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We are on the brink of affecting major change at the landscape level. With an estimated 45 million acres already managed holistically, the Savory Network strategy seeks to influence 1 billion hectares by 2025 through the establishment of 100 Hubs as we continue to facilitate improved conditions for success.

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The Soil Manifesto states that healthy soil, a living dynamic ecosystem, is the foundation of life on Earth. It is the basis for sustainable and productive agriculture. It is the world’s greatest terrestrial carbon sink and reservoir of water. And it plays a crucial role in regulating the climate. The soil manifesto, with all collected signatures, will be presented to the UNCCD and the UNFCC at COP22.

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Savory journeys explore the work of the global network of savory hubs with a focus on educating and connecting visitors to the practices, learning, and success of regenerative agriculture and planned grazing throughout the grasslands of the world.

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Careers

The Savory Institute welcomes resumés and CVs from professionals in the communications, land management, and livestock management fields. We are a diverse and dedicated group of people spread out across the globe but headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Financial Controller

Location of Position: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Employment Type: Full Time

This organization has complex program offerings and diverse funding sources, including earned income, individual, government, corporate, and foundation funding. There is a heavy emphasis on reporting, requiring this role to focus on the finance function with visibility into all aspects of the organization. Knowledge and understanding of operational management and budget requirements for this role is critical, as is the ability to work closely with program leaders. Strong team management experience is key to being successful in this role.

Description of Position

Reporting to the chief executive officer (CEO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will be involved in supporting presentations to the board and will work closely with the senior leadership team.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $2.5 million and supervise functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that the organization has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations. In addition, she or he will partner with the CEO, senior leadership and staff to enhance and better integrate finance and HR functions.

Finance and Accounting Leadership
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Assist organization’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the CEO in engaging the board’s finance committee around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program leaders; continuously collaborate to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
Specific Qualifications
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to organization’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CEO, the responsibility for finance
  • Minimum of ten years of accounting and finance experience; BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance leaders
To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Candice Newmyer at candice@savory.global