The Assistant Controller has overall responsibility for directing the activities and personnel of multiple finance and/or accounting areas at the corporate level. The Assistant Controller is generally responsible for the effective functioning of the following areas: technical accounting, bank reconciliations, pledge review, external financial reporting and external audits. The Assistant Controller establishes and maintains all contacts, professional services and outsourcing relationships necessary for the efficient and effective functioning of their areas. They work closely with functions in Worldwide Office Finance and with other departments and organizational units as necessary for the effective functioning of their program area.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Oversees the creation of a holistic internal controls matrix and managing the process within the Controllers’ group as well as updating processes and procedures across the Controllers’ group.
- Oversees the external audit, including review of the draft financial statements and review of materials being presented to the Audit Committee.
- Utilize GAAP, IFRS and GAAS related to nonprofit accounting, review processes and quality assurance program to ensure proper consolidated financial accounting and reporting for the Conservancy.
- Benchmark audited financial statement notes with peers.
- Manages the people and performance management of at least three direct reports.
- Manages strategic initiatives through collaboration with stakeholders in order to enhance performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
- Works toward meeting the strategic priorities by developing and managing plans and strategies. Focuses on long-range strategic priorities.
- Plans and leads new programs/initiatives.
- Directs implementation of multiple projects.
- Manages the development and implementation of a strategic, integrated, and collaborative approach. Works with the Finance Resource Center to communicate accounting and related procedures to the finance organization.
- Assists with developing a budget for the Compliance team, working within a budget, and negotiating and contracting with vendors for the Compliance team.
- Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization or organizational unit financially and legally.
- Broad management for administrative and professional staff oversees day-to-day work.
- Ensures programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards and legal requirements are met and managed for ethical compliance.
- Participates in the formulation and evaluation of broad policies and standards.
- May direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.