Manager, Financial Systems & Controls Job at Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY

  • Girl Scouts of the USA
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and the leading authority on their healthy development. Millions of Girl Scout alums across the country and the world have gone on to achieve incredible things and make a tremendous impact in fields ranging from public policy, medicine, journalism, and athletics to international relations, science, technology, art, and entertainment.


As a mission-driven organization, Girl Scouts of the USA champions girls as they explore their worlds, try new things, and develop the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. From stargazing during a first overnight camping trip to building robots, navigating a rocky hiking trail, working together on a community project, and learning about the importance of environmental stewardship, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can unapologetically be themselves as they rise to meet new challenges and discover the issues that matter most to them. Along the way they learn the power of friendship, connection, and teamwork.  


Girl Scouts are doers, innovators, problem-solvers, creators, and dreamers, and the GSUSA team is here to center, support, and inspire them, working with 111 local councils across the country and USA Girl Scouts Overseas to deliver our life-changing Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 


This is a Hybrid Position with 2 days per week in the NYC office 


In addition to overseeing the execution of the Internal Audit and Business Resilience programs, the Manager, Financial Systems & Controls is accountable for overseeing the financial and business systems for the Finance Community which include, but are not limited to Abila MIP, NetSuite, Certify, Qualtrics, Personify, Salesforce and CSI/Global VCard. The incumbent will serve as a direct liaison between the Finance and Information and Technology in the development and installation of new systems and system upgrades. The Manager Financial Systems & Controls performs various accounting, financial and operational system reviews to protect the organizational assets and ensures internal controls are developed and maintained in the organization. She/he ensures the continued efficient function of all financial and business systems. The incumbent participates, leads or directs project-oriented work which may include preparing financial data, as necessary.


The Manager of Financial Systems and Controls acts as the liaison between GSUSA Business Communities and the Internal Auditors. She/He assists in the scheduling of audits, participates in opening and closing meetings, writing meeting minutes, assists the Business Communities in responding to issues identified during the audit when completing the audit report and follows up to ensure that issues are closed in a timely fashion.

  • Manages the Internal Audit process, to ensure proper internal controls and safeguards over all assets and processes. Project manages the activities of the Internal Auditors, coordination of management responses to observations and remediation reporting to the Audit & Risk Management committee. Maintains a current understanding of leading practices in Internal Audit and applies understanding to GSUSA’s business.
  • Maintains, enhances, and executes the enterprise Business Resilience Program, inclusive of program definition, governance, business impact analyses, testing processes, communication and governance. Maintains a current understanding of leading practices in Business Resilience and applies understanding to GSUSA’s business. Leads reporting to Audit & Risk Management committee on program maturity and effectiveness.
  • Serves as lead secretary to document all meetings and interactions with Audit & Risk Management Committee, including maintenance of meeting agendas, documentation of meeting minutes and action items, as well as follow-up reporting on progress on agreed to actions.
  • Serves a functional expert on general ledger and related financial applications, working with end users to define business requirements and develop enhanced reporting/capabilities as required. Serves are primary interface with IT for requirements necessitating coding/development for the provision of business requirements and user acceptance testing.
  • Serves as lead for maintenance of library of accounting policies and procedures, working closely with Controller and Assistant Controller.
  • Represents the Finance community on cross functional systems implementation projects, bringing a specific orientation on the maintenance of controls and the appropriate stratification of duties/access rights
  • Maintains, enhances, and executes the enterprise process to assign signature authority levels for the purposes of invoice and expense report approvals
  • Leads and project manages special projects within Finance.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and utilize computer systems and applications as tools for analysis and knowledge of features in various systems
  • Highly organized with the ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; with attention to detail is essential.
  • Proficiency in audit techniques including process mapping, flow charting, and risk and control self-assessment is desired.
  • Exposure to Information System auditing a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential including verbal, written, proofreading, and communication skills.
  • Solid presentation skills and the ability to present to all levels
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Proven ability to use considerable tact, diplomacy, judgment, and must be flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player as well as work independently with minimal supervision, maintain professional and confidential demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables and meet deadlines.
  • Strong work ethics and seeks a challenge and strives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Office 365 with advanced skills using Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • High level of computer skills with proven understanding of system interfaces
  • Fluency with Financial software applications and general ledgers Abila MIP, NetSuite, Salesforce a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in, Public Accounting, Internal Audits, financial operations and reporting or financial analysis methods and tools

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in a professional office environment.


POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday with a 35 hour per week schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


AAP/EEO Statement: GSUSA is an equal employment opportunity employer.



SALARY RANGE: $61,900 - $125,000


What We Offer:  

Girl Scouts is powered by people, and we encourage our team members to be their best selves in and out of the office. We place a high priority on flexibility and offer a competitive employee salary and benefits package that includes:  


Paid Time Off:  

GSUSA offers 20+ days of paid time off, 2 floating holidays, as well as 9 workplace holidays, and year-round early closures on Fridays and preceding most holiday weekends. GSUSA staff also enjoy a paid holiday year-end office closure between Christmas and New Year's.  


Other Benefits :  

  • Medical and Behavior al Health Coverage  
    • Plan options with individual and family coverage which includes wellness, hospitalization, and fertility assistance .  
    • Both plans include GSUSA partial subsidy of premium costs
    • Dental and vision coverage  
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) including Health, Dependent Care, and Limited FSA for those with Health Savings Accounts  
  • Company-paid life insurance  
  • Flexible work arrangements  
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave  
  • 401(K) with company match  
  • Sick leave  
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability for salary continuation  
  • Health and Wellness Classes and Activities throughout the year  
  • Access to Employee Engagement Gr oups  


Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Flexible hours, Afternoon shift, 2 days per week, Monday to Friday,

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