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Date Posted: 04/19/2021
Location: York, PA 17404
Company: SpiriTrust Lutheran
Job Type: Full Time

SpiriTrust Lutheran is now hiring a Controller
For the third consecutive year, we have been certified as a Great Place to Work! 2020-2021
SpiriTrust Lutheran®delivers an array of programs and services that touch thousands of lives each day. Our name, SpiriTrust Lutheran®captures the essence of who we are and the care and compassion our amazing team delivers. It embraces our Lutheran heritage, our spirit of service, and the reality that people come to us because of their trust in us. 

We provide residential living, assisted living, personal care, memory support and nursing and rehabilitation services in six senior living communities; home care, in-home support, palliative care and hospice services; an innovative program for clinically frail adults aged 55 and older in need of nursing home level-of-care; counseling services; financial education and coaching; domestic abuse solutions; services for the deaf and hard of hearing; volunteer income tax assistance; and an array of volunteer programs.

SpiriTrust Lutheran®started in York, PA in 1951 with $9,000. Today, SpiriTrust Lutheran®is one of the leading non-profit organizations in the region. SpiriTrust Lutheran®and its program agencies and subsidiaries serve annually more than 21,000 people in 20 counties in Pennsylvania and three in northern Maryland.

At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, our employees are a highly valued resource. Their dedication, skill and commitment enable us to provide excellent service and care within our continuing care retirement communities, community outreach programs and home care services. We offer: Competitive salaries Comprehensive benefits package Education assistance Career advancement/professional growth Friendly, team-oriented environment If you are ready to join us for a rewarding career.

 Basic Qualifications
Education/Training:A B.S. or B.A. degree in Accounting; knowledge of non-profit accounting preferred.  Certified Public Accountant license preferred.
Skill(s):Speaks and understands English; proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communication skills; proficient analytical skills; proficient PC skills; demonstrated management and supervisory skills; and valid driver’s license. 
Experience:A minimum of five (5) years of related accounting experience normally required.
General Responsibilities
Responsible for providing oversight and management to the SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN financial and accounting systems; implementing strategies to achieve goals as established in the department’s annual operating plan; ensuring the department’s compliance with operating standards and procedures and outside regulatory requirements; organizing the work, activities, and human resources of the department; directly supervising assigned personnel; communicating with appropriate management and staff;  providing periodic reports.

Essential Duties

Supports the mission and values of SpiriTrust Lutheran which is: SpiriTrust Lutheran, witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, provides exceptional health, human, and senior living services by supporting persons in achieving an optimal quality of life.


Interacts with residents, clients, staff, and the general public in ways that demonstrate the agency’s commitment to courtesy, service, and hospitality befitting a church-related organization.


Provides oversight and management to the SPIRITRUST LUTHERAN financial and accounting systems as illustrated by the following:


Maintains general control of all practices within the Corporate Finance Department.


Consults with the CFO in the review, development, maintenance, and revision of systems, procedures, and standards.


Maintains an in-depth knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures.


Oversees, approves, and reviews all journal entries for monthly closings.


Ensures various fiscal schedules are maintained and proper audits are performed within the following areas:




Accounts Payable


Cash Receipts




Resident Accounting


General Accounting and Reconciliation


Oversees the preparation, compilation of financial reports, statements, statistics, and other data as required.


Reviews and approves various sub-ledgers as they related to the financial statements of the Agency.


Attends appropriate Agency in-services, training, etc.; attends appropriate training, in-services, etc. to maintain appropriate level of professional competency.


Communicates regularly, both orally and in writing, with supervisor in such ways to keep supervisor well informed regarding the ongoing operations of the Central Finance Office and other responsibilities.


Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Oversees team members in their timekeeping process, ensuring accurate submission of data:


Follows up with team members under their supervision to ensure timekeeping process is completed and submitted accurately with no errors.
Educates team members regarding requirements for timekeeping, missed punches, consequences, etc.


Enters department’s timekeeping data accurately and submits data within practice guidelines.


Evaluates data related to resources and program and makes appropriate corrective actions with team members, if necessary, to ensure compliance with all rules, regulations, and agency standards.


Interacts with all colleagues in ways that assist one another in the successful performance of their duties.


Provides support, encouragement, and direction to the individuals under his/her direct supervision; acts as a resource for staff in problem solving and properly communicates within the established chain of command.


Creates an atmosphere that promotes a positive and respectful work environment.


Implements strategies to achieve goals assigned as established in the department’s annual operating plan; assists in the development of the annual budget for the department and adheres to budget parameters.


Abides by the current laws and organizational standards and procedures designed and implemented to promote an environment which is free of sexual harassment and other forms of illegal discriminatory behavior in the work place.


Cooperates with, participates in, and supports the adherence to all Agency standards, procedures, and practices in support of risk management and overall safety and soundness and compliance with all regulatory requirements, i.e., HIPAA, OSHA, etc.; ensures that the department and all staff adhere to the same.


Abides by and supports the organization’s code of conduct by exhibiting behavior that is set forth in the code of conduct.  Performs duties in accordance with the code of conduct and completes annual compliance training.


Organizes the work and activities of the department in order to achieve established goals; monitors the efficiency and performance of the department versus established standards.


Directly supervises assigned staff as follows:

a.   Recruits, selects, orients, and makes provisions for the proper training of staff; regularly reviews the competence and performance of this group.
b.   Makes certain that all relevant information is properly communicated to the supervisory group in order to give them every opportunity to perform their duties properly.

Organizes, schedules, and distributes work among assigned personnel.


Conducts regular meetings with the staff.

e.   Works closely with the group in implementing an effective human resource management program to ensure a competent, motivated group of team members.
f.    Administers established Human Resources Standards of Practice and other procedures as established by agency policy.

Communicates with the Vice President of Support Services/Chief Financial Officer, other managers, and appropriate staff personnel in order to integrate goals and activities.


Provides periodic reports to the Vice President of Support Services/Chief Financial Officer and other groups as required.