Controller

The position of Controller in the Division of Finance & Accounting is currently available. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please notify Human Resources in writing.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title: Controller

Division: Finance & Accounting

Designation: Non-Unit

Reports to: Director, Finance and Accounting

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages day-to-day divisional financial accounting activity.
  • Recommends budgetary policies and practices and participates in formulating projected budgets.
  • Reviews actual performance against budget, researches variances, and recommends adjustments.
  • Prepares and reviews capital budgets and expense budgets.
  • Supervises maintenance of general ledger, accounts payable and preparation of billing invoices.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries and monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Manages payroll function in accordance with provisions in union contracts and non-unit agreements.
  • Supervises special programs as assigned.
  • Implements Association policies and personnel procedures, including hiring, daily supervision, performance evaluation and employment related actions for direct reports.
  • Advises and assists local associations on financial and tax matters.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages day-to-day financial accounting activities, including payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting and internal control processes.
  • Manages financial reporting for parent and subsidiary companies, including consolidated reporting.
  • Manages the preparation of audit requests and data for the annual financial audit.
  • Recommends budgetary policies and practices.
  • Manages the annual budget preparation process.
  • Reviews actual performance against budget, researches variances, and recommends adjustments.
  • Prepares and reviews capital budgets and expense budgets.
  • Manages the proper reimbursement of expenses in accordance with union contracts and non-unit agreements.  
  • Manages the maintenance of the automated expense reporting system.  
  • Manages the calculation and monitoring of financial ratios and projections.  
  • Manages the maintenance of the general ledger and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Manages the preparation of billing invoices.  
  • Supervises special programs such as the local office support program, as assigned. 
  • Implements Association policies and personnel procedures, including hiring, daily supervision, performance evaluation and employment related actions.
  • Coordinates and schedules year end activities with outside auditors.
  • Manages proper accounting for fixed assets.
  • Recommends and manages changes in automated financial systems.
  • Participates in the development of Association accounting policy and administers approved accounting procedures.
  • Assists department heads in the preparation and administration of their operating budgets.
  • Coordinates the preparation of expense allocations used in the agency fee calculation.
  • Manages the annual taxable meals and mileage calculation for inclusion in w-2’s.
  • Conducts special accounting studies and analyses, cash flow, cost analysis and prepares reports.
  • Advises and assists MTA local associations on financial and tax matters.  
  • Maintains MTA’s IRS group exemption listing.  
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation of MTA and related entities federal and state tax filings.
  • Manages the preparation of required outside financial reporting, such as the 150E filing with the MA Division of Labor Relations.  
  • Serves as Director in the Director's absence.
  • Serves as staff consultant to committees and groups as requested.
  • Carries out responsibilities with a positive, cooperative spirit.
  • Develops internal auditing procedures and assures compliance.
  • Manages and supervises direct reports in a positive manner, provides feedback on a regular basis, assures staff development and training, provides motivation to employees to enhance job performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, MBA or CPA beneficial.
  • 5 years experience in managing a financial accounting operation.
  • 5 years financial accounting experience, including financial reporting, audit, financial analysis, budget and expense reporting and payroll.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating budget preparation.
  • Cash and investment management experience.
  • Travel required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, database, automated general ledger products and report writer software.
  • Overtime required.
  • Willingness to work as a team member in a fast-paced financial environment.
  • Possess and maintain a positive problem solving, cooperative attitude.
  • Possess a strong work ethic.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this opportunity, submit your cover letter and resume to:

MTA Human Resources
2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171-2119
FAX: 617-570-4961
jobs@massteacher.org

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value our diverse workforce and welcome applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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