Remote | International | Part-time
Aquaya Institute

Part-time Controller

Employment Type: Part-Time: Approximately 15 to 20 hours per month

Location: Off site; works remotely

Job Description

The Aquaya Institute, is expanding our finance department due to recent growth of our worldwide services. As Controller, you will supervise a diverse accountingteam, provide accurate and timely financial statements and manage cash.

Job Overview

The Controller will be responsible for Aquaya all finance and accounting activities, ensure timely, accurate, and complete financial statements.

Position requires approximately 15 to 20 hours per month within a self-managed flexible work schedule. Work to be performed off site. Will require frequent communication with team members primarily during Pacific Time Zone (GMT -8) plus the ability to schedule calls to accommodate a disbursed, world-wide team. Infrequent international travel may be required for team meetings.

Published financial statements are required no later than the 7th working day of the next month. Additionally, the controller will ensure client invoicing is submitted within specified periods.

Reports to the Executive Director.

The Controller will:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to a disbursed, international accounting team.
  • Manage cash and prepare periodic disbursements in multiple currencies.
  • Oversee all accounts and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain and analyze the general ledger accounting records, resolve technical accounting issues and oversee month-end close and general ledger activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate results to the management team.
  • Collaborate, design, implement and review finance systems, policies and procedures to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Manages all fund accounting and reporting, particularly related to restricted contributions and payments.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue and expenditures.
  • Coordinates all audit activity, the preparation of the Form 990, 990T and other required tax returns.
  • Oversee compliance with federal, state and other applicable taxes.
  • Analyze and review accounting administration policies and oversee appropriate internal controls.
  • Monitor benefit plans and contributions; submit annual reports and other required documentation. Coordinate with third-party administrator for year-end compliance and reporting.
  • Supervise, train and provide mentoring to the accounting team.

Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in accounting

Experience Requirements

  • Experience in accounting for Non-profits
  • Familiarity with NGO activities
  • Progressive accounting and financial management experience

Knowledge And Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Able to manage and direct a diverse and disbursed finance team
  • Has a practical understanding current management practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues at all levels in a truly diverse and multi-cultural environment
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to be flexible and reliable in an environment of frequently changing demands
  • Outstanding computer literacy: QuickBooks, Microsoft Office
  • Keeps up with emerging administrative software and technologies
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • Hands-on, with strong analytical and close attention to detail
  • Strong management, problem solving, and planning/organizing skills
  • A collaborative, flexible and team-player style, with a strong service orientation, and demonstrated willingness to share information.

Seniority Level