DECA, a non-profit educational organization headquartered in Reston, Virginia, that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the globe, is seeking a Controller.
Job Responsibilities of the Controller:
Provide support to the Executive Director in the coordination of DECA, Inc.'s financial planning and budget management functions.
Lead the annual budget planning process.
Oversee organization budget and financial transactions, including payroll, AP/AR, and analyze identify opportunities to achieve greater financial efficiencies and internal control processes.
Ensure DECA, Inc.'s accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles and proper accounting controls are maintained.
Prepare monthly journal entries and accounting corrections to ensure accurate accounting records; and reconcile general ledger.
Prepare various financial reports and statements detailing the status of organization funds including monthly financial statements, cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
Meet with budget managers on a monthly basis to track budget progress and review month-end financials.
Oversee the annual audit and filing of the organization’s 990 and ensure legal compliance of all financial activities.
Provide training to budget managers and new employees on using accounting systems as relevant to their role.
Ensure state tax exempt filings and charitable registrations are kept up-to-date.
Review and keep up-to-date all finance policies and procedures for DECA.
Enter payroll into accounting system (Payroll is processed by Justworks).
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of accounting, finance, budgeting and planning for a not-for-profit.
Must be a strategic thinker with the ability to conceptualize and act upon DECA’s financial objectives and operationalize these objectives.
Demonstrate knowledge of laws, procedures, regulations and best practices relating to not-for-profit accounting practices and financial reporting.
Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality and good working relationships, with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
Experience with Bill.com and Intacct preferred.
Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of Office 365 products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Self-starter with excellent follow-through with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
About DECA Inc.
DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs. DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.