Jun 08, 2024

Controller

  • kpCompanies
  • St Paul, MN, USA
Full time Accounting Executive Finance

Job Description

CONTROLLER POSITION 

kpCompanies is leading the search for a pivotal financial leader for the Catholic CommunityFoundation of Minnesota(CCF). We are in search of an astute Controller who will play a critical role in advancing the mission of CCF as it grows its presence within the Twin Cities Catholic community and beyond. This role demands a dynamic and innovative financial professional, poised to oversee all organizational facets while working collaboratively with a skilled team and dedicated executive leadership team. We appreciate your interest and the time taken to consider this impactful opportunity.

 

THE ORGANIZATION: CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA (CCF)

Since its establishment in 1992, CCF has been a partner to Catholic individuals, families, parishes, and institutions. It supports them in creating meaningful charitable giving strategies and managing their financial resources effectively, enabling Catholics to experience the joy of giving.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Controller will oversee the comprehensive financial framework, accounting activities, and internal controls of CCF. Tasked with the daily financial operations, the role encompasses audit and tax preparation, compliance, and the management of the accounting team. The Controller will act as a crucial ally to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and engage with various organizational levels.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 Accounting Activities (50%)

  • Oversee all daily accounting operations, including accounts payable, investments, fixed assets, and general ledger.
  • Lead and supervise the 3 member Finance staff (Fund Accounting Manager, Senior Accountant, Staff Accountant)
  • Manage timely general ledger closings on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, ensuring accurate financial presentations and account reconciliations.
  • Generate and analyze monthly operating reports for the leadership team.
  • Approve journal entries, grant distributions, and vendor payments.
  • Maintain banking relationships and oversee payroll and HR administrative duties.
  • Champion the adoption of technology to streamline processes.

 Finance Activities (35%)

  • Produce accurate financial statements and reports for committee and board deliberations.
  • Lead the creation of annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Coordinate audit preparations and implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Support the VP of Finance in fulfilling tax and regulatory requirements and conducting enterprise risk assessments.
  • Liaise with the Development team to manage fund reporting effectively.
  • Analyze and manage CCF’s portfolio of owned life insurance policies.

 Internal Controls and Compliance (15%)

  • Develop and monitor robust internal controls.
  • Annually update and refine finance compliance policies.
  • Oversee administration of investment compliance.
  • Be vigilant addressing cyber security threats.

 Other Duties as Assigned

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

We value a diverse range of skills and experiences. If you are passionate about our cause and your background doesn't align perfectly with the requirements listed, we still encourage you to apply. We recognize the importance of transferable skills.

 Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
  • CPA, MBA, or CMA (preferred).

Experience

  • Minimum of seven years in professional accounting.
  • At least two years in a finance leadership role.

Skills

  • Proficient in automated financial and accounting systems, ideally foundation software.
  • Experience with donor-advised funds, endowments, and trusts is advantageous.
  • Capable of motivating teams, setting priorities, analyzing data, and managing multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively engage with all stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Office, and SharePoint.
  • Institutional investment experience is a plus.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CCF and kpCompanies are equal opportunity employers and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, disability, mental illness, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, military/veteran status, citizenship, arrest record, and any other legally protected characteristic.

 All submissions are received in the strictest confidence.

 

KPCOMPANIES EQUITY & SALARY DISCLOSURE

kpCompanies believes in practices that create real equity and pay parity regardless of background or identity and we freely discuss compensation with all qualified candidates the first time we interview them.  Saving the salary discussion for the first conversation allows us to fully understand the needs of each candidate and to ensure that qualified candidates, even those who’ve historically been overlooked and/or underpaid, don’t self-select out of the processes based on salary alone, as our experience and research suggests.  

In addition to those who opt out because they fear the salary may be out of reach for them, we equally don’t want to miss out on conversations with candidates who are slightly over the range when in some cases the total compensation including factors such as bonuses, flexibility, and better health benefits, etc may exceed expectations. Finally, as a search firm – we are always looking for top notch talent to introduce to our clients.  Should the salary or any other requirement not be a fit, there is often a chance that someone on our team is working on another position you may be a better fit for.  If you would like to discuss your qualifications for this role as well as discuss salary and compensation - just give us a call, we’d be happy to discuss!


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