“Every day I see the impact of my work on our programs and with our members. I’ve never seen that before coming to Vail Place.” – Finance Staff

“At Vail Place, there’s no us-and-them; administration works side-by-side with members of our programs. This is absolutely my favorite part of working at Vail Place.” – Administrative Staff

Who Are We?

For over 37 years Vail Place has cultivated hope and inspired change to promote mental health recovery. Our unique person-centered, recovery-oriented approach to services is based on the internationally acclaimed Clubhouse Model. As a team member, you will be joining a community where staff and members work side-by-side to foster purpose through shared work, direction through employment, housing, and social recreation, and hope through reconnecting people with their communities. Vail Place is currently going through an exciting time of growth and new opportunities. We are looking for people to join the club and work together in a professional—but informal—environment where they are supported, appreciated, and well compensated.

What is a Vail Place Controller?

The Controller will contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively planning and directing all accounting functions, handling the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for internal and external financial statements, evaluating accounting and internal control systems, and leading departmental staff. This position is responsible for financial reporting and record-keeping, coordination of audit and budgeting functions, and day-to-day accounts payable and accounts receivable activities. The Controller works directly with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to accomplish the agency’s financial goals.

Essential Duties

  • Develops internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Coordinates and directs the financial planning, budgeting, procurements, or investment activities for organization, including annual financial audit preparation. Offer analysis and suggestions on how much activities cost relative to improve their impact to the agency mission.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of accounts payable and receivable, ensuring smooth operations and workflow for finance staff. Ensure recurring entries are accurate and maintained on a timely basis.
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
  • Prepare financial statements, forecasts, budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, vendors, payers and outside entities regarding financial transactions.
  • Develop and maintain systems that ensure the payments in compliance with cash management strategy.
  • Coordinate with finance staff to develop and maintain systems to ensure timely and accurate billing, revenue recognition, and cash collections.
  • Research, prepare and execute financial initiatives such as software and systems implementation and other departmental or agency-wide improvements, as required.

The ideal candidate is one who:

  • Passion for mission-based organizations and a commitment to mental health recovery.
  • Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity to peoples’ stories, past experiences, and trauma,
  • Commits to professional and ethical excellence, and
  • Embodies cultural competence and emotional intelligence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required.
  • Minimum five years’ relative work experience as a Director of Finance, CFO, Controller, Accounting Manager, or equivalent work. Experience within a non-profit environment is necessary.
  • Proficiency with accounting technology, Microsoft Office applications, including advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Must have and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, maintain personal automobile insurance coverage, and have access to an automobile.

Salary and Benefits – $68,000 to ​$82,000 DOQ. Full Benefits Package.

Vail Place, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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