Under the direction of the SVP – Accounting & Finance and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the Controller will administer all procedures and functions of the Accounting Department of the Association Office.  The Controller relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and supervises and directs the work of others.  Position requires the ability to work independently and to make decisions on accounting matters.


Produce all internal financial reports timely and accurate.
Prepare documents and GAAP entries for the monthly GAAP statements, quarterly compilations and the annual audit. Consolidate the GAAP statements
Interface with external auditors as the primary contact for major areas such as revenue, cash, certain other assets and liabilities, fund balance, accounts payable
Coordinate and work directly with auditors to complete the quarterly compilations
Work with SVP – Accounting & Finance concerning financial systems, internal controls and treasury function
Overall responsibility for the general ledger.  Review and integrate, reconcile and balance entries from branches and Metro.
Serve as primary Treasury Services contact with banks and bond/swap holders and manage treasury functions
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics for job responsibilities, i.e. researching issues, enhancement; training/assisting accounting staff, branch trainings and day to day questions and updating/creating new reports.  Point person for any upgrades/patches including testing coordination etc.
Have detailed working knowledge of Personify and how to run reports, understand transactions, perform research and understand interaction with the general ledger
Work with IT on Personify system and changes/problems that affect financials and accounting procedures.
Manage NC state compliance matters such as sales tax returns and the escheat process and filings
Prepare all payroll and benefit entries and perform selected payroll audits
Supervise accounts payable staff and oversee procedures on areas such as the credit card program etc.
Key Administrative user of accounts payable e-procurement system.
Assist in the preparation of reports to outside agencies
Manage the general ledger side of the budget process including the budget templates, integration to Microsoft Dynamics, reconciling, reports including annual impact.  Provide on going support to branches and Metro departments on budget matters.
Perform integrations from Raisers Edge software to Microsoft Dynamics and work with the Financial Development department on any issues/changes that affect financials and accounting procedures.
Develop, manage and coordinate financial projects as needed.
Position requires the ability to work independently and make decisions on accounting matters.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and
perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to
another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an
openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of ten years of relevant accounting experience with a minimum of seven of those years in a highly complex, multi-location entity
Superior attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to relate to other employees in a positive manner, emphasizing cooperation and teamwork.  Ability to train employees regarding accounting procedures, policies, budgets, etc.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Not-for–Profit reporting standards
Thorough knowledge of internal controls
Strong communication, to include written, verbal & presentation skills


Four year college degree in accounting, finance or business preferred
CPA preferred


Perform repetitive motions
Sit for extended periods of time
Push, pull and lift up to 30 lb.
Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.

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