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  • 321 Walker Drive
    Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Bob Corlett

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PATH Foundation • Warrenton, VA

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 8 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services, Environmental, Other Great Industries
Finance, Accounting

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Job Description



As Controller for the PATH Foundation, you will report to the CFO and lead a team of two. In this newly created role, you will ensure that all monthly closings are timely, and ensure that our financial reporting is transparent, accurate and useful. You will serve as the main point of contact for internal staff questions regarding financial matters, working closely with budget managers across the organization to develop and manage a rapidly growing portfolio of work. The PATH Foundation is committed to honoring the legacy of community philanthropy by being good stewards of the foundation’s assets. It is expected that you will continue our history of full transparency and clean audits as you meticulously manage all aspects of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting for our $250 million private foundation.


You will play a pivotal role in shaping our financial infrastructure, working with the CFO to evaluate new accounting, budgeting, and fixed assets systems and leading the project to implement these systems into our current practices and workflows ‑ serving as the main point of contact for vendors and colleagues as you evaluate system capabilities and work with colleagues to understand requirements, implement the system, and provide training for how to utilize the system for increased transparency across the organization.


Organizational Overview

The PATH Foundation strengthens the health and vitality of our community, taking action to improve health and wellness on a broad scale in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Northern Culpeper Counties. We stimulate community benefit, inspire citizen engagement and support area resources. Our goal is to enhance the region as a place where everyone has the opportunity to have a healthy place to live, work, play and grow. We value:

  • Health ‑ Healthy people and places to live, work and play
  • Community ‑ Growing, economically vital communities
  • Partnership ‑ Strong nonprofit organizational collaboration
  • Impact ‑ Accountability for clear goals and measurable outcomes
  • Stewardship ‑ Prudent fiscal management
  • Leadership ‑ Setting the pace with innovation and integrity


Responsibilities of the Controller

  • Accounting: Oversee the Payroll, Accounts Payable and Account Receivable functions. Oversee Staff Accountant function to ensure procedures are followed, proper records are maintained an adequate internal controls and financial procedures are in place. Collect data for our annual tax return. Collect data and align staff to prepare for audits.
  • Budgeting: Manage the annual budgeting process. Work with colleagues to develop and maintain budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep colleagues abreast of the organization’s financial status. Support colleagues across the organization with financial questions and concerns.
  • External relationships: In consultation with the CFO, manage the employee insurance, benefits, business insurance plans, and banking relationship. As needed, represent the organization to financial partners, including financial institutions, investment manager, tax professionals and auditors, and oversee the management of leases, contracts, and other financial commitments.
  • Financial stewardship: Assist the CFO with cash, investment, and asset management. Manage organizational cash flow planning and forecasting to ensure availability of funds as needed; develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
  • Internal operations: Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures. Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
  • Monthly reporting: Oversee monthly account closing process and conduct balance sheet reconciliations. Generate timely and accurate monthly financials and reports for department and executive leaders.
  • Staff Management: Provide strategic leadership and guidance to a team of two finance professionals. Grow, mentor, and coach staff to ensure productivity and employee satisfaction. Foster a sense of cohesiveness across the team.
  • System implementation: Evaluate system options for upgrading from QuickBooks. Lead the process for requirements planning, vendor selection, system evaluation and testing, implementation, and staff training.

Job Requirements

Qualifications of the Controller

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related business field. Advanced degree or CPA preferred, but not required.
  • 8+ years of applicable financial experience including monthly closings, reporting, reconciliations, cash flow analysis, billing, budgeting, payroll, and forecasting.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), finance systems, and MS Office. Skilled in policy/procedure development.
  • Strong understanding of non-profits, philanthropy and healthcare is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience. Experience managing, building, and/or growing a team of financial professionals.
  • A history of clean audits.
  • Experience with operational efficiency projects and/or system upgrades is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and initiatives simultaneously and seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work creatively in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high standards.

Attributes of the Controller

  • Careful steward. You are calculated with decisions that mitigate risk for the organization.
  • Clear communicator. You communicate clearly and succinctly, simplifying complex data into easily understandable language that less-financially savvy colleagues can relate to. Your devotion to transparency develops rapport and engenders trust.
  • Comfortable with change. You understand that what we need today may be different than what we need tomorrow. You are flexible to change in a rapid growth environment and open to learning new things.
  • Detail-oriented. You are meticulously attentive to detail and get it right the first time.
  • Inclusive. You are an excellent mentor who is willing to listen and learn from others. You work as an integral part of a team that works and wins together. You are thoughtful in your approach and make it easy for non-financial colleagues to feel at ease.
  • Mentor. You have proven experience coaching, mentoring, and developing staff at all professional levels, identifying and promoting talent to build high-functioning teams. You exhibit a positive attitude and professional demeanor that inspires and motivates.
  • Problem-solver. You actively present new opportunities, propose solutions and recommend best practices. You anticipate challenges and effectively resolve potential issues.
  • Process-oriented. You enjoy creating and implementing processes and procedures that uphold rigorous standards.
  • Service-oriented. You are passionate about helping others; you get what serves the mission and support your colleagues to achieve success for the entire organization. You understand the big picture and what matters to the communities and donors we serve.


What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • We are financially strong, and benefit from the support of a strong, cohesive, forward-thinking Board.
  • You will be joining an effective, committed, high-performing group of colleagues, who are well-regarded in the community for their careful stewardship of a multigenerational gift for our children’s grandchildren.
  • The work is meaningful. You can be proud of what the PATH Foundation is doing to strengthen our communities and improve health and wellness for everyone.
  • You will be working from a beautiful new office in Warrenton, Virginia with a strong benefits package that focuses on promoting your well-being in all aspects of life.
  • You can enjoy a regular work schedule with only the rare, occasional need to work nights and weekends.


To Apply for the position of Controller

Simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at with “PATH - Controller #2019-2465 CB” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.


Staffing Advisors has been engaged to find the right candidate and is committed to helping create a diverse work environment for our client. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

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