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Position Controller  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $67,826-$78,000 base salary determined by relevant education and experience  

SAL Community Services (SALCS) 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 Department of Human Services, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Child Care Aware, Friendly House, Illinois and Iowa Child & Adult Care Food Prorgram , 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 Child and Adult Care Food Program, Department of Human Services, Child Care Resource & Referral Child Care Assistance Program contracts to ensure timely submission, accurate reporting, and contract compliance.
  • Oversee activities related to the procurement, execution, and reporting of contracts to include Illinois Department of Human Services and Illinois and Iowa Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • 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 SALCS, 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 Community Services (SALCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALCS 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. SALCS 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 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.  
Location Administration Office  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 8/22/2023  

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