Summary

Under the supervision of the COO, the Controller will be responsible for the long-term financial health of BBBSC. In addition, they will partner with and be in service to the Leadership Team, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization and ensure timely, meaningful, and accurate accounting and financial compliance/reporting for BBBSC.

Description

For Immediate Hire
CONTROLLER
 

  • All potential candidates must respond with a resume and a customized cover letter.
  • Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Candidates can apply at https://biglittlecolorado.bamboohr.com/careers/57. Applications will be accepted until filled.  

 
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF COLORADO MISSION
The mission is to create and support mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. By partnering with youth mentees, parents/guardians, volunteers, local communities, and caring philanthropist we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF COLORADO
Since 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado creates, monitors, and supports mentoring relationships for youth ages nine through young adulthood. With BBBSC’s professional support, mentees and mentors develop authentic relationships that help youth achieve success now (both in and out of school) and long into the future (post-secondary education and the workforce).

BBBSC serves youth through a portfolio of mentoring programs.

  • Community-based is a traditional mentoring program. Mentee/Little and mentor/Big matches determine activities of mutual interest and meet two to four times per month.
  • Sports Buddies is an innovative mentoring program started by BBBSC in 2000. Mentee/Little and mentor/Big matches meet one to two times per month for sports-based activities that are planned, scheduled, and overseen by BBBSC staff.
  • Mentor Plus Programs go beyond the traditional one-to-one, adult-to-child mentoring model by providing programs focused on peer mentoring, group mentoring, and college and career readiness. With BBBSC’s professional support, youth develop authentic mentoring relationships that help youth develop life goals, learn healthy relationship skills, and achieve success.

OVERVIEW
Under the supervision of the COO, the Controller will be responsible for the long-term financial health of BBBSC. In addition, they will partner with and be in service to the Leadership Team, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization and ensure timely, meaningful, and accurate accounting and financial compliance/reporting for BBBSC.

Currently, the Agency is in its second year of a three-year strategic plan and is working through the deployment of a meaningful $3M+ grant given by philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. The strategic plan includes (but is not limited to) aspirational goals to serve 2000 youth by 2026, become an employer of choice in the Denver market, and being an Agency that fosters a community that values Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion among its employees and programs. While every office has room for improvement, the accounting function at the Agency is very stable; audits are clean and caught up, staff are trained and in place; and there is a substantive strategic plan guiding decision-making. The candidate must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace with both attention to detail and global picture of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

ACCOUNTING (60%)

  • Lead and oversee the organization’s accounting function including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts, general ledger, fixed assets processing, in-kind donations and payroll administration.
  • Establish and maintain the organization’s system of accounts and assure integrity of books and records for all transactions.
  • Oversee reconciliation of bank statements, associated accounts, balance sheet, and maintain internal accounts.
  • Oversee cash flow planning to ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Develop, maintain, monitor and enforce accounting policies and procedures and internal controls in accordance with GAAP and provide trainings as needed.
  • Maintain adequate separation of duties within the accounting functions.
  • Oversee contract execution and compliance including audit services, financial services and contract services.
  • Function as the system administrator for the accounting and budgeting software (QuickBooks).
  • Provide support to HR in the areas of benefit administration, payroll, employee relations, compensation, and policy/compliance administration.
  • Lead the year-end audit with the external auditors and internal staff, including the preparation of audit lead schedules, work papers, financial statements, and footnotes.
  • Assist auditors in preparation of IRS Form 990 and Annual Report.

FINANCE (30%)

  • Generate timely, meaningful, and accurate financial reports; present reports to the CEO/COO, Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Pikes Peak Advisory Board.
  • Responsible for all financial reporting requirements as recommended and required by GAAP, the FASB, nonprofit best practice, IRS, Colorado Secretary of State and other related, and governmental agencies.
  • In conjunction with the COO, establish a plan and facilitate the preparation of the annual budget for approval by Board of Directors.
  • Prepare, review, and analyze monthly reports of revenue and expenditures compared to budgeted targets in partnership with department leaders.
  • Perform miscellaneous financial analyses and reporting, as requested by the COO/CEO and/or leadership team to include, but not limited to long-range financial forecasting, grant and sponsorship applications, profitability studies, year to date and year-end analysis, and capital expenditure reviews.
  • Oversee financial and administrative compliance and reporting for government contracts and private grants.
  • Act as fiduciary for BBBSC retirement plan.

ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION (10%)

  • Participate in Leadership Team meetings as needed in order to coordinate program activities with other departments, assist with overall agency goals, and be mindful of the agency’s mission and vision.
  • Ensure that the CEO/COO and Board are kept fully informed on the financial condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it in a timely manner.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit best practices and state/federal law and regulations regarding nonprofit financial and administrative operations.
  • Support and coordinate work of the Board of Directors through the Finance Committee.
  • Effectively supervise and manage one (1) direct report and provide, by example, leadership, motivation and direction, and quality performance reviews to direct report. 
  • Represent BBBSC to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, or public officials as needed, etc.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

  • Adhere to all Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Agency.
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance; act as a “role model” both at and away from the Agency.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Performs all tasks and responsibilities with attention to detail and in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job and program.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Actively strive to create and maintain a culturally sensitive and appropriate environment through communication and interaction that demonstrates respect for diversity, socio-economic, and cultural differences.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years’ meaningful experience in public or nonprofit finance as a Controller, Accounting Manager or other top level accounting position that includes experience in financial analysis, staff supervision, strategic planning, budgeting, audits and financial problem-solving. CPA preferred.
  • Experience being the lead liaison with a non-profit audit.
  • Must be computer proficient and possess meaningful experience in Microsoft Office Suite & QuickBooks.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a closely related field.
  • Must be a hands-on accountant with substantive spreadsheet (pivot tables) and accounting software experience.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP basis accounting and budget-based accounting).
  • Experience working with and reporting out to Boards of Directors.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to assess and change priorities based upon agency needs.
  • Strategic thinker who communicates professionally and effectively with diverse staff, volunteers, donors, prospects, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, initiative, and exercise personal judgment in a fast- paced environment with a strong sense of humor and integrity.
  • Unmistakable organizational, planning, and job-execution skills and ability to implement agency vision, mission, and values into everyday work.

Note: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

COMPENSATION
Our goal is to make all aspects of working with us transparent. That includes our offer process. When we have identified talent that is a good fit for BBBSC, we work hard to present an equitable and fair offer.

We value and want to support our team members, and are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes the following:

  • Salary range for the CONTROLLER position is $85,000-$105,000 and is dependent on experience.
  • This is a full time, year-round, hybrid position. The typical work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, however, we believe in flexible work schedules. Employees are expected to work in the office 2 days per week and may work the rest of their schedule from the locations and during the times that produce their best work.  
  • Excellent benefits including company paid medical, dental, vision, and matching 401k for the employee. For a full list of benefits please visit our website at www.biglittlecolorado.org/bbbsc-careers.
  • Many other work-life balance benefits.

COMMITMENT TO JEDI
We are committed to creating and cultivating a safe environment where all individuals feel respected and valued equally. We – BBBSC staff and board – are committed to a nondiscriminatory and anti-racist approach and are committed to dismantling any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services.

At BBBSC, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, visit our website at www.biglittlecolorado.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority-BIPOC/Female/Veteran/Disability/LGBTQ+ (Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at hr@biglittlecolorado.org.)

No calls or emails from third parties at this time please.
 

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