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Title: Controller

Reports To:  President & CEO

About United Way of Northern Utah: United Way of Northern Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which serves Weber, Box Elder, and Morgan counties. Its mission is to Unite people and organizations to build a healthy, stable, and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive. Website:

Goal:  United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and dynamic leader who will play the critical role of guiding UWNU’s Finance and Admin team.  The Controller will interact and engage with all departments and aspects of the organization’s finance work.  We move quickly to meet changing needs in our community, the Controller sets a strong foundation of backbone support as a leader to assist with mission advancement; overseeing and monitoring department budgets with various, multiple, braided funding sources which can include federal and state grants, foundation grants, individual donors, and workplace giving campaigns.  

Summary of Work:

The Controller is directly responsible to perform and oversee all financial and accounting needs and supervise and assist Human Resources Manager over information technology, admin and human resources.  You will serve as a vital member of United Way’s Senior Leadership Team reporting directly to the President and CEO, engaging closely with all UWNU departments and teams in all aspects of the organization’s budget and finance.   You will help facilitate the Finance and Audit Board Sub-committee and work closely with Board Members and staff to ensure regular meetings and outcomes.  This position will work closely with the Resource Development team to support and help track fundraising efforts as they work to grow philanthropic revenue.  You will oversee all aspects of the building including building and yard maintenance, tenant management, building revenue etc.and help facilitate the Building Board Sub-committee.   

Direct Reports:

  • Staff Accountant 
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Grants Fiscal Manager
  • Human Resources Manager 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all Finance Functions and Team 
  • Policies and Procedures -
    • Financial development and oversight of Financial Policies, Procedures and Departmental Controls
    • Maintain compliance with accounting standards, government regulations and tax laws
    • Oversee and assist with update of HR Policies and Procedures and Employee Handbook
  • Accounting
    • Management of Chart of Accounts and General Ledger
    • Monthly journal entries and close cycle (Pledge Revenue, Expenses, Payroll, etc.)
    • Maintain and test Internal Controls
    • Monthly Reporting Package: Statement of Activities/Income Statement (Restricted and Unrestricted Funding) + Cash Flow and Forecasting (Liquidity) + Budget vs Actual with updated Forecasts
  • Payroll -
    • Review and approve  bi-weekly payroll submission
    • Ensure correct payroll allocations 
    • Coordinate and reconcile benefits with Human Resources
  • Budget
    • Prepare and manage annual budget process
    • Prepare Budget adjustments as needed 
    • Monthly Budget monitoring and B vs A report to the Board
  • Grant Management -
    • Oversee Grant Billings and Reporting
    • Ensure Grant Compliance
    • Coordinate financial information for program audits
  • Reporting -
    • Manage Annual Independent Audit and Single Audit as necessary
    • Oversee annual 990 submission (option to have completed by auditing firm)
    • United Way Worldwide financial reporting 
    • Monthly Budget vs Actual reports to Program Directors
  • Technology - Lead on any technology changes affecting financial processes
  • Board Committee Management - Manage the Audit and Finance,  Investment, and Building committees and support the HR Committee.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or 10+ years in financial leadership 
  • 5+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and ability to set applicable controls
  • Grant management experience 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present information and interact effectively with CEO, Resource Development, Marketing, Board of Directors, and Senior Leadership team
  • Advanced Excel, Word, Outlook, and Google skills

Additional Required Competencies:

  • Drives Vision and Purpose - Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action. 
  • Task Management - Prioritizing, delegating, and managing tasks; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Adaptability- Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. Ability to work independently and collaborate on cross-functional team
  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems 
  • Action Oriented - Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm 
  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills - The ability to relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people 
  • Flexibility in workday; be able to occasionally work early mornings and evenings

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in accounting or related field, CPA
  • 3-5+ years of nonprofit work experience
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • Board and committee management experience
  • State and Federal Grant management experience  
  • Significant administrative experience as a Director or Department Head in a non-profit/LEA/public organization. 
  • Andar Software, Blackbaud, or similar Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) related experience

Physical Requirements: The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, and exchange accurate information interpersonally or through communication devices. Must be able to learn new systems and procedures, prepare and analyze data and figures; constantly operate a computer and other standard office machinery.  The position requires occasional movement throughout the office to access files, papers, or move supplies weighing up to 15lbs.  Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

Wage:  Based on experience and qualifications with competitive benefits package (health, dental, vision, and 403B match of up to 10% after one year of employment)

Hours: Full-time exempt

Location: Ogden, UT

Closing Date: November 15th or until filled

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Melissa Kloz, 

NOTE: The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the person employed.  Also, the statements do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.