George Kaiser Family Foundation Controller
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George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF®) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing an equal opportunity for young children in Tulsa, Oklahoma through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services, and civic enhancement. It is a supporting organization for Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF).

Essential Duties

The responsibilities of the George Kaiser Family Foundation Controller include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Financial Reporting

  • Responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for nonprofit foundation with approximately $5 billion Assets Under Management (AUM) in coordination with financial accounting manager
  • Frequency – monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, depending on specific needs of management, board and third parties
  • Manage relationship with external audit engagement teams and ensure audits are completed timely based on internal and external deadlines 
  • Support external tax compliance teams Kaiser Francis Oil Company (KFOC) with information requests and data analysis, including responses to tax audits and assisting in UBI analysis
  • Collaborate with Director of Business Analytics to monitor budget-to-actual performance and prepare enterprise level financial analyses
  • Coordinate information flow, bookkeeping, tax, and audit work for multiple program operations, including separate legal entities, real estate projects, and others; including compliance or regulatory reporting for various entities and tax credit projects
  • Support GKFF investment team in creating portfolio performance reports, coordinate approvals of capital commitments and capital calls, and Mark-to-Market accounting for investment portfolio assets.

Accounting Operations

  • Manage growing accounting team and ensure adherence to or development of strong internal controls
  • Oversee bookkeeping, payment processing, and financial reporting for GKFF’s various operating segments and wholly-owned subsidiary entities
  • Communicate operational and financial information between program teams, accounting staff, management, and external service providers
  • Play a central role in the implementation of a new accounting system scheduled for a January 2025 go-live
  • Research and coordinate with HR on payroll, independent contractors, 401K, and unique HR related accounting issues
  • Regularly partner with the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) accounting and program team to ensure successful outcomes
  • Regularly support needs from other divisions within GKFF® organization
  • Grants management
  • Treasury
  • Investments
  • Other duties as assigned

Risk Management and Process Improvement

  • Design, implement, and monitor internal controls, processes, and guidelines for GKFF® and GKFF’s® operating segments and wholly-owned subsidiary entities
  • Collaborate with grantmaking, program services, investment, management, and administrative teams to improve processes and serve the needs of the Organization

Organizational Development

  • Supervise the work and contribute to the professional development of multiple direct reports and other team members
  • Promote a culture of compliance, transparency, and timely communication in a quickly growing, entrepreneurial organization

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or Finance or related, or equivalent experience
  • CPA
  • Minimum of 5 years developing and successfully managing an accounting team
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations, investment services, or family offices preferred
  • Experience in accounting for revenue (including non-profit revenue), inventory, and cost of goods sold preferred
  • Public accounting, auditing, or tax compliance experience is a plus
  • Experience in Federal and State government grant compliance reporting is a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to the mission of equal opportunity, social justice and equity
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with a team and across departments (accounting, operations and executive)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Customer service mindset
  • Strong skills in managing a diverse team
  • Strategic thinker and collaborator
  • Inherent desire for continual process improvement while celebrating the successes of team members in a positive environment


  • Relocation assistance will be provided, if needed.

Hours and Location

  • Primary location will be at the 7030 S. Yale Ave. Tulsa, OK office
  • A typical work week is Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Hybrid work model – May have the ability to work remotely 1 – 2 days per week. Will need to be available to work from the office as directed. It is anticipated that the Controller will need to primarily work in the office for the first 6-12 months as the team is built out and the new system is being implemented.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings, and non-traditional hours on occasion.