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Assistant Controller E-Commerce

Organization: National Industries for the Blind

Posted: 2/5/2018

Statement of Purpose

The Assistant Controller - E-commerce oversees all accounting activities for the AbilityOne E-commerce (AbilityOne) and New York State Preferred Source (NYSPSP) E-commerce programs, including accounts receivable and cash receipts, collections, accounts payable and cash disbursements, 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.



Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited university or college preferred; CPA required. A combination of experience and education may also be acceptable.
Training and Specialized Knowledge

Excellent supervisory and training skills
Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills
Ability to work as an effective member of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills, and ability to multi-task effectively
Ability to maintain effectiveness in various environments, with various tasks, responsibilities, and people
Strong understanding of complex ERP systems, preferably Oracle EBS
Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including intermediate to advanced Excel skills

Core Competencies

Communication Skills
Customer Care
Job Knowledge/Technical Skills
Decision Making
Judgment and Problem Solving
People Management


5 years public, private, or non-profit accounting experience in a general ledger environment
3 years supervisory experience with 4 or more direct reports in an accounting environment
2 years financial statement preparation and reporting responsibility

Supervisory Responsibilities

Five direct reports, including two Accounting Specialists, an A/R Specialist, an A/P Specialist, and a Data Analyst; provides “dotted line” oversight of and technical accounting guidance to two Accounting Specialists working for NYSPSP.

Less than 5%
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Supervision and Training

Supervise AbilityOne and NYSPSP A/P and A/R functions
Supervise general ledger maintenance and reconciliation
Prepare and review monthly schedules and journal entries
Prepare and review bank reconciliations
Prepare and review audit schedules

Accounting Processing

Monitor AbilityOne and NYSPSP automated shipping notifications (856’s)
Review and reconcile AbilityOne and NYSPSP A/R and A/P invoicing (810’s)
Review and reconcile AbilityOne 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 AbilityOne and NYSPSP account reconciliations
Manage unusual/exception transactions for both programs

Month-End Close

Prepare and review AbilityOne and NYSPSP account reconciliations
Work in coordination with the Senior Controller to meet month-end close deadlines


Prepare/review ad hoc reports related to AbilityOne and NYSPSP
Design, develop, and validate Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) reports as needed
Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and supporting schedules
Respond to ad hoc reporting requests as needed

Issues Resolution

Answer escalated internal NIB requests
Resolve escalated A/P and A/R issues in AbilityOne and NYSPSP

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 receipt by his/her supervisor.


NIB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Contact: Ann Walling

Phone: (703) 310-0638

Fax: (703) 310-0485



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