Summary

Join Cayuga Centers New York City Finance team as our next Comptroller!

Description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
For over 170 years, Cayuga Centers has delivered high quality, innovative services focused on family
support and preservation, trauma-informed care and vulnerable populations with unique needs. As an
accredited, non-profit human services agency, Cayuga Centers currently serves over 10,000 individuals
each year through 60 distinct programs. These programs are based in 20 different cities across eight
states.

Core Competencies for all members of the leadership team at Cayuga Centers include the ability to:
● Demonstrate a commitment to TeamWork and Collaboration.
● Deliver results that reflect a commitment to Excellence and Efficiency.
● Lead in a manner that reflects a Strong Belief in the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values.
● Act and Lead with Human Sensitivity and Respect.
● Embrace Change, Innovation and Opportunities that will serve to Strengthen and Advance the
Cayuga Centers’ mission, vision, and programs.

As a member of the leadership team, the Comptroller will be expected to:
● Collaborate with the President/CEO, the Deputy for Finance, the Director of Finance, and other
members of the Leadership Council to identify, create, and implement those plans and activities
necessary to realize the organization’s strategic goals.
● Collaborate with the President/CEO, the Deputy for Finance, the Director of Finance, and other
members of the Leadership Council to ensure the sustainability of an organizational culture that
reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
● Identify potential opportunities and risks within the organization and its environment to protect
the organization’s business interests and strategic goals.
● Represent the Cayuga Centers in the community and at social and/or corporate events in a
manner that will strengthen the organization’s brand and enhance the mission, vision, and
values.
● Understand that the Cayuga Centers is a dynamic organization that must be continuously
attentive and responsive to the communities we serve. Members of the Leadership Council will
be expected to participate in professional development opportunities that enhance one’s skills
as a manager and mentor to those one is charged to supervise. In addition, be prepared, during
times of organizational need, to assume additional, short-term responsibilities that may fall
outside of one’s primary role or duties. Flexibility on these occasions reflects a commitment to
the organization’s ethos of “We are all in this together.”
● Recognize that the heart of our work and its value is our staff. Actively participate in our support, validation, and growing of staff.

THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
We are dividing our current Fiscal operations into two separate sections under the direction of the
Deputy for Finance: A Finance Office which will manage budgeting, payables, receivables and like
functions. And a Controller’s Office which will handle accounting and reporting. The relationship
between the Deputy for Finance, the Director of Finance, and the Comptroller is a critical partnership.

They will be required to refocus, reorient, and then maintain a high-functioning, strong customer
service-oriented Finance function which is critical to meeting the needs of our large and diverse human
services agency across all geographies where we serve. Both will be expected to work with Cayuga
Center’s CEO to ensure that the Office’s structure, processes, and practices consistently reflect current
organizational needs, as well as finance and accounting best practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Comptroller leads a team of Accounting professionals. In addition to providing oversight for all
processes related to the organization’s Accounting processes, the Comptroller is responsible for
ensuring that the following functions are successfully completed:
● Accounting functions:
○ Manage the close process ensuring the company’s financials are filed in a timely manner
each month so appropriate leadership decisions can be made.
○ Monitor the financials throughout the month to ensure a fast and smooth close process.
○ In conjunction with the Finance Director, meet monthly with program heads to help them
understand the fiscal standing of their programs as well as to help plan any needed
adjustments.
● Financial Reporting:
○ Prepare timely fiscal reports and analyses in conjunction with the close process that
allows for understanding current and potential issues so they can be mitigated
appropriately.
● State and Federal fiscal submissions:
○ The NYS Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR)
○ The NYS Standards of Payment Report (SOP)
○ Required Federal reports
○ Required reports for the States where we operate and for the funders with whom we
operate
● Audits:
○ Liaison with our independent auditors to complete and submit:
■ The Annual Agency Audit
■ The 401K Audit
■ Other required audits
■ Our required IRS and state submissions
● Internal Controls:
○ Perform a thorough review of current Internal Controls and make changes where
appropriate.
○ Create new Internal Controls where needed.
○ Document Internal Controls and ensure they are consistently followed.

The Comptroller will also evaluate the efficacy of our current Accounting software and select and
implement a more suitable software.

In addition to the responsibilities associated with these Essential Functions, the Comptroller, in
collaboration with other members of the leadership team, will be required to establish his/her
regular presence in Cayuga Centers’ offices, both online and in person. Domestic travel every
other month to Cayuga Centers' offices in eight states is necessary. Meeting with staff and direct
reports is critical for the effective management and implementation of the programs, services and
support for the communities we are committed to serving. The position is based in our NYC
location. Hybrid work schedules are limited.

Qualifications:
● BS/BA in an Accounting or Finance field required.
● Appropriate Masters’ Degree in accounting or fiscal management strongly preferred.
● CPA certification or its equivalent is preferred.
● A minimum of 8 years of progressive fiscal and accounting management responsibilities.
● Experience providing fiscal management in a non-profit environment.
● Experience in SOP or CFR preferred.
● Demonstrates strong communication skills that reflect a commitment to collaboration and
service.
● Demonstrated experience in providing strong customer service.
● Fluency in speaking Spanish would be an advantage.

Benefits:
As a benefits-eligible position, available benefits include vacation and other Paid Time Off,
medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term
disability, hospital indemnity and 401k benefits.