The National Park Foundation (NPF) is currently recruiting for an Assistant Controller who will assist the Controller in managing the accounting and finance operations and help maintain a cohesive and collaborative team environment. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining accounting policies, best practices and procedures while operating efficiently and effectively in servicing the organization.
The Assistant Controller will also be responsible for managing and supervising an operations team of up to 3 that perform accounts payable, accounts receivable and administrative functions. The individual must also provide oversight of general ledger transactions and analysis, provide technical leadership to the team in adherence to generally accepted accounting principles, assist with preparation of financial statements, manage the annual audit and other special projects as assigned. The Assistant Controller must be prepared and willing to roll up the sleeves and perform tasks necessary to get the job done.
Work closely with the Controller on daily operations, projects as well as general support and department planning
Serve as back up for certain roles and responsibilities within the department.
Prepare and review journal entries, account reconciliation, analysis of financial results, ensure month end close is operating effectively within deadlines.
Manage and develop staff performing A/P, A/R and administrative functions.
Assist with preparing financial reports and statements for senior management, the Board, and other parties.
Provide research and guidance on technical accounting issues.
Assist in budgeting, forecasting and analysis of financial results; collaborate with other departments within the organization to ensure accurate and complete financial data.
Engage and collaborate with other departments on organization wide initiatives.
Manage projects related to system implementations, enhancements, and new initiatives.
Assist in managing audit engagements, and preparation of audited financial statements.
Oversee state fundraising registrations and other regulatory filings and registrations.
Update and maintain financial policies and procedures.
Key qualifications and experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Strong understanding of financial operations.
Non-profit experience preferred but not required.
Strong project management skills a plus.
Strong experience with General Ledger, A/P workflow, A/R and ERP systems.
Strong ability to analyze financial results and metrics.
Ability to identify and solve problems or issues proactively and collaboratively.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to identify and exercise best practice and internal control.
Good organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with others across the organization.
About the National Park Foundation
As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF)
generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.
Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is rooted in a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks. The creation of the Foundation led to the immediate protection and enhancement of some of our most iconic and historic places.
Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition of strong alignment with the National Park Service as the only national charitable nonprofit whose mission is to directly support NPS. For more information, please visit www.nationalparks.org.