NCCF hiring controller


The controller works closely with and reports to the North Carolina Community Foundation’s chief financial officer. This position will offer substantial opportunities for professional growth and will provide input on critical processes and procedures. The controller will also work cooperatively with other Foundation staff on accounting, reporting and strategic initiatives critical to the success of NCCF. 


I. General accounting

  • Ownership of the general ledger and all systems and processes which affect it.
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate and effective procedures, assessing the need for and adequacy of internal controls, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, enforcing Board- and management-adopted procedures, and for the accuracy of all system- and manually-generated entries concerning cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts payable/receivable, and fixed assets. 
  • Maintain and demonstrate a command of GAAP concepts and pronouncements and apply them to all accounting procedures and entries.
  • Responsible for the preparation of IRS Form 990 and its supporting schedules for the Foundation and any supporting organizations.
  • Responsible for preparation for and conduct of the Foundation’s annual financial statement audit, including independent responsibility for preparing required schedules and reconciliations and other required information disclosures. The controller will need to understand the full audit process and will be expected to anticipate and maintain adequate records throughout the year with the audit in mind. 

II. Financial reporting

  • Preparing certain information for the Foundation’s Finance Committee; this may include quarterly financial statements, budget versus actual operating report, dashboard and others.
  • Maintaining knowledge of regulatory compliance issues for maintenance of the Foundation’s tax-exempt status, including an awareness of changes in requirements.

III. Investments coordination

  • The dontroller will work with the director of finance on the administration of the Foundation’s investment accounts and will be expected to maintain an understanding of the Foundation's investment strategies, policies and procedures.   

 Knowledge and skills

  • Commitment to the Foundation's goals and mission
  • At least five to seven years of experience in accounting
  • Not-for-profit experience – highly preferred
  • CPA required
  • Strong computer skills; advanced/expert level of Microsoft Excel and intermediate Microsoft Access is preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or related field, Masters in Accounting preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors, volunteers, grantees and donors
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility; able to adjust activities and priorities and take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to organize work to meet deadlines and to work and think independently

To apply

Email cover letter and resumé to by Feb. 1, 2015.