Controller - Vail Valley Foundation


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations, supervise the finance department team and have functional responsibility over accounting, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and reporting.  The Controller will ensure that systems and procedures are in place to support effective program implementation and conduct successful audits. The Controller will work closely with project leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.

In addition, the Controller will partner with the CFO, Executive Leadership, HR and IT staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for reviewing all procedures including bank reconciliations, monthly sales tax returns, account reconciliations, payroll journal entries, and all other month-end reporting.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • 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 preparations with the tax firm.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep executive leadership abreast of financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and treasury functions.
  • Manage restricted fund accounts consisting of both investments and internal cash accounts.
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned.

A successful candidate should possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and a minimum of 7 years working in a similar financial role with career progression.
  • CPA certification or advanced degreed preferred.
  • Non For Profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Capacity to work independently as part of a strong team.
  • Strong leadership, initiative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously with flexibility, the capacity to generate innovative solutions and strategies.
  • Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the daily demands of holding a key position within a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Eagerness to provide support to the greater Vail Valley Foundation staff as available and necessary.
  • Experience with or capacity to learn Microsoft Office Suite, including excel, and prior experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge and Raisers Edge is preferred.

This is a salaried, full time year-round position eligible for all VVF employment benefits.

Salary range is $110,000 – 125,000 based on experience, plus annual bonus.

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:

  • Affordable HDHP employee and family health insurance plan
  • Free dental plan
  • Free vision plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account with company match
  • 401k retirement plans with company match
  • Basic life insurance
  • Short and long term disability plans
  • Flexible time off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Added Perks!
    • Free employee ski pass
    • Tickets to shows at the VPAC and The Amp
    • Discounts at the GFRA concessions
    • Tuition reimbursement

Please send a cover letter, resume and references.


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