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Phoenix Family staff gathering before delivering food during the pandemic in 2021.

Phoenix Family's core values emphasize the characteristics we seek in staff members. At Phoenix Family, we value employees who are mission driven, accept personal responsibility, empower colleagues, value teamwork, are innovative, show trust and respect, contribute to a quality work environment and are open communicators.

Come join our team of world-changers.

Phoenix Family – Controller                                                                                                 March 2024

Located in Kansas City, MO, Phoenix Family is on a mission to empower individuals residing in low-income housing communities with the necessary support to foster stability and attain self-sufficiency. They provide services to more than 3,000 families every day by partnering with 200 local organizations in addition to programs and services for the aging population & youth. We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Controller to join the team and contribute to their mission.

The Controller holds a strong leadership role in ensuring financial health and sustainability of the organization. Reporting and collaborating directly with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the controller oversees all aspects of financial management, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grant management and internal controls. In this role, you will partner with the CEO and Finance Committee to establish and maintain effective operating procedures, develop strategic financial plans, and support decision-making processes that align with the mission and values of Phoenix Family.


  • This hands-on position will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Review financial statements and corresponding journal entries for accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial and contract reporting requirements for private or public funding and regulatory agencies, including HUD.
  • Develop and present annual budgets and cash flow projections for the agency and all programs.
  • Work with CEO, payroll vendor, insurance carriers, and broker to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Guarantee proper preparation for annual financial audit.
  • Aid in preparation of 990 tax return.
  • Assist in preparing special cost studies as required.
  • Manage the preparation, recording, and processing of accounts payable and receivables, including cash transactions.
  • Prepare allocation tables for indirect expenses and revenue items.
  • Review monthly bank statements and bank reconciliations.
  • Coordinate with payroll provider to ensure accuracy of payroll and deductions.
  • Generate budgets and financial reports for grantors and other funders.
  • Maintain accounting records and financial statements related to Phoenix Family's investments and work with Finance committee to oversee investments by third party.
  • Assist with the selection of employee benefit plans and enrollment in plans.
  • Provide personnel management and mentorship to the accounting staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in non-profit accounting management, GAAP knowledge, specifically fund accounting.
  • Efficiency in using Microsoft Office, payroll, and accounting software.
  • Experience with Financial Edge and Paylocity preferred.
  • Experience with grant management, donor reports, grant reports and ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Positive mindset and advocate on behalf of the agency fun leadership while working with diverse groups of people.

Benefits & Perks

Phoenix Family offers a highly competitive benefits package which includes 100% employer paid health insurance, dental, vision, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 401k matching, employee assistance program and a flexible spending account. They have an office-first culture located at 39th & Washington in KCMO.

OMNI is honored to be retained in this search. We appreciate your referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the OMNI Executive Career Portal.

Please direct all inquiries to:
OMNI Human Resource Solutions
Stacey Cowan, Senior Search Consultant –

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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