Employment Type:

Full time


Spokane, WA


$68,000-$87,000, DOE

Application Contact:

Shelly O'Quinn, CEO

Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Controller is responsible for providing fiscal, investment, and administrative management resulting in a clean audit, and approved annual budget and ongoing care of the financial resources of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Prepares financial statements, budget reports, forecasting, variance analysis, quarterly payroll reporting and other financial information
·       Responsible for daily work priorities for the department and cash management
·       Oversees the daily operations of the Finance department
·       Maintains the accounting system and all fiscal records including bank reconciliations and payroll records according to retention requirements
·       Prepares the annual budget in partnership with the CEO
·       Prepares for the annual audit, audited financial statements, IRS Form 990, charitable trust returns, and supporting organizations 990’s
·       Trains, assigns work, evaluates and guides department staff
·       Oversees the recruitment, reclassifications, disciplinary actions, promotions, and terminations of department staff
·       Performs other tasks and duties as assigned
Secondary Responsibilities
·       Acts as the staff liaison for the Finance/Investment Committee, Investment Consultant, and staff representative for Donor-Designated Advisors
·       Performs special projects as assigned by the CEO
·       Participates and contributes in multi-department projects headed by the project leader
Position Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. 
·       Five (5) years’ experience in a senior level accounting position. Experience in not-for-profit or Foundation accounting preferred.

·       Proficient in computerized accounting and payroll software programs
·       Expert user in Excel and experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and internet platforms
·       Effectively provides analysis and reporting of financial data
·       Advanced knowledge of budgeting and forecasting
Physical Abilities: 
·       Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to:
o   Sit for prolonged periods of time;
o   walk and climb stairs;
o   operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard;
o   and utilize verbal and written communication to exchange information
o   Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors
o   occasionally stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist;
o   lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 20 pounds;
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:
·       Adaptability:  ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
·       Interpersonal Skills:  ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations.
·       Judgment:  ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
·       Language Ability:  ability to read, and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, staff, clients, customers, and the general public.
·       Mathematical Ability: ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply accounting principles.
·       Problem Solving Ability:  ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
·       Quality Management:  ability to complete duties, on time and with precision; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work
·       Supervisory Skills:  ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws.  Applicable supervisory responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, training, and coaching employees, planning, assigning and directing work, reviewing performance, appraising/disciplining employees when necessary and addressing complaints and questions and resolving problems
Work Environment:
The employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels.

​To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to
​​Position open until filled.  Application review begins October 23, 2017.
Inland Northwest Community Foundation
421 W. Riverside, Suite 606
Spokane, WA, United States
Phone: 509-624-2606

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