Assistant Controller - Operations

Washington DC
Oct 03, 2018
Jan 11, 2019
Full Time

The Assistant Controller - Operations, supports the Controller in directing and coordinating the organization's accounting and reporting functions as well as the department operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining the organization's accounting policies, practices and procedures related to (a) the cash receipt and disbursement process, (b) show cost revenue, (c) credit card reconciliation process, (d) bank reconciliation process, (e) petty cash process, (f) reconciliation and analysis of auxiliary activities and (g) the interpretation/implementation of new technical accounting standards. The Assistant Controller - Operations must be willing to serve in whatever capacity is needed by the staff and has frequent internal and external contact with customers, regulatory agencies and service providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

40-60% Provide direction and support to departments throughout the organization regarding accounting policies and procedures, accounting results, implementation of new practices and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.

40-60% Coordinate and oversee (1) preparation of monthly and annual financial statements and reports and other information reports and requests and (2) routine and non-routine daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual processes (e.g., accounts payable, cash receipts, petty cash function, bank website maintenance, Lawson and KC Master maintenance, etc.); ensure accuracy and integrity of financial reporting and ensure proper internal controls are in place and operating effectively in all facets of accounting and financially related operations.

5-10% Coordinate and where necessary, perform, the organization's external reporting (e.g., independent audit of annual financial statements, BE-125).


Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting is preferred (equivalent work experience considered); CPA preferred, MBA considered.

Experience: At least 4-6 years' experience with largest public accounting firms or at least five years combined public and industry accounting experience (two of which were at the senior accountant level or equivalent); at least 2 years multi-staff supervisory experience required; Nonprofit experience preferred.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Critical Skills: Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills; effective collaborator and negotiator; able to multi-task while ensuring important routine functions occur; significant proficiency in use of general ledger and other computer system applications.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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