Assistant Controller | Vail Valley Foundation

Assistant Controller

The Vail Valley Foundation (VVF) is seeking a qualified and experienced Assistant Controller. This position reports directly to the Controller and is responsible for contributing to the accounting and financial process to ensure accurate financial reporting and control.

  • Minimum education completion of 4-year college or university, preferably in accounting or finance . MBA, CPA or CMA a plus.
  • Not-For-Profit accounting experience desired with willingness to pursue advanced not for profit accounting certification.
  • At least five years of proven experience in a similar financial role with career progression.
  • Demonstrated success in multi-tasking while maintaining impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the daily demands of holding a key position within a team.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities without detailed instruction and handle competing demands with tact and creativity.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance processes including a solid understanding of GAAP.
  • Proven interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively and develop good working relationships within an organization.
  • A deep appreciation for, and an ability to, successfully articulate the mission and aspirations of the Vail Valley Foundation.
  • Must be proficient in the English language, both written and oral.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel, and prior experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge and Raisers Edge is preferred.
  • Responsible for preparing bank reconciliations, account reconciliations, and month-end reporting.
  • Review payroll journal entries, daily revenue reporting, and miscellaneous accounting entries.
  • Work closely with operations team to manage expenses.
  • Provides analytic and variance reporting to executive team and board members.
  • Fields questions on non-profit revenue recognition standards.
  • Works closely with development team to recognize revenue and expenses of special events.
  • Updates and implements procedural and accounting policies within the finance department and across the greater organization.
  • Is a key contributor to annual external audit and creates reconciliations, work papers, and procedural write-ups.
  • Contributes to 990 preparation with external tax team.

This is a salaried, full time year-round position eligible for all VVF employment benefits. Our employees are a critical part of who we are and employee wellness is an important priority for our organization. As a result, we offer an array of employee benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Employee and family health insurance plan
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance options
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Added Perks!
    • Tickets to shows at the VPAC and GRFA
    • Discounted gym membership options
    • FREE ski pass

Please send a cover letter, resume and references.


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