The Controller leads the Accounting team in providing critical decision support at all levels of the organization through accounting, financial reporting, and other financial modeling. S/he provides a risk management voice to leadership regarding policies and operational decisions. The position oversees the team in designing and implementing timely accounting and financial reporting essential in the support of business and strategic investment decisions, and for monitoring the performance of the organization’s programs and supporting services. This enhanced level of decision support is an essential element in the overall support of the organization’s strategic plan and goals, targeted to further the vision and mission through our global partnerships and programs.
The Controller directly supports and models the core values through the focus on accounting and financial reporting, efficiency, effectiveness, controls and compliance. Moreover, the position directs the design and maintenance of critical accounting and financial management procedures, systems, and internal controls that help further the organization’s effective stewardship of resources. This support and focus link to the core values of integrity, impact and innovation.
Functionally, the Controller is responsible for ensuring that the US based accounting, treasury, and statutory and management reporting systems and policies provide high quality, timely data and analysis for strategic decision support. The Controller works closely with the CFO on strategic matters, including the setting of departmental priorities, as well as representing Finance in cross-organizational working groups.
S/he has oversight responsibility for required financial systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls. The position ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, applicable regulatory requirements, internal policies and procedures, and (in coordination with Director of International Finance & Administration) with donor requirements. The Controller is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and related data, which is the basis for internal and external financial reporting. S/he assists the CFO with organizational risk management, participating in decisions around insurance, business development opportunities, and policy development and compliance monitoring.
The Controller provides innovative solutions for emerging financial management needs and serves with the CFO as key staff for the Investment & Audit Committee of the Board. The Controller supervises one management position and oversees a total staff of two.