Accounting Controller

Job Posted 9/11/2023
The Family Partnership
1501 Xerxes Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
United States
Category Jobs
Banking / Financial Services
Application Closing Date
$70,000.00 to $75,000.00 Per Year
Job Description

Who We Are

For more than 140 years, The Family Partnership has built strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. We fulfill our mission through counseling, education, and advocacy, primarily in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The Family Partnership was founded in 1878 as the Minneapolis Humane Society to protect and serve children that were being abused or exploited. Along with a few name changes, our work has continually transformed to anticipate and address the evolving needs of families and individuals, many of whom are the most vulnerable in our community.

Why You’ll Love Working Here

At The Family Partnership, we partner with you and in turn, we partner with those we serve. Our programs holistically address the needs of people in our community. Through our two-generation (2Gen) or whole family approach, we work with people so they can heal from trauma and adversity and move towards greater health and well-being. Our shared values establish a common purpose across our array of programs and services. You can bring your authentic self to the workplace, while practicing both cultural competence and inclusivity. We’re known for developing future leaders in the non-profit space and we expect employees to share their views. Our culture is one of open communication and transparency regardless of job level.

Wages and Benefits

$70,000 - $75,000 annual salary range; $1,000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment; Generous paid time off; 10 paid holidays per year; Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance; Competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits; Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability; Agency sponsored retirement savings plan

SCHEDULE: This position is in an office setting, and the building is accessible and smoke-free. This position works during normal business hours and may include occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

A Typical Day in the Life…

A typical day as The Family Partnership’s Accounting Controller provides an opportunity to manage the accounting functions for the organization and will include the following:

Accounting Management

  • Maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Managing all aspects of the general ledger including booking journal entries and calculating allocations.
  • Processing payments through the accounting system.
  • Managing the preparation of the annual financial report of revenues, transfers, and expenses.
  • Assisting with the annual financial audit and providing recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Working with the Grant Contract Specialist to make sure programs are reported accurately.
  • Processing monthly, quarterly, and other financial reports.
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to the VP of Finance.


  • Preparing work papers for annual audits and audit work papers.
  • Ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements.
  • Attending individual, team, and/or all-Agency staff meetings as requested by management and contributing solutions to maintain or enhance operations.

Who You Are

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or a related field, or have an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • You have four years of experience working in accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and general ledger accounting.
  • You have four years of experience working with accounting software, Sage Intacct preferred.
  • You have intermediate Excel experience at a minimum.
  • You have excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • You are detail oriented and possess excellent business math skills.
  • You have demonstrable communication skills with the ability to communicate complex financial information while maintaining client confidentiality.
  • You have experience working across multiple levels, including the executive level.
  • You possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • You are able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • You have experience establishing, maintaining, and growing positive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet TFP’s driving record requirements. Please note that if the license was not issued in the state of Minnesota, you have 60 days after becoming a Minnesota resident in which to apply for your Minnesota driver's license or permit (not applicable for new hires living out of state).

The Family Partnership has a mandated vaccination policy implemented for all employees, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, Indigenous or people of culture, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We value the contributions of a diverse workforce, and we welcome and encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.

The Family Partnership participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. See E-Verify’s official poster at See E-Verify’s Right to Work poster at