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Nonprofit Controller - Outsourcing
CliftonLarsonAllen in Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted 03/16/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

CLA is hiring a full-time Controller to join our Nonprofit Outsourcing practice in our Boston, MA office.

As a key member of our Outsourcing team, the Controller provides high-level accounting services to CLA nonprofit clients in the Greater Boston Metro area. S/he is accountable for identifying and implementing best practices and adding value through the consistent delivery of high-quality work to multiple clients. The Controller maintains a deep understanding of the financial and operational aspects of the nonprofit sector and GAAP (FASB/SFAS) standards.

In a full-time role reporting to a CLA CFO, Outsourcing Principal and/or client CFO, the Controller shows excellent technical ability and a high degree of passion for doing impactful work. S/he also shows the accountability for actions and integrity that places honesty, trust, professionalism and conscientiousness above all else.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Monitor, coordinate and direct the quality and accuracy of work performed by accounting staff (client and/or internal), recommending and implementing actions as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement and monitor internal control policies, guidelines and accounting procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and provide guidance on client’s organizational policies and procedures.
  • Direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts and reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Analyze and interpret financial information for clients; monitor and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and direct client budgeting process.
  • Coordinate audit process and completion of deliverables, including annual tax returns and financial information.
  • Monitor financial record keeping to meet both client, audit and CLA internal quality needs.
  • Perform and direct best practices throughout client assignments.
  • Monitor and direct efficiencies and areas of improvement in scope and process at all clients.
Technical Knowledge
  • Full knowledge of GAAP (FASB/SFAS) accounting standards.
  • Deep knowledge of government (state and federal) policies and directives impacting the nonprofit sector and monitor impact on client operations.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of accounting software packages.
  • Fully utilizes internal CPE learning opportunities to up-to-date technical knowledge.

Organizational Role
The Controller reports directly to the CLA CFO and/or Outsourcing Principal in charge of client relationships and regularly interacts with other functional groups within CLA. S/he supervises accounting services staff which may include CLA accounting services staff, client accounting services staff, or both.

  • Eight years relative work experience as a Senior Accountant, Assistant Controller, Controller, or equivalent.
  • Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
  • Nonprofit accounting experience is highly preferred but not required.
  • Prior consulting and experience working with multiple clients is preferred.
  • People management experience preferred.
  • Proficiency and aptitude for applicable software (Microsoft Excel, Accounting Software, etc.).
CPA preferred but not required.

CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities. We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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