JOB SUMMARY: The Controller is responsible for essential financial and accounting functions, including appropriate close and reporting cycles, grant and contract accounting, cost and match allocations, operational and grant budgeting, audit, and tax support. The Controller is expected to maintain a high level of professional standards and ethics while maintaining a positive approach to day-to-day work activities. This position embraces and supports TLSC’s overall mission while complying with all regulations, best practice standards, policies and confidentiality requirements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Maintain accuracy of general ledger and manage organizational cash flow. • Ensure compliance with GAAP, 2 CFR200 (Super Circular) as well as state and federal regulatory requirements. • Ensure internal controls, record keeping systems and accounting policies and procedures are compliant and aligned with financial, audit and grantor requirements • Ensure grant expenditures are spent according to approved budget and within the confines of the grant contracts. • Prepare financial reports, perform budget to actual analysis and evaluate spending trends and balances. • Prepare budgets, including budget proposals and revisions, and forecasting for all grants. • Manage monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts, monthly close process as well as reconciliation and closing of grants at end of each cycle. • Lead and complete audit processes, including onsite and desk audits. • Supervise, coach, and develop staff. • Facilitate development and continuous improvement of internal controls, organization policies and procedures and financial processes. • Work closely with leadership team to facilitate completion of needed financial processes and adherence to deadlines. OTHER FUNCTIONS: • Perform other duties as assigned. EDUCATION/LICENSE (REQUIRED): • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): • Minimum 5 years of relevant accounting and financial experience, or the equivalent in education and experience required. • Experience working with non-profit or grant invoicing or billing governmental agencies. • Experience leading and mentoring staff. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS (REQUIRED): • Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and custom reporting; proficiency with other Microsoft Office products, and ability to learn in-house technology, such as, payroll, case management systems, and other office software applications. • Experience with SAGE-MIP Accounting Software. • Strong planning and organization skills. • Excellent customer service and collaboration skills. • Effective oral and written communications skills. • Skill in exercising sound judgment, critical thinking and effective decision making. • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines. • Ability to identify variances and recommend budgetary and operational solutions. • Knowledge of principles and practices of advanced nonprofit accounting, grant accounting and contact management. • Knowledge of the state and federal laws, rules, and regulations for nonprofit financial record keeping and reporting especially grant and other donor requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Sedentary work that involves sitting most of the time. • Occasional bending, squatting and kneeling. • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force is needed at times to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
June 9, 2021
Texas Legal Services Center AUSTIN, TX 78741