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Controller

Job ID
2022-1789
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-NM-Albuquerque
Type
Full-time
Division
Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (LBRI)

Overview

Under limited direction and reporting to the Director of Financial Oprations, the Controller will coordinate and oversee all of the Institute’s daily accounting functions to ensure accurate and efficient financial operations.
 
The Controller will have primary responsibility for ensuring all accounting functions are appropriately and timely completed including accounts payable, billing, payroll, general ledger reconciliation, tax preparation and filing, and monthly closing. Will prepare and review journal entries, perform analysis of monthly financial statements, prepare all necessary schedules for audits and act as the main liaison with the Institute’s external auditor, review payroll reports, prepare annual tax returns (specifically Form(s) 990), act as a point of contact for the Institute’s bank representatives when needed, and perform all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.
 
Will identify staffing needs and available expertise, provide leadership and mentoring to all department staff, direct the recruiting and selection process for all departmental positions, and work with the Human Resources Department as needed on performance evaluations, training and development of staff.

Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field and 7-10 years of directly related progressively responsible accounting management experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Requires a minimum of 2 years of previous personnel management.
 
Must have previous demonstrated experience overseeing the operations of a large accounting department including general accounting, billing, payroll, and tax and financial reporting. 
 
Requires previous experience effectively leading a large team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and the ability to prioritize departmental functions and responsibilities to meet deadlines and goals. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous success in developing professional and effective relationships with both administrative and non-administrative managers and colleagues, and the ability to effectively communicate financial needs to Institute leadership.
 
Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy and discretion; excellent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and strong customer-service skills. Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required. The ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations with solid judgment and discretion is critical, as well as the ability to perform duties independently.
 
CPA strongly preferred.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

As Lovelace is a Federal Contractor, all applicants offered positions with the Institute are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
EEO, including disability/vets
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Companies are an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lovelacebiomedical.org or call 505-348-9400.