9 days old


New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Position Overview

Propeller is seeking a seasoned professional to oversee grant management, finance, and accounting activities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of approximately $2.5mm, including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grants administration, and Social Venture Fund financial management and reporting. The Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with organizational leadership to ensure effective systems and procedures are implemented successfully to prepare for and support annual audits.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of Propeller’s financial status.
  • Assist Propeller’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the Executive Director in engaging the board’s audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program vice presidents; continuously collaborate with program vice presidents to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.


Team Leadership

  • Work closely with program leaders and staff to streamline finance and accounting procedures.
  • Leverage strengths of the current operations team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.


  • Personal qualities of emotional intelligence and maturity, humility, and unwavering commitment to Propeller’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • 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, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance manager


Posted: 2020-07-26 Expires: 2020-08-25

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