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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $97,680 - $107,448
  • Organization Type: Membership/Association

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

The Controller is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. The Controller position will be accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards are met, and management of the finance staff. The position directly reports to the Chief Financial Administrative Officer (CFAO).

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, the majority of our jobs offer workplace flexibility that allows employees to work remotely for a portion of their workweek.  Details will be provided during the interview process.

The position is full time with a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as generous paid time off and a retirement plan. Job experience is considered with salary offer; the starting salary for this position is $97,680.



  1. Consistently demonstrates a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to staff, volunteers, members, and the general public with whom you are in contact.
  2. Consistently achieves the appropriate balance between delivery of highly rated (internal and external) customer service, ensuring the integrity of the Council’s financial systems, and operating within approved policies/procedures.
  3. Recommends, implements, and maintains systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and data, and enhances the viability and credibility of the financial management systems.
  4. Serves as the primary financial system administrator for all modules of Council’s local and national financial systems.
  5. Coordinates monthly and annual closing of Council books in timely, accurate manner, reviews general ledger account analysis and reconciliation, performs formal analysis of monthly cost center financial reports to identify material variances, and provides accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports including, but not limited to, interim financial statements for presentation to Finance Committee, internal and external financial statements, annual audits, annual budgets and monthly variance reports.
  6. Coordinates annual external audit process.
  7. Prepares/coordinates reports required by grantors and regulatory agencies.
  8. Monitors all departmental systems and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance with organizational policies/procedures.
  9. Assists CFAO as necessary, and manages a variety of special projects as needed; serves as CFAO in their absence.
  10. Operates assigned area of responsibility within the approved resources. Provide explanations of any materials variances that are acceptable to supervisor.
  11. Develops and maintains thorough understanding of core concepts of Council’s policy related to Employee versus Independent Contractor, and ensures consistent processing of all payments according to provisions of that policy.
  12. Supports organizational diversity and fund development goals of Council.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field with over 10 years of experience.
  2. Five (5) years proven success in supervision and motivation of staff; strong human relations and team building skills.
  3. Demonstrated success in use of analytical skills and orientation to detail.
  4. Demonstrated success in project management, including process/workflow improvements.
  5. Demonstrated success in meeting deadlines and ability to multi-task.
  6. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and proficiency with other Microsoft Office applications, Internet/Intranet, and integrated financial systems.


  1. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Certified Public Accounting certificate.
  2. Experience with external or internal auditing, or demonstrated ability to analyze complex data with Excel or other auditing processes.
  3. Experience with Sage/MIP/Abila financial software.


If your position requires that you drive an average of one (1) day per week or more, you must possess a valid state driver’s license and a driving record that is acceptable to our insurance carrier.


While performing the duties of this job, the person in this position:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time operating a computer; including navigating websites, software platforms, spreadsheets and both electronic and paper documents.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copier, and computer printer.
  • Occasionally positions self to maintain files in file cabinets.
  • May need to move boxes weighing up to 25 pounds across office for various needs.
  • The ability to observe details at close range and at a distance.


Work is performed in a normal indoor environment with limited exposure to outdoor weather conditions, dirt and/or dust.


At Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, we are committed to our future and what that looks like for all girls everywhere. We recognize that each employee and each member has unique experiences, perspectives, identities, and viewpoints that add value to our inclusive community. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

All employees are expected to fully support the work and mission of the organization.