Type of offer: 

The Controller will serve as the key operational and thought partner to the CFO, with responsibility for the general accounting and reporting operations of the organization. The Controller will design and implement effective internal controls, efficient processes, and manage the staff of the finance team, which currently consists of one additional Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate has experience in fund management for non-profits, has a systems orientation to leverage technology over manual processes, and stellar communications skills for effective collaboration between Teams. They will have a deep appreciation for the need for accuracy, as well as the ability to maintain the confidentiality of information. All positions at Rainforest Trust are hands-on positions; our Directors execute as much as they manage. We hire for a “do whatever it takes” attitude.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the financial operations of the Team including internal controls, transactions processes, reviews, reporting, and reconciliations.
  • Performs reconciliations between various technology systems to ensure accurate reporting of economic activity consistently and by deadlines.
  • Performs reconciliations of various balance sheet accounts, including cash, accounts receivable, and accrued liabilities.
  • Prepares monthly department and project financial reports with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Reviews the work of the Accountant for accuracy, and serves as their backup in the event of vacations or vacancies.
  • Partner with the CFO in matters related to annual planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Provides support to managers with regard to creation and preparation of annual budgets as well as monthly forecasts as needed.
  • Prepares all assigned audit-related schedules, analyses, and reconciliations. Ensures readiness for the organization’s year-end audit and fully supports the process.
  • Documents policies, procedures, and processes for financial operations
  • Focuses on process improvements, including automation of manual tasks.
  • Serves as the systems expert for the financial accounting and reporting system, including upgrades or new system implementation.
  • Assures that documentation and maintenance of the internal control system is working properly. Initiates and creates adequate controls.
Warrenton, VA
Rainforest Trust
Sunday, November 28, 2021