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Controller Finance (673)

Midtown Administration, 4500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America Req #1227
Monday, June 24, 2024

The Centers seeks a Controller to lead all day-to-day finance operations and the finance team as well as,

  • establishing and maintaining internal controls and ensuring GAAP compliance;
  • overseeing a timely and accurate month end close; and,
  • analyzing financial information.


About The Centers  

The Centers fights for equity by healing, teaching, and inspiring individuals and families to reach their full potential. We provide health, family, and workforce services at 11 locations throughout Greater Cleveland, creating life-changing solutions for people to lead healthier and more successful lives.


We strive to be an equitable, anti-racist, and service-oriented workplace that pioneers and co-creates solutions while fostering an inclusive community where our team members thrive.



Wellbeing and Benefits  

Providing quality benefits toour staff is important to us. Just as important is our staff’s well-being. That’swhy we offer many choices from medical to dental to vision plans to meet our staff’s different needs.  

  • Choice of medical and dental plans  
  • Health Savings Account  
  • Flexible Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care  
  • Vision  
  • Support for continuing education and credential renewal  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Retirement Savings (401k) with a company contribution  
  • Mental Health Support  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Calm Subscription  
  • Short and Long-term Disability 


Essential Job Duties &Responsibilities


Finance and Accounting Leadership 

  • Oversees all general ledger accounts and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.  
  • Oversees a timely month end close process including the review and posting of journal entries from all areas of accountingEstablishes timelines and schedules for all parties involved. Performs initial review of results and assesses reasonableness.   
  • Analyzes financial information to ensure accuracy in reporting financial results for all programs by establishing appropriate accruals, estimates, allocations and adjustments. 
  • Leads the department in the development and implementation of operational efficiencies to enhance accounting, budgeting, and reporting processes. 
  • Prepares and reviews monthly financial statements comparing actual to budget variances.   
  • Oversees the annual Financial Statement and 401K audit by coordinating activities with external auditors, establishing timelines, and identifying responsible individuals and required documentsReviews work papers given to the auditors for accuracy and completenessPrepares annual financial statements and footnotes.    
  • Works with external auditors to prepare IRS Form 990 for all companies. 
  • Develops and maintains internal controls and written accounting policies and procedures for all functions within the Accounting area to ensure accurate financial reporting.  
  • Works closely with the agency staff, clients, customers, and vendors to ensure all relevant information is communicated.  
  • Maintains banking relationships with bank relationship managers. 
  • Participates in annual budget process.   
  • Assists with the annual Unified Data System (UDS) reporting. 
  • Supports the CFO with financial presentations to the Board of Directors and the Finance and Infrastructure committee and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

Team Leadership 

  • Manages assigned staff including hiring, training, professional development and workload assignment.   
  • Leads the department in technological troubleshooting and enhancements, project management, and financial analysis.  
  • Provides leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff throughout the organization 
  • Creates and promotes a positive work environment. 


Other Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed to support the organization. 


Job Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required with a CPA or CMA preferred.   
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Accounting and recent managerial experience required.   
  • Experience in nonprofit and/or health care field is strongly preferred.   



  • Financial Management. 
  • Technical Capacity. 
  • Group Leadership. 
  • Performance Management. 
  • Ethical Conduct. 
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility. 


Job Skills  

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written communication skills along with the ability to work with senior management required.    
  • Sufficient experience coordinating audit activities, managing financial reporting, developing and analyzing budgets, and overseeing accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, cash receipts and investments. 
  • Adequate experience hiring, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team. 
  • Keen analytic and problem solving skills for strategic data interpretation. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Experience effectively presenting key data to senior management, Board of Directors or other key stakeholders. 
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels within the organization. 


Physical Demands/Work Environment 

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time and use hands and fingers.

The Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
Location on Google Maps
  • Midtown Administration, 4500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America