Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Job Site: Springfield or Corvallis, with occasional travel (possibility for Salem or Oregon City for the right candidate)
Job Salary: Salary commensurate with experience ($65,000‐$95,000); plus benefits
Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you meet key qualifications for the job, and believe you would be the best fit, we would encourage you to apply; please use your cover letter to explain how you will accomplish parts of the job for which you have less experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us.
Purpose of Position:
The Controller is the second‐in command of a 6‐person accounting team, and will supervise two staff accountants, an accounts payable staff and a fiscal assistant. The Controller is responsible for the day‐to‐ day management of our accounting systems; acts as an advisor to the CFO by providing accurate financial information and reports; and maintains or oversees the maintenance of the general and subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, reconciliations and general tax reports for both DevNW and its subsidiary CDFI, Community LendingWorks. The Controller position is a critical leadership role in the organization, interacting with staff in every department and location.
Between DevNW and CLW, we develop and own affordable housing and commercial real estate, administer a $5M (and growing) loan fund of consumer and small business loans, and provide direct services in financial wellbeing, asset building, community health work, etc. Our financial operations are significantly more complex and multi-faceted than a traditional nonprofit. We are looking for a Controller who can oversee and effectively manage a wide range of accounting work, in a fast-paced, ever-changing, entrepreneurial environment. If you are energized by a challenge, and are equally adept at the big picture and the details, this might be the job for you!
Responsible for the following, through their own direct work and the oversight of others’ work:
Accounting ‐ Manage day‐to‐day accounting activities for the organization, including its programs, properties, loan funds, and housing development projects, in accordance with organizational financial policies and industry standards. These duties include, but are not limited to:
• Accounts payable – Direct/Approve disbursements to the general ledger.
• Accounts receivable – Direct/Approve invoices for grants and contracts; track progress; post transactions to the general ledger.
• Treasury Management – Direct/Approve deposit receipts; complete monthly statement reconciliations, coordinate timely set up for approved transactions in cooperation with the Chief Financial Officer, Board Treasurer or the Treasurer’s designee.
• Financial reports – Monthly journal entries and allocation of expenses to programs; coordinate with program managers to ensure compliance with the terms of grants, contracts, loans, and investor requirements; prepare monthly and annual financial statements, grant and contract financial reports.
• Annual Audit – Prepare support documents and work with the Chief Financial Officer and independent CPA firm to expedite the preparation of the annual audit.
Financial Oversight, Advising, and Operations – Act as an advisor and support to the CFO by providing financial analysis, planning, and budget control. Work with the CFO to:
• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;
• Develop strategic and long term financial goals;
• Ensure regulatory compliance with a variety of reporting, including federal grants and contracts;
• Monitor debt covenants and ensure compliance with lending agreements.
• Review all formal finance and risk management policies and procedures, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
• Develop and manage an efficient and effective finance team.
Additional Duties: Other specific projects as assigned or developed
Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; master’s degree or CPA strongly preferred;
• 5+ years accounting experience required, with Supervisory and demonstrated progressive responsibility;
• Experience in nonprofit accounting preferred but not necessary;
• Excellent interpersonal communication, writing, negotiation, analytical, problem‐solving, and organizational skills;
• Ability to develop and maintain a cooperative and team‐oriented working relationship with a wide range of people, such as other employees, and professionals from financial institutions, public and private funders, and regulatory agencies;
• Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook;
• Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment and readily adapt to change;
• Strong commitment to DevNW’s mission to help low income families and communities build financial stability and opportunity;
• Along with other DevNW staff, share in promoting peer support, team problem solving, conflict resolution, and ethical communication among office staff, with community partners and throughout DevNW;
• Some travel required.
To apply, please submit a resume via email with the subject line: "Controller".
References to be provided prior to on‐site interview. References to include supervisor or colleague who can communicate applicant’s leadership and customer service skills.
DevNW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
DevNW values diversity and supports a positive, welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. We strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding a diverse workforce strengthens our organization.