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Date Posted: July 1, 2019
Location: Mercer Island
Company: Stroum Jewish Community Ctr
Position Type: Full-time
Required Travel: 0%
Salary: $85,000 - $95,000/Year
Sector: Non-profit


Position Summary:
The Controller is responsible for directly overseeing all components of the finance and information systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in all aspects of agency fiscal management, including oversight of day-to-day financial operations such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, business transactions, and financial reconciliations.
• Develop and implement internal controls, structure, procedures and documentation for all financial transactions such as cash receipts, cash disbursements, financial recording, and payroll recording.
• Prepare and review monthly journal entries and timely monthly close process.
• Develop, review, and produce reports on monthly cash flow projections, cash management, and monthly financial statements.
• Help prepare and oversee the development of budgets and budget information. Assist program owners with timely budget reports and management.
• Leverage technology to efficiently manage the Agency’s finances.
• Prepare materials to facilitate and oversee the annual audit process, annual federal tax return and other regulatory filings and procedures.
• Be available for Budget & Finance Committee and Board meetings.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not directly supervise any employees, but does directs activities of the Account Services Manager, AP Accountant, and the Payroll & Benefits Administrator/Finance Manager.

Reports to: Director, Finance + Administration

Position Qualification:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in accounting or a related field from four-year college or university is required. At least five years of related experience at the management level is required; experience at non-profit with multiple programs quite helpful.

Previous experience and/or current skills must include: non-profit and fund accounting, knowledge of payroll practices and procedures; demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team; strong supervisory and interpersonal skills.

Certificates and Licenses:
No specific certificates or licenses required, CPA is preferred.

Computer Skills:
Excellent knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and advanced Excel. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint desired. Prefer knowledge of, and ability to learn, other software used by non-profits and community centers, such as EZ Facility, as well as experience integrating various MIS systems.

Language Skills:
Ability to clearly communicate complex issues verbally and in writing to people with varying amounts of financial knowledge. Can effectively speak before boards, committees or employees of organization.

Quantitative and Reasoning Abilities:
Ability to create, follow and modify complicated spreadsheets. Excellent analytic ability to convert reported data into strategic information.

Adept at improving the status quo by developing, describing and implementing well-thought-out modifications to processes and procedures. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a multiple variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Application Process:

Please email cover letter and resume to (subject line: Controller Search and Last Name).

Final candidate will be subject to reference and background check.

Organization Statement:

Vision The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections that build community and ensure Jewish continuity. Mission Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture. Values • K'lal Yisrael - Jewish Peoplehood • Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Everyone • Limud - Learning • Simcha - Joy • Derech Eretz - Respect and Common Courtesy • Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf - Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul • Kehillah shel Chaverim - A Community of Friends The Stroum Jewish Community Center has been serving the greater Seattle Jewish and general community since 1949. With our 92,000 square foot main campus located on Mercer Island, the SJCC offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the greater Seattle area, serving infants to older adults, including a highly acclaimed Early Childhood School with nearly 200 children , summer day camp welcoming over 1100 kids, youth and family programs, recreational leagues, aquatics and much more. The SJCC is a warm and welcoming community center open to everyone, and a place where lifelong friendships are forged.

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