Job Posting:
Controller and Operations Manager

About Think of Us

We leverage technology to improve the lives of youth in foster care nationwide. Our ultimate goal is for foster youth to successfully transition into a prosperous adulthood. We see this process as a communal endeavor that connects employment, education, and abilities. We envision a future where communities are designed to maximize the development and wellness of maturing youth, so that they can transition into healthy, stable, and thriving adults.  Our work to-date has taught us that it is possible to develop a collective impact, not only providing the tools, but also streamlining the systems that help young people utilize the resources at their disposal.

Job Description

Join a high-growth technology non-profit startup where all the exectives have a personal connection and passion to foster care. The Controller/Operations Manager will report to the CEO. This is a fantastic blended management, accounting & finance opportunity to manage and build a best in class accounting function, and assist with strategic decision-making while gaining exposure to executive management and high-profile donors and foundations. You must be a Certified Public Accountant with prior tech startup experience.  You'll also work closely with the Think of Us executive team and the Audit & Finance Committees of the Board.

Employment: Contract for 3-6 months full time, with possibility for permanent position

As the Controller, you will be responsible for:

·        Owning the accounting function, financial statements and donor reporting

·        Leading the accounting and audit consultants

·        Implementing accounting and finance processes

·        Overseeing monthly finance and accounting reporting requirements

·        Leading internal and external audits

·        Ensuring federal, state, and local tax compliance

·        Providing analysis and recommendations to executive management

·        Collaborating with Think of Us staff on financial matters

As the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

·        Managing Payroll (Paychex)

·        On-boarding, off-boarding, and paperwork for employees; support recruiting efforts, contract administration

·        Determine and define best practices in a range of areas including Contracts, optimizing storage, and procurement

·        Serving as a point of contact for external parties such as the suppliers and contractors, customers, regulatory bodies, and other third parties

·        Ensuring legal and regulatory compliance in all areas of the business

·        Partnering with the TOU staff on operational issues


Tasks and Duties


·        Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls processes around financial systems, MIS, billing, collections, payables, cash management, and investments

·        Collaborate with Board Treasurer and Finance Committee on financial reporting, strategy, projections, valuations and analysis of investment opportunities

·        Proactively seek out opportunities to implement improved processes, systems and workflows to allow accounting infrastructure to scale

·        Guide financial decisions for the company by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures

·        Collect, interpret, analyze, and report financial data, preparing special reports summarizing data, information and trends as needed

·        Manage tax reporting and compliance operations, including but not limited to: Tax planning and reporting, working closely with external advisors to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and international regulations

·        Stay up to date on relevant changes in tax laws and regulations

Desired Skills and Experience

·        Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field required; advanced degree (e.g. MBA, Master’s in Accounting) a plus

·        10+ years of progressive experience, ideally within high-growth, lean and entrepreneurial environments

·        CPA or CMA  and public accounting experience

·        Impeccable integrity, commitment to accurate reporting, open communication of issues and risks, and ability to maintain confidential information

·        Proven track record managing accounting function, processes and policies across multiple domestic and international locations

·        Strong technical accounting knowledge (e.g. revenue recognition, etc.) and ability to interpret general business and technical procedures and government regulations

·        Experience with non-profit or public company reporting; IPO experience a plus

·        Experience as a hands-on manager and effective leader

·        Track record of working collaboratively with an executive team that travels extensively

·        Track record working effectively as part of a team, developing strong trusting relationships

·        Ability to identify and anticipate needs, and making recommendations for implementation

·        Superior communication and interpersonal skills

·        Impeccable integrity, commitment to accurate reporting, open communication of issues and risks, and ability to maintain confidential information

·        Working knowledge of financial software