Financial Controller

Virginia Beach
21 Sep 2020
23 Sep 2020
Contract type
Full time

Overview of Job Description

The Finance Controller is responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team. Leading all day–to–day finance operations of the budget and supervise the accounting staff members, the Controller has functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, administration functions, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that ORPHANetwork has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits.

Status: Full–time (Salaried/Exempt) Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Direct Reports: Accounting staff

Work Schedule: Monday–Friday (weekends and travel as necessary)

Travel: Some international and domestic travel required (


  • Communicate and coordinate with COO on finance and accounting functions.
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Implements and maintains internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures including investment and cash policies and cash flow forecasting.
  • Coordinate all audit activity and support COO with external audit firm for the annual audit and 990 preparations to provide required support and information.
  • 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 ORPHANetwork's financial status.
  • Assist ORPHANetwork leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results.
  • Support the COO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees.
  • Maintain Guidestar, Charity Navigator (Candid) and ECFA track records of awarded excellence.
  • Coordinates with Nicaraguan accounting team to ensure financial objectives are met.
  • Works with CEO & COO to analyze benefits and investment plans for renewal and maximumefficiency.
  • Provides regular, in–office oversight of finance and accounting staff.
  • Manages the variety of special projects accounting needs related to financial and other operations of the organization.
  • Proactively assists in improving business processes and practices to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively while still meeting GAAP regulations and good business practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred, and three to five years experience
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software and vendor management
  • Experience in hands–on bookkeeping, bank account reconciliation, and monthly financial statement preparation including profit & loss and balance sheet (3 years of experience minimum)
  • Knowledge and hands–on experience with QuickBooks online and systems software. Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of US GAAP; Internal Controls implementation and documentation maintenance
  • Knowledge of audit preparation and coordination
  • Knowledge of Tax Form 990
  • Experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem–solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation
  • Ability and experience to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non–finance managers
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Interested parties should respond with a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Ted Draper, . No relocation assistance offered.

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