Sagamore Institute

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Controller | Job Description

As an action-oriented think tank, Sagamore builds and implements solutions to society’s biggest problems. We advance our mission across three lanes of action: ideas, innovations, and investments. Ideas expand our possibilities, innovations put those ideas to work, and investments are how we sustain both.

We are seeking a Controller to assist the CFO and leadership team by performing day to day accounting related tasks. Interested candidates should be detail-oriented problem solvers that are motivated to make a difference, demonstrating excellence, humility, and grit in their personal and professional experiences.

Position Title: Controller
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Indianapolis, IN (Sagamore Headquarters Office)

Job Functions: The Controller is required to perform a range of duties, including:

Accounting-related tasks:

  • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable
    • Transaction Entry
    • Maintain customer and vendor files
    • Monitor aging
    • 1099 preparation
  • Cash Management
    • Manage donor process
    • Maintain cash receipts process
    • Pay approved invoices within terms via check or ACH
    • Maintain ACH Payee detail in online banking
    • Create account transfers for CFO approval
  • Months End Closing and Reporting
    • Complete assigned work papers reconciling Balance Sheet accounts
    • Complete bank reconciliations for all bank accounts
    • Close month in accounting software
    • Produce requested reports for management on predetermined schedule
    • Review budget to actual reports and assist with variance management
    • Produce reports as needed for program partners
    • Learn report writing module in accounting software

Project and Other Tasks:

  • Maintain system for managing stock gifts
  • Assist and backup semi-monthly payroll administration
  • Assist with assigned HR tasks
    • New hire and background checks
    • Monitor PTO
    • Familiarity with PEO contract, systems, and portals
  • Document accounting and HR processes and procedures
    • Review and update current manuals and training tools
    • Recommend system improvements
  • Assist with budget process
    • Create budget tools
    • Enter budgets into accounting software
  • Other as assigned

Significant Systems/Technology Use:

  • Sage Intacct Accounting
  • Salesforce Donor Management
  • Create new payment embeds with FormAssembly

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities currently but possible in the future.

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Accounting degree required
  • 3-5 years’ experience preferred
  • Detail oriented; planning and leadership experience
  • Self-starter; runs with projects when assigned and explained
  • Team player; supportive of others in the organization

Compensation and Benefits: Sagamore Institute offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including base salary, 401k, health, life, dental and disability insurance benefits.




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