The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is seeking a self-directed and experienced Controller to oversee all financial, accounting, tax and inventory system activities. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and plays an important role on the Administrative/Finance Team with the Data Analyst, Data Specialist, Office Manager, and Accounting Assistant/Receptionist. Additionally, the Controller collaborates with the Development Database Manager in the recording of gifts and with the Operations team in the recording of inventory transactions.

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Opportunity type
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

The Controller is responsible for managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data for an accurate accounting of operations results thru the planning, directing and coordinating of all aspects of accounting work, including general ledger, payroll, A/P, A/R, tax, inventory accounting and revenue recognition. The Controller will provide leadership and instructive guidance to the Philanthropy team on restricted gifts and grants, and to the Operations team regarding inventory accounting and transactions.

Application qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with an emphasis in accounting;
•Five to seven years of accounting/financial experience or as an accountant, accounting supervisor or manager handling month-end closings. Nonprofit experience preferred;
•Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license desired;
•Strong computer skills; experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite; database or other system knowledge; MS Navision experience is a plus;
•Knowledge of finance, nonprofit accounting, payroll, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
•Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations;
•Analytical ability to develop and implement system improvements or recommendations;
•Ability to analyze financial data, develop reports and make decisions based on data and GAAP;
•Professional written and verbal communication skills;
•Strong attention to detail and ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines;
•Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with senior executives and colleagues, as well as mentor/lead other team members;
•Position may be required to work occasional evening or weekends based on the needs of the food bank.

How to apply

The position, based in Verona, is full-time with a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply submit a cover letter, resume and three references to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482 or via email to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.

About the organization

Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank serves 25 counties and seven cities in central and western Virginia, from Loudoun and Winchester in the north to the Lexington and Lynchburg areas in the south. We provide food to an average of 130,500 each month through a partner agency network of 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters as well as through special programs for children and seniors offered throughout our service area. Total revenues of approximately $50 million and an operating budget of $11.5 million support the work of 56 employees in four locations, including our headquarters and main distribution center in Verona.

Additional information

The BRAFB is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.