Senior Controller in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Managing Director of Finance, the Senior Controller/Behavioral Health is primarily responsible for financial statements and fiscal reports of various programs and entities. This position will work closely with senior staff to implement and maintain a responsible accounting reporting system. This position will work directly with independent auditors in preparing audit schedules and initiate internal audit functions. The position will work directly with Accounting Supervisors/Managers in the areas of cash forecasting and contract billing.


  • Oversees/Prepares cost reimbursement and fee for service program invoices.
  • Prepares and presents monthly financial statements for senior staff and Board review.
  • Oversees and instructs accounts payable support staff.
  • Prepares budgets working with senior program staff.
  • Manages cash and ensures adequate controls.
  • Reconciles/reviews bank statements.
  • Performs analysis on budget vs. actual variances and provides program staff with recommendations on program spending.
  • Allocates program expenses over multiple cost centers.
  • Oversees maintenance of account files, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Composes form letters and correspondence used in accounts receivable activities and responses to inquiries from funders.
  • Researches and reconciles individual accounts. Summarizes findings in reports.
  • Perform quality control procedures and internal audit functions.
  • Assists program staff in strategic planning exercises.
  • Prepares audit schedules. Works closely with auditors as they complete annual audit and tax work. Review audits and tax returns.
  • Analyzes fee for service reporting to ensure adequate revenue cycle efficiencies against budget and productivity patterns by working with billing and program staff.


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of Excel is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize work.
  • Working knowledge of government contracts and reimbursement policies and procedures.
  • Must possess technical and professional accounting skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience supervising fiscal staff at varying positions.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.


  • Five years of related work experience at Controller level within the behavioral health non-profit accounting field or the equivalent combination of experience and education of which 2 to 3 years should be in a supervisory capacity.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; MBA desirable; CPA desirable, but not required


  • Commensurate with education and experience