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25 Jan 2024

Full-Time Assistant Controller – Girl Scouts of Colorado – Statewide


Job Description

GSCO celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking, innovative individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better.

Girl Scouts has been equipping girls to achieve their full potential more than 100 years-and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.5 million members across the nation and around the globe.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we serve more than 20,000 members and we believe all girls should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and all girls have the power to change the world.

Here’s your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls’ lives and in the world!

You will be joining a supportive and flexible work environment with team members who work together to champion girl ambition. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The right candidate won’t just be promoting a program. Their work will impact and change future generations!


Assistant Controller: The Assistant Controller, is responsible for providing high-level support to the Controller as they manage a company’s accounting and financial activities. Duties include producing financial summary statements, forecasting a company’s financial health and correcting inaccuracies in a company’s financial records. Manage and direct GSCO Accounting Department to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), not-for profit accounting standards and all internal and external reporting requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support most aspects of accounting management (billing, tax forms, reporting etc.)
  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements.
  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts.
  • Participate in preparation for the annual audit.
  • Help in development of reports for management or regulatory bodies.
  • Review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances.
  • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records.
  • Assisting with the development and evaluation of budgets and preparing budget reports.
  • Supporting the formulation and implementation of control systems within the organization.
  • Overseeing accounts payable, accounts receivable, identifying discrepancies, and reconciling accounts.
  • Supporting the accounting department with all aspects of the general ledger.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with company and regulatory standards.
  • Preparing and managing accounts using various software programs.
  • Following changes in regulations and compiling reports regarding compliance issues, standards, and accounting practices.



  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees, volunteers.
  • Support and work in tandem with other organizational functions and geographic areas including public relations, membership, resource development, and product sales in order to support organizational mission and goals.
  • Collaborate with the statewide senior leadership team to develop unified direction and guidance in the formulation, integration and implementation of long- and short-term goals, objectives, and action plans.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in the area of pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.



  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles including non-profit accounting.
  • Knowledge of Abila, Fixed Asset System, RMS/POS point of sale, and Black Baud donor tracking software highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as assistant controller or other similar position.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.).
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially excel) and accounting software (e.g. SAP).
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving ability.


Education or Formal Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent experience required, advanced degree preferred.
  • CPA desired
  • Coursework in basic auditing procedures and fund accounting highly desired.



  • Supervisory experience in an accounting department including supervision of both clerical and accountant level positions.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations of staff and volunteers, demonstrated personal and professional commitment to pluralism.
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting.


Material and Equipment Directly Used

  • Computer and related software, telephone, e-mail, copiers and equipment commonly found in an office/home office environment.



  • This position pays a salaried rate of $85,000 – $95,000 per year.



  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay.
  • Health Insurance
    • PPO: 94% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
    • HDHP: 100% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
  • Dental Insurance (68% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Life Insurance – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Children)- Employee paid – for additional employee coverage and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (GSCO contributes up to $500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid
  • Headspace (Employer Paid)
  • ZayZoon Pay Advances
  • Vacation – Employees accrue 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave – Employees earn one day per month.
  • Holidays – 10 scheduled holidays per year
  • Office Closures – 4 Weeks of Paid Office Closures (Week of Independence Day; Thanksgiving Week; Winter Holiday 2 weeks)
  • This position may have the ability to work a remote/flex hybrid schedule.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at ca*****@gs********.org or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://girlscoutsco.workbrightats.com/jobs/1066023-286145.html

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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