Controller position available in Wallingford, CT.

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1. Prepare monthly financial statements including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and management report.
2. Post monthly journal entries, reconciliation of cash and investment accounts, preparation of appropriate documentation/supporting schedules. 
3. Maintain/update the chart of accounts and perform necessary system updates. 
4. Work with CFO to prepare schedules and reconciliations for the annual audit. 
5. Maintain all subsidiary schedules of balance sheet accounts including fixed assets, prepaid expenses, etc. 
6. Conduct account analysis and reconciliation including tracking and reporting of restricted funding. 
7. Engage with departments to prepare budgets for Federal, State, and local government contracts; prepare and submit invoices (including appropriate backup data). 
8. Provide budgets and reporting documentation for private grants using the organization’s functional allocation of expenses and other sources. 
9. Assist CFO in preparation of annual operating budget as well as multi-year forecasts. 
10. Prepare the 990 and monthly reporting for employee retirement 
11. Provide guidance and contract negotiation on vendor selection including commercial insurance, health insurance, workers’ compensation, etc. 
12. Update accounting policies/procedures and develop standard operating procedures for the department 
13. Oversee accounts payable process including preparation and processing of vendor invoices, review of invoice coding and authorization, and posting and distributing of checks 
14. Oversee accounts receivable process including the processing, entry and posting of all invoices, as well as proper reconciliation with inventory reports 
15. Perform other duties as assigned by Chief Financial Officer

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or closely related field. 
• Minimum of 7 years accounting or financial management experience in a senior financial management position. 
• Minimum of 3-5 years of management experience (ability to facilitate, direct and motivate). 
• Excellent financial management and accounting skills and experience. 
• Strong problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolving skills. 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Accounting Systems 
• Excellent customer service and communication skills (oral and written). 
• Must be able to contribute to a positive work environment with a commitment to social justice.

How to apply

Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to or 203-469-4871 (fax).

About the organization

Connecticut Food Bank (CFB) is one of two Feeding America member food banks addressing hunger and food insecurity in the state of Connecticut. Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks across the U.S. serving 1 in 7 Americans through a network of 60,000 food pantries. CFB currently provides food assistance to approximately 145,000 people monthly through our network of 650 Member Agencies (food pantries, meal sites, shelters, and other community programs) and through our Direct Service programs (Mobile Pantry, Kids Backpack, Senior Boxes and GROW Up With Nutrition). In FY2018, CFB distributed 24 million pounds of food (20 million meals), 86% through our 650 Member Agencies and other programs and 14% through our 45 monthly Mobile Pantry sites. CFB’s six-county service area accounts for two-thirds of state’s total food insecure population. CFB has a state-of-the-art central warehouse and headquarters in Wallingford, an 86,000 square foot facility built in 2015 and a secondary distribution warehouse leased in Bridgeport.

Additional information

The Controller will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of an $11.5 million operations budget which includes finance, accounting and reporting activities. This position will ensure financial information is timely, accurate and compliant with relevant accounting principles and best practices. Reports to the Chief Financial Officer.