The Controller is responsible for directing the fiscal function of the council in accordance with generally accepted accounting and finance principles and regulations. She/he supports the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Operating Officer (COO) in ensuring that resource allocation and utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of council goals established by the Board of Directors and Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Controller manages the staff and activities of finance and ensures that the day-to-day operations of the council proceed efficiently and effectively. She/he works with the CEO and COO to develop the council’s budget, administers and monitors operating plans and budgets, maintains control of the council’s finances, manages the accounts and all financial records, prepares and issues financial statements and reports, provides analysis of budgets and financial data, and oversees the payroll function. She/he contributes to the development and implementation of financial policies for the council.

FLSA Status:             Full Time (Regular), Exempt
Starting Salary:         $50,000 – DOE

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may need to be assigned according to the particular needs of your council and areas of supervision.

  1. Advises CEO, COO, and the council’s Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to finance policy to ensure that financial strategies, decisions, and functions effectively facilitate achievement of council goals.
  2. In conjunction with CEO and COO, prepare the general operating budget for presentation to the council’s Board of Directors and monitors performance of the approved budget; maintains similar responsibility with respect to special funds arising out of gifts, grants, and other allocations.
  3. Oversees all financial reporting activities, providing CEO, COO, and the council’s Board of Directors with accurate and up-to-date information on the financial activities of the council.
  4. Ensures all council financial operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal, and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws.
  5. Provides counsel to CEO and COO in the formulation of overall fiscal policies and plans regarding both short- and long-term financial matters related to the council.
  6. Oversees the day-to-day administration and control of the accounting, treasury, and payroll functions to safeguard the council’s assets and to ensure financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and are recorded in keeping with accepted accounting standards and principles.
  7. Serves as the council lead and primary point of contact for the Board of Director’s Finance, Audit, and Investment Subcommittee; prepares and distributes the agenda and reporting in advance of meetings and manages all required follow ups monthly.
  8. Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist CEO and COO in decision-making and goal execution; maintains similar responsibility with respect to reporting of special funds arising from gifts, grants, investments, and other allocations.
  9. Oversees financial and operational audits, identifies opportunities for improved efficiencies, and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal controls and/or operating procedures.
  10. Manages the effective development and retention of high performing finance staff and ensures they are organized and deployed appropriately to achieve successful operating results.
  11. Manages the finance and/or accounting staff and all their related activities, ensuring that daily operations of the council proceed efficiently and effectively, including oversight of the day-to-day administration and control of the accounting, treasury, and payroll/benefit functions.
  12. Safeguards the council’s assets, ensuring financial transactions are processed accurately and timely, and are recorded in keeping with generally accepted accounting standards and principles.
  13. Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions, and their potential impact on the council’s policies and operations; determines the actual cost of pathways, camp properties, and programs, and makes recommendations for appropriate levels of subsidies in support of the council’s strategic and operational plans.
  14. Directs the implementation of procedures and electronic systems necessary to maintain proper records, as well as to afford superior accounting controls, services, and reporting.
  15. Oversees and directs tax, accounting, purchasing, long-range forecasting, and insurance activities for the council.
  16. Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures, along with other statistical and routine reports.
  17. Oversees financial and governmental audits, identifies opportunities for improved efficiencies, and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal controls and/or operating procedures recommended in the management letter.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field or equivalent experience; CPA is beneficial.
  • Five years of relevant experience in financial management, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated skills in budget development, financial reporting, cash management, risk management, contract/grant management and property management.
  • Previous experience in strategic planning, partnering with other departments and supervising finance and administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, management, and collaborative skills.
  • Impeccable math skills, in order to successfully lead and/or manage responsibilities described above, as well as combined budgets of $4 million.
  • The ability to demonstrate and articulate a genuine passion for the Girl Scout mission and vision.
  • Advanced knowledge Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent, effective English language abilities, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated evidence of having successfully interpreted all financial components of a strategic vision into a highly functional operational model
  • Proven capability to work in a collaborative, service-focused environment
  • Demonstrably strong analytical skills, as well as problem-solving and conflict management capabilities
  • A proven, genuine ability and willingness to translate complex financial reporting into easily understood material, and to communicate it on request
  • A demonstrably clear understanding of her/his accountability in carrying out duties with a high degree of confidentiality
  • Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record. Maintain
  • Girl Scouts Membership
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Must have personal transportation and ability to drive, possess a valid driver’s license, maintain personal auto insurance and meet the council insurance company’s requirements for coverage.


The Council provides a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401k plan, and attractive paid time off.

Disclaimer: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Background Check Required as Condition of Employment

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) located in Las Vegas, NV

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online here.