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The Controller shall be responsible for the accounting operations of the organization, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintaining an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the organization’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.


1. Oversight of general ledger accounts, reconciliations, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.

2. Maintain and manage a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.

3. Assist in establishing adequate internal accounting controls to safeguard the organization's assets. 

4. Supervisory responsibility of direct reports in the Finance Department, training new staff, and ensuring effective and efficient performance of accounting activities to reach the goals and objectives of the department. 

5. Providing the organization's Chief Financial Officer with timely and accurate financial information to meet government, regulatory, and management information needs.

6. Review, analyze, and prepare month-end general ledger trial balances, financial statements, and board reports.

7. Coordinate the preparation of the annual audited financial statements. Coordinate the timely gathering of all applicable supporting documents and serve as a point of contact for external audit teams.

8. Coordinate preparing the organization’s annual operating budget in collaboration with directors and program managers. Provide complete and timely reporting to executive management for analysis. 

9. Oversee preparation of annual cost reports including; UDS, AHCF, Medicare cost report, Personal Care cost report, Consolidated Fiscal Report, and Managed Care Visits and Revenue report. 

10. Oversee reimbursement and grant disbursement processes for all grants through bi-weekly grant draws, monthly and quarterly grant voucher submissions, required annual reporting, and direct expense reimbursed funding. 

11. Comply with the financial regulations of OPWDD, HCBS, Medicaid, Medicare, HRSA, state and local government contracts, grants, and other funding sources.

12. Maintain oversight of accounts payable and accounts receivable, including adjusting entries and maintaining accurate accountability, reconciliation, and documentation. 

13. Maintain oversight with SSI regulations as the organization’s payee for consumers, assuring SSI income is compatible with consumer wages, receivables, and payables. 

14. Perform other duties as requested. 


1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Master’s degree preferred.    

2. Minimum of 5 years of management experience in the accounting field.

3. Clear, effective communication skills, as well as a mature approach to problem-solving for all types of issues, excellent negotiating skills, and excellent attention to detail.

4. In-depth knowledge of accounts receivable and accounts payable (A/R, A/P), financial reporting, and technology.

5. Financial management skills, including the ability to financially analyze data for operations, budgeting, auditing, and forecasting. 


1. Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs.

2. Excellent hand-eye coordination.

3. Ability to sit for long periods.

4. Ability to tolerate extensive exposure to computer monitor/screen.

5. Ability to tolerate extensive use of computer keyboard.


Cerebral Palsy Association / Community Health Center of the North Country offers excellent, affordable benefits options to eligible employees. Options include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Term Life/AD&D insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and 401(k), as well as other elective programs. We also offer generous time off, including vacation, personal, and sick time, as well as paid holidays.