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Controller & Director of Risk and Compliance

Company: Benefits Data Trust
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Controller and Director of Risk and Compliance
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) seeks a hands-on, solution-oriented team player to join the organization as our Controller and Director of Risk and Compliance. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the core accounting operations and processes to create an efficient and effective data flow that will drive data-driven decision-making for leadership across the organization. This position will lead the audits, the cyclical close processes, investment and treasury management, tax and grant compliance, banking, and general accounting. The Director will also establish an ERM program and, in coordination with others across the organization, manage the risk and compliance program. With a keen eye on appropriate internal controls balanced with exceptional customer service, you will partner closely with key organizational stakeholders to develop accurate and reliable processes and procedures that foster collaboration and information sharing leading to exceptional and timely financial reporting.
The ideal candidate has five+ years of experience in senior accounting positions with specific knowledge of ledger management, financial reporting, and internal controls necessary to ensure data integrity. At least three years of supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to develop and mentor a team of professionals. The Director will have excellent planning and project management skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate with various organizational stakeholders.
The Controller and Director of Risk & Compliance reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
BDT is a remote-first organization. Employees may work remotely or from BDT's Philadelphia office. BDT centers diversity, equity, and inclusion in nurturing an energetic and diverse workplace and serving people from all communities and backgrounds across the United States. Candidates should bring DEI maturity and be open to continuous improvement and learning.
--- Lead and manage the audit processes. Manage the Revenue Billing process to maximize revenue recognition and ensure payment from various contracting agencies
--- Establish and manage proper closing procedures to ensure timely and accurate reporting. Partner with internal and external teams to streamline processes, procedures, and policies while maintaining compliance and internal controls
--- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for internal review and external parties
--- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements and tax filings and that operational, procedural, and regulatory requirements are met
--- Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
--- Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues
--- Train end users to utilize and leverage financial systems properly
--- Develop and maintain an organized and documented system of accounting records and transactions. Lead account reconciliations and answer budget questions when necessary
--- Provide strategic financial input on decision-making issues affecting the organization and provide recommendations for procedure improvements
--- Develop and manage the ERM program as well as develop the risk portfolio and maintain the compliance register.
--- Lead table-top exercises and manage business continuity planning
--- Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. MBA and/or CPA required
--- At least five years of accounting and financial management experience, ideally with grant, non-profit, and governmental contracting experience. Former controller experience is highly desirable
--- Three+ years' experience as a supervisor creating and mentoring strong-performing teams
--- Strong understanding of GAAP, GASB/FASB, cash flow management, and financial planning
--- Experience with MIP accounting a plus
--- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
--- A high level of proficiency in MS Office (including Word, Excel, and PPT) required
--- Demonstrated experience integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into your work and accomplishments
Starting salary is $130,000 and is commensurate with experience.
About BDT
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) improves health and financial security by harnessing the power of data, technology, and policy to provide dignified and equitable access to assistance. Together with a national network of government agencies and partners, we efficiently connect people today to programs that pay for food, healthcare, and more while helping to modernize benefits access for tomorrow. A nonprofit since 2005, BDT has secured more than $10 billion in benefits for households across the country, helping to reduce hunger and poverty and build pathways to economic mobility. Learn more about BDT - a proud recipient of a 2021 & 2022 Top Workplaces USA Award at

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