Alliance for a Healthier Generation
US National – Telecommute
Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a mission of ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives ? especially children disproportionately affected by poor health. We accomplish this by promoting healthier habits rooted in improved nutrition and greater physical activity, as well as strengthened social and emotional learning and development. In just 13 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation’s obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours. Children impacted by our work are equipped for long-term success through better health, more energy and engagement in the classroom, and a lifelong approach to wellness.
This is an exciting time to join Healthier Generation as its brand and programmatic work rapidly evolve to address a more comprehensive and holistic approach to children’s health. In addition to utilizing an evidenced based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide ? the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids.
Preferred location: Portland, Oregon Area
The Controller will provide leadership and oversight for the accounting functions including standardization/process improvement, general ledger maintenance, cash, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, financial reporting, preparation for financial and any other types of audits, and internal/external client customer service communication. The Controller works collaboratively with the CFO and the Senior Financial Analyst (as directed by the CFO) to develop short- and long-range strategy and to ensure financial and operational stability
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain and team with the department to continually update the documented Financial Policies and Procedures kept on the Virtual HQ and monitor adherence to them.
Evaluate and modify finalize day-to-day and financial close procedures.
Prepare monthly financial reports and analysis of variances from budget and submit significant variance report to CFO for discussion.
Design and create other financial reports from accounting software as requested / or as necessary.
Monitor financial plans and new agreements are consistent with organizational budget and strategic plan; discuss any noticeable departures with CFO.
Manage the development of annual and non-grant project budgets by direction of CFO; provide direct support to CFO and management team in the annual budget process.
Manage payroll-related transactions, taxes and reconciliations.
Prepare and post journal entries as needed.
Manage and execute general ledger account reconciliations; direct more junior accounting staff on business expense and credit card reconciliations as appropriate.
Manage the monthly closing and financial statement process to ensure timely results are communicated with the senior leadership team.
Work closely with CFO to create, continually analyze and update allocation methodology ? executing for maximum reimbursement and advantageous financial structure / overall financial health
Prepare invoices from Healthier Generation as needed.
Analyze and review all invoice entries and check payments, payroll reports and expense reports (for internal control and correct coding and proper authorization).
Develop and motivate accounting staff.
Oversee financial systems, lead external audit and maintain internal controls.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Meticulous attention to detail ? demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness.
Complex problem solving abilities and critical thinking.
Outstanding organizational, administrative and interpersonal skill…
Accounting & Finance , Nonprofit & Philanthropy