please visit and click "Get Involved" to learn more about the Senior Controller position and other opportunities as a Communities in Schools of Central Texas team member. CIS accepts online applications only. Please state your salary expectations in your cover letter.

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Dian Shircliff
Dian Shircliff
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Date Added: Aug 2, 2017
Date Last Modified: Aug 10, 2017
Category: Nonprofit Jobs

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