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Controller

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect, and without judgment, striving to create equitable access to health care. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable education and information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates operating health centers across the U.S. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Controller/ Director of Accounting. This position reports to the Chief Accounting Officer in the Finance Department of PPFA. The Finance Department strategically manages the finance and accounting functions of the organization, providing confidence to all stakeholders in the fiscal and fiduciary responsibility of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, (PPAF), it’s subsidiaries, PAC, SuperPac and Scale for Change, as well as Planned Parenthood Global (PPG) with a commitment to customer service, sound controls, compliance monitoring, and timely, accurate, and complete reporting, analysis and decision support to further the Federation’s mission.
Purpose:
The Controller along with the Chief Accounting Officer determines the vision, strategy and operations of the accounting functions for the National Office. They direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting department including the functions of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger management. The Controller serves as the liaison with the independent external auditors.
Delivery:
The Controller demonstrates strong finance and accounting knowledge as well as interpersonal skills and possesses extensive knowledge of accounting operations, accounting principles and 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and for-profit financial rules and regulations in order to guide the accounting team in its day-to-day processing and reporting of transactions in a global setting. The core deliverables for this role include but are not limited to:
●Accounting/Finance Leadership
○Provides leadership to staff, including but not limited to course direction, work prioritization and review, monitoring workloads, and resolving issues.
○Provides leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization
○Ensures compliance with statutory reporting requirements.
●Accounting Oversight and Reporting
○Leading the accounting staff on efficient day-to-day operations of the accounting department and recruiting, managing, developing and inspiring a high-quality team to deliver a superior level of performance and productivity.
○Advancing the quality, timeliness, and strategic and tactical value of Financial information framed in a way that provides context and analytical support to decision-makers, including the leadership team and members of the Board of Directors.
○Preparing the annual financial statements for PPFA (consolidated) and each stand-alone entity ensuring compliance with all applicable requirements for generally accepted accounting principles.
○Planning for and leading the successful, timely completion of concurrent year end and other external audits for PPFA (consolidated) and for each stand-alone entity to include the organization’s 401k audit.
○Overseeing and managing the reporting of financial information to local, state and federal agencies to maintain the National Office’s corporate and not-for-profit compliance and status including elections reports.
●Continuous Process Improvement
○Leading the development and implementation of new policies and procedures, working with consultants, the accounting staff and cross functional team members to ensure the most efficient processes and use of systems while maintaining acceptable internal controls and fiscal integrity.
○Improving the efficiency and impact of key financial processes and implementing best-in-class management techniques that improve the quality and cost of services and the efficiency with which they are delivered.
●Data Analysis and Reporting
○With the FP&A and the Treasury teams, prepares quarterly and annual reports for each entity of the National Office (PPFA, Action Fund, and PP Global) and consolidated statements.
○Completes periodic and ad-hoc research, analysis and reporting of the National Office’s holdings.
●Special projects as needed.
Engagement:
This role works closely with the organization’s Board of Directors, external independent auditors and other auditors, and consultants for specific projects. It also works closely with senior management, development staff, financial operations, and management staff throughout the organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
●Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting or related field and CPA required. An advanced degree (MBA) or equivalent relevant experience is strongly preferred.
●Minimum of 6 years’ experience in accounting, at least 3 of which has been in accounting functions. Experience in progressively managing audits in accounting firms and experience in managing accounting in a complex not-for-profit preferred. Exposure to a federated structure and consolidating entities, including c4, as well as knowledge of international accounting standards and foreign exchange accounting, is desired.
●Experience building strong teams, organizations and cultures as well as collaborative relationships both internal and external to the organization. Service as a key strategic and business partner to the chief financial officer required.
●Stewardship over the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports and tax filings to the strictest legal and accounting standards.
●Experience in developing and delivering training.
●Expert level of proficiency in finance and accounting systems, expert knowledge of principles, practices and techniques associated with accounting.
●Strong analytical skills and ability to determine the application of established practices and procedures, able to tackle problems by using logical, systematic approaches, as well as train and coach others in the skill.
●Skill that encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches and facilitates implementation and acceptance of change.
●Strong research skills and ability to source and identify information; ability to use information as an effective tool.
●A commitment to excellence, a service orientation, and demonstrated ability to work comfortably and communicate effectively at all levels, including at the Board level.
●Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, spreadsheets, and databases; familiarity with Internet Systems.
●Highest level of personal and professional integrity.
Travel: Minimal (2-3 times a year)
Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt-in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.
We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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