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CS Fiscal Controller
posted May 16, 2023
Location: Manhattan
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Classification: Professional
Department: Finance
Program / Contact:
Reports To: Director of Finance
Position ID: 2000303
Pay Range: $170,000 – $190,000 Annually
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Summary: The Controller is responsible to provide leadership and coordination of the daily accounting activities of Catholic Charities Community Services and the entities for which it provides accounting services. The Controller is responsible to direct accounting operations, ensuring all transactions are properly authorized, recorded in the general ledger and analyzed; interim and final financials statements / footnotes prepared on a timely accurate basis; and coordinating each entity’s annual audit. The Controller is also responsible for monitoring, reporting, and forecasting the cash requirements and investments and to continually review the existing financial systems and internal controls and present recommendations for improving the reporting of financial information. The Controller extensively collaborates with CCCS Fiscal Directors and teams to support operations and meet audit/ compliance requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Direct performance and supervision of the daily operations of the Controller’s Department (General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts and Payroll).
  • Organize staff training and development. including timely preparation of annual evaluations
  • Develop. monitor and communicate Controller’s team performance statistics.


  • Manage the preparation and distribution of monthly financial statements and reports
  • Preparation of materials for Finance. Audit. Investment Committees and Boards
  • Provide recommendations for reporting and procedural improvements.


  • Direct multiple financial audit reports and footnotes and their respective 990s. CFRs and A-133 audit reports
  • Prepare and coordinate the accounting and audit close calendars, ensuring all tasks are completed on a timely accurate basis.
  • Ensure compliance with donor (temporarily and permanently restricted net assets) intent and local; state and federal tax and reporting requirements.

Manage Treasury operations

  • Daily cash position / needs, forecasts and monitoring of portfolio, cash accounts and requirements.
  • Maintain and monitor MetroCard and Debit Card inventories and use.
  • Ensure accounting for petty cash.

Internal Controls

  • Maintain, monitor, and enhance fiscal systems.
  • Monitor and enhance the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Maintain and update the Accounting Policies and Procedures and Business Unit Practices Manuals

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Additional weekend and evening hours may be required to meet agency deadlines.

Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Remain in a stationary position at a workstation; use a computer at least 70% of the time.
  • Go to various locations generally throughout the Archdiocese carrying work papers and a laptop.
  • Meet competing deadlines.

Significant Working relationships:

  • CCCS and agencies operating and corporate departments; Catholic Charities Chief Financial Officer, Archdiocesan departments including Data Center, Development Office, Human Resources, and Insurance. Outside service providers, especially banks and auditors.

Education and/or experience required:

  • Bachelors or master’s in accounting
  • 1O+ years relevant experience including 5+ years in mid / senior – level accounting positions with multiple staff (direct and indirect) supervision.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Strong Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (preferably including non-profit accounting), federal and state financial regulations, general ledger analysis and financial reporting.
  • Ability to also meet audit, managerial, operational (budget variance) and governance reporting requirements.
  • Good supervisory skills and the ability to motivate staff to produce timely, high-quality work products
  • Professional abilities to detail, analyze financial data, solve financial problems, develop, and implement solutions and write procedures. The position must initiate projects, prioritize tasks, and complete tasks on a timely basis with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good professional written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills – ability to relate and clearly communicate with operating management, financial staff, and other departments.
  • Good Microsoft Office and enterprise-wide accounting skills
  • Strong work ethic exhibiting a sense of urgency in completion of tasks, willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and occasional weekend work.
  • Commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities.

Considered A Plus

  • CPA and/or MBA
  • Non-profit (financial or audit) experience
  • Lawson Financial Systems, Kronos time and attendance, Chrome River expense reporting
  • Automated Accounts Payable System

COVID-19 Adjustment: Position will be virtually onboard. Potential to orient to the physical office space in person depending on CDC and agency requirements at the time of onboarding. Updates to protocol are implemented on a regular basis.

Catholic Charities and Catholic Charities Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.