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Quick Apply Full-time 1 hour ago Full Job Description Position Summary As an integral part of the Project Hope Finance Team, the Controller will spend 50% of their time on Project Hope and 50% of their time on Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and Dudley Neighbors Inc. (DNI) in a shared services model between the two organizations which have a long-time partnership in working with the local community. The Controller will oversee and manage the accounting functions for both organizations. Project Hope has an annual budget of approximately $7m and DSNI/DNI has a consolidated budget of approximately $1.7m. S/he will report to Project Hope's Director of Finance and Strategy. The Controller will provide expertise to advance department goals and shared services. S/he will be a member of Project Hope's Management Team, working with Program Directors and Department Managers on budgets and financial reporting and analysis. S/e will work closely with the DSNI / DNI Executive Director, the DSNI Resource Development Manager and DNI Director on budgets and financial analysis. The ideal candidate will have a CPA and experience with non-profit accounting and a passion for the missions of both organizations The Controller will be employed by Project Hope, which offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation. The position will be 40 hours and may start remotely due to COVID-19 but will eventually be on-site at Project Hope's Community Center at 550 Dudley Street which houses both organizations. Agency Background Project Hope works in partnership with families so they can move up and out of poverty. We do this by being a catalyst for change in the lives of families and in the systems that keep them poor; developing and providing family support solutions for homelessness and poverty; and advocating for just public policies that strengthen families. Located in Boston's Dudley Street neighborhood, Project Hope is at the forefront of efforts in the city to move families beyond homelessness and poverty. It was founded in 1981 by the Little Sisters of the Assumption who first settled in the Dudley area in 1947 to live and work with the neighborhood families. In the 1980s when family homelessness became a crisis in Boston and the state, the Sisters opened their doors and welcomed families to stay with them, and Project Hope was launched. Once best known as a family shelter, today Project Hope offers an array of services to assist families - especially low-income single mothers - in gaining the resources and skills to overcome their impoverished circumstances. In 2006, Project Hope opened an attractive Community Building on Dudley Street - the first LEED Silver certified, earth-friendly building in Roxbury - to serve as its headquarters and a neighborhood center for job training, adult education, housing counseling, community empowerment, and more. DSNI/DNI are now located in the Project Hope building on Dudley Street. Just a few blocks away, the original site remains home to the family shelter. DSNI/DNI is a nonprofit community-based planning organization founded in 1984 as the direct result of residents from Roxbury and North Dorchester coalescing around community revitalization. A comprehensive visioning process ensued which led to the rebuilding of the community. Unique in this our effort was (1) the structuring of a board of directors to include a resident majority; (2) the creation of a neighborhood master plan, subsequently adopted by the City of Boston, which envisioned the area as a new Urban Village, that included new housing and an infrastructure of public amenities; (3) the acquisition of vacant land through the power of eminent domain, which DSNI/DNI received from the City of Boston to implement its master plan; and (4) the creation of a community land trust, which owns in perpetuity all the land redeveloped under the master plan and protects what has been built against future destabilizing market forces. Today, DSNI/DNI is nationally recognized for its track-record in neighborhood revitalization efforts and its comprehensive approach to community and economic development. Our mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners. Our organization is currently focused on four strategic areas of work: (1) Development Without Displacement - resistance to trends of gentrification; (2) Youth Voice - building the skills of young local leaders who will become the next generation of adult leaders; (3) Neighborhood Development - continuation of comprehensive initiatives with full participation by local residents, including the ongoing planning of a new Arts & Innovation District in Dorchester's Upham's Corner; and (4) Resident Empowerment - continued skill building and mobilization of local leaders to be the voice of the community. Responsibilities: For the half time supporting Project Hope, the role will have a Finance Team with a Manager and two Accountants. The role will be supervising the Manager to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the Project Hope Finance Department. This role will manage the annual audit and filings, including the 990 and Uniform Financial Report. It will play an important role in grant and contract budgeting and the annual agency budget and reporting budget tracking and forecasting. For the half time supporting DSNI / DNI the role will be more hands on and a key financial thought partner to the Executive Director of DSNI / DNI. One part time Accountant will report into s/he to support the DSNI and DNI. S/he will create the annual budget, work closely with the Resource Development Manager on grant proposals, grant budgets, and grant tracking. S/he will manage cash flow and oversee disbursements and payroll. S/he will prepare and present the financials at the monthly evening DSNI Board Meetings and quarterly DNI Board meetings. Manage Accounting Department Operations Oversee the Project Hope and manage the DSNI and DNI day-to-day financial operations and processes to maintain the accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and with organizational policies and regulations. Oversee for Project Hope and manage for DSNI and DNI accurate and timely recording of all financial information including cash receipts and disbursements, AP and AR, payroll and benefits, journal entries and the general ledger. For Project Hope oversee the Manager responsible for the team doing the reconciliations, payroll, cash management, and AP and work with the Director of Finance and Strategy on insurance renewal and vendor contracts. This role is responsible for all annual filings. For DSNI / DNI direct all accounting functions, vendor contracts, payroll, balance