Controller, Silver Spring, United States 12 views

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.

Panagora seeks a Controller to plan and direct the finance and accounting operations of the company. The Controller directly supervises a Sr. Accountant and a Payroll Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures

Protects assets by implementing a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk

Responsible for accurate and timely global company financial data, including all periods closing

Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards

Monitors and confirms financial condition by designing and conducting internal audits; leading Panagora’s response for external auditors

Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance

Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management

Provides financial analysis by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Files quarterly and annual taxes

Ensures compliance with international, federal, state, and local legal requirements by tracking registration and corporate entity requirements; studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions

Responsible for cash management, including banking and treasury

Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

Promotes financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential




capital investments

cash management

financial reporting

global health

internal audit


time management

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required

Ten years or more of related experience required

Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation preferred

Excellent management and supervisory skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Proficient in accounting ERP software, Deltek Costpoint preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

Managing, Processing, and Developing Standards

Internal and External audit

Developing and tracking Budgets

Financial analysis and reporting

Working knowledge of US Government contracting including the FAR, AIDAR, and DCAA audit processes

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Able to travel as needed

Reports to Vice President, Corporate Operations and Finance

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