Summary:  The Controller is a critical assignment managing and guiding the accounting operations of Mercy Ships.
Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate, in tandem with her/his team, must provide impactful reporting, analysis, accounting, risk management/controls, processes and audit interface for MS and its’ operations around the globe. This is a highly visible role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversee the accounting operations, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Lead National Office Directors in financial matters to comply with regulatory bodies and Mercy Ships policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Finance Director on the ship(s) to oversee the accounting operations of the ship(s), especially the control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures, to assure consistency throughout the organization.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the accuracy of payroll, accounts payable, cash accounting and fixed assets accounting.
  • Coordinate the preparation for and the completion of the combined annual audit, including receiving and restating all necessary financial information from qualifying non-U.S. national offices.
  • Develop and monitor processes and procedures to ensure internal financial controls are in place to safeguard the organization’s assets.
  • Responsible for completion and filing of the IRS Form 990s for various corporations (Mercy Ships, Mercy Ships International, Mercy Ships Foundation), working with the outside accounting firm.
  • Oversee compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, particularly with multi-state payroll tax reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Analytical Skills - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Demonstrates attention to details.
  • Organization Skills – ability to multitask while maintaining a keen attention to details.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens well and gets clarification when needed; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
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