Job: Controller

The Controller is responsible for leading a team of accountants whose mission it is to insure that the organization adheres to all applicable accounting standards and has adequate safeguards in place to educate and engage its clients, partners, and employees. Your team, under your direction, will strive to be a valued resource that continually delivers results accurately, timely and completely to both internal and external consumers of financial information. The Controller will uphold, protect, and advance the humanity of each stakeholder while unapologetically adhering to applicable accounting standards in a manner that dogmatically protects the financial reputation and standing of the organization as a whole.

At 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.

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Founder & President


Wyoming, MI

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 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
  • Reviews bank reconciliations on a monthly basis and manages banking investments
  • Analyze and advise on Fixed Asset acquisitions
  • Send and receive foreign and domestic wire money transfers
  • Backup Payroll, using third-party software, for full- and part-time hourly and salaried employees; reconcile reports to general ledger; monitor ACA reporting
  • Monitors spending on inventory, reviews month end inventory reconciliation
  • 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 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 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


Women At Risk International reserves the right to change the content of this job as needed. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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