Controller/Associate CFO

Kelly is a leader in connecting people to work in ways that enrich their lives.  We’re always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, and we help people to ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all work styles in the workplace

Controller/Associate CFO – Philadelphia PA 19131

**Direct Hire**

**Must have Staff Management experience with direct and indirect reports**

**Non Profit/Education/University Industry experience strongly preferred**

**CPA/Masters Degree strongly preferred**

Job Description

  • Reporting to Vice President for Finance
  • Provides strong leadership to facilitate critical planning for the quality and administration of the College's financial services including: accounting, payroll, budgeting, grants and compliance reporting, external audits, internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, and bursar functions.
  • Manage preparation of the College's consolidated and subsidiary financial statements and ensures development, documentation and access to all policies and procedures supporting the accounting and financial service functions at the College; ensuring an appropriate system of internal controls, monitoring financial accounting systems to ensure efficient operations; and reviewing and analyzing accounting data and management reports to ensure that all information properly reflects the College's financial position and results of operation.
  • Lead a dynamic team to plan, develop, and enhance the College's financial service needs to include accounting, financial and compliance reporting, external and internal financial and compliance audits, internal controls, accounts payable, student accounting, cashiering, Bursar's Operations, and the Grant and Contracts Operations. 
  • Focus on strategic oversight and management of the College's financials. 
  • Oversees the financial operations and services of the College, ensuring financial activity is in compliance with all regulations such as GAAP, GASB, SAS, State and federal regulations and with College policies and procedures. 
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for all internal and external financial and compliance audits; manages all audits including compiling documentation, preparing audit schedules and resolving audit issues; addresses outstanding audit issues; coordinates the timely preparation and review of audit schedules, financial statements and reports for internal and external and other stakeholders.
  • Leads and manages the monthly and statutory year-end closing including analysis of trial balances; verifying assets, revenue, expenditures, and fund balance.
  • Monitor accounting systems and data to ensure an efficient and effective operations that facilitates accurate reporting and ensures appropriate internal controls.
  • Supervises and reviews financial analysis; prepares the College's consolidated financial statements and other reports required for internal and external auditors, State regulators, governmental agencies, Board of Trustees and other interested parties.
  • Oversees the Bursar's office to ensure the integrity of student accounts and cashiering including the tracking of accounts receivables.



  • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of progressive, relevant work experience in accounting operations management and finance that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties and responsibilities
  • Comprehensive administrative experience as an accounting supervisor, accounting manager, or controller, preferably from a higher education environment.
  • Experience coordinating external audits; demonstrated experience in process improvement and internal control development, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability to interpret and implement federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to accounting procedures and policies for institutions of higher education.


Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, accounting and finance professionals like you will have access to some of the world’s most respected companies—providing you with challenging, high-visibility projects that can transform your career. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 5,500 finance and accounting professionals last year. Let us help advance your career today.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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