Assistant Controller

Silver Spring, MD
May 19, 2022
May 22, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Subscribe to our RSS feeds to receive instant updates as new positions become available. The Assistant Controller oversees and manages HIAS' day-to-day financial operations while maintaining accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position directs accounting functions, including general ledger, accounts payable/receivable and payroll. The position ensures accurate and timely preparation of internal financial reports and submission of external reporting. The Assistant Controller will also assist the Associate Vice President, Accounting & Finance with managing the Finance & Accounting department. The position will lead all HQ external audits (US GAAP, Uniform Guidance, pension and any project-based audits). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: GENERAL LEDGER Oversees all financial transactional activity, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, and ensures that all financial transactions and journal entries are recorded both timely and accurately in accordance with organization policies, GAAP and governmental regulations. Reviews key monthly account analyses, bank reconciliations, G/L to subsidiary ledger reconciliation, etc. Maintains structure and ensures maximization of accounting software. Ensures monthly closes are done on a regular and timely basis. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS & EXTERNAL REPORTING Oversees the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports. Provides financial information requested by the Development team and other departments. In coordination with the Associate Vice President, Budget & Fiscal Compliance, analyzes HIAS' financial results with respect to revenue trends, costs and compliance with budget. Assists Associate Vice President, Accounting & Finance in financial planning and results management. OTHER Acts as liaison for the Finance & Accounting department to assist the Development team with financial related activities. Works with the Development team on online donations, reporting and guidance. Assists the Development team in booking revenue appropriately. Communicates fiscal policies and procedures to all HIAS employees. Leads and participates in special projects that further the goals of the Finance & Accounting department. Formulates, recommends and implements sound fiscal policies, procedures and internal controls. Stays abreast of trends and changes in the accounting field. Supervises the Associate Director, Accounting & Finance, the Associate Director, Payroll & Accounting and the Director, Accounting & Finance. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: CPA is required. 8-10 years of progressive financial accounting experience required; 5+ years of supervisory experience required. Experience with accounting systems required; experience with NetSuite a plus. Knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve. Able to facilitate change by encouraging others to seek opportunities for new approaches to addressing problems and opportunities. Strong communication (both orally and in writing) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead, develop and mentor staff during organizational development and transitions. A leader who ensures a productive working environment and confidently coaches and motivates employees to meet organizational goals. Proven experience using technology to improve financial management systems. Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities. HIRING PROCESS: We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here's a snapshot of our hiring process: Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter. Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager. Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees. Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey. Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening. Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS! Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step. ABOUT US: Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people-a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive. HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values. VISION: HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity. MISSION: Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. VALUES: We Welcome the Stranger We Pursue Justice We Approach our Clients with Empathy We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership We Act with Courage to Build a Better World We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience DIVERSITY: HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation or other legally protected status.

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