YWCA Metro St. Louis
  • 18-Nov-2021 to 17-Jan-2022 (CST)
  • Accounting
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

11 Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 403B, Pension, FSA, Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance.


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the Controller will be responsible for day-to-day accounting, will oversee staff, reporting, budget, billing, grants and financial management. Controller will establish, develop and maintain internal controls and new financial processing systems. Work with management team, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance program revenues, and achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives.

  • Directly participates in key initiatives and strategies to continually improve the quality and level of program services provided.
  • Document and implement an internal control system that continuously monitors critical areas of financial control, identifies problems and implements corrective action.
  • Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors and the preparation of the annual financial statements, form 990 tax filings and other regulatory reporting.
  • Supervise the processing of all accounts payable and receivable transactions, billing, cash receipts, payroll, reconciliations, financial grant reporting
  • Prepare and disseminate monthly reports to CFO.
  • Collaborate with CFO, and other department heads to develop a formal budgeting process.
  • Provide regular feedback and direction to senior staff, and program managers regarding budgetary status.
  • Develop and implement a continuous financial training program for staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Provide financial input to the organization's strategic planning process.

Master's degree (preferred) from an accredited university in finance, business administration, or accounting required with a minimum of 10 years of progressive professional accounting experience. CPA strongly preferred, although an MBA may be considered.

A strong understanding of finance and accounting practices, with grants management experience.

  • Mastery of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including thorough understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), internal controls and financial reporting.
  • Annual budget and audit preparation
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with a diversified workforce.
  • Essential computer skills and expert software knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word,
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities to succeed in a teamwork environment.
  • Familiarity with specialized nonprofit industry accounting practices, reporting requirements and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Enjoy mentoring executive and management team colleagues on financial and compliance matters. Interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) are critical to this position.
  • Must have the highest integrity, be diplomatic, analytical and possess sound judgement.

YWCA Metro St. Louis is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to ability, age, ancestry, color, cultural background, faith/religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, income, marital status, national origin, political belief/affiliation, pregnancy, race, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best- serve our clients, children and families. As part of our commitment to health and safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.

*Please note, a candidate is considered fully vaccinated if the following applies:

  • 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-does vaccination series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines, OR
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccine

If you believe you qualify for an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief please let Human Resources know. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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