Global Controller

Global Controller

Global Controller

Global Controller

Published
August 24, 2023
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Category
Position type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel required?
Occasionally
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified

Description

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

Corus International is seeking a Global Controller within the Finance and Administration Department.

This is a hybrid position and will be based in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC office. However, since the Finance & Administration staff sits in our Baltimore office; if selected candidate works from our DC office, he/she will initially be required to commute to our Baltimore office twice (2X) a week.

The Global Controller is a key leader of the Finance and Administration function supporting Corus financial management. This role is responsible for ensuring that the US based accounting, treasury, and statutory and management reporting systems and policies provide high quality, timely data and analysis for strategic decision support. The Global Controller reports to and works collaboratively with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on strategic matters, including the setting of departmental and inter-departmental priorities, as well as representing Finance in cross-organizational working groups.

Responsibilities:

  • The Global Controller has responsibility for general and international accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and cash management.
  • Ensures the integrity of the financial systems and related data which are the basis for all internal and external financial reporting.
  • Leads the development and oversight of required financial systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Manages the annual external audit and ensures compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable regulatory and governance requirements including internal policies and procedures, donor requirements, and municipal bond covenants.
  • Provides timely strategic decision support for the Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders.
  • Serves with the CFO as key staff for the Finance Committee of the Board and will stand in for the CFO in their absence.

Supervisory:

The Financial Team to be managed is currently 15 staff, with 4 direct reports responsible for (1) general accounting and cash management, (2) consolidation and financial reporting, (3) financial planning and analysis, and (4) international finance (field office oversight and support). Corus utilizes MIP for general accounting and Adaptive as the database for management performance reporting.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience, including 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as Controller for an international NGO with a minimum annual budget of $50 million and operating US Government funded programs in at least 10 countries.
  • An active CPA with a minimum of 3 years of experience with a large regional or national CPA firm is preferred.
  • Experience working with various non-USG public donors (e.g., EU, FCDO).
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government regulations.
  • Experience with MIP or similar systems for general accounting and database reporting applications like Adaptive.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and innovative problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, including recruiting, training, and development of staff.
  • Effective communicator, able to convey complex financial matters to non-financially trained professionals.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentations skills along with fluency in English are required, additional fluency in French and/or Spanish would be desirable.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • The physical requirements that may be needed to execute responsibilities may include bending, standing, and walking, etc.
  • The mental requirements that are essential to satisfactorily executing the responsibilities outlined in this job description include, but not limited to: learning new tasks, comprehending, and retaining information, completing tasks independently, effectively communicating verbally and in writing, demonstrating proficiency in using computer software to perform assigned tasks.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities for the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All positions are required to perform any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor. Global positions that are bound by contracts will not be changed without notice and approval.

Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • Corus has a hybrid work policy, allowing work to be done remotely; 2-3 days/week minimum in the office is required. The employee must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.
  • This position must be able to travel as required for standard domestic business purposes with the ability to operate from the organization's Baltimore, MD or Washington, D.C. office at least 2 days per week with travel periodically to the alternate office.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • The physical requirements that may be needed to execute responsibilities may include bending, standing, and walking.
  • The mental requirements that are essential to satisfactorily executing the responsibilities outlined in this job description include, but not limited to: learning new tasks, comprehending, and retaining information, completing tasks independently, effectively communicating verbally and in writing, demonstrating proficiency in using computer software to perform assigned tasks.

Please provide your minimum salary requirement in your application.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Zero Tolerance to Abuse

As a member of the Corus Family, each employee is expected to:

  • Help to develop and maintain an environment that welcomes and develops a diverse workforce.
  • Foster a work environment where everyone feels valued and included.
  • Support employees' evaluation and promotion processes based on skills and performance.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all members of Corus family, stakeholders in general, and particularly for the communities we serve.
  • Follow Corus Code of Conduct helping to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment, sexual abuse and exploitation, and trafficking in persons.
  • Adhere to the Organizational Core Values
Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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