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Accounting Manager – Internal Control, Audit, Policy in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

The Support Services departments at BakerRipley work in partnership with all divisions to maintain, operate, and deliver services that help keep our region a place of opportunity for all.



The Accounting Manager (IA) facilitates the activities and administration of the BakerRipley’s external audit and monitoring visits as the primary liaison between multiple individuals and teams. The Accounting Manager (IA) has primary responsibility for maintaining the integrity of internal control procedures through the practice of reviewing, revising, and testing of accounting policies and procedures according to identified goals.



Direct, coordinate, and facilitate the activities and administration of BakerRipley’s external audit and monitoring in accordance with identified goals to obtain optimum efficiency by performing the following duties personally, through other managers, or through subordinate staff:

 Audit | Monitor:

  • Act as the liaison between external auditors and monitors, and the BakerRipley staff to make the process as efficient and effective as possible.
  • Utilizing Smartsheets, coordinate the audit timeline between program, accounting and audit teams.
  • Facilitate the collection of all audit requests through the use of Smartsheets; assemble and review documentation provided to external auditors and monitors for proper regulatory compliance.
  • Presents department findings to the Sr. Director | Controller and/or Assistant Controller
  • Prepare and review all written responses to monitoring findings.
  • Coordinate corrective actions to address audit/monitoring findings.
  • Provide status of external monitoring and audit activities on a periodic basis and prepare the formal report for the Finance and Accounting Committee each month.
  • Submit and/or mail completed audit to various organizations.
  • Coordinate and direct a variety of internal audits focusing on specific areas within accounting by utilizing the BPDI team for testing.
  • Make and / or recommend changes related to internal control deficiencies. Evaluate, recommend and implement changes leading to best-practices for processes and procedures
  • Lead the process for maintaining current Policy and Procedures for the accounting department

Communication | Other

  • Coordinate the communication and scholarship payments for the Lightsey Scholarships
  • Communicate actively internally with Accounts Payable, Payroll, Grant Administration, and Treasury for BakerRipley updates and initiatives including producing memos for external staff on communication for dates, coding and other key information
  • Troubleshoot accounting department problems that may arise, communicates with BakerRipley personnel
  • Train BakerRipley personnel on various accounting policies and procedures as necessary
  • Interact and collaborate to build relationships with external employees who are often stakeholders in collaborative BakerRipley projects
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Sr. Director | Controller


Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from accredited four-year college or university



Five to seven years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience



Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Adobe and Outlook. Knowledge of Financial Edge, PaperSave and SharePoint is preferred



 English (written & verbal)



  • Prior experience with operational and financial audits
  • Ability to successfully coach staff to develop and apply knowledge and skill in a range of areas
  • Experience and working knowledge with general ledger transactions
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instructional presentations for staff training
  • Uphold confidentality and discretion with all sensitive matters
  • Experience in non-profit accounting/finance or management of federally funded programs preferred