Job Details
GLCAC - Lawrence, MA

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $30 million and supervise a team of 6 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that the GLCAC, Inc. has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program directors and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.


Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal controls for receipt of revenue, expenditure of funds, and safeguarding of GLCAC, Inc.’s assets.
  • Manage the closeout of the monthly accounting cycle and produce monthly financial statements for presentation to senior leadership and Board’s Finance Committee.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assist GLCAC, Inc CFO in the annual budgeting and planning process;
  • Support the CFO in engaging the Board’s Audit and Finance committees around issues and trends in financial operations and program service delivery.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals;
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs.

Other qualifications include:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to GLCAC. Inc.’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA or MS preferred
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Must have a suitable CORI & SORI completed within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Supervisory Responsibility:  Supervises the Grant Manager and Grant Manager/Accounts Receivable

Travel:  Occasional

Physical Demands: This job regularly requires the employee to sit, walk and stand as well as use hands repetitively to handle or operate standard office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines.