Financial Controller

Mansfield, Ohio


Catalyst Life Services in Mansfield, OH is looking for a Controller to oversee the financial matters of the organization under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of accounting, budget, fiscal and management theories; thorough knowledge of internal and external auditing practices, tax laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of operations of agency programs and financial practices, ability to plan the work of , supervise, and evaluate the work of professional staff; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; exceptional interpersonal skills to obtain and clarify complex information; ability to collect, complete and evaluate statistical and financial data and to prepare financial reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs the growth of all staff with a high emphasis on employee development in the necessary skills to ensure agency success. Demonstrates and models positive leadership, promotes a team based work environment and presents the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
  • Assures fiscal accountability of all assigned programs and services. This responsibility includes enhancement and maintenance of organizational and cross functional agency processes that impact and are impacted by assigned programming. Assists in the development of realistic budgets, assisting the Finance Department in assuring that assigned services are adequately documented and that billing requirements are met, working pro-actively to assure budget compliance, and taking immediate action to resolve fiscal problems should they occur. Exhibits and demands care and competence in managing agency resources.
  • Develops detailed project plans and helps implement Logic Models to clearly define and monitor program goals and agency strategic initiatives. Adapts programs and services to enhance this agencies ability to serve the needs of the community.
  • Ensures compliance with internal standards and goals, all contract/grant specifications, as well as licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely recording of financial activity in the general ledger
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing department policies and procedures.
  • Protects agency assets by maintaining a system of internal controls
  • Produces monthly financial statements including balance sheet, profit/loss statements, cash position, and budget performance using a computer based accounting system
  • Ensures that all general ledger accounts are reviewed and reconciled to subsidiary records on a monthly basis
  • Prepares and reviews monthly closing general ledger entries
  • Reconciles and reviews bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Monitors and reports on cash flow on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to varying degrees of complexity
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports
  • Adheres to tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including fixed asset maintenance, and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Ensures that allocated expenses are properly reported and reflective of actual program benefit
  • Accurately reports accounting activities, including grant compliance and audits related to grant awards, and special programs
  • Facilitates and manages year-end financial and 403b audits including preparation of audit report.
  • Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements by maintaining knowledge of existing and new accounting legislation and pronouncements
  • Supervision of assigned staff/functions which may include payroll, accounts payable, transaction processing, and account reconciliation/analysis including review of work product on a consistent basis
  • Coordinates program/department wide initiatives to improve hiring, supervision and employee development, ranging from growth within current positions and expanding leadership and supervisory skills necessary to ensure agency success.
  • Demonstrates and models positive leadership and presents the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.
  • Assumes a leadership role in the interpretation and support of agency policies (including HR, PR and Communications), implementation of industry best practice standards throughout assigned programs, aiding in the development/implementation of program outcome measures to ensure quality service implementation.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • English reading and writing skills required
  • Works flexible hours and is available for crisis management by phone
  • Computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic database usage, as well as basic typing.


  • Required Education BS/BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • Must have public accounting experience or five years of accounting experience
  • Minimum of five to seven years supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area

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