VP, Controller

National Aquarium in Baltimore - Baltimore, MD

The VP Controller, under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the quality and administration of National Aquarium’s accounting, financial reporting, planning and analytical activities in support of its mission. S/he will be responsible for management of the General Ledger and ensuring the integrity of the data flowing into and out of the Financial system.

The successful candidate will possess the following:
Ability to present ideas and results at the highest levels of the organization through excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills; ability to problem solve and determine root cause.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve results.
Strong analytic skills.

Key selection criteria includes:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting or Finance, advanced degree or equivalent preferred (CPA/MBA).
Minimum of 7 years of experience in general ledger accounting, and 3 years management experience.
Minimum 2 years involvement with a not-for-profit organization (audit, accounting, board membership, etc.).
Proven ability to track entries into a sophisticated electronic financial system, meeting all related deadlines; experience with Nexonia, Sage Intacct, and Adaptive is preferred.
Significant experience in ensuring accuracy of financial statements.
Demonstrated experience with process improvement and ability to operate within a multi-entity fiscal structure.
Strong project management skills.
Superior knowledge of GAAP and IRS regulations regarding 501(c)(3) organizations.
Strong collaborative, team-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills with proven experience in team building.
Adept as an influencer and consensus builder.

If interested and qualified, please contact:
Margaret Bonanno-Paa

Director, Market Research & Talent Acquisition

Stanton Chase

Office: (410) 522-0338

Email: m.bonanno-paa@stantonchase.com