Controller (remote)

Company: Inclusive Prosperity Capital

Location: Hartford, CT

Job Function: Accounting


Background

Inclusive Prosperity Capital, Inc. is a not-for-profit investment fund thriving at the intersection of clean energy finance and community development. Our team is focused on connecting investment capital with mission-aligned organizations, clean energy projects, and community initiatives in traditionally underserved markets.
We believe everyone should have access to the benefits of clean energy. We can change the conversation in underinvested neighborhoods and markets, helping to deliver Inclusive Prosperity.
For more information about IPC, please visit us at: https://www.inclusiveprosperitycapital.org/

Summary

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

IPC seeks a hands-on Controller with the desire to lead and develop a growing Accounting & Fund Administration team. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of progressive experience in accounting roles, preferably with experience in fund accounting, and leadership roles such as accounting manager or controller. Expertise in US GAAP, compliance requirements, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software such as Oracle NetSuite and Salesforce are highly valued. A qualified candidate will perform various general accounting functions and activities for IPC and its affiliated entities, as detailed below.As a Controller, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact our mission-driven organization through strategic financial leadership, enhancing internal controls and compliance, and guiding financial operations and team development. In this role, you’ll be a key partner in financial reporting, compliance, and team leadership, supporting the growth and strategic objectives of IPC.

This role is intended to be a remote role and may require the candidate to travel to our Hartford, CT office as needed regularly. This role requires the employee to reside within Eastern or Central Time Zones in the contiguous United States. The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer.This role is perfect for a highly efficient and experienced leader who is seeking to play a crucial role in a national, mission-driven organization making a global impact.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to)

(Percentages are approximate estimations and may vary as needed.)
Financial Leadership and Compliance (55%)
 
  • Daily Operations and Training: Leading daily activities within the accounting department, supporting financial programs, and offering guidance to both current and new staff members to enhance their skills.
  • Financial Statements and Reporting: Managing the creation and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including detailed schedules for over 40 subsidiaries, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Policy Development and Internal Controls: Collaborating with the CFO and senior leadership to manage and develop accounting policies and procedures. This involves ensuring adherence to internal controls, GAAP, and government accounting standards.
  • Audits and Tax Filings Coordination: Overseeing the coordination with outside accountants for annual financial audits and all necessary tax filings. This task includes handling the filing of IRS Forms 990, 1120, and 1065, as well as state and local sales and property taxes.
  • Expansion Support: Monitoring tax nexus issues during expansion phases, coordinating with the legal department for necessary registrations.
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with all loan agreements, contracts, and banking relationships, and coordinating quarterly and annual reporting with the Asset Management department.
 
Strategic Financial Reporting (25%)
 
  • Insightful Financial Reporting: Preparing monthly financial reports and budgets that offer valuable insights to company leadership, aiding in strategic decision-making.
  • Quarterly Reports for Stakeholders: Producing quarterly financial analyses for leadership and investors, providing a clear view of the company’s financial health and progress.
  • Process Improvement: Actively seeking and implementing new processes, workflows, and systems to improve efficiency and allow the accounting infrastructure to scale effectively with the company’s growth.
Team Leadership and Development (20%)
  • Guidance and Support: Providing continuous training, guidance, and support to the accounting team, promoting a culture of collaboration and efficiency.
  • Professional Development: Identifying training needs and delivering necessary education to ensure team members are up-to-date with industry standards and possess the skills needed for their professional growth.
Other Duties as Assigned: Other assigned duties may include, but are not limited to, engaging in other business and partnerships as directed by the Chief Financial Officer.
JEDI-B Commitment: This role requires a commitment to always leading and adhering to IPC’s core values by consistently fostering justice, equity, diversity inclusion, and belonging (“JEDI-B”) both internally and externally. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ongoing willingness to learn about the environmental and economic impacts of our work.Travel: Up to 20% travel required.

Conditions: This role requires a dedicated workspace with a desk and chair and a reliable broadband connection of at least 20MB download speed and 8MP upload speed. The workspace should be quiet and free of distractions. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and travel as needed.

Above all, the ideal candidate will be eager to learn and strive for continuous improvement. This is a unique opportunity to learn and grow in a mission-driven organization, applying your clean energy experience and playing a key role in a growing, mission-oriented organization. We embrace an “all hands” approach, and successful candidates will be enthusiastic contributors. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will have a high level of visibility throughout the organization.

Requirements

Education & Experience:
The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field with an emphasis in accounting. A Master’s in Accounting or related field and/or CPA preferred. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in Accounting, Banking, Finance, or a related field, experience leading accounting teams with direct reports, preferably as an accounting manager or controller with fund accounting experience.
Skills:
IPC seeks candidates who exhibit both mission alignment and professional competency in the following areas:
  • Expertise with US GAAP and Compliance Requirements: Possessing a solid understanding of GAAP, is vital for ensuring financial statements’ accuracy and compliance. Indicating a strong commitment to maintaining organizational integrity and adherence to financial regulations and standards.
  • Advanced Expertise in Microsoft Excel: Featuring high-level proficiency in Excel, facilitating complex financial analyses, budgeting, and reporting tasks with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Accounting Software: Exhibited by adept use of essential tools for financial analysis, reporting, and data management, enhancing productivity and precision. Preferred experience with Oracle NetSuite, Salesforce, and loan servicing platforms.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Able to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions, demonstrating resilience and versatility in managing diverse tasks and projects.
  • Independent Initiative and Strong Work Ethic: Demonstrated drive and project management skills with the ability to progress with minimal supervision, motivated by a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Trustworthiness and Analytical Thinking: Known for integrity and a methodical approach to problem-solving, applying analytical skills to develop thoughtful, effective solutions.
  • Excellent Time Management and Organizational Skills: Proven ability to consistently prioritize tasks effectively, communicate progress on tasks, and manage time efficiently while maintaining high standards of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional Verbal and Written Communication Abilities: Enhancing the existing skill set with superior communication skills, is crucial for clear reporting, collaboration, and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization. Demonstrated expertise in communicating effectively, tactfully, and courteously through oral and written communications.
  • Fund Accounting Experience: Experience with working with multiple subsidiaries or funds that have intercompany accounting and eliminations.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability and climate impact: Share our commitment to environmental sustainability and contribute to our mission through your financial expertise.
  • Inclusive Leadership: Demonstrated commitment to ensuring workplace inclusion and belonging of all team members.
 
Above all, an ideal candidate will be eager to learn and grow in a dynamic, collaborative, fast-paced team environment.Up to 20% Travel required.

Compensation and Benefits

IPC offers a comprehensive total rewards package that includes:
  • Salary range of $100,000 to $115,000 commensurate with experience and skills
  • Generous benefits package that includes:
                o   Medical
                o   Dental
                o   Vision
o  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
                o   Dependent Care/ Medical Flexible Spending Account
                o   Life/AD&D/STD/LTD Insurances
  • Up to 6% 401K employer match
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student loan repayment options
  • Generous holiday (includes 15 paid holidays), vacation, sick, and PTO (including paid time to volunteer!)
  • Summer Fridays (Friday half-days in the summer months)
  • A commitment to work-life balance
  • Inclusion, diversity, and belonging as workplace priorities
  • Location flexibility: This remote role requires regular travel to our Hartford, CT office. Preference for those that live near or within the Hartford, CT region.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY 

 
IPC is an equal employment opportunity employer. Please review our Careers page for our detailed policy.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
If you need an ADA accommodation in the application process, please email us to request accommodations careers@inclusiveteam.org with “Controller” in the subject line.
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Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.