Controller | Vail Valley Foundation


The Vail Valley Foundation (VVF) is seeking an experienced Controller to report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and play an integral role within the greater finance team and across all departments of VVF. The position oversees the two Accounting Managers and the Accounts Payable Coordinator and serves as a member of the VVF Leadership Team.

  • Minimum education completion of 4-year college or university -accounting degree a plus.
  • CPA certification or advanced degree preferred but not required.
  • Not For Profit accounting experience desired.
  • At least five years of proven experience in a similar financial role with career progression.
  • A minimum of two years in a management role having proven the ability to lead others.
  • Ability to work well within a team, managing up at times as well as down.
  • 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.
  • 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 reviewing all procedures including bank reconciliations, monthly sales tax returns, account reconciliations, payroll journal entries, and all other month-end reporting.
  • Updates and implements procedural and accounting policies within the finance department and across the greater organization.
  • Manage the annual external audit and creates reconciliations, work papers, procedural write-ups, and the drafting of the financial statements. Serves as the primary point-person during the external audit.
  • Manages the 990 preparation with the tax firm
  • Creation of monthly financial statements, quarterly bank financial statements and yearly budgets for executive team and finance committee.
  • Organizes and creates schedules within the organization including fixed assets, deferred revenues, and accounts receivable.
  • Creates reports and queries within Raisers Edge and ties them to Financial Edge.
  • Reviews the bi-weekly payroll register and responsible for payroll submission.

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 options
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance options
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Added Perks!
    • Tickets to shows at the VPAC and GRFA
    • Discounted gym membership options
    • VIP tickets to VVF events
    • FREE ski pass

Please send a cover letter, resume and references.


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