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Title

Controller 

Position Controller  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage Competitive annual salary and benefits package based on education and experience to be disclosed during the phone screen.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Administration Office  
Position Requirements
  • SAL Family and Community Services requires all employees, including new team members, to be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and show acceptable proof of documentation by the date of hire. SAL Family and Community Services will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related Business degree with a minimum of three years related experience to include oversight of internal controls of an accounting department, diverse funding sources, and annual financial audits with at least two years of experience in a supervisory level position.
  • Effective communicator with ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.
  • Problem solver and critical thinker to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality; need to be seen as a team player committed to lifelong learning; hands-on employee with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the mission is essential. Maintain high attention to detail. Ability to proofread and make edits as necessary. Highly developed organizational skills and ability to multi-task are required.
  • Must be willing to travel in and out of the community. Current, valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance required.
  • This position is required to regularly remain in a stationary position, move or traverse, and use hands, fingers, and vision to operate computers. The employee must be able to lift 10 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing aids may be used to have capacity for normal range required for seeing/hearing children, greeting visitors, answering phones, and interacting with others. This position works indoors.
 
Description

SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS), home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Centers, is searching for a Controller who is accountable for the accounting operations to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.

Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Accounting Functions (70%)

  • Provide leadership, oversight, organization, reporting and compliance of agency financials, including but not limited to, dollars received and paid to Iowa and Illinois DHS, Illinois DCFS, Child Care Aware, Friendly House, Illinois and Iowa CACFP, Illinois Child Care Resources & Referral, Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships subsidy, Illinois State Board of Education and any other future or assigned agencies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, procedures, and accounting systems relating to financial management, budget, and accounting.
  • Verify the accuracy and reconciliation of invoices, billing, and other accounting documents or records.
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Establish and complete audit functions involving review of accounting and administrative controls.
  • Establish system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems.
  • Prepare, analyze, and monitor month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financials to forecast financials, and provide monthly updates to program directors
  • Prepare, analyze, and monitor annual budgets for programs while collaborating with program directors.

Contract-based Functions (15%)

  • Stay current on the rules and regulations regarding proper use of State and Federal Grant funds.
  • Perform quality control reviews and audits of CACFP, DHS, CCR&R CCAP contracts to ensure timely submission, accurate reporting, and contract compliance.
  • Oversee activities related to the procurement, execution, and reporting of contracts to include Illinois IDHS and Illinois and Iowa CACFP.
  • Facilitate and organize new contract ventures, contract reapplications, and vendor procurements.

Supervisory Responsibilities (15%)

  • Manage employees ensuring all personnel in compliance with state, licensing, and other regulatory stipulations
  • Plans, assigns, and directs workload for staff while appraising performance, creating and monitoring professional development plans, rewarding and disciplining employees, and resolving personnel issues.

Benefits and Perks At SALFCS, not only are we committed to serving our communities, we’re committed to our employees!

  • Paid time off
  • Paid meal break
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer contributions up to 6%
  • Pet insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial support for buying a house in Rock Island through the Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • A schedule typically between Monday – Friday
  • A welcoming environment where you can be yourself and surround yourself with diverse, skilled, caring professionals as teammates!
 
About the Organization Mission



SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.



About Us



SALFCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.



SALFCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.


 
EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Open Date 1/14/2022  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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