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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Higher Education Institution
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is looking for a Comptroller to manage day-to-day accounting operation, including financial reporting, compliance, benefit plan, internal, and other audits, asset management, insurance, depreciation, retirement, financial system modernization, financial reports, fridge benefit calculations, grants post-award in coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs, indirect cost proposals, annual compensation studies, process improvements, and as a senior leader, other duties in a supporting role for effective and efficient Laboratory financial operations, including budgeting, strategic and multi-year financial planning, capital budgeting debt management, accounts payable and receivable, interface/integration with grants administration, payroll, taxes, payments in lieu of taxes, cash management, and endowments.
Prepare and maintain financial statements.
Review and approve daily/monthly journal entries.
Manage annual financial audit and Uniform Guidance audit.
Manage annual benefit plan audits.
Oversee and prepare quarterly internal financial statements.
Oversee and maintain proper business practices conforming to GAAP regulatory compliance and Lab policy.
Oversee and manage asset management and depreciation.
Manage and prepare month-end closing.
Manage financial system improvements and integration/interface with other Laboratory business systems.
Manage staff reporting to the Comptroller, and support management of other Finance staff as needed.
Provide leadership and technical support as directed to the following functions associated with the effective and efficient operation of the Laboratory’s finances:
Preparation and execution of the Laboratory operating budget
Manage daily operating cash accounts.
Accounts payable and receivable
Strategic and multi-year financial planning
Interface/integration with grants administration
Taxes and payments in lieu of taxes
Business case analysis
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s of Business Administration with Accounting Focus is preferable.
Eight or more years of accounting experience, preferably managing or auditing non-profit organizations.
Three or more years of managerial experience supervising accounting/business office personnel preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB:
This position requires strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and internal control procedures, as well as experience in budgeting, cash management, grants administration, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and related computing systems should these be needed to support effective and efficient delivery of the Laboratory’s financial operations.
Effective analytical, financial and business management skills. Ability to earn the trust and respect of co-workers and Laboratory community, creating positive relationships.
Ability to manage, supervise, and develop a diverse team of finance professionals.
Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work, ability to meet multiple and often competing deadlines. Strong project management skills.
Ability to evaluate and improve processes and leverage technology and tools. Inclination to document processes and policies while working in an environment where personal relationships and service are highly valued. Must be highly service oriented, while also motivated and able to drive increased efficiency.
Must be highly proficient with information technology and systems, including Microsoft Suite applications, and have excellent Excel skills, as well as strong proficiency with google tools. Ability to learn and work with various accounting programs.
Must be able to navigate an organization without strong organizational silos and be comfortable with ambiguity and situations where authority is diffused. Understanding of not for profit organizations, accounting, finance and regulations will be a significant asset.
Experience with Infor/Lawson (and/or similar not-for-profit accounting applications) strongly preferred
Compensation and Benefits: Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, a range of recognition, wellness programs and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more.
Compensation and Benefits: Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, a range of recognition, wellness programs and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more. How to Apply: For immediate consideration, candidates should create an account and apply to the position found here: Position ID:
Environment: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and education institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with post-doctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.
You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Since 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been a global leader in research and education. The international scientific community at CSHL provides a unique and stimulating atmosphere for doctoral research?an environment where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty work side-by-side. The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) was founded on the belief that with well thought-out mechanisms, enthusiastic involvement of faculty, and highly motivated students, an innovative curriculum could be provided that would allow students to earn a doctoral degree in a shorter time than in traditional programs without compromising the quality of their training. The curriculum is designed to train students to become scholars and independent thinkers.