Assistant Controller - E-Commerce
National Industries for the Blind - Alexandria, VA

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Job Description
: NIB Team: Finance & Administration, Accounting

Our Finance & Administration team fosters the financial health of our organization by designing processes to support our business, provide forward-thinking analysis and help to manage our day to day balance sheets. Our seasoned finance and accounting pros create innovative solutions, create financial models, track performance metrics, make sound financial decisions and keep NIB on track.

NIB Team Member Role: Assistant Controller - E-Commerce

As an Assistant Controller you will oversees accounting activities for NIB E-commerce and New York State PSP for People who are Blind (NYSPSP), including accounts receivable, cash receipts, accounts payable, cash disbursements, collections, and the month-end accounting close. Incumbent maintains the general ledger, prepares for the year-end audit, and prepares timely and accurate financial reports. Incumbent works closely with customers from operating departments and assists the Controller with special projects

Job Requirements

: Specific Duties and Responsibilities Supervision and Training *
  • Supervise E-commerce and NYSPSP A/P, A/R, and Collections functions *
  • Supervise general ledger maintenance and reconciliation *
  • Review monthly schedules and journal entries *
  • Prepare and review bank reconciliations *
  • Prepare and review audit schedules

Accounting Processing *
  • Monitor E-commerce and NYSPSP automated shipping notifications (856’s) *
  • Review and reconcile E-commerce and NYSPSP A/R and A/P invoicing (810’s) *
  • Review and reconcile E-commerce and NYSPSP payments processing and application *
  • Manage the resolution of Shipping, A/R, A/P, and Payment exceptions in a timely manner *
  • Supervise billings to and payments from GSA *
  • Monitor and reconcile credit card payments and general ledger accounts *
  • Review disbursement checks and ACH transactions *
  • Prepare and review E-commerce and NYSPSP account reconciliations *
  • Manage unusual/exception transactions
Month-End Close *
  • Prepare and review E-commerce and NYSPSP account reconciliations *
  • Work in coordination with the Controller to meet month-end close deadlines *
  • File state sales tax forms

Reporting *
  • Prepare/review ad hoc reports related to E-commerce and NYSPSP *
  • Validate Oracle Business Intelligence reports *
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and supporting schedules *
  • Respond to ad hoc reporting requests

Issues Resolution *
  • Answer escalated internal NIB requests *
  • Resolve escalated A/P and A/R issues in E-commerce and NYSPSP

Minimum qualifications *
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited university or college; CPA preferred *
  • Minimum 8 years public, private, or non-profit accounting experience; inclusive of 3 years supervisory experience with one or more direct reports and 2 years financial reporting responsibility (financial statement preparation). *
  • Excellent supervisory and training skills *
  • Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills *
  • Ability to multi-task *
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills *
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness in various environments, with various tasks, responsibilities and people *
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team *
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills *
  • Expertise with accounting software *
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Access

Supervisory Responsibilities *
  • Directly supervises A/R Specialist and two A/P Specialists; provides technical accounting guidance to two Accounting Specialists working for NYSPSP.

Travel *
  • Less than 5%

This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

Incorporated as a 501C3 not-for-profit organization, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) enhances the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB operates under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act, a mandatory federal purchasing program, enabling people who are blind to work and provide products and services to federal and commercial customers.

By harnessing the demand and purchasing power of the federal government, NIB and its associated agencies supply federal markets with a selection of more than 3,000 quality products and services under the trade name SKILCRAFT®— manufactured and provided by people who are blind at more than 80 associated agencies, across the nation.


NIB has an excellent benefit plan which includes major medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, pension, 403b, flexible work schedule for some positions, metro access, workout facility access and a generous vacation/sick plan.

If you are interested in working for an organization that is making a difference, please send your resume

NIB IS AN Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Those who are blind are encouraged to apply. For more information about NIB and what we do, please visit our website at


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