Friday, June 14, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Controller, CPA

When you hear the word "finance" the first thing that pops into your head is probably not animals. In the case of our newest featured nonprofit job, however, that is exactly the association you will make.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation in Norfolk, Va., is looking to hire a Controller. The chosen candidate will oversee the diverse financial operations of the organization and prepare annual operating budgets for the PETA Foundation and each supported organization.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the Finance Department and its staff members;
  • Prepare annual operating budgets for the PETA Foundation and each supported organization;
  • Conduct a general-ledger review for the PETA Foundation and each supported organization on a monthly basis;
  • Approve 401(k), bank reconciliation, payroll, annuity amortization, joint-cost, disbursements, and state filings;
  • Prepare 1099-R entries for annuitants and state annuity filings annually;
  • Prepare charitable annuity trust filings for applicable states;
  • Review restricted-fund reports each quarter; and,
  • Review personal-property tax returns for appropriate states.
The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting in addition to a Certified Public Accountant license. The individual should also have six years of experience in the industry and three or more years of senior-level management experience.

You can learn more about what it takes to be a Controller at the PETA Foundation by visiting the NPT Jobs Career Center.

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