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Controller

Description: 

NJP seeks applications from qualified Controller candidates. The Controller will report to the Director of Finance and will directly supervise accounting personnel. The Controller will interact with the organization’s executive management, program personnel, auditors, grantors, contractors and sub-contractors. This is a full time exempt position located in Seattle.

 

Job Duties

The position responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist the Director of Finance with all aspects of fiscal administration, cash management and reporting.
  • Develop a working understanding of the NJP accounting systems.
  • Supervise billing, accounts payable, payroll and general ledger processes and accounting personnel.
  • Manage the preparation of the monthly internal financial reporting.
  • Assist with the administration and monitoring of grants, contracts, sub-contracts, leases and subleases. Develop grant summaries and compliance schedules.
  • Assist executive staff and other program staff with budgets, grant applications, grant proposals, grant renewals, contracts, sub-contracts, leases and sub-leases.
  • Assist the Director of Finance with preparation of grant proposals, forecasts, financial recaps and reports. 
  • Attend relevant compliance and financial trainings and develop expertise with respect to grant conditions and compliance requirements. NJP grantors currently include the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), State of Washington (OCLA), Department of Justice (DOJ) and other Federal, State, Local and private funding sources.
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual financial statement, the annual fiscal and compliance audits and Form 990.
  • Oversee preparation of the annual 403(b) plan financial statement, the annual audit and Form 5500.
  • Participate in field audits or inspections.
  • Become familiar with NJP case management and time keeping systems. Compile, review and analyze case management statistical data.
  • Assist with procedures and policies in the areas of accounting, grants management, case management and grant compliance.
Requirements: 
  • BA in accounting.
  • CPA or equivalent.
  • 8 – 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience successfully managing or supervising others in a professional environment
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity and experience with incorporating racial equity principles into advocacy and leadership 
  • Familiarity with not-for-profit accounting and understanding of government regulations, including the Uniform Guidance.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with automated payroll and general ledger systems.
  • Experience with Outlook, Word, MS Teams and Excel.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
July 26, 2022
Organization Information: 
Northwest Justice Project
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-464-1519