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Assistant Controller Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Administration, Business and Management   Silver Spring   28 views Reference: mWZdPjBzaKg
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The Assistant Controller oversees and manages HIAS’ day-to-day financial operations while maintaining accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position directs accounting functions, including general ledger, accounts payable/receivable and payroll. The position ensures accurate and timely preparation of internal financial reports and submission of external reporting.

The Assistant Controller will also assist the Associate Vice President, Accounting & Finance with managing the Finance & Accounting department. The position will lead all HQ external audits (US GAAP, Uniform Guidance, pension and any project-based audits).



Oversees all financial transactional activity, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, and ensures that all financial transactions and journal entries are recorded both timely and accurately in accordance with organization policies, GAAP and governmental regulations.

Reviews key monthly account analyses, bank reconciliations, G/L to subsidiary ledger reconciliation, etc.

Maintains structure and ensures maximization of accounting software.

Ensures monthly closes are done on a regular and timely basis.


Oversees the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.

Provides financial information requested by the Development team and other departments.

In coordination with the Associate Vice President, Budget & Fiscal Compliance, analyzes HIAS’ financial results with respect to revenue trends, costs and compliance with budget.

Assists Associate Vice President, Accounting & Finance in financial planning and results management.


Acts as liaison for the Finance & Accounting department to assist the Development team with financial related activities.

Works with the Development team on online donations, reporting and guidance.

Assists the Development team in booking revenue appropriately.

Communicates fiscal policies and procedures to all HIAS employees.

Leads and participates in special projects that further the goals of the Finance & Accounting department.

Formulates, recommends and implements sound fiscal policies, procedures and internal controls.

Stays abreast of trends and changes in the accounting field.

Supervises the Associate Director, Accounting & Finance, the Associate Director, Payroll & Accounting and the Director, Accounting & Finance.


Undergraduate degree in accounting required; relevant graduate degree preferred.

CPA is required.

8-10 years of progressive financial accounting experience required; 5+ years of supervisory experience required.

Experience with accounting systems required; experience with NetSuite a plus.

Knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve.

Able to facilitate change by encouraging others to seek opportunities for new approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.

Strong communication (both orally and in writing) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead, develop and mentor staff during organizational development and transitions.

A leader who ensures a productive working environment and confidently coaches and motivates employees to meet organizational goals.

Proven experience using technology to improve financial management systems.

Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities.

Company Description
Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights and humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS focus on refugee protection. HIAS programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.