Job Opportunity with LifeLinks CLASS

The Controller is responsible for managing all finance and accounting operations including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the agency’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee the operations of the Finance Department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the Department’s goals and objectives
  • Supervise, manage and coach Department staff
  • Maintain, monitor and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures including a robust system of internal controls
  • Develop and implement new systems, procedures, and features to enhance the workflow and operational efficiency of the department
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Direct the month-end and year-end close processes
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and reporting
  • Direct external audits including the annual financial, 403(b) and workers compensation audits
  • Play a leading role in preparing for and executing future business combinations
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer


To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Experience & Education

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in accounting required, an advanced degree in Accounting or MBA preferred
  • CPA/CMA preferred
  • Ten years’ experience in accounting or financial reporting including at least three years working experience in an Accounting Manager or Financial Controller role
  • Five years of supervisory experience
  • Three years’ recent non-profit experience required including at least one year in an Accounting Manager or Controller role, preferably with a social service agency
  • Recent experience working with Commonwealth of Massachusetts contracts
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Must be knowledgeable in establishing and maintaining a strong internal control structure
  • Experience creating and producing financial statements
  • Significant experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills, experience with AccuFund strongly preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Senior Accountant
  • Contract and Billing Administrator
  • Junior Accountant

Interested in joining the LifeLinks CLASS team? Apply for the Controller position now!