Controller, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Conservancy) is a well-established non-profit organization headquartered in historic upper Fort Mason, San Francisco. We work to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. Since 1981, as the non-profit partner of the National Park Service, the Parks Conservancy has provided over $250 million in support to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, rallied more than 250,000 volunteers, and pioneered innovative park stewardship and education programs. The organization currently has over 400 staff members and an operating budget of over $40 million.
For more information please consult our website www.parksconservancy.org
The Parks Conservancy is currently seeking a Controller for assistance in our Finance, Budget and Accounting Department. Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the Conservancy. This includes the production of periodic financial reports and the maintenance of the accounting records system. Additionally, the Controller is responsible for ensuring that there is a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, guarantee the accuracy of the Conservancy’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Involved in day to day management and development of accounting team members.
• Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
• Oversees the operations of the accounting function to achieve the department's goals and objectives.
• Ensures that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and that all reasonable discounts are taken.
• Maintains prompt collection of accounts receivable.
• Monitors timely resolution of lease payments, other bank and account reconciliations, and monthly and yearly closing procedures.
• Maintains a system of controls and organization of accounting transactions and files.
Reporting and Budgeting
• Issues timely and complete financial statements.
• Coordinates the preparation of the annual report.
• Recommends benchmarks against which to measure the performance of Conservancy operations.
• Calculates and issues financial and operating metrics.
• Manages the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
• Plans, tracks, and monitors budget processes, identifies variances from the budget, and reports significant issues to management.
• Provides for a system of management cost reports.
• Provides financial analyses as needed.
• Prepares material for Executive Committees and Board of Trustees.
• Oversees preparation of audit materials and schedules.
• Provides data for meeting regulatory reporting requirements.
• Coordinates the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit.
• Monitors debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
• Complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
• Develops and distributes monthly financial statements.
• Creates and adheres to internal controls; monitors adherence to accounting regulations.
• Ensures that billings are consistent with contracts.
• Provides data for strategic planning purposes.
• Serves as systems administrator for accounting system, as well as, for third party applications.
• Assesses existing computing infrastructure and plans for upgrades or implementation of new systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Master’s in Business Administration or CPA preferred.
• 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in the non-profit field.
• Proficient in all aspects of nonprofit accounting and financial reporting.
• Familiar with regulations and compliance requirements common to the nonprofit sector.
• Competent in use of Microsoft Office, especially including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Proficient in accounting and reporting software.
• Excellent ability to resolve problems in a timely manner.
• Communicates effectively and tactfully; relates well to others in difficult situations.
• Exhibits a high level of business acumen and strategic thinking and adapts to changing conditions.
• Exhibits sound judgment and understands the implications of their decisions.
• Must be a superior and personable negotiator.
• Displays confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
• Performs work in an office setting.
• Regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day.
• Frequently lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offers a competitive benefit package.
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to:
Please no phone calls about this position.
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is committed to having a workforce reflective of the community it serves. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.