Responsibilities of the Controller


Reporting to the AUI Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will support the CFO in the planning and execution of all external and internal audits and cognizant agency reviews and required submissions including indirect rate calculation and submission. He or she will manage the fiscal staff of AUI and work closely with other senior managers. He or she will be involved in the preparation of presentations to the AUI Board of Trustees and the AUI Audit Committee. The position requires a strong background in not-for-profit accounting and broad understanding of OMB Circular 2 CFR 200. The Controller:

  1. Supervise all day-to-day finance operations for AUI Corporate and its managed facilities with an annual budget of approximately $100 million.
  2. Manage a team of approximately ten (10) staff members at multiple locations in the functional areas of: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, fixed assets and compliance reporting, establishing and maintaining an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives.
  3. Support the CFO in the oversight of the AUI Fiscal Division to ensure all financial transactional activity is recorded both timely and accurately in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and AUI policies.
  4. Provide direction to and partner with AUI and operating center staff regarding accounting policies and procedures, implementation of new practices and procedures, and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  5. Prepare and present financial statements and associated reports for management and financial institutions.
  6. Monitor the accounting system effectiveness and make recommendations for enhancements and other processes.
  7. Ensure compliance with 2 CFR 200, NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, and other funder requirements.
  8. Supervise the Cash Management process for AUI and all operating facilities to ensure adequate funds are available to meet all immediate obligations.
  9. Support the CFO in the establishment of adequate internal controls and audit procedures to ensure proper financial management.
  10. Responsible for the timely completion of AUI’s annual financial audits.
  11. Supervise the completion of Federal and state tax reporting requirements including the IRS Form 990.
  12. Prepare AUI’s NICRA (Negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery Agreement) submission to the cognizant agency and ensure compliance.
  13. In conjunction with Senior Management, support the organization in ensuring that all financial policies and procedures are properly implemented and adhered to by all AUI/NRAO staff