sheet reconciliations, annual audits, insurance and 990's. Develop and enforce quality standards relating to accuracy, timeliness, and comprehensiveness. Supervise a Finance Manager for Project Hope, who has Accountants reporting to them and manage a part time accountant for DSNI / DNI. Responsible for hiring, training, and coaching of new staff; conduct performance appraisals; assist in managing departmental employee relations issues; recommend and implement personnel actions in accordance with organizational policy; provide leadership to accounting personnel through effective goal setting, delegation, and communication. Reporting Oversee for Project Hope and manage for DSNI / DNI the production and submission of timely and accurate financial statements and reports for various internal and external entities, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets and other monthly reports as needed. For DSNI / DNI review them monthly with the ED and other senior leadership. For Project Hope review them with the Director of Finance and Strategy. Provide auditors the information and do review of the auditors preparation of the Forms 990 and UFR and other statutory reporting in compliance with local, state and federal government requirements ensuring that all returns are filed in a timely and accurate manner. Prepare financial analysis and reports for management, Boards of Directors and Finance Committees of both organizations. Serve as financial resource for strategy development and counsel to the ED of DSNI/ DNI and Director of Finance and Strategy at Project Hope, producing reports which aid in making long-term strategic financial decisions. Budget Preparation Lead the preparation of annual budgets for approval by the Finance Committees and Boards of Directors for both organizations. Work with Development and Program teams on grant and contract budgets. Compliance Develop, recommend, implement, and enforce policies and procedures to ensure internal controls and safeguard organizational assets. Ensure compliance with and adherence to all applicable internal, regulatory and professional standards, requirements and guidelines including GAAP and government standards. Follow and improve internal control procedures, monitor compliance, and devise policies, procedures and documentation to provide guidelines for accounting, finance and administrative staff. Stay abreast of changes in accounting and government changes. Lead Audit Process For DSNI / DNI lead the audit and maintain effective working relationships with the auditors, providing schedules and materials as needed. For Project Hope maintain effective working relationships with the auditors and oversee the Finance Manager who will lead the audit, providing schedules and materials as needed. Ensure that 990 and UFR are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Asset and Cash Management For Project Hope oversee and for DSNI / DNI manage the operations of asset and cash management programs, including but not limited to forecasting and managing cash flow requirements; prepare and provide reports for management and Boards of Directors. For Project Hope collaborate with the Director of Finance and Strategy and for DSNI / DNI evaluate and make recommendations for the Executive Director on all financial aspects of benefits programs and all necessary insurances and make recommendations to management. Knowledge Management Assess impact of professional, organizational, and regulatory changes to Agency accounting policies and procedures. Develop and recommend revisions to internal procedures as appropriate. Maintain current knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards, changes, trends, and guidelines in the accounting field. Leadership Collaborate with key members of the organizations to create and improve systems, processes, and policies. Convey information and ideas in a clear and persuasive manner. Provide positive financial leadership to all staff. Provide advice and guidance to management in the interpretation and use of financial statements and accounting data. Provide support to non-financial managers and staff in accounting and other issues related to financial operations. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Qualifications Minimum of seven years of financial nonprofit experience or related business expertise. Experience working with nonprofits with a mix of funding sources. Understanding of government contract requirements Minimum of three years of proven supervisory experience Proven experience in accounting management, finance, and operations position, including financial reporting, budgeting, managing grant requirements and recognition of revenue within the nonprofit sector. Experience with QuickBooks online, Bill.com. Sage Intacct Accounting, Adaptive budgeting, and office software including Office 365 and Google Drive; proven experience using technology to improve financial management systems. Conversant with audit, compliance, budget, and resource development in the nonprofit sector including fundraising and experience with government contracts. Ability to present complex financial information in a clear manner to senior management, Board members and staff. Ability to educate program directors about their programs' finances and encourage accountability for financial performance. Proven success in designing and improving systems of accountability which encourage high levels of collaboration. Ability to handle multiple tasks, organizations, and leaders to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and objectives. Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. High level of personal and professional integrity. Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field. CPA highly preferred Related keywords: controller, accounting, accounting manager, accountant, finance, director of finance Job Type: Full-time Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Disability insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: All staff and visitors are required to wear masks. Education: Bachelor's (Preferred) Experience: nonprofit financial: 7 years (Preferred) supervisory: 3 years (Preferred) License/Certification: CPA (Preferred) Work Location: One location This Job Is: A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply Company's website: www.prohope.org Company's Facebook page: prohope Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible Work Remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19 COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided or required Social distancing guidelines in place Virtual meetings Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Quick Apply

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