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Employment Type: Full-Time
The Center for Disability Rights (CDR) is a disability led, not-for-profit Corporation. We provide services to people with disabilities and seniors within the framework of an Independent Living Model which promotes independence of people with all types of disabilities, enabling choice in living setting, full access to the community, and control of their life. CDR works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education. CDR advocates for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities. CDR is based in Rochester, NY. The organization operates a subsidiary licensed home care services agency and provides administrative services to a second nonprofit. The organizations have six locations around New York State, primarily in the Genesee/Finger Lakes region. They employ approximately 250 staff, and over 1,400 attendants work through CDR as a fiscal intermediary providing Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Services to approximately 100 individuals with disabilities. CDR serves over 10,000 people throughout the state and has a budget of more than $40 million. The Controller is responsible for the daily accounting tasks of CDR and its affiliate organizations. The Controller reports to and work closely with the President/CEO. In addition, the Controller partners with the board of directors to monitor financial operations while complying with all applicable regulations, partners with the management team to align company financials with strategic direction, and implements processes to support the business needs of the organization. The Controller must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.
Developing and forecasting budgets. Implementing finance and accounting policies and procedures. Determining effect of potential business decisions on financial policy. Collaborating as company representative with business partners. Cooperating with business units and support functions across company. Ensuring prompt and accurate month-end and year-end close processes. Preparing timely financial statements. Reporting variances. Overseeing accounting operations such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger entries. Ensuring compliance with company and statutory requirements.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent analytical, abstract reasoning skills, and organizational skills. Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
The Controller will be a mature leader with at least 5 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. A successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes: A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Management preferred. At least five (5) years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
Language Required: English
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience: 5-10 years
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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