Manager: Human Resources
Position location:  Remote; however preferred locations: Sacramento / San Francisco Bay Area, California or Atlanta, Georgia 


The Connectivity Standards Alliance is looking for a Controller with at least 15 years of Finance/Accounting experience. The Alliance, with a 20+ year history as a standards development and trade organization, has reached a point in its journey where we need to evolve and grow our team with a finance professional who can lead our finance function. We seek a leader who can act both tactically through hands-on management and continuous improvement of our F&A team, processes, and tools, and strategically, through strategic financial planning, forecasting, and modeling for long-term success of our 501(c)(6) organization and our 600+ members, which include the biggest brands and companies in the world. 

The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s financial operations and reporting, including, but not limited to, general ledger accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, cash management and reconciliation, regulatory compliance, financial and managerial reporting, budget, forecast preparation, internal financial control policies and procedures, as well as leading the assessment and evolution of the organization’s long term financial model. 

The Controller will: Own the overall direction, coordination, and performance of the Accounting/Finance Department. Ensure efficient, effective finance and accounting operations. Directly supervise finance and accounting staff and carry out supervisory and development responsibilities. Lead efforts for strategic financial planning, including development of new revenue streams to support the expansion and growth of Alliance. 


  • Leads the preparation of the annual budget in partnership with Program Management, based upon the goals and business plans of the organization and its working groups. 
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial, managerial, and operational reports; including, but not limited to, balance sheet, statement of income, statement of cash flows, weekly and monthly project cost detail, labor efficiency reporting, key performance indicators, etc. 
  • Reports internally and to the Finance Committee on monthly performance and variance from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances 
  • Assists in the interpretation of the organization’s financials in partnership with department heads, to management and Finance Committee and recommends improvement activities. 
  • Forecasts cash flow positions and available organization funds. 
  • Engages and assists in benchmarking revenue models and costs models. 
  • Leads and manages the annual audit of Alliance financials and timely filing of informational returns in partnership with the Alliance’s auditing and accounting consultants. 
  • Identifies areas for and enacts operational improvements, including process and tools improvements. 
  • Interfaces with outside tax/audit firms, banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agents(s), credit card companies and collection agencies.  
  • In partnership with Human Resources, works with third party administrators to place ERISA-compliant employee benefits programs, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement plans. 
  • Assists management of insurances, including, but not limited to property and casualty, professional liability (errors and omissions), directors and officers, and workers compensation insurance. 
  • Assists in the development of internal control policies and related procedures. 
  • Travel (excluding travel to meet with direct reports) expected to be ~6 trips / year and will include international. 

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; Master of Accountancy (MaCC) or master’s in business administration (MBA) degree is highly preferred. 
  • At least 10 years of Accounting/Finance experience. 
  • Prior Experience working for a nonprofit.
  • At least five years of experience as Controller or Assistant Controller with a company with >$100M in revenues.
  • Experience with financial management of 501(c) organizations is a significant plus. 
  • CPA license or CMA certificate, or significant progress toward certification a plus. 
  • Must be a leader, while simultaneously being a team player. Must be able to work seamlessly across the organization and drive collaborative, professional, effective interdepartmental relationships. Must be able to influence, coach, teach, and communicate effortlessly. 
  • Must be intellectually curious and self-motivated. Mut be able to direct your own and team’s daily/weekly/monthly activities and projects with very little supervision and remotely, as needed.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to summarize complex accounting and operational issues to management, member leaders, and other business partners. 
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills on controversial or complex topics to management, member leaders, and Board of Directors
  • Deep and current understanding of U.S. GAAP and IRS reporting principles and regulations. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to efficiently maintain reporting accuracy while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must. 
  • Proficiency with integrated enterprise accounting systems is required (i.e. NetSuite ERP or Sage Intacct, or similar). 
  • Previous experience directly supervising and coaching staff. 

Submit your résumé and cover letter to [email protected]