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The Controller directs and manages all accounting and financial transactional processes for VEIC and its subsidiaries including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and asset management. The Controller ensures that appropriate internal financial control procedures are in place and operational.  The Controller is responsible for VEIC’s implementation of the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) grant operations rules, regulations, cost principles and audit requirements as detailed in applicable OMB Circulars and required by VEIC clients.  The Controller ensures all general ledger activities for VEIC and subsidiaries are in accordance with GAAP and that governing policies, procedures and documentation are up to date, properly communicated and organizationally enforced. 


The Controller acts as a resource to the Director of Finance, the CFO, and the Senior and Executive Leadership Teams, and provides accounting guidance to accommodate corporate and contract objectives. This position will be a member of the Finance Leadership team. 


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Preference will be given to candidates located in Vermont for ease of travel to the office as needed, although this position is hybrid. Qualified candidates located in the states where VEIC conducts business will also be considered: CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NJ, NY, PA, OH, RI, VA, VT, and WI.  Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, veteran status, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. #LI-Hybrid


  • Mitigating Risk
    • Implements and maintains internal control processes, procedures and documentation.
    • Ensures all accounting and general ledger activities are compliant with organizational and contractual standards and mandates.
    • Directs all audit preparation and response activity, including but not limited to financial statement and
    • Manages quality control and continuous improvement processes for the financial operations functions and processes.
  • Accounting Oversight
    • Oversees all accounting and financial transactional processes for VEIC and its subsidiaries.
    • Ensures that the organization’s accounting procedures and documentation comply with GAAP and OMB Uniform Guidance.
    • Stays current on emerging accounting issues and their impact on the business and processes.
    • Leads implementation of new accounting standards and processes.
  • Provides leadership and management for assigned staff in for both daily activities and long-term professional development. This includes activities such as:
    • Providing real-time constructive feedback on an ongoing basis.
    • Developing and communicating clear guidelines and expectations.
    • Assessing individual training needs and coordinating training as needed.
    • Helping team members develop interpersonal, administrative, and technical skills.
    • Helping employees set individual professional development and team goals to maximize the performance, efficiency and work quality of the team.
    • Coordinating resources with finance operations team staff on finance team initiatives and processes
    • Providing cross training opportunities within the finance team to provide development opportunities and strengthen our processes and internal controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals and values of VEIC.
  • A minimum of 8 of management experience, including staff supervision and the ability to demonstrate goal development and attainment. Current CPA certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) rules, regulations, cost principles and audit requirements as detailed in the OMB Uniform Circular preferred.
  • Credit Check Requirement: Due to the fiduciary responsibilities and the sensitive nature of the Controller position, a satisfactory credit check is required for employment. This check will be conducted in compliance with applicable laws and will be used to assess financial responsibility and integrity.

    Experience in a comprehensive ERP system. Experience in NetSuite preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a job/project cost accounting system.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, accurate, and able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.




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