Controller - Austin, TX

Overview

Under broad general direction, prepares financial analyses of operations, including interim and  year-end financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management and is responsible for the accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports.

Responsibilities

Develops, implements, modifies, and documents budgeting, cost and general accounting systems and considers the need for and oversees the evaluation, establishment, modification, documentation, and implementation of new or existing controls and plans the manner in which account structures should be developed or modified, analyzes the effects of transactions for financial reporting purposes.

Oversees the preparation of payroll and related reports in accordance with government regulations, tax codes, and pay policies.

Directs the preparation of customized reports summarizing the organization's current and forecasted financial position in areas of income and expenses, based on past, present, and expected operations and business activity, and of reports required by regulatory agencies.

Ensures that year-end financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for government and non-profit entities.  Ensures that all necessary schedules, work papers, and other supporting documentation required by the independent public accounting firm performing financial audits will sufficiently support the accounting position taken within the financial statement reporting process.

Delegates authority for receipt, disbursement, banking, protection and custody of funds and ensures that institution reserves meet legal requirements. Manages cash flow requirements, including management of investment vehicles.

Preparation and/or review of regulatory reports, including compliance with federal, state, or local government reporting requirements

Manages the operational and fiscal activities of the Accounting Unit to include staffing levels, budgets and financial and operating goals and plans and develops systems and procedures to improve the quality and efficiency of operations and meet productivity and quality goals.

Hires and supervises staff in accordance with personnel policies and procedures including orientation and training, providing career development advice, establishing employee goals, conducting performance reviews, coaching, counseling and disciplining staff, and recommending terminations if needed.

Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • The fundamental doctrines, theories, principles, and terminology of accountancy including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution including resource allocation, leadership techniques, and production methods
  • Short and long-term budgeting and forecasting

Skill in:

  • Utilize strategies to effectively teach others and assess progress for an effective learning experience
  • Effectively communicate financial data to non-financial audiences
  • Identifying problems or issues, develop recommended courses of action, implement solutions, re-evaluate and take corrective action if needed
  • Critical thinking using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
  • Determining the long-term outcomes of a change within operational processes and/or procedures
  • Communicating effectively in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
  • Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, including an assessment of staff or organizational strengths and weaknesses
  • Maintain effective working relationships

Ability to:

  • Use deductive reasoning to specific problems to conclude logical answers
  • Apply inductive reasoning to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions to come up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together
  • Select and hire appropriate staff for the organization
  • Communicate concepts, information,  processes, and procedures in writing  in a clear and well-organized manner
  • Effective implementation strategies
  • Effectively communicate financial information in public meetings to a wide variety of audiences

Physical Abilities:

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MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field plus minimum 3 years related the management-level experience

Required CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/Certificates of Completion

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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