Job: Controller


The Controller is responsible for all financial functions and oversight for Women At Risk, International; this includes but is not limited to managing the budget, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, year-end filings, monthly financial statements, payroll processing, employee files, legal documentation, and company and employer insurance. If you are mission-driven with a strong background in the nonprofit sector, this may be the position for you.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Exercise hands-on management of all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting functions of the organization to ensure credibility by providing timely and accurate financial statements and related analyses of financial trends
  • Report to President and to Board of Directors on the overall financial health of the organization; benchmark its performance against the budget; report on the effectiveness of strategic priorities; provide additional reporting as needed to insure that the information presented is actionable
  • Prepare annual budget and present to Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Manage cash flow and projections and assist with budgets and forecasts to enable the company to achieve short- and long-term strategic financial objectives and make timely decisions
  • Oversee billing, accounts payable, payroll functions, and program funds
  • Maintain internal control policies and procedures to ensure (1) compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting; (2) safeguarding of corporate assets; (3) coordination and supervision of staff and preparation of all necessary documents in conjunction with annual audit; (4) adherence to high ethical standards
  • Reconcile bank statements for multiple accounts and revenue streams
  • Reconcile various incompatible software platforms
  • Analyze and advise on Fixed Asset acquisitions
  • Manage funds received in the form of donations; record transactions in fundraising data base; insure donors receive acknowledgment in a timely manner
  • Send and receive foreign and domestic wire money transfers
  • Run Payroll, using third-party software, for full- and part-time hourly and salaried employees; reconcile reports to general ledger; monitor ACA reporting
  • Monitor spending on inventory, reconcile advances to partners for orders on future inventory purchases
  • Provide support to various departments related to POS software, usage, and functionality
  • Monitor and analyze budget to actual performance on a monthly basis; advise accordingly
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Education & Experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting; CPA and/or MBA preferred but not mandatory
  • 5-7 years overall accounting experience with two years’ minimum supervisory experience
  • Excellent technical skills in accounting including experience with budgeting, cash flow projections, cost accounting, and payroll 

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong overall computer skills with proficiency in Excel and Word
  • A general understanding of Point of Sale, General Ledger, and Donor Management software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Team player
  • Results-oriented, high level of personal integrity and dependability, and a strong sense of urgency
  • Comfortable working with a faith-based donor base and constituency


Wyoming, MI

Position Type

Part Time

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