Colorado Nonprofit Association

Financial Controller

 General Description  

The Financial Controller is a strategic business partner to the executive leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting and
finances. The Controller has primary
responsibility for business planning, implementation, and management of all financial activities, including managing accounting staff. 



· Build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including processes for financial analysis, reporting, and general accounting. 

· Oversee Accounts Receivable and Payable activities. 

· Review all month-end bank reconciliations, closing activities including general ledger accounts. 

· Manage Cash flow planning and ensure funds availability. 

· Oversee payroll worksheets, reporting and payroll reconciliation. 

· Responsible for program billing operations and reconciliation for payments from sources such as Medicaid, Social Security, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and private individuals. 

· Prepare and file appropriate State reports including Charitable Solicitations and Periodic Reports.  

· Oversee the preparation and filing of organization’s local, state, and federal tax filings. 

· Renew Sales Tax Exemption certificate and IRS determination letter when appropriate. 

· Create and implement appropriate internal controls and financial procedures. 

· Manage financial investments and organizational assets.   

· Monitor contract agreements. 

· Organize and prepare financial reports for the Executive Team and the Board of Directors. 

· Participates in development of annual organizational budget and entry into QuickBooks. 

· Work with organization’s insurer to file annual Workmen’s Comp audit report. 

· Manage processes for financial forecasting, and budgets. 

· Serve as the point person for external auditors completing annual financial audit. 

· Review formal finance, HR and IT policies and procedures. 

· Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements. 

· Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.  



· Attend monthly meetings with the Board Finance Committee and the Board of Directors. 

· Meet weekly with FRIENDS Executive Officers (CEO and COO). 

· Provide strategic financial recommendations to the CEO, COO and Board to ensure fiscal health of the organization. 

· Assist in the hiring and training of accounting staff. 

· Support HR in managing benefits systems. 

· Interacts with various members of the organization, both senior and junior, including program directors. 

· Serve as the key contact for external auditors, brokers, lenders, and vendors. 

· Ability to manage the finance team. 


& Training

· Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance 

· Certification as a Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation required. 

· At least five years proven experience in nonprofit financial management. 

· Proficient in accounting QuickBooks Desktop accounting software.  

· Literate in Microsoft Office applications and strong computer skills.  

· Working knowledge of GAAP, advanced accounting principles, functions, practices, and procedures. 

· A good understanding of healthcare billing and Medicaid a plus. 

· Understanding of PCI and HIPAA regulations. 

· Maintain annual continuing education requirements to stay current on changes in accounting rules, regulations, and practices. 

· Excellent time management, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail 

· Good communication skills, written and oral.