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Controller - $2000 Sign on bonus

Location:Portland, ME
Employment Type:Full Time

The Controller, under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of all systems affecting the budgeting of financial resources, and accounting for all significant financial transactions. The scope of performance shall include, but not be limited to planning and controlling of operational assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses; interpreting and operationalizing major third-party payment methodologies; preparing and reporting financial information detailing Spurwink Services financial position and results of operations; reporting and internal control functions for the day-to-day operations and promoting the most effective and efficient application of financial resources consistent with the goals set forth by the CFO.


$2000 sign on bonus




Many positions include sign on bonuses that are available to full-time newly hired staff.  The first half of the sign on bonus ($1000) will be paid after 90 days of full-time employment and the second half of the sign on bonus ($1000) will be paid after six months of full time employment.  If a new hire changes status to either part-time or per diem status during any of that timeframe, they will forfeit the sign on bonus that is yet to be paid.



*1. Under the general supervision of the CFO, the incumbent reviews, interprets and analyzes
financial and statistical data for the Board of Trustees, senior management and department
managers. Presents financial statements to other groups or committees as required.

a. Supervise the preparation of monthly financial statements by reviewing and revising the preliminary trial balance and any related support analyses prepared by the Staff Accountant.
b. Oversees the preparation of month-end journal entries necessary to assure the accurate and complete reporting of financial information.
c. Exercise control over the preparation of internal management reports, e.g. comparative staffing (FTE), comparative operating expenses, by reviewing such reports prior to organization-wide distribution.
d. To assure that all reporting systems are current and complete, supervise changes that result from normal business operations, e.g. patient charges as reported on the patient fee schedule.
e. To determine that detailed information in support of the financial reporting process, e.g. prepaid insurance lapsing schedules, detailed analyses of other operating revenues, is accurate and complete, review on a periodic basis the worksheets and/or analyses prepared and maintained by the Accounting Department.

*2. With oversight from the CFO, guides the day-to-day activities of the Accounting
Department. This includes coordinating timely preparation of financial statements and
reports, monitoring capital expenditures for budget compliance and ensuring these assets
are accounted for, establishing and maintaining filing and record retention systems.

*3. With assistance from the CFO, performs all appropriate staff management functions.
Duties include recruitment, hiring, evaluation and discipline. Incumbent also conducts
appropriate or required in-service training.

4. To provide for the efficient and effective allocation of financial resources, prepare and
implement a financial plan consistent with the goals and objectives as specified by the

a. Supervise the preparation of support analyses to assist department directors in the development of departmental direct operations budgets.
b. Supervise the preparation of detailed analyses used in determining budgeting requirements for assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses.
c. Consolidate all proposed direct operations (expense) budgeted amounts for review and consideration by the CFO and the Executive Director.
d. Once approved, supervise the distribution of budgets to program directors; the implementation and maintenance of monthly budget-control amounts as part of the budget variance reporting system; and the initiation of special analyses that monitor the budget performance of direct operations.
e. Evaluate throughout the year organizational performance in relation to the budget plan, with particular attention to special requests for information made by the CFO.

*5. To assure optimal financial outcomes from contractual arrangements with major third
-party payors, develop and maintain the requisite reporting methodologies.
a. At year end, prepare the Medicare and Medicaid cost reports to maximize Spurwink’s position under the law and regulations governing the Medicare/Medicaid Programs and to determine the impact on year-end general ledger balances of obligations due to/from major third-party payors.
b. Modify any and all data retrieval methodologies maintained in support of cost reporting, and initiate any additional reporting systems to meet changing documentation requirements.

*6. Plans, coordinates and prepares for annual audits by Public Accounting and third party

7. Bears responsibility for Restricted Fund accounting.

*8. Develop and maintain the technical skill necessary to utilize computer-supported
information systems in all aspects of budgeting, third party payments, and financial

9. To assure that adequate and necessary financial resources, both labor and non-labor, are
made available to the Accounting Department. Prepare, consistent with the Budget
Calendar, a detailed departmental budget, and once approved, exercise control over
expenditures throughout the fiscal year in such a way as to assure compliance with the
budget plan.


A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Master's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance preferred.

CPA license preferred.

3+ years of experience in public accounting or a management position in a finance department with supervisory experience.

Spurwink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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