­Job Title:        Controller

Department:  Administration

Reports To:   Executive Director administratively, functionally to the Fractional Chief Financial Officer

FSLA Status: Full-time Exempt                                       Prepared By: Human Resources    Compensation: $92,000 to $102,000 annual Salary     Prepared Date: January 2023


Role Description:

The Controller is St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVdP) Chief Accountant. This role provides leadership, accounting expertise, and business acumen, allowing SVdP to serve and meet basic needs for vulnerable people in King County. The Controller establishes and ensures compliance with accounting standards, legal and regulatory requirements, and excellence in policies and procedures. Through partnerships with internal and external partners, this role leads the team who prepares and analyzes financial statements and tax returns, controls critical assets, and installs a system of internal controls. The Controller interacts with bankers, auditors, and regulators. This critical role enables SVdP to be financially able to meet vulnerable people’s basic needs for housing, food, and clothing.

The Controller is motivated by continuous improvement in systems and processes, cares deeply about leading and developing people, and is committed to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County.

Essential Job Duties:

(Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Competencies; may not include all duties of this job)

  1. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish SVdP’s overall goals and objectives, including leading, directing, and overseeing hiring, retaining, mentoring, and supporting staff members in the Accounting and Finance function.
  2. Leads analysis and reporting of financial performance and trends and supports and influences decision making to support SVdP’s financial viability.
  3. Develops, communicates, and implements financial policies and internal controls over financial reporting.
  4. Supports the financial systems’ strategy and leads the deployment and operation of financial systems and related system tools.
  5. Directs financial business cycles, including accounting and reporting, budgeting and analysis, grants revenue and accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, including adoption of existing and new Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  6. Directs the annual financial statement audit, regulatory audits, and other audits by external parties in collaboration with the CFO-F and Executive Director.
  7. Directs internal management reporting, including establishing and implementing accepted allocation methodologies.
  8. Directs and supports all external financial reporting, including, but not limited to, federal and tax returns, financial reports to federal funders, grantors, and miscellaneous financial reporting and surveys.
  9. Directs all aspects of managing the financing of properties and institutional debt including, but not limited to, monitoring covenants, and coordinating required reporting.
  10. Directs institutional treasury operations and daily cash flow including, but not limited to optimizing bank services.
  11. Facilitates Finance’s role in applying for, receiving and managing external federal, state and private foundation grant awards, ensuring compliance with 200 CFR.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Qualities for success ·        Communicator with internal and external parties

·        Collaborative and partner orientation

·        Independent and organized

·        Embrace creating and optimizing processes and systems

·        Learner and teacher of people

·        Lover of solving number puzzles

Education Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
Experience Minimum of 8 years of progressive accounting experience
Industry and Other Experience ·        Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience

·        Minimum 2 years of not-for-profit accounting

·        Minimum 3 years of managing external audits

·        Systems and process optimization experience

Software and Equipment General accounting software and other cloud-based software tools; Microsoft Office; Microsoft Excel intermediate to advanced


Preferred Qualifications

Experience Public Accounting at least two years
Licensure/Certification Certified Public Accountant (CPA) active or inactive highly preferred
Other Considerations Direct experience with 200 CFR and federal funding requirements and private foundation grants and related budgeting and reporting


Software and Equipment Quickbooks experience


To Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit an application and your resume to:

St. Vincent de Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports equality and diversity.