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Category: Clerical

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
Valparaiso, Indiana

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014


Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Status:  Full-time, Exempt Position
Salary:  TBD based on qualifications
Reports to:  President & CEO
Supervises:  All business office staff

Position Overview:   The Controller is responsible for the accounting operations of the arboretum, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of the system of accounting records, and establishing and maintaining a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the arboretum’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller will supervise all business office

Principle Responsibilities:


  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational
  • structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives
  • Oversee the annual insurance renewal process and ensure appropriate coverage is maintained at
  • all times.
  • Oversee the annual benefits renewal process, negotiating an appropriate benefits package for staff
  • Monitor departmental budgets, expenditures, and related financial activities for the purpose of
  • ensuring that allocations are accurate, expenses are within budget limits and that fiscal practices
  • are followed.
  • Oversee contracts pertaining to business operations, such as phones, copier leases, etc.
  • Participate in strategic and financial planning with senior management as needed
  • With the President & CEO, maintain and enhance the organization’s human resources, including
  • evaluating employee relations as well as human resource policies and procedures.


  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

 If interested, resumes should be sent to 

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