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Controller - Henrico Education Foundation

Posted July 15, 2022

Location: Richmond/Henrico, County VA
Job Type: Full Time – 40 hours per week

Are you interested in being part of a growing non-profit organization? Would you like to play an
important role in giving students the opportunity to succeed?

The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is seeking a full-time Controller.  HEF is the largest education foundation in the state of Virginia and a national leader in the educational foundation sector. The foundation is in a growth mode and is building the staff to magnify impact for more than 48,000 Henrico public school students. Our mission is to strengthen schools by advancing impactful initiatives that improve student outcomes.

The Controller works in collaboration with HEF and school leadership to lead accounting-related activities that support the Foundation’s strategies and initiatives to strengthen instruction and support Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS). The Controller will be responsible for financial management, record keeping, preparation of financial reports, audit functions and budgeting for the Foundation.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets,
  • shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports;
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, financial software and reporting systems ensuring policies and
  • procedures are in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements;
  • Prepare materials for audit and consult with auditors;
  • Provide data for foundation treasurer, board of directors and finance committee;
  • Prepare checks for signature by CEO, Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, Board Chair or Treasurer;
  • Accounts payable – issue payments for invoices and volunteer/staff reimbursements with expenditures appropriately categorized in chart of accounts and class codes;  
  • Lead a process with CEO and Finance Committee to prepare and approve an annual operating budget;
  • Maintain highly organized filing system; invoices/reimbursements, payroll, insurance information, reconciliations, and other financial records;
  • Lead Foundation planning and development of operating and fund account budgets, and control expenditures against budget;
  • Ensure the maintenance of financial records and recordkeeping systems, including grant/fund accounting, to ensure compliance with all regulations, generally accepted accounting practices and contractual requirements; Review and approve grant reimbursements for VDOE, local, state, and federally funded programs;  
  • Reconcile all bank, credit card and investment accounts monthly;
  • Provide analysis and reporting on fundraising campaigns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participate as a positive member of the HEF team, meeting, or exceeding team standards, including but not limited to the following:
    • Contribute willingly to every “all hands” projects.
    • Attend and contribute to all staff meetings and other foundation events.
    • Respectfully accommodate colleagues’ requests


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3+ years of experience of progressively responsible work experience managing the accounting functions in a non-profit agency, or equivalent experience;
  • Advanced knowledge and utilization of Excel;
  • Knowledge and experience with Aplos account is a plus;
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, Power point and Outlook.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to plan, organize, lead, and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

Additional Information:

  • Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental and 403B Retirement plan and Match.
  • Generous PTO, Sick Leave and 15 paid holidays.
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • The Henrico Education Foundation is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to: HR Coordinator

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