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Title: Controller
Classification: Full-time, exempt
Reports to: Vice President of Business and Administration
Compensation and Benefits: $65,000 – $70,000 annual salary, depending on experience, in addition to a full suite of benefits
Office Location: Keystone Colorado (preferred)

Summary: Keystone Policy Center (KPC) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that has been helping public, private, and civic-sector leaders solve complex problems and advance good public policy since 1975. We rely on our independence, our commitment to good science, and our skills in designing and leading consensus-building processes to establish new partnerships, reduce conflict, and produce policy agreements. Keystone’s home office is in Keystone, Colorado with additional offices in Denver and Washington, DC.

Position description:
This is a full-time, year-round position responsible for the day-to-day accounting and finance functions as well as management reporting, financial analysis, general ledger, complete account reconciliations, annual audit, and employee benefits administration.
A successful candidate will be a detail-oriented individual with at least 5 years of accounting experience. Confidence is a must in addition to excellent communication and organization skills. Reporting to the VP of Business and Administration, the Controller will play a crucial role in strategic planning, budgeting and implementing policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for full-cycle accounting through month-end reporting.
  • Oversees the accounts payable system and vendor management. Also answers all vendor inquiries and year end 1099s.
  • Oversees accounts receivable function including invoicing, coding, depositing payments.
  • Prepares and analyzes financial statements for management’s review.
  • Prepares bank reconciliations for cash and investment accounts.
  • Prepares month end journal entries and maintain proper accounting reconciliations as required, including (but not limited to) fixed assets, prepaid expenses, accruals and temporarily restricted net assets.
  • Prepare annual budget and track monthly performance to budget and lead a monthly finance review meeting.
  • Manages cash flow including analysis and forecasting.
  • Prepares and presents financial packet for Board of Trustees meetings (3X per year).
  • Coordinates accounting and tax information for outside CPA firm. Works with auditors to ensure compliance with US GAAP and other non-profit accounting principles, prepares financial statements and audit work papers.
  • Works with and provides information to Keystone’s current payroll and benefits provider for payroll processing.
  • Serves as a liaison for staff in the administration of their fringe benefits including annual renewal process and addressing ongoing questions and changes.
  • Maintains a solid understanding of federal grant and government cost accounting principles and audit issues; directs implementation of proper federal grant and contracting directives.
  • Helps support operational needs related to the home office in Keystone.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for the position:

  • The successful applicant will possess the following requirements: 5+ years of full-cycle accounting including preparation of financial statements
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Expertise in MS Excel
  • Ability to create a positive environment and work collaboratively with other team members

The successful applicant will also ideally possess the following attributes:

  • CPA and/or an associates or bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Experience with non-profit accounting
  • Experience with benefits administration

Work environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Benefits: Keystone offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

  • Health, dental, vision and other ancillary insurance offerings
  • 401(K) plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays

Physical requirements:
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position type and expectations:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel:
Some travel may be expected for this position.

EEO Statement:
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The Keystone Center will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Keystone Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, national origin, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”).

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply:
Please provide a full resume and cover letter to Sue Wilcox at swilcox@keystone.org no later than February 6, 2022.

Administrative Associate
Keystone Policy Center | Washington, DC

Background

Keystone Policy Center (KPC) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that has been helping public, private, and civic-sector leaders solve complex problems and advance good public policy since 1975. We rely on our independence, our commitment to good science, and our skills in designing and leading consensus-building processes to establish new partnerships, reduce conflict, and produce policy agreements. Keystone’s home office is in Keystone, Colorado with additional offices in Denver and Washington, DC.

Job Summary

The Administrative Associate position is responsible for handling a wide range of administrative duties that support functions primarily within the Office of the President and Offices of Marketing/Communications and Development. The ideal candidate is organized, flexible and enjoys the administrative challenges of working with senior leadership and supporting a variety of efforts.

Reports To

Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships

Responsibilities

This position includes a range of duties and responsibilities that support the Keystone Policy Center’s Administration office including, but not limited to the following.

  • Support Keystone President and CEO with general administrative support, scheduling and travel logistics.
  • Provide support to the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships on fundraising activities, including annual 300-person gala event; managing foundation database; and assisting with board member outreach.
  • Work with the Director of Development and finance department to coordinate the tracking and managing of activities related to fundraising.
  • Support Director of Communications with management of social media accounts and communication initiatives. Update website as needed.
  • Organize board meeting logistics and travel for board members and staff two to three times per year.
  • Take meeting notes and produce final meeting summaries at board meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail, an aptitude for problem-solving, and excellent organizational skills are essential.
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to work as part of a collaborative team.
  • Proficiency with related computer systems and applications, including Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Salesforce.
  • Ability to convey messages, ideas, and decisions through clear verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in an administrative role working with high-level individuals is desirable.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work eff
  • Social media experience preferred.

Compensation

Compensation and Benefits: $43,000 – $47,000 annual salary in addition to a full suite of benefits.

Keystone offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

  • Health, dental, vision and other ancillary insurance off
  • 401(K) plans.
  • Paid vacation.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • 10 paid holidays.

Requirements/Other

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Some travel is expected and is dependent on event and programmatic needs.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment that requires a certain amount of time working from the office but also allows working from home.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

How to Apply

Submit application by email to Sue Wilcox at swilcox@keystone.org, no later than close of business, January 17, 2022. Please denote Keystone Administrative Associate Application on the email subject line.

Applicants should include the following information:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Writing sample.
  3. References – Please provide at least two references from current or former employers or others who can speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Keystone will not accept personal references.