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Controller, Georgetown Visitation

Washington, DC
Georgetown Visitation

Position  Summary
The Controller is responsible for providing hands-on management of the accounting operations including student billing, accounts payable, cash receipts and general ledger. Ensures the integrity, timeliness, accuracy, and adequacy of all accounting operations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Actively supports the mission and charism of the School; demonstrates an understanding of and enthusiasm for secondary education, for girls' education, and for Catholic education.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the Business Office staff in the areas of inter- fund accounts, student billing, cash receipts and general ledger.
  • Interface with the Director of Human Resources on all payroll and benefits administration.
  • Coordinates with Development Office on all monthly postings and reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with the School’s insurance agents regarding all legal and risk management matters.
  • Ensure the School is compliant with all local, state, and federal reporting requirements.
  • Reviews all monthly account reconciliations for accuracy and completeness.
  • Reviews monthly departmental statements and works with Department managers on major variances.
  • Prepares monthly variance report.
  • Prepares, reviews and finalizes draft financial statements for review by CFO.  Distributes financial statements to finance committee and presents financial results as directed by the CFO.
  • Manages the annual audit and tax return preparation.
  • Manages integrity and accuracy of the financial reporting system.
  • Assists in annual budget preparation and input into lntacct.
  • Participates in school committees and prepares and delivers presentations as directed by the CFO.
  • Maintains Accounting Policy Manual.
  • Manages the Business Office Personnel (Accounts Payable, Student Billing, Cash Receipts & Accounts Receivable and General Ledger positions) including work allocation, training, problem resolution and performance evaluations.
  • Collaborates with the Business Manager of the Monastery to support billing and general ledger functions.
  • Participates in ad-hoc teams as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

  • CPA required
  • Hands-on management experience in increasingly responsible positions with a good record in supervisory responsibilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience in financial operations including planning and budgeting, automated financial information systems, financial reporting and analysis
  • Must have a good working knowledge of major accounting software packages­ preferably lntacct and Bill.com.
  • Extremely effective in communicating with all levels of staff; must have excellent skills in communicating clearly and effectively via phone as well as in person
  • Attention to detail; follow-through ability; flexibility and dependability a must; ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities is essential
  • Working knowledge of Paycom payroll processing and MS Office
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