The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“UBC”), located in Las Vegas, NV, is currently seeking a Controller. This position reports directly to the General President. The UBC is one of North America’s largest building trades unions with over 500,000 members, throughout several states/regions, working within different crafts/roles including Carpenters, Latherers, Millworks & Cabinetmakers and Pile Drivers.
The Controller is responsible for the overall financial accounting and reporting for the UBC and affiliate organizations, including the Carpenters International Training Fund, Job Corps, Placid Investors and Prism Hospitality. The Controller will ensure that all accounting activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory and UBC procedures. The Controller will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Accounting department and staff, including accounts payable, payroll, expense reporting, accounts receivable, inventory, benefit payments and general ledger for multiple organizations. He or she will also be responsible for the UBC’s financial plans, policies and accounting practices, its relationship with financial institutions, maintenance of its fiscal records and preparation and analysis of financial reports, including financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
Oversee day-to-day accounting operations: Oversee and monitor UBC’s daily accounting operations; Ensure financial and operational accuracy and compliance; Develop, implement and monitor effective accounting strategies, policies, procedures, and financial controls for the UBC; Maintain all financial records for the UBC and affiliate organizations; Maintain adequate levels of liability and other forms of insurance to protect UBC.
Strategic planning: Participate in strategic business planning; Coordinate the annual budgeting process for the UBC and affiliate organizations; Implement short and long-term goals and objectives of the UBC.
Oversee supervision of accounting staff: Provide leadership and direction to 2 accounting staff; Motivate and oversee development of all accounting staff and provide support as needed.
Financial: Oversee maintenance of general ledger and other financial records of the UBC and affiliate organizations, including preparation of cash flow reports and monthly financial statements; Oversee payroll and expense allocations for the UBC and affiliate organizations; Review and approve all day-to-day, routine UBC expenses, and process non-routine expenses at the direction of the General President; Ensure completion of all transfers and other cash management duties for multiple organizations; Coordinate annual audits and work closely with the auditors in the preparation of year end schedules, financial statements, and annual compliance reporting and client work papers
Ensure compliance: Ensure that standard accounting principles are followed in keeping the UBC’s financial records; Coordinate, review and/or prepare all tax reporting requirements and submission of all tax and government filings including LM-2, 990 and political filings; Coordinate information required by/from outside professional advisors or governmental agencies; Maintain understanding of GAAP, GASB, IRC, ERISA and other areas of fiduciary responsibility.
Ensure adequate systems and technology: Ensure accounting systems are maintained and updated to support the UBC’s accounting needs; Assist in the evaluation, acquisition and implementation of accounting technologies/tools as needed.
The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
Work Experience: Minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of high-level, relevant accounting experience required, preferably with a labor union, or other not-for-profit experience; Minimum of seven (7) years of management experience, including direct experience with executive-level decision making and interaction with Executive Management.
Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or associated field required; CPA designation required.
Special Skills or Credentials: Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices, procedures and statements, including governmental regulations, reporting requirements and tax regulations for profit and not-for-profit organizations required; Familiarity with GAAP, GASB, IRC, ERISA and 401(k) plan administration requirements as well as other government legislative regulations related to benefits preferred; Experience and knowledge of industry standard accounting software and general ledger software products along with proficiency in MS Office suite; The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated strong leadership and judgment skills, be detail oriented and highly organized, have strong analytical skills including the ability to interpret financial and operational information, strong project management skills, be a team player and have excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
The UBC is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.
To apply, please send your resume and salary requirements to email@example.com. Please include job reference code 0618UBCCRAI in the subject line or with your application.
Internal Number: 0618UBCCRAI
About The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
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