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Job Opening: CFO/Controller, Montana Council

Boy Scouts of America, Montana Council, is hiring a Chief Financial Officer/Controller.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Deadline is December 13, 2018.

The mission of the Montana Council is to help young people make ethical and moral decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  The Montana Council currently serves over 8,000 youth annually with a budget of $25 million – to include $4 million operating, $11 million capital and $10 million endowment – and is growing rapidly.

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for all aspects of accounting operations and the preparation of annual financial forecasts and budgets.  Monitors short and long-term adequacy of financial resources.  Oversees the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, financial accounting systems, and controls required to maintain timely, accurate, and relevant reporting requirements. Selects, develops and evaluates accounting personnel to ensure efficient operation of the function.  Coordinates, administers, and controls financial operations.  Provides tax, insurance, and other reports required by governmental regulations.  Reviews, analyzes, and interprets financial and budgetary reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, systems, and controls (including management and internal accounting controls) which enable timely and accurate financial reporting to the Executive Board, management, regulators, and the giving public.  As part of this function, must remain current with respect to FASB pronouncements and other technical guidance.
  • Provides leadership in coordinating the development of the annual budget and its presentation to and approval by the Executive Committee.  Develops presentations to the officers for purposes of review and approval of the annual budget.  Ensures the budget is provided to the Executive Board and facilitates the timely ratification.
  • Coordinates the annual review of Council benefits plans.  Is the primary liaison with national BSA and independent accountants.  Reviews suggested scope and fees prior to communication with the audit committee.  Coordinates management responses to control recommendations made by auditors.
  • Keeps the volunteer treasurer, Vice President of Finance and Audit Committee Chairman aware of all important matters.
  • Monitors regulatory changes and requirements, such as those of the IRS and various state tax authorities or those imposed by laws such as the Sarbanes/Oxley Act. Determines their applicability to the Council and facilitates compliance as required.
  • Evaluates questions of corporate governance and facilitates changes where required.
  • Assists the Scout Executive and audit committee in oversight of the internal audit function, including level of resources deployed, design of work plan, and review of work product.
  • Provides timely financial information to charity “watchdog” groups.  Information must be accurate but presented and explained in such a manner that the watchdog and potential readers clearly understand the facts.
  • Serves as a member of the contract review team.  Reviews all contracts to be signed by the Scout Executive in order to protect the interests of the Council.  Ensures that funding is adequate and that policy is being adhered to.
  • Responsible for payroll, expense reimbursements and event funding for personnel, including employees at remote locations.  Serves as an escalation point for issues; resolves conflict involving scheduling, resources or technical problems.

Job Competencies:

  • Financial Acumen
  • Leadership Disposition
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Compelling Communication
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Collaboration
  • Driving for Results
  • Empowerment-Delegation
  • Customer Service

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Accounting, Business, Management, or Finance and/or CPA designation.
  • Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).
  • Knowledge and Experience in non-profit accounting.
  • Very strong written and communication skills.
  • Proven management experience and strong interpersonal skills.

Work Environment and Conditions:

  • Duties are performed primarily in an office environment.  Have general competency with office computer applications.
  • Heavy phone/email volume.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and evenings as required.
  • Ability to travel to and from meetings and appointments in locations and times throughout Montana. Driving may be required.
  • Regular lifting required with occasional heavy lifting.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Deadline is December 13, 2018.


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