Director, Finance and Controller

 •  Winrock International Little Rock, AR

8 - 10 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/06/17
Little Rock, AR
8 - 10 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/06/17

BACKGROUND:

Winrock is a recognized leader in international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a quality-driven organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director, Finance and Controller is responsible for directing the following areas: Accounting, Treasury, Leadership and serving as Corporate Secretary. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounting -

  • Lead the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, ACH, Wire Transfer, Depreciation, General Ledger and other traditional accounting functions.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements
  • Identify, Implement, document and maintain a strong system of Internal Financial Controls.

  • Investment accounting including endowment activity, maintaining restricted asset schedules, and maintaining relationship with investment managers, custodians, and fund managers.

  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual 990 tax return.

  • Coordinate the annual institutional audit.

  • Monitor and report Capital Expenditures and maintain capital budget.

  • Subsidiary Accounting

  • General Ledger Account analysis and reconciliations.

Treasury -

  • Monitor cash balances to both cover expenditures and maximize earnings.

  • Maintain current records of all active bank accounts, both domestic and international.

  • Manage the monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.

  • Maintain cash side of letter of credit on government funded projects.

  • Monitor cash transfer processes to ensure minimal exchange rate losses where possible.

Leadership -

  • Lead a staff of five professionals.
  • Employee performance evaluation and career development.

Corporate Secretary -

  • Act in accordance with Policies and Procedures relating to bank accounts, corporate and charitable registrations, and coordination with the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Other Responsibilities -

  • Lead special finance initiatives as directed by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Training of staff on financial policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Limited international travel.

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Accounting required.Certified Public AccountantRequired.MBA/MAC preferred.

Experience:

  • 9-11 years?experience in public and or private corporate accounting required.

  • Supervisory experience of professional financial employees required.

  • Non-Profit experience is a plus, but not required.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • The ability to work proactively and to prioritize on a day-to-day basis to resolve issues associated with a demanding international organization.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

  • Excellent computer skills in Corporate Accounting software and Microsoft Suite.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks with a high level of tact and diplomacy.

  • Willingness and ability to work as a friendly and productive team member will be expected.

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