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Strawberry Fields Incorporated
State College, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Ready to work for an organization that has devoted 50 years to empowering individuals and enriching the lives of people with disabilities? We are still growing and our employment needs are expanding! Join our team to support us in this journey. 

Strawberry Fields, Inc. is seeking an accomplished individual to serve as its new Controller. The ideal candidate will have experience with running financial operations in the nonprofit sector and ideally with finance/accounting experience in the health and human services field. The Controller will have overall managerial responsibility for SFI’s accounting. Candidates must have proven experience managing the financial and accounting departments for a similar nonprofit, health and human services agency, or in the behavioral health sector. The Controller will carry out all executive duties and responsibilities which are listed in the full position description below. 

Job Description 

Job Title: Controller 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  

Supervises: Accountants and Billing Staff  

Location: Strawberry Fields, Inc. Administrative Office  

Exempt Status: Full-time Exempt  

Work Schedule: 40.0 + hours per week with opportunity for some remote work; basic office hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4pm  


The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the agency. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Controller provides accounting and budgetary support. The Controller directly oversees and supervises the financial/accounting staff and other departments as directed by the CEO. The Controller serves as an active member of the Leadership Team helping to develop and implement the agency’s vision and mission.  


  • Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the agency.  

  • Develop budgets for the agency as a whole, individual programs and new/proposed/expanded services, including the preparation of budget revisions as needed.  

  • Prepare, analyze and present monthly financial reports for the agency, its programs, and activities.  

  • Report on financial results and issues to the CEO and Board of Directors.  

  • Oversee and review the preparation of all program financial reporting required for funding sources.  

  • Manage the Billing, Accounts Receivable and Accounts payables functions/staff and the integration of billing information from the Electronic Health Record system into the accounting system.  

  • Oversee the agency’s banking activities and actively manage cash flow to ensure it meets agency needs.  

  • Manage the negotiation and execution of agency contracts with funding sources, vendors and collaborative service providers.  

  • Manage accounting control systems and internal audits enduring the accurate and timely production of accounting information and financial reports.  

  • Monitor changes in legal, regulatory and administrative environments and implement changes in procedures and needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.  

  • Serve as the agency’s primary liaison with its independent Auditor to ensure the annual audit is completed smoothly and in a timely manner. 


Knowledge Of: 

  • General accounting and financial reporting procedures in accordance with the State of Pennsylvania Cost Standards, GAAP, and OMB Circulars A-133 and A-122. 

  • State of Pennsylvania contract/grant budgeting/reporting procedures and requirements. 

  • Human Resources related laws, regulations and practices.  

  • Payroll reporting and processing of payroll taxes.  

  • Employee benefits, including the management of health care and retirement plans.  

  • Current Health Care sector environment and trends.  

  • Electronic Healthcare Record system.  

  • General office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, and Quick Books accounting software. 

Ability To: 

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the financial/accounting management function.  

  • Create, analyze and report on financial statements and budgets.  

  • Supervise staff, develop job descriptions and provide performance evaluations and improvement plants. 

  • Analyze and solve problems effectively and efficiently. 

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

  • Work well with, and be responsive to the needs of, internal and external customers, including the Board of Directors, funding sources, other provider organizations and SFI Program Directors.  

  • Manage priorities effectively to meet deadlines and demonstrate multi-tasking skills.  

  • Abide by the expectations of the SFI Compliance Plan and be sensitive to any situation that could lead to you or others to violate these expectations. 

  • Report any actual or suspected Compliance issues to the SFI Compliance Officer, including self-reporting any of my own violations.  

  • Perform job assignments with attention to and in compliance with the company’s mission, values, ethics, and Federal and State regulations with a positive attitude; cooperate and communicate in an appropriate and professional manner with others inside and outside the organization.  

  • Keep sensitive information relative to company, employee and/or clients confidential.  

  • Attend Compliance training as required.  


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or other related field. 

  • Three to five years progressive experience in an organization with operations in excess of $7 million per year and over 100 employees in the health care sector, preferably with a non-profit agency.  


  • Ability to be mentally and visually alert at all times.  

  • Ability to work independently.  

  • Flexibility and initiative to take on new projects.  

  • Ability to be attentive to details (i.e., documentation, paperwork).  

  • Ability to coordinate simultaneous operations. 

  • Must be: highly ethical with a high level of integrity; self-motivated; dependable and reliable; detailed oriented; able to interface easily with staff, other senior management personnel and funding sources.  

  • Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20 pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment. 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 


     The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.


     Hazards include those inherent in a typical office setting.  


This job description is not intended to list all of the duties to be performed by the incumbent. An incumbent who has a disability is expected to perform all of the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions are all those duties listed in this job description with the exception of those considered universal by the company. All job duties must be performed in accordance with established safety and health procedures. This job description is not an employment contract. SFI reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. 

Signature indicates acknowledgement of basic orientation including discussion and understanding of job responsibilities, expectations and educational training requirements.  

Benefits for full-time employees:   

Comprehensive Medical and Dental with low cost for employee coverage   

FREE employee Vision insurance 

FREE employee Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Account 

Generous paid time off package beginning the first day of employment that includes vacation, sick, and 10 holidays 

Employee Assistance Program 

Discounted monthly gym memberships at participating, local fitness centers 


Other Benefits: 

***New this year - Student Loan Repayment of up to $1,000.00 for eligible employees 

Student Loan Forgiveness eligible employer - Free consultation and assistance with paperwork 

401(k) Plan for eligible employees with 6% match with free certified wealth management advisors available 

Tuition reimbursement for eligible employees 

Employee Referral Bonus  

Employee engagement events 

$3000 Sign-On Bonus  


Interested applicants must complete and submit an online application at


United Way Partner Agency

Equal Opportunity Employer

*All correspondence regarding application will be via email

Company Description
Strawberry Fields, Inc. is a non-profit human service agency that has devoted 50 years to providing comprehensive services and supports for people with disabilities and their families. We strive to empower the individuals we serve with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and mental health issues make choices which lead to rich and rewarding lives.

Strawberry Fields Incorporated


3054 Enterprise Drive

State College, PA


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