Controller

Community Health Center - Middletown, CT3.7

Full-time | Contract
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As a key member of the Finance team, the Controller will be responsible for leading the day to day activities within the finance department. Key areas include supervision and development of staff, monthly and annual financial processes including development, monitoring, auditing and analysis, budget development and review, forecasting and functioning as an internal consultant to other CHC departments on finance related matters.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of accounting and payroll staff in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Collaboratively hires, trains, and manages a well-trained, efficient, competent and committed staff.
Drives monthly and annual financial processes including supervision of all aspects of general accounting, accounts payable, miscellaneous billing and receivables, account reconciliations, fixed assets, grant administration and accounting, and payroll.
Ensure accurate preparation of monthly financial statements including balance sheet, detail and summary level income statements, as well as, run rate and budget to actual analysis and narrative within deadlines imposed by senior management; Communicate and interpret the comparative results of operations to management utilizing effective metrics and analytical tools.
Manages processing accounts payable including implementing effective monitoring, verification and coding procedures to ensure accuracy.
Manages the approval and posting of all necessary journal entries.
Audits accounting data, identifies and corrects errors, identifies and computes accruals, applies accounting principles to transactions and recommends revisions in accounting procedures to ensure conformance with GAAP.
Supervision and oversight of the tracking, input and maintenance of all documentation required for fixed asset and depreciation reporting; and develop/implement/revise financial policies and protocols as necessary
Liaisons with grant department staff on all matters related to grants and contracts. Development of project budgets for funding proposals, production of monthly grant income statements and provision of key financial data to funders as requested. Prepares support schedules and detailed program budgets for funding application and participate in grant proposal process.
Assists in development of annual operating and capital budgets, working closely with the management team and department heads.
Monitors actual results compared to budget to effectively measure organizational performance. Identifies budget issues, provides alternative solutions and resolves problems.
Develops policies and procedures to ensure accuracy of budgeted revenue and expenses.
Provides financial forecasts as necessary throughout the year.
Coordinates the annual financial audits with the independent auditors. Communicate audit deadlines and deliverables to internal staff (i.e. Directors, Grants Manager, Patient Accounts, IT). Ensure compliance with deadlines. Supervise or prepare all financial schedules and reconciliations on general ledger accounts as required by auditors. Prepare documentation as required by auditors to complete Form 990 due annually to the IRS.
Prepares Medicaid and Medicare cost reports ensuring compliance with cost reporting principles. Coordinate with IT to prepare visit data for annual cost reporting process.
Maintains effective systems of internal controls.
Serves as internal consultant on all accounting matters. Developing an internal and external service-oriented approach within the accounting function.
Special projects as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable Candidates with strong accounting experience may be considered if they have demonstrated management excellence and the ability to lead and manage an accounting function.
10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles including supervision and development of staff.
Health care services experience required. FQHC experience preferred.
Experience in grant accounting preferred.
Highly competent technology skills including MS Office - (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access); Workday a plus.
Capacity to focus on the big picture as well as day-to-day operational details, including handling several competing priorities simultaneously
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners..
Demonstrated analytic ability and knowledge of business process re-engineering skills
Strong problem-solving skills required along with a willingness to take risks and an ability to address complex issues creatively and effectively.
Solution-focused and adept at overcoming barriers.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation and the ability to work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines.
Ability to provide leadership and work effectively as a team member.
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