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American Heart Association Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Chief Development Officer in United States



Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a missionof ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives – especially children disproportionately affected by poor health. We accomplish this by promoting healthier habits rooted in improved nutrition and greater physical activity, as well as strengthened social and emotional learning and development. In just 13 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation’s obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours. Children impacted by our work are equipped for long-term success through better health, more energy and engagement in the classroom, and a lifelong approach to wellness.

This is an exciting time to join Healthier Generation as its brand and programmatic work rapidly evolve to address a more comprehensive and holistic approach to children’s health. In addition to utilizing an evidenced based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide – the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids.

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The Controller will provide leadership and oversight for the accounting functions including standardization/process improvement, general ledger maintenance, cash, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, financial reporting, preparation for financial and any other types of audits, and internal/external client customer service communication. The Controller works collaboratively with the CFO and the Senior Financial Analyst (as directed by the CFO) to develop short- and long-range strategy and to ensure financial and operational stability


  • Maintain and team with the department to continually update the documented Financial Policies and Procedures kept on the Virtual HQ and monitor adherence to them.

  • Evaluate and modify finalize day-to-day and financial close procedures.

  • Prepare monthly financial reports and analysis of variances from budget and submit significant variance report to CFO for discussion.

  • Design and create other financial reports from accounting software as requested / or as necessary.

  • Monitor financial plans and new agreements are consistent with organizational budget and strategic plan; discuss any noticeable departures with CFO.

  • Manage the development of annual and non-grant project budgets by direction of CFO; provide direct support to CFO and management team in the annual budget process.

  • Manage payroll-related transactions, taxes and reconciliations.

  • Prepare and post journal entries as needed.

  • Manage and execute general ledger account reconciliations; direct more junior accounting staff on business expense and credit card reconciliations as appropriate.

  • Manage the monthly closing and financial statement process to ensure timely results are communicated with the senior leadership team.

  • Work closely with CFO to create, continually analyze and update allocation methodology – executing for maximum reimbursement and advantageous financial structure / overall financial health

  • Prepare invoices from Healthier Generation as needed.

  • Analyze and review all invoice entries and check payments, payroll reports and expense reports (for internal control and correct coding and proper authorization.

  • Develop and motivate accounting staff.

  • Oversee financial systems, lead external audit and maintain internal controls.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Meticulous attention to detail – demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Complex problem solving abilities and critical thinking.

  • Outstanding organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills. Must use the utmost discretion in all presentations/correspondence and communication for staff, senior leaders, and Board of Directors.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Confidently and effectively present information to non-accounting professionals.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a virtual team environment.

  • Ability to lead when necessary but also able to work cohesively and accept direction/guidance from colleagues and other leaders.

  • Ability to take very technical information (such as GAAP) and translate into easy to understand presentation with a strategic focus and a variety of audience in mind.

  • Ability to proactively manage complex and competing work tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints.

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience interpreting payroll and tax laws, rules and regulations

  • Expertise in accounting (Financial Edge highly preferred) and travel and expenses software (Concur highly preferred); flexible with exploring other accounting software/tools which provide greater efficiency and/or effective and robust reporting.

  • Advance level Excel skills (PivotTables, vlookup, macros, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance

  • Advanced degree such as Master’s or CPA preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive financial management experience

  • Experience in implementing a variety of automated software tools for quicker and more robust reporting and forecasting

  • Experience in a grants funded environment or experience with activity based accounting / job cost coding necessary or similar approach

  • Non-profit accounting or public accounting experience is preferred

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience

  • Experience with either processing payroll or managing the payroll process

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Requisition ID 2019-4990

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Accounting/Finance/Audit