Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
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- Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI)
Under limited direction and reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the Controller will coordinate and oversee all of the Institute’s daily accounting functions to ensure accurate and efficient financial operations.
The Controller will have primary responsibility for ensuring all accounting functions are appropriately and timely completed including accounts payable, billing, payroll, general ledger reconciliation, tax preparation and filing, and monthly closing. Will prepare and review journal entries, perform analysis of monthly financial statements, prepare all necessary schedules for audits and act as the main liaison with the Institute’s external auditor, review payroll reports, prepare annual tax returns (specifically Form(s) 990), act as a point of contact for the Institute’s bank representatives when needed, and perform all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.
Will identify staffing needs and available expertise, provide leadership and mentoring to all department staff, direct the recruiting and selection process for all departmental positions, and work with the Human Resources Department as needed on performance evaluations, training and development of staff.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field and 7-10 years of directly related progressively responsible accounting management experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Requires a minimum of 2 years of previous personnel management.
Must have previous demonstrated experience overseeing the operations of a large accounting department including general accounting, billing, payroll, and tax and financial reporting.
Requires previous experience effectively leading a large team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and the ability to prioritize departmental functions and responsibilities to meet deadlines and goals. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous success in developing professional and effective relationships with both administrative and non-administrative managers and colleagues, and the ability to effectively communicate financial needs to Institute leadership.
Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy and discretion; excellent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and strong customer-service skills. Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required. The ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with solid judgment and discretion is critical, as well as the ability to perform duties independently.
CPA strongly preferred.
Strong understanding of GAAP
Previous experience managing financial audits
Regulatory compliance experience is a plus
Knowledge of Costpoint/Deltek is a plus
Salary is commensurate with experience.