Controller - Dayton

Published on 03/12/2024Clark Schaefer Strategic HR - Dayton, OH
Full Time


Career Opportunity – Controller with WGI Sport of Arts – Dayton, OH

Are you a Controller looking for an excellent career opportunity? Are you looking for an impactful opportunity where you can grow and develop your skills? If yes, we want to speak to you about our position! 

As the Controller, you will be responsible for all standard accounting duties and the organization's overall financial health by creating financial reports, directing investment activities, and developing long-term financial goals for an established non-profit (501c3) youth organization.

The position functions in a small office in a highly collaborative environment and should embrace the mission to inspire and educate young people around the world through unparalleled competitions and events with the spirit of inclusion, personal development, and community.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all financial operations and activities of the organization.
  • Record daily financial transactions and ensure all expenditures are properly authorized, classified, and documented.
  • Manage the general ledger accounting process, including accruals and reconciliations.
  • Prepare and present financial reports to senior management, including budgets, forecasts, and variance analysis, to monitor and analyze financial performance.
  • Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and legal requirements, including filing annual and quarterly tax forms and returns.
  • Supervise annual audit conducted by independent accounting firm.
  • Conduct cost control analysis and identify areas for improvement.
  • Perform risk analysis and develop strategies to mitigate financial risks.
  • Contributes to team effort by collaborating with other departments to support financial planning and decision-making processes.

WGI is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion with a diverse team of employees and welcomes individuals' unique contributions regardless of race, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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This vibrant youth-oriented organization began 47 years ago with 30 groups. Today, WGI serves 1,200 groups with over 27,000 participants. The WGI World Championships is the largest gatherings of indoor marching art enthusiasts with a reputation of providing a positive environment for a passionate community that supports the physical and artistic nature of our activity and is known as the Sport of the Arts.


To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration; preferred or seven years of equivalent accounting experience; required.
  • Solid understanding of general ledger accounting, accrual accounting, and financial accounting principles.
  • Expertise in balance sheet reconciliation and financial statement preparation.
  • Familiarity with corporate accounting practices and regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of cost control principles and financial report writing.
  • Must be motivated to think strategically and demonstrate sound decision-making to reach solutions.
  • Proficient in accounting software (QuickBooks) and MS Office (Excel); required.
  • High level of communication and organizational skills, balancing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to recognize and keep confidential information.

About Clark Schaefer Strategic HR

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Location10856 Reed Hartman Hwy, Cincinnati, OH 45242

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