Comptroller - Finance

    • Job Tracking ID: 512954-693868
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 18, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

SUMMARY
The Comptroller oversees the daily accounting operations of the ECC in support and advancement of the mission. The position will mobilize the accounting staff and functions to optimize stewardship, implement and manage operational strategies, and streamline processes enabling stakeholders to fulfill missional goals and objectives. The Comptroller will be responsible for the financial performance, conformance and digitization of accounting resources in a manner that influences culture, engagement, and accountability of constituents.


The Comptroller will manage the workflow requirements of the audits in collaboration with the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting. The role is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of accounting data and financial reporting for a diverse group of constituency and efforts.


The Comptroller, an integrator and synthesizer, will interface with staff, Covenant Offices Leadership Team, ECC affiliates personnel, , congregational and/or conferences staff on financial accounting matters.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversees the daily accounting operations for the ECC and corresponding ministry and project funds, including pension plans. Assures the accuracy and timeliness of accounting data and related reporting.
  • Reviews daily transactions and oversees the daily transaction process to assure that all inflows, revenues and expenditures are properly recorded and tracked.
  • Protects ECC financial resources by monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting in managing the workflow requirements of the audits and financial reporting.
  • Supervises and supports the accounts payables, payroll processing, billing and receipting functions of the mission.
  • Coaches, mentors and contributes to the ongoing development of the finance personnel.
  • Provide technical accounting guidance to leadership and staff.
  • Remain current on relevant accounting pronouncements and tax law changes that would affect the ECC.
  • Works with the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting to manage and enhance the system of expense management and monitoring.
  • Identify and implement strategies that increase overall sustainability of the mission through the evolution and innovation of accounting and financial systems and practices.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned by the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting and/or Executive Director of Finance.

Experience and Skills:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, with at least five (5) years nonprofit/ministry work experience.
Preferred: CPA certification or evidence of development therein. Expertise with Great Plains and Raisers Edge. Working knowledge of DocuWare, or ability to learn quickly. Ability and willingness to learn new programs/applications as necessary to adapt to processes, systems and sub-systems of the finance area.


SKILLS

  • Ability to work with wide ranging finance and mathematical concepts including probability, statistical inference, arithmetic, the time value of money, actuarial statistics, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
  • Knowledgeable of economic and accounting principles and practices, the investment and financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mastery of Microsoft and Windows applications, databases management, and web technologies.
  • Experience with forecasting and budgeting, financial modeling.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate analytical findings into actionable solutions and processes.
  • Ability to function well in a team environment and gain the cooperation of individuals across the organization in different functions.
  • Detail oriented, strong organization, prioritization and time-management skills are essential.
  • Excels in attention to detail with high level of accuracy in the preparation of reports and execution of efforts, activities, or projects.
  • Works well under pressure and is able to accomplish multiple tasks, with conflicting priorities and timelines. Ability to track and report progress on a wide range of tasks, simultaneously.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Furnish reports and business correspondence and effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency.
  • Process information by compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data from/to various sources and platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and communication skills to facilitate stakeholders’ engagements in a professional manner. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of satisfaction.
  • Ability to operate with discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintains flexibility in approach and adjusts actions when appropriate.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to manage information gathering requests and effectively interact with constituency.
  • Uses critical thinking skills, applying logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to address challenges.

ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS
Able to work well in professional office setting, but occasionally works in remote locations. Occasional work on evenings and weekends. Occasional domestic travel is expected. Must be versatile and able to work for prolonged segments sitting or standing. Must engage frequently with office tools and equipment, such as: computer, copier, phone, web-conferencing equipment, cell communication, printers, etc. Must be able to occasionally lift or move items, less than 35lbs.