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Assistant Controller
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Clifton Larson Allen | New York, NY
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Job Description

We're hiring a full-time Assistant Controller to join our Nonprofit Outsourcing practice in our New York City, NY location.

As a key member of our NYC based Outsourcing team, the Assistant Controller provides high-level accounting services to CLA nonprofit clients in the Greater NYC Metro area. S/he is accountable for maintaining best practices and adding value through the consistent delivery of high-quality work to multiple clients. The Assistant Controller maintains a working knowledge of financial and operational aspects of the nonprofit sector and GAAP (FASB/SFAS) standards.

In a full-time role reporting directly to a CLA CFO, Controller and/or Outsourcing Principal, the Assistant Controller shows excellent technical ability and works closely with multiple CLA clients throughout the NYC metro area.

Primary Responsibilities

* Perform and manage designated accounting function in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.
* Perform and/or oversee client accounting, grant tracking and cash flow activity.
* Perform month-end close and preparation of journal entries.
* Monitor cash flow; review and monitor costs inherent in the business; make recommendations as appropriate.
* Independently prepare financial statements in a timely manner consistent with CLA quality guidelines.
* Perform and/or oversee annual audit deliverables.
* Assist in preparation of annual budget.
* Perform paper and/or electronic record keeping to meet both client and CLA internal quality needs.
* Execute best practices and separation of duties at all times.
* Routinely identify efficiencies and areas of improvement in scope and process at all clients.

Technical Knowledge

* Solid knowledge of GAAP (FASB/SFAS) standards and deep understanding of financial and operational aspects of his/her specific industry.
* Proficient knowledge of government (state and federal) policies and directives impacting the nonprofit sector.
* Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of accounting software packages.
* Utilizes internal CPE learning opportunities to maintain up-to-date technical knowledge.

Organizational Role

* The Assistant Controller reports directly to a CLA CFO, Controller and/or Outsourcing Principal and typically spends 90% of time on multiple client assignments at client locations. S/he supervises accounting services staff which may include CLA accounting services staff, client accounting services staff, or both.


* Minimum of three to five years relative work experience in a Senior Staff Accountant or Assistant Controller role.
* Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
* Experience working with multiple clients is preferred.
* Nonprofit accounting experience is preferred but not required.
* CPA preferred but not required.
* Proficiency and aptitude for applicable software (Microsoft Excel, Accounting Software, etc.).
* Willing to travel to client sites within the Greater NYC Metro Area (5 boroughs).

About Clifton Larson Allen

CliftonLarsonAllen is committed to being nationally recognized as a great place to work and build a career. Our compensation and benefit offeringsin addition to professional learning and development programsare aligned with this commitment. We want you to have an exceptional career, with challenging projects, continuous improvement, and leadership opportunities.