Job Title:                WEConnect International Controller and Compliance Officer

Level:                      Senior Level Position

Location:                Washington, DC

 

Main Purpose of the Job: 
The Controller and Compliance Officer is a core member of the team and is a detail-oriented team member who maintains and oversees the financial processes, systems and associated resources. The Controller is considered a leader within the organization and will manage the company’s financial transactions, invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash disbursements processes and, will provide senior management with strategic financial in-put while ensuring financial accuracy. In addition, the Controller oversees the procure to pay lifecycle for compliance and enforcement. And management of one direct report.

Reporting to: 
WEConnect International Vice President for Operations

Organization Information: 
WEConnect International, a corporate-led global non-profit, helps women business owners to succeed in local and global markets.  WEConnect International has since 2009 provided business education, certification, and business connections to businesses based outside the United States that are at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women.  WEConnect International corporate members represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development. www.WEConnectInternational.org

Objectives of this Role:

  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points
  • Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to the current economic landscape
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines
  • Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action
  • Maximize payroll efficiency through innovative process development
  • Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies
  • Oversee development of contracts
  • Manage asset inventory and technology platforms

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements as well as the requirements of contributions and government contracts
  • Maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs organizational budget and actual expenditures
  • In conjunction with the VP of Operations, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standard.
  • Implement consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all programs, upholding federal, state, and local legal standards by remaining knowledgeable about existing, new, and future legislation
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize the protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow
  • Oversee and support the accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity
  • Provide client relations support

Monthly and Year-End Close Processes:

  • Responsible for proper completion of monthly cash and investment account reconciliations
  • Responsible for proper completion of additional balance sheet account reconciliations related to the cash receipts and restricted grants processes including accounts receivable (grants /bequests/ misc.), deferred revenue, etc.
  • Perform month and year-end closing procedures and work closely with outside accounting group to generate monthly financial reports and assist in oversite of financial departments
  • Assist in researching account details and ensure accounts appropriately reflect activities
  • Manage the distribution of monthly budget vs. actual analysis reports
  • Assist in the year-end audit process
  • Assist in annual Form 990 creation

Supervision and Coaching:

  • Communicate duties and responsibilities to one direct report and monitor performance
  • Provide regular coaching and counseling
  • Prepare and deliver annual performance appraisals direct report

Other:

  • Undertake special projects as assigned
  • Continually identify and implement process improvements

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 6+ years proven non-profit accounting experience
  • CPA highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP)
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills
  • Proven payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes
  • Exemplary history of financial project management
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, customer focus
  • Proven ability to motivate and monitor staff development.
  • Keen analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong excel skills
  • Experience supervising Accounts Payable and/or Account Receivable
  • Ability to prepare training materials and facilitate training for both team members and other departments (non-accountants)

This Job Might Be for You if You:

  • Bring both patience and a sense of humor to work each day.
  • Volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked.
  • Value schedules and timelines.
  • Are dependable and not easily thrown by an unexpected shift in priorities
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and with tight deadlines
  • Understand the importance of upholding mission while being both accurate and efficient.
  • Want to take ownership of a leadership role.

While this description is a fair representation of the Comptroller position, it is not a complete list of all responsibilities.

Compensation:
This is a professional position with a competitive salary. We offer a generous benefits package that includes fully paid health insurance for employees and their dependents including dental and vision, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that documents need to be received in PDF form. Application Subject Line: Controller & Compliance Officer_YOURNAME. No phone calls, please. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the position. WEConnect International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.