Congregation Emanu El, a vibrant Reform synagogue in Houston, TX, located near Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, is seeking a Houston based full-time Controller. The Controller develops and oversees financial policies and procedures, monthly, quarterly, and year-end close, the annual budget and the audit. The Controller reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Treasurer and finance related committees. He/She is expected to maintain a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, confidentiality, and timeliness.

Major Responsibilities:
• In consultation with the Executive Director, department heads and the Finance committee, support our annual budgeting process and monthly financial tracking; produce a budget and financial results presentation materials for the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Annual Meeting.
• Monitor annual budget for all departments
• Prepare monthly and annual close of income statement and balance sheet, account reconciliations & G/L analysis
• Direct accounting department activities, such as accounts payable, billing, and payroll, including supervision of a staff of two
• Maintain endowment records and reporting, as well as schedules for Form 990
• Support, lead and fulfill ad-hoc projects, reporting and data requests
• Manage the annual audit, including preparation of schedules, compliance, and response to the management letter
• Track project, campaign, and event costs
• Maintain relationships with Banking and Audit professionals
• Analyze, apply, and improve policies, procedures, and controls

• Bachelor’s degree required; accounting or finance degree or other relevant education/credentials preferred.
• Five or more years of proven financial management experience, not-for-profit is preferred.
• Supervisory experience
• Knowledge of financial procedures and principles
• Grant reporting knowledge (preferred but not required)
• Experience with systems implementation
• Solid organizational skills including high attention to detail and ability to multi-task
• Strong communication skills

• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including the ability to manipulate large amounts of data and perform complex functions within Excel.
• Blackbaud (Financial Edge) software knowledge a plus

• Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of medical or religious exemption

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] No phone calls, please.
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Paid Holidays
  • Other Benefits: Group life insurance, dental and vision available at employee expense.
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-10-01
  • Times this job has been viewed: 167 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Emanu El of Houston, Texas
1500 Sunset Blvd.
Houston , Texas 77005


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