Propeller is seeking a seasoned professional to oversee grant management, finance, and accounting activities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of approximately $2.5mm, including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration, and Social Venture Fund financial management and reporting. The Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with organizational leadership to ensure effective systems and procedures are implemented successfully to prepare for and support annual audits.
Major Responsibilities & Outcomes
Finance and Accounting Leadership
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
Coordinate all audit activity.
Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of Propeller’s financial status.
Assist Propeller’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
Support the Executive Director in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice presidents to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
Work closely with program leaders and staff to streamline finance and accounting procedures.
Leverage strengths of the current operations 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.
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Personal qualities of emotional intelligence and maturity, humility, and unwavering commitment to Propeller’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility for finance
Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
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 manager
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, retirement, paid time off, and professional development resources and opportunities.
About Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Propeller is a 501c3 nonprofit that grows and supports entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. Our vision is an inclusive and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans that responds to community needs and creates the conditions for an equitable future.
Our strategy is to build a critical mass of small businesses and nonprofits working to tackle disparities in community economic development, education, health, food, and water. These are areas we have identified as having significant inequities and proven market opportunities for local entrepreneurs to implement solutions.