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Controller (CPA required)

Employer
First Book
Location
Washington D.C.
Closing date
Oct 15, 2022
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Job Details

First Book has a mandatory covid-19 vaccination policy (medical and religious exemptions permitted)

About First Book:
First Book (https://firstbook.org) believes that education offers children the best possible path out of poverty. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 225 million books and educational materials to children from low-income families. Reaching 5 million children from birth to age 18 annually, First Book has built the country’s largest and fastest growing network of educators serving kids in need. Today First Book reaches 550,000 educators nationwide with thousands more joining every month. In addition to our work in the United States, First Book also distributed books to children in more than 30 countries last year. 

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book harnesses the power of the private sector to advance social change. First Book has also been highlighted for its innovation and impact by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum and in case studies at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (This is a hybrid work environment – not 100% remote)
•    Planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing all accounting aspects of the company including tax reporting, banking, accounting, and budgeting.
•    Manage the financial forecasting process; ensure adequate cash flow and revenue targets.
•    Implement proper metrics for measuring the financial and operating performance of the company and integrate the financial methodology of each of the programs and revenue sources.
•    Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements, management reporting, and Board reporting.
•    Participate in and oversee the preparation of annual tax documents with organization’s accounting firms.
•    Manage the annual financial audit and coordinating activities of external auditors.
•    Oversee the selection, implementation, and maintenance of Accounting and Financial systems.
•    Provide management with information vital to sound financial decision-making processes.
•    Developing and monitoring business performance metrics.
•    Supervise and manage the workflow of employees who work under the controller in preparing financial reports, budgets, and financial analysis.
•    Monitor a company’s financial reports and determine ways to reduce costs.
•    Keep up to date on financial markets and the economic environment to help drive recommendations on how to ensure sustainable operations and evaluate new revenue sources.
•    Understand the financials of a company to meet legal requirements and keep the financial state in good standing.

Qualifications: 
•    Candidate must be a certified public accountant.
•    10 years’ experience in a senior level finance or accounting position, nonprofit and/or Controller experience preferred.
•    Exceptional financial analysis skills/capabilities/experience.
•    Experience in development, implementation and management of corporate strategy and budgeting in a company during a rapid growth period.
•    Ability to provide leadership and coordination of financial functions and their applications toward larger vision and strategy.
•    Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management about the finances of the organization and explain financial recommendations.
•    Proven attention to detail, organization, and project management skills.

Education and Experience:  
•    BA/BS; Concentration in Finance or Accounting preferred. 
•    CPA required,
•    MBA/MAc desirable 

TO APPLY:
Candidates are invited to submit a resume, and a cover letter that details your interest in the position to http://firstbook.force.com/careers.  If you need assistance applying, please contact us at 202-499-5935.

All full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
•    Hybrid work environment - can work from home and office 
•    Dental & medical insurance
•    Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage
•    Vacation leave
•    Sick leave
•    Twelve Annual Holidays
•    401K and employer matching pension contribution
•    Transportation benefits

See what First Book has been up to!: 
https://www.facebook.com/FirstBook
https://twitter.com/firstbook
https://www.youtube.com/user/firstbook
https://www.instagram.com/firstbookorg/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-book/
 

Company

First Book (https://firstbook.org) believes that education offers children the best possible path out of poverty. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 200 million books and educational materials to children from low-income families. Reaching 5 million children from birth to age 18 annually, First Book has built the country’s largest and fastest growing network of educators serving kids in need. Today First Book reaches 500,000 educators nationwide with an additional 1,000 joining every week. In addition to our work in the United States, First Book also distributed books to children in more than 30 countries last year. 

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book harnesses the power of the private sector to advance social change. First Book has also been highlighted for its innovation and impact by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum and in case studies at Columbia Business School, Wharton Business School, the Yale School of Management, and the London School of Economics. Finally, Charity Navigator recently awarded First Book its highest rating, including a perfect score for Accountability & Transparency.
 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
(202) 393-1222
Location
1319 F St NW, Suite 1000
Washington
DC
20004
United States
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