Global Controller

Posted 1 month ago

Job Summary

The Global Controller manages, coordinates and analyzes the financial aspects of The Timothy Initiative. The TTI Global Controller ensures the preparation and analysis of all financial reports meet the needs of the organization and comply with all applicable regulations; directs and develops the organization’s international accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives; advises Executive Team of potential changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact international operations and reporting; and maintains an in-depth, and up to date knowledge and understanding of both US and international accounting principles. The TTI Global Controller reports to the CEO.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Global Controller (GC) will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The GC will be involved in supporting presentations to the board and will work closely with the senior executive team.  The GC must be willing to fully grasp and understand our Global Ministry structure, processes, and policies in order to best serve TTI in the future. This position has a potential path to becoming the CFO.

The GC will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of approximately $20 million and supervise a team of 4 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and donor administration. The GC will ensure that TTI has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and the yearly audit. The GC will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.

In addition, she or he will partner with the CEO, the COO and senior leadership, the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.

Spiritual Life

  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as a top priority.
  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of TTI, and faithfully upholds TTI’s ministry in prayer.

Duties & Responsibilities

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • The GC will play a crucial role as part of the global leadership team for TTI’s finance operations, with oversight of the accounting department in Raleigh, along with responsibility of the two finance managers over Asia and Africa and will have the following primary responsibilities.
  • Maintain an in-depth, and up to date knowledge and understanding of US accounting principles (US GAAP and IFRS) and fund-based accounting for non-profits.
  • Supervise and provide quality assurance, along with modeling a culture of continuous improvement across all functions of general accounting.
  • Review, establish, implement, manage and strengthen critical accounting, internal control and reporting policies, processes and associated metrics.
  • Work closely with management team, set standards and drive financial compliance across the entire organization.
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly and quarterly financial statements, as well as lead the annual closing processes.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Prepare all financial related board meeting materials.
  • Ensure consistent standards and tools are utilized in annual budgeting process across the globe and lead the annual budgeting and planning exercise.
  • Manage or serve as global liaison with external auditor to facilitate completion of audit procedures in a timely and efficient manner as needed, as well as in the preparation of the 990.
  • Oversee all financial and project/program accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with program budgets and associated restricted funding throughout the restricted fund period; develop financial reporting materials for all restricted funds and any private foundation grants.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the current finance team, help to clarify roles and responsibilities, and implement training programs to reach optimal individuals and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive supportive work environment.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion for The Timothy Initiative’s Mission.
  • Registered CPA with Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a financial controller or equivalent with supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 7 years accounting and finance experience, with 3 plus years working in a non-profit organization
  • Experience consolidating accounting information across global operations and prepare consolidated financials for audit/tax purposes
  • Track record of being “hands-on” and work directly on details when necessary to get tasks done
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management or board
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including non-finance managers
  • Strong Organizational skills – Proven ability to develop effective work plans, organize details, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Leadership and management skills, having led a diverse team
  • International finance experience
  • Available to travel internationally
  • Familiarity working with Sage Intacct
  • Advanced Excel skills, including Pivot tables
  • Attention to detail
  • Work occasional nights and weekends as required


Preferred Skills

  • Demonstrated success managing and working across a global team, including training and coaching, and passion for developing a global team to achieve the necessary levels of skills and independence to execute their role effectively
  • Experience driving finance transformation and improvement in efficiencies in controls and accounting systems
  • Have led a new accounting software implementation
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strategic thinker and proven success developing a strategic plan
  • Familiarity working with QuickBooks Online
  • Technology savvy with experience overseeing software implementation and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Experience reviewing contracts

Job Features

Employment TypeFull-Time, Exempt

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