Hawthorne Valley Association (HVA) is seeking a Controller who will provide oversight, fiscal management, and support to a $15M non-profit organization that has both grant-funded and entrepreneurial initiatives from various revenue streams.
The Controller reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises the Finance team, which currently includes the Accounting Manager, HR Manager, and Accounts Payable Clerk.
The Finance team is responsible for providing a centralized finance function, innovative with technology improvements to streamline processes and procedures, and human resource support services to all branches and departments within Hawthorne Valley Association. In addition, the role must understand the importance of taking a deeper dive into operations to fully support and serve the Organization.
Oversee all financial operations and financial reporting.
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; create and distribute monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments and oversee project/program and grant accounting.
Prepare short- and long-term forecasts of financial performance for use with internal management and external parties.
Supervise payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and human resources functions.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit and tax preparation function with external CPA firm.
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process; support senior management in making budgets for their departments; administer and review all financial plans and budgets and monitor actual results compared to budget.
Manage organizational cash flow, forecasting, and debt requirements.
Maintain and implement systems as necessary for the financial reporting functions.
Develop, implement, and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for activities to include financial accounting and reporting and employee benefit administration.
Comply with Federal and NYS reporting requirements in a timely manner.
Update and implement all necessary business policies and FASB accounting practices.
Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the CEO.
Manage insurance policies and other contractual agreements.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Able to meet deadlines consistently
Collaborative and effective within multiple departmental organizations
Leadership and project management skills and an ability to successfully mentor talented people
Strategic and analytical attributes
Technical knowledge and expertise
This is a full-time exempt position with a starting salary range between $70,000-$90,000 commensurate with experience. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package with health, dental and life insurance, paid time-off, retirement matching up to 5%, Flexible Spending Accounts, tuition remission and a discount at our Farm Store.
To apply, submit a cover letter and current résumé to Ali Calhoun, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
At Hawthorne Valley, we value and strive for social and cultural renewal in our work. We believe that cultivating an environment where everyone can be – and become – the truest expression of their humanity is essential for individual, organizational, and societal health. We know that a diverse community where everyone feels safe and is valued as they are, is a strong community. Hawthorne Valley is committed to creating a diverse coworker body, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
A Bachelor’ Degree in Accounting is required, being a CPA is preferred.
7+ years of experience in private/public accounting working with clients in the $5-$15 million in revenues per year range
Management of people experience is required
Strong technology skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook at a minimum, more applications preferred)
Experience in Blackbaud and Financial Edge NXT, as well as ADP for payroll processing
Experience managing a paperless environment strongly preferred.
Since 1971, Hawthorne Valley has been a place to rediscover our connection to nature, to how our food is grown, and to ourselves as participants in a dynamic social and natural ecosystem.
Through active food production, educational programs for children and adults, ongoing social and scientific research, and the cultivation of a vibrant artistic community, we pursue a modern way of living embedded deeply in the natural world. Our work emphasizes holistic, hands-on learning as well as the social, ecological, and economic importance of agriculture in our daily lives.
Our integrated learning campus sits on a 900-acre Demeter-certified Biodynamic® farm in Ghent, NY, in the Hudson Valley’s scenic Columbia County. Organized since 1971 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, our initiatives include: an early childhood through grade 12 Waldorf school; on-farm education programs; a full-line organic/natural foods and grocery store; an organic/Biodynamic creamery and organic bakery; a 300-plus member organic/Biodynamic CSA; social, ecological, and cultural research groups; teacher education programs; arts initiatives and more.
Our work is based on genuine human relationships, wonder, reverence, and... love of nature, and continued commitment to self-development and lifelong learning in a social context.
For a full description of the organization, see www.hawthornevalley.org