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Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 7:15 AM



Mission Statement:

Father Bill’s & MainSpring is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring is a growing and dynamic social service agency with particular expertise in emergency and permanent housing, job training and placement, and prevention services for individuals and families in need. Over the next five years, our strategic focus includes an increase in affordable, permanent supportive housing, a more efficient model of care for families experiencing homelessness, commitment to an enhanced delivery model to reduce the need for shelter, and improved community relations in order to achieve these goals. Our staff are thoughtful and caring individuals who share our passion for these ideals and creative approaches to helping people improve their lives.

We offer a generous benefits package and a comprehensive orientation and training program, as well as ample opportunities for advancement for qualified individuals who show a commitment to our Mission.

Position Summary:
The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for leading and managing all functions of the Finance Department (department) and providing it with a compelling vision to continuously improve and provide value to the Agency. The Controller is responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of the department, which include: (a) maintaining complete, accurate, timely and reliable financial records; (b) implementing and maintaining clear, up to date, well-understood and properly used processes and internal controls, including implementing new technologic solutions; and (c) partnering with the Agency’s leadership team and program and department leaders to increase their financial management skills and to support resolving their business issues. The Controller ensures that all accounting, financial reporting, planning, analysis and financial compliance needs of the Agency are met, and that the annual budget and audit processes are completed timely and accurately. The Controller is the Agency’s expert on financial accounting standards and Internal Revenue Service Form 990.

The position is full-time and requires 7 years of comparable not-for-profit experience. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required and CPA preferred. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter possessing solid leadership, communication and technical skills with successful prior management experience and strong ethics. The ability to maintain professionalism and composure is required.

The following roles report to the Controller:
- Billing Specialists (one full-time and one part-time)
- Accountant (part- time)
- Cash Receipts Specialist (part-time)
- Accounts Payable Specialist (full-time)
- Accounts Payable Assistant (part-time)

Essential Responsibilities:
- Functions independently overseeing the daily operation of the Finance Department
- Supervises, hires, evaluates and develops finance team members
- Develops and executes annual department goals aligned to the Agency’s mission and goals
- Prepares cash management and financial reports and presents to various audiences
- Supports program leaders by providing financial management tools to assist them to analyze and solve business issues
- Supports program leaders with contract and compliance-related issues
- Ensures the timely filing of the Agency’s contractual financial compliance requirements
- Leads the annual $20M+ budget process with input from department and program leaders
- Oversees the preparations of the Agency’s annual independent audits and acts as the primary contact with the audit firm
- Establishes, maintains and improves financial controls within the department and across the organization
- Oversees the selection and implementation of new accounting software solutions
- Manages the design and revisions to the general ledger to satisfy the Agency’s financial and management reporting requirements
- Supports the CFO and takes lead roles in a variety of significant finance projects, as requested
- Manages the Agency’s banking and risk management relationships with the CFO
- Maintains strong and effective relationships with Agency teams to facilitate seamless reconciliations and submission of other information to Finance
- Maintains strong and effective relationships with banks, lenders, funders, vendors and agency partners
- Understands funder contracts as related to billing and financial reporting
- With input from program leaders, prepares and submits contract budgets, amendments and contracts to funders
- Understands tasks of other positions in the department to ensure adequate backup during absences and emergencies
- Performs other financial projects or duties as they arise

Skills & Competencies:
Empathy: An understanding and empathy for those dealing with homelessness and related issues.
Professionalism: Maintains the highest level of professionalism in the delivery of services, building of relationships, collaboration with co-workers, and representation of Father Bill’s & MainSpring within the organization and the community.
Communication: Speaks appropriately in positive and/or negative conversations with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, donors and constituents; articulates the goals of Father Bill’s & MainSpring.
Record-Keeping: Routine clerical or record-keeping incidental to the essential responsibilities of the job (including, but not limited to, data entry and case file updates).
Job Knowledge: Possesses the practical and technical knowledge required on the job.
Attendance: Acceptable overall attendance record, consistently at work and on time.
Reliability: Relied upon regarding task completion and follow-up. Follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Initiative: Seeks out new assignments and is willing to be flexible with additional duties.
Adherence to Policy: Follows safety and workplace expectations, regulations and processes as defined in the Employee Handbook.
Work Ethic: Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and adheres to the Operating Principles of Father Bill’s & MainSpring and works as part of a team toward a common goal.


● Safety & Security: Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
● Travel: Local travel may be required. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
● Physical Demands: The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Must be able to verbally convey detailed information or important instructions or ideas accurately or quickly. Must be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. Average visual acuity is necessary.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee. Other duties as assigned may be part of the job.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring is an equal opportunity employer.


4-year degree

Father Bill’s & MainSpring has retained CLA Professional Search to assist with the recruitment for the Controller. Send resume and cover letter to

• Location: Brockton

• Post ID: 56077772 massachusetts is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2018